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Alphabetical list of up and coming events in the Hastings area

There are a wide variety of local events taking place throughout the year. The listings are updated regularly so check back here for the latest events taking place today, this weekend, this month, or up and coming in 2016.

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Alibi Ivw2019 Take Over

IVW WEEK 2019 Alibi Hastings finest will be taking over the Venue

2 Feb at Blackmarket VIP, Hastings


Average White Band

The funkiest band ever to come from Dundee, or Scotland for that matter. They're a bit long in the tooth these days but they can still recapture that Sly Stone/Isley Brothers summer spirit in their current set.

26 Sep at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Belinda Carlisle

Anthemic pop and rock by the Californian singer-songwriter of hits such as 'Heaven is a Place on Earth', 'We Got the Beat' and 'Our Lips are Sealed'.

3 Oct at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


The Casualties

Small Town Mentalist brings you US street punk legends The Casualties with support from The Barracks, The Migraines, Butane Regulators

27 Jan at Crowleys Bar Hastings, Hastings


Cinderella

This traditional Christmas Pantomime tells the magical rags to riches story of Cinderella, a beautiful young girl who is treated badly by her older sisters. Join us on this fairy-tale journey to see if good will triumph over evil and if Cinderella will meet her Prince before the clock strikes twelve.

22 Dec, 22 Dec–23 Dec at Memorial Hall, Battle


Circus of Horrors: Psycho Asylum

Circus show featuring a shock/horror story and magic.

30 Jan at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Coffee Concerts: The Nutcracker Story

16 Dec at Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-on-Sea


Collabro

Britain's Got Talent 2014 classical bros who've knocked out a tour and an album faster than you can say 'ka ching'.

16 Mar at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Dear Zoo

The popular pop-up book by Rod Campbell about Ben and Sally's search for a pet is brought to the stage with puppets and audience participation.

5 May–6 May at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Dirty DC: AC/DC Tribute

Tribute band who have been playing throughout the UK and Europe since 1998.

25 May at Hastings Castle, Hastings


Dr John Cooper Clarke - The Luckiest Guy Alive

Edge Street Live presents Dr John Cooper Clarke w/ special guests live at De La Warr Pavilion as part of The Luckiest Guy Alive Tour.

16 May at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Eddie Izzard: Wunderbar

The legendary comedian is back with a brand new show, Wunderbar, which he is touring across the country at 40 venues. Izzard hints that his new show covers everything from talking dogs to animal superheroes.

15 Sep at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Glenn Tilbrook

It was 1973 when Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford first formed the band that would that would see them dubbed ‘The New Lennon and McCartney’. 45 years later they continue to tour in Squeeze, together as a duo, or as solo performers.

Glenn Tilbrooks solo shows have continued to rise in popularity with his 2016 tour selling out all but a couple of shows. The reasons for this are a combination of a consummately professional, yet distinctly personal performance, the familiarity of those wonderful Squeeze songs – both new and old, and the occasional spontaneous interpretation of a respected song by another artist.

2 Mar at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Gretchen Peters w/her band & The Southern Fried String Quartet

Edge Street Live and De La Warr Pavilion Presents Strings Attached - Gretchen Peters with Her Band and The Southern Fried String Quartet.

22 Apr at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Hastings School Of Contemporary Dance Present'planet Earth'(Strictly Hscd Parents/friends/family Members Only.)

Hastings School of Contemporary Dance Presents PLANET EARTH.An afternoon of Contemporary and Ballet technique performed by HSCD lower school.

20 Jan at Memorial Hall, Battle


Hastings Sinfonia Winter Concert

Hastings Sinfonia is proud to present a concert of favourite classices. Our resident piano soloist, Howard Southern, plays the Piano Concerto Op 54 by Robert Schumann. Other favourites that we shall be playing include areOberon Overture by Carl Maria von Weber, Slavonic dance No 2 by Anton Dvorak, In The Steppes Of Central Asia by Alexander Borodin, Kings Royal by Paul Lewis, Agitato by Polo Piatti, Vilja Lied from The Merry Widow by Franz Lehar, Czardas Aria from Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss,Un Bel Di Vedremo Aria from Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini. Soloists are Howard Southern (piano) ThomasinTrezise (soprano)Full programme details on the Hastings Sinfonia website at www.hastingssinfonia.com.Conductor: Derek CardenLeader: Peter FieldsArtistic Director: Polo Piatti

26 Jan at St John the Evangelist Church, St Leonard's on Sea


Henning Wehn: Get On With It

Observations from the German comedian.

