Event Type Festivals


The Crypt - HastingsFeatured22sep(sep 22)8:00 pm24(sep 24)3:00 amWotsit Called Fest 2023Punk and hardcore mayhemEvent Type Festivals,Live music


The Crypt - Hastings


22 (Friday) 8:00 pm - 24 (Sunday) 3:00 am

Event Details

Always the highlight of the hardcore Hastings calendar – some frantic action is guaranteed!


The Restarts
Jodie Faster
Instant Ruin
Girls Like Us


Faintest Idea
Bruise Control
Crazy Arm
Casual Nausea
Knife Club
F. Emasculata
Other Half
Comeback Clit

Early Bird Ticket �20 (Sold Out)
Weekend Tickets �25
Friday Tickets �10
Saturday Tickets �17
�25 Advance + �1 Booking fee
Strictly 18+
Refunds are only available in the event of a cancellation or date change. Line up subject to change.

Piertown HastingsFeatured23sep3:00 pm11:00 pmHastings ROOTS all-dayer on Hastings PierDrum n Bass | Dancehall | Ska | Reggae | Dub Event TagsDub,RootsEvent Type DJ,Festivals


Piertown Hastings


(Saturday) 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Event Details

Hastings ROOTS All-Dayer

Dub Pistols | Mad Professor | The Marley Experience | Ras Kayleb

Music Genres

Drum n Bass | Dancehall | Ska | Reggae | Dub

TEENAGES 16 & 17 TICKETS £8.00
Mad Professor – A disciple of Lee “Scratch” Perry, Mad Professor was one of the leading producers in dub reggae’s second generation. His Dub Me Crazy albums helped dub make the transition into the digital age, when electronic productions started to take over mainstream reggae in the ’80s. His space-age tracks not only made use of new digital technology, but also often expanded dub’s sonic blueprint, adding more elements and layers of sound than his forebears typically did. In the mid-’90s, he returned to the basics, debuting a more retro-sounding style on the Black Liberation Dub series. Additionally, he ran his own studio and label, Ariwa, which was home to a stable of vocalists (with an emphasis on lovers rock and conscious roots reggae) and some of the finest British reggae productions of the era. As his reputation grew, he became a remixer of choice for adventurous rock and techno acts, most notably revamping Massive Attack’s entire second album under the new title No Protection. Professor bring the finest singers to accompany his set in the guise of Sister Aisha & Sister Audrey.
Dub Pistols Sound System – The Dub Pistols- Soundsystem set delivered to your ears and feet from the legend himself, frontman of The Dub Pistols, Barry Ashworth! a key influence in the dance scene since way back when promoting events back in the early 90s both at home and in Ibiza.
By the mid-90s Barry was DJing and had started the act that he remains the lynchpin of to this day – the infamous Dub Pistols. The name captures the essence of Barry and the band’s music – punk ethics with a dub mentality.
The Beatles Dub Club – A special DJ set showcasing The Fab Four as you’ve never heard before! DJ Chris Arnold takes you on a magical mystery tour of his collection of covers, remixes, and tracks that sampled arguably the greatest band that ever existed – The Beatles. Expect to hear plenty of Reggae, Ska, Latin, Hip-Hop, Funk, and even Drum ‘N’ Bass takes on the wonderful music created by John, Paul, George & Ringo.
The Beatles Dub Club drew in huge crowds during the 2022 summer season, with thousands of festival goers showing up at Glastonbury, Boomtown Fair, Green Man, Bluedot, and Shambala amongst others.
Ras Kayleb (Ex Channel One) – Roots Yard Radio, Roots Wednesday selector and show host for five years now and vocalist with Channel One Sound System for over 20 years, performing live on stage at some of the world’s biggest music events. Freedom fighter outta South London.
Samsara Collective – one of the South’s most exciting reggae acts create an open minded and fresh take on the roots tradition. Their music pays tribute to the original innovators of the genre while refusing to be bound by any stylistic conventions. The result has been described as “a startlingly new angle on the Jamaican sound.”
Mighty Sounds – Based in Hastings, East Sussex, Mighty Sounds play ruff and tuff foundation and original reggae dance hall riddims. Born out of a love for authentic reggae music, this group of seasoned musicians have grown into an established act booked to play reggae festivals including One Love, South Coast Reggae Festival, Hastings Fat Tuesday, Long Man and Bournemouth Reggae weekender. They have appeared with Ziggy Marley, Dawn Penn and Aswad.


