Brand New Heavies top the bill at Hastings’ newest festival


A sunshine-filled day of soul, funk, reggae & hip hop is promised for Hastings this May bank holiday Sunday as Music First Festival presents the ‘Summer Soul BBQ’ at The Oval.

The first 1,000 tickets are available at a discounted early-bird price and are likely to be snapped up in record time thanks to a tremendous line-up that includes such household names at The Brand New Heavies, Sugar Hill Gang, Jungle Brothers and the Furious 5 (featuring Grandmaster Melle Mel and Scorpio) As the organisers say: “A line up like this comes to town just once in a lifetime, spread the word!”
Sugarhill Gang
Sugarhill Gang

Line Up

Main Stage in Association with ‘Pure DJs’

① The Brand New Heavies ② Big Daddy Kane ③ Incognito ④ Sugar Hill Gang ⑤ Channel One Sound System ⑥ Jungle Brothers ⑦ Furious 5 (feat Grandmaster Melle Mel & Scorpio) ⑧ Jeff Young ⑨ Eckoes ⑩ Mark Rolfe ⑪ Matthew B

Alternative Tent ‘Way Back When’

① Godfathers Of Garage (Norris ‘Da Boss’ Windross & MC Creed) ② Randall & MC GQ ③ Matt ‘Jam’ Lamont ④ Fabio ⑤ Wookie ⑥ Uncle Dugs + More to be announced… This is family friendly event, children under the age of 12 years old are welcome if they are accompanied by a responsible adult.


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