18 May at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Holy Holy Featuring Woody Woodmansey & Tony Visconti - (de La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill)

Pre-sale begins 23/05 9am, sign up here to get access!

The MJR Group Presents 

Woody Woodmansey and Tony Visconti’s  Holy Holy  Featuring Glen Gregory on vocals 

Performing Bowie’s 'The Man Who Sold The World', 'The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust', 'Spiders From Mars' and other hits from the Bowie years of 1969 – 1973.

Probably the closest experience to a BOWIE gig you can get! Holy Holy are Bowie’s drummer and Spider Man from Mars – Woody Woodmansey and producer Tony Visconti, who worked on many of Bowie’s albums and played Bass on the Man Who Sold The World. Accompanied by an all star band that includes glorious Bowie-esque vocals from Heaven 17’s Glenn Gregory, a Bowie fan and friend who also performed alongside Bowie on the original Band Aid single in 1984. 

The group perform Bowie’s material from the early years of ’69 – 73, upon which both Woody and Tony contributed at that time, making these exceptionally accomplished musicians and writers a long way from a Tribute band. They’re the real deal, original Bowie band members, bringing the magic back to life with one of the greatest synth pop front men of the 80’s joining the parade!  

You will receive tickets for this event in the post within 2 weeks prior to the event.

Ticket price includes 50p postage.

17 Feb at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Holy Holy

The all star lineup, including Tony Visconti and Woody Woodmansey, perfom David Bowie’s The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars album.

17 Feb at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


The House Of House Presents: Danny Rampling **SOLD OUT**

* SOLD OUT* The House Of House are proud to present one of the UKs first superstar DJs - Danny Rampling

16 Feb–17 Feb at Blackmarket VIP, Hastings


I'm Not Running

31 Jan at Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-on-Sea


Indelible Events Presents '2019 New Years Eve Party'

Indelible Events Presents '2019 New Years Eve Party' at MODA HASTINGS Strictly 18+

31 Dec 2018–1 Jan 2019 at Moda, Hastings


IT's Coming

What are you afraid of?

27 Oct–28 Oct at Grand Elektra, Hastings


The James Bond Concert Spectacular

A concert of music from the Bond movies.

20 Apr at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny

Acerbic wit and dark, deadpan one-liners from familiar telly face Carr.

15 May at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea

2 Jul–11 Sep at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Jive Talkin'

A tribute to the falsetto trio, the Bee Gees.

16 Feb at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


John Cooper Clarke

The legendary Mancunian punk poet, who is a spiritual godfather to the likes of Mike Skinner and Plan B hauls his insatiable laconic wit on tour.

16 May at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


John Robertson's The Dark Room

In August 2012, The Dark Room debuted at the Edinburgh Fringe, the world's largest arts festival. Combining a screen, $5 of electronics, an innovative multimedia rig and John Robertson's manic flair for improvisation and abuse, it was THE cult hit of the Fringe, creating an exhilarating, incredible world of fun, fear, nostalgia and terrible prizes. This is a live comedy the whole audience doesn't just watch it plays!

WINNER Best Kid's Show, Leicester Comedy Festival 2018 (for The Dark Room For Kids) ThreeWeek's Editor's Choice, EdFringe 2016 Argus Angel, Brighton Fringe 2014 Director's Choice, Bedford Fringe 2014 Best of the Fest, Wild West Comedy Festival 2011 NOMINEE Best Comedy, Fringeworld 2018 Best Local Comedy, Fringeworld 2017 ????? Fringe Review ????? ThreeWeeks ????? The Skinny ????? One4Review ????? Broadway Baby ????? FringeGuru ????1/2 Jayisgames.com ???? The Stage ???? Den of Geek ???? The Age ???? Herald Sun ???? The List ???? Edinburgh Spotlight ???? Edinburgh Review ???? Chortle

8 Feb at Blackmarket VIP, Hastings


Josh Widdicombe

The comedian and TV presenter returns.

30 Nov at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Kaiser Chiefs

The multi-million selling jaunty rock and indie quintet.

20 Feb at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Kevin Bloody Wilson

Australia's cult comedy king performs his too-crude-for-TV songs.

5 Nov at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Lazy Christmas

Come for a festive frolic at Yiayia's Studio, it's our last Lazy Sunday of the year so come on down to tinsel town and celebrate with us!

Drink mulled wine and chill out Lazy Style with some amazing live music.

Dress code, Drunk uncle: Paper crowns, Christmas jumper, red wine face. 