06octAll Day08Hastings Tap Takeover1 Weekend, 16 Venues, 16 Tap Takeovers by exceptional independent breweries Event TagsBeerEvent Type Festivals


october 6 (Friday) - 8 (Sunday)

Event Details

Hastings Tap Takeover returns bringing together sixteen of the town’s finest independent pubs, bars and bottle shops as they each showcase their choice of exceptional independent brewery over one weekend. No tickets or wristbands, just grab a venue map and plan the ultimate pub crawl. Follow @hastingstaptakeover for updates.

Hastings Tap map


Hastings Tap Takeover is an annual event celebrating the very best independent breweries from the UK and beyond. It takes place in multiple venues across the historic towns of Hastings and neighbouring St Leonards, on the Sussex coast. Over a single weekend in October, each venue will showcase an independent brewery of their choice by turning over their taps to the brewery for the whole weekend. Think of it as a beer festival across a whole town.


It’s when a pub, bar or other beer-serving venue turns over all (or a large proportion) of its taps to a single brewery, in this case for a whole weekend. Some venues might be serving only cask beers, some only keg, and others a mix of the two, but you can guarantee that between all the venues and breweries involved, there will be something for every taste and every preference.


No. All the participating venues are open as normal as they would be on any other weekend – there are no tickets or entry fees required anywhere. Just get along and get involved! Please bear in mind that different venues will have different opening hours, different capacities and different ways of operating. If you have particular requirements around accessibility, or if you need to confirm details of opening hours or facilities, please get in touch with venues directly. Venue contact details can be found on othe TAP contacts page here.


Marina Fountain

The Tower

The St Leonard

Collected Fictions


The Piper

The Courtyard

The Seadog

Eeel and Bear

The Prince Albert

Twelve Hundred Postcards

Tghe Imperial

The Albion

The Jolly Fisherman

The Jenny Lind

The Crown


Eel & Bear and Friends

hastingstaptakeover@gmail.com 28, Waldegrave Street, Hastings TN34 1SJ

BUY TICKETS or find out more

The De La Warr PavilionFeatured06oct(oct 6)5:30 pm07(oct 7)11:00 pmHastings Oktoberfest at De La Warr PavilionBeers, bands and bratwurst Event TagsFestivalEvent Type Festivals,Live music


The De La Warr Pavilion


6 (Friday) 5:30 pm - 7 (Saturday) 11:00 pm

Event Details

Hastings Oktoberfest have joined forces with the De La Warr Pavilion & Calvers Neighbourhood Bar to bring you the biggest Oktoberfest in East Sussex for 2023!

Join the excitement from 5.30-11pm on Friday 6th & Saturday 7th October as the team transform the De La Warr Pavilion  into a Munich-style Bier Hall with great beers, wines & spirits and imported German bratwurst to keep you suitable refreshed.

Expect a high-quality, high energy event with live oompah music from our resident band DDFK and local favourites The Coverups (Friday) & The Chandeliers (Saturday)


Early Bird Tickets are priced at £20 and VIP Tables also available online here:

Advance tickets only. Over 18’s event.


Hastings Old TownFeatured07octAll Day15Hastings WeekA celebration of the heritage of the Battle of Hastings Event TagsFestivalEvent Type Festivals,History and heritage


Hastings Old Town

The Stade Open Space, Hastings


october 7 (Saturday) - 15 (Sunday)

Event Details

Saturday 7th October

10:30 – Opening Ceremony: winkle Island

The Mayor and Chair open the festival before moving to the Swan Memorial Garden at 11am for a brief reflection

10:00 to 15:00 – Classic Car Show: The Stade

Classic cars up to 1988 with a few notable later models allowed) – free entry

11:00 – The Stade Fishing Qurter Walk: Fisherman’s Museum

Guided tour of the fishing beach and surrounding area, £4 booking in advance, maximum 15 people.


11:00 to 15:00 – Craft and Table Sale: St Clement’s Church

Raising funds for the town’s two mediaeval churches.

11:00 to 15:00 – ‘Rossettis in Love: St Clements Church

Dante Rosseti was a founder of the pre-Raphaelite movement and a regular visitor to the Old Town. Find out more about the artist, his sister and his muse (also open on sunday 8th, Saturday 14th, and Sunday 15th).

Sunday 8th October

10:00 to 15:00 – Classic Car Show: The Stade

Classic cars up to 1988 with a few notable later models allowed) – free entry.

