Under the Radar is a new addition to this year’s Hastings Fat Tuesday Music Festival 2018. It will showcase some of the best emerging talent from across the UK.

The afternoon of free live music on Sunday 11 February, takes place across three venues.

It is curated by BBC Introducing The South, The Joe Strummer Foundation, Off Axis Network and Incubate (from The Eggtooth Project).  

The line-up includes:

Alibi – Indie four-piece who have been making waves in the last year, with airplay on Radio 1 and performances on the BBC Introducing stage at Reading and Leeds festivals.

Ded Rabbit – Explosive alt/rock band from Scotland, with a rapidly expanding fanbase, whose single ‘Better On The Day’ reached no.2 in the Spotify Viral top 50 chart March 2016

Jetstream Pony – Indie pop from this new Brighton band comprising former Wedding Present, Aberdeen & Trembling Blue Stars members.

Jacob Aaron and the Reign – RNB collective with diverse influences including metal and old school funk.

La Lune – Dreamy electro-pop from this enigmatic Brighton artist, who just released her debut EP ‘Bliss’.

Polar States – Dark and scratchy pop from a band described by Radio 1’s Huw Stephens as ‘one of the best bands to come through Introducing Merseyside in recent years’

White Rose and MC Boom3r, two female MCs from South East London, together forming Young Touch Productionz.

White Rose and MC BOOM3R at The Albion

White Rose and MC BOOM3R: Strummerville at The Albion

Don’t miss this chance to see some of the finest emerging artists – join with the agents and promoters who will be along to discover new talent.

Ages 14+ are welcome.

The stages are as follows: BBC Introducing/Off Axis at The Palace bar, White Rock: 3-10.30pm; Joe Strummer Foundation at The Brass Monkey, Havelock Road: 5-10.30pm; Incubate at On the Rocks, Claremont: 12-6pm.

For the full line-up visit hastingsfattuesday.co.uk

With 10 featured events and more than 150 artists over five days, across multiple venues in Hastings, Hastings Fat Tuesday (9-13 February) is one of the the first big events on the UK’s music festival calendar, as well as being the UK’s largest Mardi Gras celebration.