21 Dec at Yiayia's Studio, Saint Leonards


Liane Carroll Trio

London born, Hastings raised, award-winning singer-pianist Liane Carroll is one of the UK's greatest musical treasures. Liane will be accompanied by Roger Carey on bass and Russell Field on drums.

22 Dec at Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-on-Sea


Lost Voice Guy

Fresh off the back of his Britain’s Got Talent 2018 win, Lee Ridley (aka Lost Voice Guy) sets out on a tour of the UK for 2019.

18 Apr at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Loud And alive At Christmas

Join Wild Horse as they host this Christmas celebration of ROCK & ROLL at the excellent Black Market VIP in Old Town Hastings.

15 Dec–16 Dec at Blackmarket VIP, Hastings


Loud And Alive At Christmas - Black Market Vip

Join Wild Horse as they host this Christmas celebration of ROCK ROLL at the excellent Black Market VIP in Old Town Hastings. Our second visit here this year, if youve been here before you will know just how good this place is, If not get along to this one as the line-up is tremendous, this will without doubt be a night to remember.After an exciting year for the boys at Wild Horse they will be eager to give it everything at their last gig of the year, guaranteeing a phenomenal night. They will be playing tracks from their third album, to be released early in 2019, as well as crowd favourites. These guys have been delivering quality original rock for 5 years now, (36 original tracks released), to all the leading Indie venues in London The South East further afield, despite their average age of less than 18 years. Wild Horse are Two brothers, Jack Henry, together with their school friend Ed, who will be joined on stage by guests (and studio regulars), Hilary (on Sax BVs) Stephen (Bass), giving you the full Wild Horse Rock experience.Wild Horse are delighted to be sharing the evening with these two absolute class acts;Grace Danger are an original blues-based rock band from Eastbourne with a 21st century edge. Brothers Aiden Rory live to play live you will see why, they will put a smile on your face, get you moving about and leave you wanting more. The list of their Influences is massive includes all the greats, The Stones, Hendrix, Clapton, Kinks, Janis Joplin etc.. Their love of playing live will be apparent to all as their pure talent pours over the stage.Kent-based rockers Tarot Rats may originate from the beautiful British countryside, but theyre certainly not quaint. With their unique take on blues-rock, the Rats offer a critically acclaimed, eclectic mix of filthy riffs with soulful melodies, playing around the UK with enthralling show-stealing performances. This 5-piece band will show you where Blues Funk Soul Rock meet in a multi-talented display that will show you why they are tipped for big things..Age Limit 16+On Line Tickets: �6.00Students: �5.00 (On production of a student card with On Line Ticket)Pricing on the door will be �8.00 if tickets are available.

15 Dec at Blackmarketvip, Hastings


Music First Festival

Soak up the glorious Bank Holiday sunshine and lose yourself in two days of amazing music from some of the biggest acts in the world!

25 May–26 May at The Oval, Hastings


Nish Kumar: It's In Your Nature To Destroy Yourself

Nish Kumar / Phil McIntyre / Heroes

Double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and host of The Mash Report trials new material for a national tour. The title is a quote from Terminator 2. There will be jokes about politics, mankind’s capacity for self-destruction and some jokes that simply don’t work. Come watch someone build something. As seen on Live at the Apollo, Taskmaster, QI and Have I Got News For You. 'One of the best young comedians we have' (Times). 'A masterclass by a no-frills standup at the height of his powers' (Guardian).

Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue.

Age category: 12+

31 Jan at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


NYE - The Grand White Party

✨ What a Year 2018 Has Been ✨ Join us to celebrate everything this year has bought, lets see 2018 out the only way we know how… Party!

31 Dec 2018–1 Jan 2019 at Grand Elektra, Hastings


Oxford Lieder 2018-19 Season Pass

Oxford Lieder Season Pass- all five concerts for the price of four. 

Select any date to purchase the £40 season pass.