Ride on Happy Harold the classic open-top bus

11:00 – The Stade Fishing Qurter Walk: Fisherman’s Museum

Guided tour of the fishing beach and surrounding area, £4 booking in advance, maximum 15 people.


Monday 9th October

10:00 to 14:00 – Open coffee morning at East Sussex Veterans’ Hub

First floor, 5 Harold Place.

Join staff and vererans for information about the work of the project, coffee, tea, refreshments and chats, plus bric-a-brac stalls to browse for hidden gems.

19:00 – Maureen Charlesworth Chess Challenge at The White Rock Hotel

Play five games against different opponents to win trophies and cash prizes in this popular annual tournament for ungraded or low-graded players. Now in its 13th year. 01424 728300 for more information. Entry fees apply (amount TBC).

Tuesday 10th October

14:00 – The Second Battle of Hastings at Hastings Museum

An illustrated talk on the ‘second Battle of Hastings’ – Mods vs Rockers, August 1964.


17:30 – Crazy Golf Competition at Hastings Seafront / Pelham Beach

A return of the popular golf contest – pit your skills for a top score.

Wednesday 11th October

16:00 to 18:00 – Hastings Week Special on Conquest Hospital Radio

Phil Wood with his Hastings Week Special Show

18:30 – Laugher of the Year contest at Butler’s Gap

Prove how fun Hastings is and demostrate your best belly laugh – entry just £1

Thursday 12th October

10:00 to 12:00 – Discover Hastings Twin Towns at Hastings History House

Meet the people who organise trips to the four towns Hastings is twinned with (Schwerte, Germany; Bethune, France; Oudenaarde, Belgium; Dordrecht, Netherlands) and see if you’d like to get involved.

17:30 to 20:30 – Hastings Tractor Fish and Chip run at The Stade

Vintage and classic tractors on display and time for a fish and chip supper from one of the town’s many award-winning chippies.

18:00 – Winkle Tossing at Winkle Island

Test your skill at the tricky task of tossing winkles.

Friday 13th October

19:00 – General Knowledge Quiz at All Saints Church Hall

Teams of up to six, £2 per person to raise fund for our two mediaeval churches.

Saturday 14th October

10:00 to 14:30 – Classic Car Show: The Stade

Classic cars up to 1988 with a few notable later models allowed) – free entry

12:00 – Business and Community Networking Meeting at The Azur

A chance to meet local businesses, charities, and community organisations. £15 per head, sit down lunch at 13:00.


16:30 – Presentation of the ‘Order of 1066’ award at Hastings Town Hall

By invitation only – presnetation of the award for services to the town

19:00 – 22:00 – Bonfire Society torchlit procession and fireworks

The most exciting and well-attended event of the week sees the town’s streets and seafront lined with spectators as hundreds of Sussex bonfire and drumming teams get everyone into the mood for the big bonfire and firework display on Pelham Beach.

Sunday 15th October

10:00 to 16:00 – Sprat and Winkle Run at The stade

Around 70 classic commercial vehicles travel in convy from Sevenoaks to gather in Hastings on The Stade.

14:30 – Old Town Preservation Society Old Town Walk at West Hill Cafe

A guided tour of the Old Town with its wealth of history. Expect some steep steps and windy narrow passageways. Tickets £6 in advance.


16:00 – The Reflection at St Clements Church

The closing event of the week and a chance to reflect on the continuing iportance of The Battle of Hastings and how the town can now come together in peace. All welcome.

Pelham BeachFeatured14oct9:30 am10:00 pmHastings Bonfire 2023One of the best Bonfires in East Sussex... Event TagsFestivalEvent Type Festivals


Pelham Beach

Hastings, East Sussex


(Saturday) 9:30 am - 10:00 pm

Event Details

Hastings Borough Bonfire Society’s Torchlit Procession and Fireworks is on Saturday 14th October 2023

Torchlit Procession with Fireworks along the route, Drumming, Bonfire, Effigy and Grand Finale Firework Display on the beach. This is a ‘no ticket’ event put on by the hard work and determination of HBBS volunteers.
Please support us where you can.  For having a good time on the night, please see the information below… 

Summary details for Sat 14 Oct 2023 (if you can’t get a programme – they are likely to sell out this year!)  Typical timings are: –

Various Hastings VenuesFeatured14oct(oct 14)11:00 am21(oct 21)10:00 amHastings Storytelling FestivalFamously diverse, progressive, immersive and inclusive storytelling for all ages Event TagsFestivalEvent Type Festivals,Poetry


Various Hastings Venues

White Rock Theatre, Hastings


14 (Saturday) 11:00 am - 21 (Saturday) 10:00 am

Event Details

Hastings Storytelling Festival: Where Words Come to Life

Welcome to the captivating world of the Hastings Storytelling Festival, a celebration of the power of words and the art of storytelling.
Nestled in the historic town of Hastings, this festival invites you on a journey of imagination and wonder.

WHAT’S ON – https://www.hastingsstoryfest.org.uk/

The festival is a vibrant tapestry of storytelling performances, workshops, and interactive experiences that bring stories to life in the most enchanting ways. Renowned storytellers from around the world gather to share their tales, captivating audiences of all ages. From ancient myths to modern fables, each story weaves a spellbinding narrative that ignites the imagination and touches the heart.

Hastings Storytelling Festival offers something for everyone. Children are transported to magical realms through engaging and
interactive performances specially crafted for their young minds. Adults are captivated by the mesmerizing performances that delve into the depths of human emotions and explore the complexities of the human experience.

But the festival is not just about listening to stories; it’s about actively engaging in the art of storytelling. Workshops and
masterclasses offer participants the opportunity to hone their own storytelling skills, learning from the best in the field and discovering their own unique voice.

The festival also embraces the vibrant local community, showcasing local storytellers, musicians, and artists. The streets of Hastings come alive with pop-up performances, street art, and impromptu storytelling sessions, creating an atmosphere of creativity and connection.

Hastings Storytelling Festival is a celebration of the power of words to inspire, entertain, and unite. It is a reminder that, in this
digital age, the ancient art of storytelling still holds a special place in our hearts and has the ability to transport us to new worlds and touch our souls.

So, come and immerse yourself in the magic of the Hastings Storytelling Festival, where stories come alive and imaginations soar. Discover the transformative power of words and experience the joy of sharing stories with others in this unique and enchanting celebration.

The festival celebrates the art of storytelling through spoken word, dance, puppetry, parades, theatre, talks and digital media. Diverse and contemporary storytellers are programmed. Festival Patron, Sir Quentin Blake, plays an active role in shaping and directing the festival.

Hastings Storytelling Festival is supported by the Arts Council England.

The AlbionFeatured21oct(oct 21)12:00 pm22(oct 22)11:00 pmThe Albion's Cider FestivalLoads of Ciders, live music and culinary delights all weekend! Event TagsCiderEvent Type Festivals,Live music


The Albion

The Albion, Geotge Street, Hastings


21 (Saturday) 12:00 pm - 22 (Sunday) 11:00 pm

Event Details

Once again buildingtheirr Great Wall of Cider supplied by the wonderful Middle Farm collection near Lewes.

12 real ciders from all over the uk, live music and apple based culinary delights!


The Lord Nelson31oct7:00 pm11:00 pmHastings Voodoo Fest at The Nelson and The Albion...traditional Hastings Halloween night out across two pubsEvent Type Festivals,Live music


The Lord Nelson

The Lord Nelson, Hastings, East Sussex


(Tuesday) 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Event Details

The Nelson and Albion’s big Halloween celebration – now in its 8th year!

Meet at the Lord Nelson and catch the Second Line Band. 

Then back to The Albion for a big old party. It’s a Tuesday night – so what!


Kings RoadFeatured25nov11:00 am5:00 pmSt Leonards Frost FairAnnual parade and street market in the heart of St Leonards Event TagsFestivalEvent Type Craft and record fairs,Festivals


Kings Road

Kings Road., St Leonards-on-Sea


(Saturday) 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Event Details

The fabulous St Leonards Frost Fair returns.

The Kings Road market will be open all day for festive shopping, hand-made, and local products.

The cafes and shops along London Road, Kings Road, Norman Road and the surrounding area will have their doors open to
welcome and warm you.

At 1pm the Frost Parade starts, heralding the arrival of the Snow Queen. (If you’d like to participate in the parade please enquire at the Frost Fair Participants Facebook page – it’s free but you need to be dressed in theme!)

There will be fabulous lights, side shows, fairground stalls, music, dancing and more.



George StreetFeatured09dec(dec 9)10:00 am10(dec 10)5:00 pmHastings Old Town Christmas FayreShop local and put a smile on a faceEvent Type Craft and record fairs,Festivals


George Street

George Street, Hastings


9 (Saturday) 10:00 am - 10 (Sunday) 5:00 pm

Event Details

Date and details to be confirmed