18 Nov 2018–9 Jun 2019 at Fairlight Hall, Hastings


Oxford Lieder at Fairlight Hall - Concert 6

We're delighted to announce the second season of this exciting collaboration between Fairlight Hall and the Oxford Lieder Festival. OLF is the UK's biggest and most renowned festival of classical song, and the recipient of a prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Award. As well as presenting many of the world's greatest musicians in Oxford each October, Oxford Lieder supports the very brightest artists of the new generation both at the Festival and further afield throughout the year. Over the course of the year, Oxford Lieder's artistic director - the pianist Sholto Kynoch - will introduce exceptional emerging professional singers to Fairlight, in a range of programmes designed to appeal to all and to showcase brilliant young voices and glorious music. Sholto will give a spoken introduction to each programme, and there will be a chance to meet the artists informally over coffee after each of the performances. The perfect way to pass a Sunday morning. Sunday 27 January Alice Privett soprano Songs by Schubert, Strauss and Wolf

Soprano Alice Privett made a sensational impression at last year’s Oxford Lieder Festival, giving an exceptional performance of Schoenberg’s seminal Pierrot Lunaire as well as stepping in at short notice for songs by Zemlinsky. Alice grew up in Hastings and is delighted to be giving this recital on ‘home turf’. With Schubert’s birthday just a few days away (31 January), we celebrate his rich legacy with a number his songs that include the famous settings of Goethe’s character Mignon, from his epic novel Wilhelm Meister.  Alice also performs Strauss’s Ophelia songs and songs from Hugo Wolf’s Spanish Songbook.

All events begin at 11am- concerts last approximately 1 hour and are followed by coffee and cake.

Tickets £10 (including coffee and cake)

Season Pass available- all five concerts for the price of four.

27 Jan at Fairlight Hall, Hastings


Oxford Lieder at Fairlight Hall - Concert 7

We're delighted to announce the second season of this exciting collaboration between Fairlight Hall and the Oxford Lieder Festival. OLF is the UK's biggest and most renowned festival of classical song, and the recipient of a prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Award. As well as presenting many of the world's greatest musicians in Oxford each October, Oxford Lieder supports the very brightest artists of the new generation both at the Festival and further afield throughout the year. Over the course of the year, Oxford Lieder's artistic director - the pianist Sholto Kynoch - will introduce exceptional emerging professional singers to Fairlight, in a range of programmes designed to appeal to all and to showcase brilliant young voices and glorious music. Sholto will give a spoken introduction to each programme, and there will be a chance to meet the artists informally over coffee after each of the performances. The perfect way to pass a Sunday morning. Sunday 10 March Rozanna Madylus mezzo-soprano

*Gustav Mahler Rückert Lieder***

and songs by Alma Mahler, Lili Boulanger and Rebecca Clarke

Rozanna Madylus was a winner of the Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform in 2012. Since then, we’ve been delighted to watch her burgeoning career in song and opera, are delighted to welcome her for this recital and its paired performance in Oxford. She sings Mahler’s peerless settings of Friedrich Rückert, alongside songs by his wife Alma Mahler. Also included in the programme are songs by Lili Boulanger - the extraordinary talent and first female winner of the Prix de Rome composition prize who died at the age of just 24 - and the pioneering English composer and violist Rebecca Clarke.

All events begin at 11am- concerts last approximately 1 hour and are followed by coffee and cake.

Tickets £10 (including coffee and cake)

Season pass available- all five concerts for the price of four. 

 

10 Mar at Fairlight Hall, Hastings


Oxford Lieder at Fairlight Hall - Concert 8

We're delighted to announce the second season of this exciting collaboration between Fairlight Hall and the Oxford Lieder Festival. OLF is the UK's biggest and most renowned festival of classical song, and the recipient of a prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Award. As well as presenting many of the world's greatest musicians in Oxford each October, Oxford Lieder supports the very brightest artists of the new generation both at the Festival and further afield throughout the year. Over the course of the year, Oxford Lieder's artistic director - the pianist Sholto Kynoch - will introduce exceptional emerging professional singers to Fairlight, in a range of programmes designed to appeal to all and to showcase brilliant young voices and glorious music. Sholto will give a spoken introduction to each programme, and there will be a chance to meet the artists informally over coffee after each of the performances. The perfect way to pass a Sunday morning. Sunday 5 May Joshua Owen Mills tenor Songs by Beethoven, Fauré, Poulenc and Quilter

The tenor Joshua Owen Mills was a member of the prestigious Opera Studio at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich, and is already in great demand and becoming widely known for his Mozart roles and concert repertoire. He sings a selection of songs by Beethoven, including some of his settings of Goethe, that give the lie to the idea that Beethoven was not a great song composer. We also hear Fauré’s passionate telling of a one-day love affair, the Poème d’un jour. Songs by Poulenc include ‘Fancy’, his single, touching setting of Shakespeare, before the programme concludes with Roger Quilter’s three Shakespeare songs.

All events begin at 11am- concerts last approximately 1 hour and are followed by coffee and cake.

Tickets £10 (including coffee and cake)

Season pass available- all five concerts for the price of four. 

5 May at Fairlight Hall, Hastings


Oxford Lieder at Fairlight Hall - Concert 9

We're delighted to announce the second season of this exciting collaboration between Fairlight Hall and the Oxford Lieder Festival. OLF is the UK's biggest and most renowned festival of classical song, and the recipient of a prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Award. As well as presenting many of the world's greatest musicians in Oxford each October, Oxford Lieder supports the very brightest artists of the new generation both at the Festival and further afield throughout the year. Over the course of the year, Oxford Lieder's artistic director - the pianist Sholto Kynoch - will introduce exceptional emerging professional singers to Fairlight, in a range of programmes designed to appeal to all and to showcase brilliant young voices and glorious music. Sholto will give a spoken introduction to each programme, and there will be a chance to meet the artists informally over coffee after each of the performances. The perfect way to pass a Sunday morning. Sunday 9 June Rowan Pierce soprano *Robert Schumann Frauenliebe und –leben***

Edvard Grieg Sechs Lieder Op.48

Rowan Pierce gave a sensational performance of English song last year and we’re delighted that she returns to close this season. She will sing Schumann’s great cycle Frauenliebe und –leben,  ‘A woman’s life and love’, settings of the Franco-German poet and botanist Adelbert von Chamisso. She also includes Edvard Grieg’s six German songs. Grieg was a prolific song composer, primarily writing in Norwegian and Danish. These six songs represent his main foray into the German language, setting a range of poets including Heine, Goethe and Geibel, and they are a truly glorious collection of soaring melodies, exquisite piano parts and an emotional range from the devastatingly sad to the staggeringly elated.

All events begin at 11am- concerts last approximately 1 hour and are followed by coffee and cake.

Tickets £10 (including coffee and cake)

Season pass available- all five concerts for the price of four. 

9 Jun at Fairlight Hall, Hastings


Paul Lewis & Polo Piatti In Conversation

Two of the busiest living composers talking about their fascinating careers and experiences in the music business, with musical illustrations. Includes tea and cake. A special ClassicUs. Event and therefore free of charge for Friends of Opus Theatre.

9 Feb at Opus Theatre, Hastings


Paul Merton's Impro Chums

TV comedy favourite Merton and his talented group of 'impro chums' (read: show offs) magically weave laughs from audience suggestions.

6 Apr at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Pause ll Play

Works exploring the need to play.

4 Dec 2018–29 Sep 2019 at Bargain Studio, St Leonards-on-Sea


Penny Pincher's Christmas Carol HASTINGS FOOTBALL CLUB

Two actors and the whole a Christmas Carol!!!

13 Dec at Hastings United Football Club, Hastings


Penny Pincher's Christmas Carol The Albion.

Two actors and the whole a Christmas Carol!!!

12 Dec at Albion Hastings, Hastings


Penny Pincher's Christmas Carol WHITE ROCK HOTEL

Two actors and the whole a Christmas Carol!!!

20 Dec–24 Dec at The White Rock Hotel, Hastings


Peterloo

3 Jan–5 Jan at Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-on-Sea


Project Sound Sound Clash

Project One Presents Project Sound Sound Clash, where artists including Fraktured Planet after life and suburban chaos will battle to win the clash.

16 Feb–17 Feb at Crowleys Bar Hastings, Hastings


Razorlight

New line-up for Jonny Borrell's indie rockers

16 Feb at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Reginald D Hunter

Saturday 18 May

Front Doors Open: 7pmAuditorium: 7.30pmShow Starts: 8pm

To alleviate large queues we ask that you arrive in good time as there are bag searches in place. Where possible please bring small bags with you.

Tickets: £23*

*A transaction fee of £1.25 per ticket is charged for online purchases

Celebrating his twentieth anniversary as a comedian living and performing in the UK, Reginald D Hunter sets out on a forty date tour of the UK and Ireland in 2019 with his highly anticipated new show.

Reginald’s searingly honest material has garnered him a popular fan base that spans the generations. His appearances on television have included Have I Got News For You, 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown and the hugely popular BBC2 series Reginald D Hunter’s Songs Of The South and its equally successful follow up Reginald D Hunter’s Songs Of The Border, both of which documented the growth of American popular song.

“HE HAS THE AUDIENCE IN THE PALM OF HIS HAND” ★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

“COMEDY OF A RARE SCOPE” ★★★★★ Times

2 May at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Rhod Gilbert: The Book of John

Welsh comedian Rhod Gilbert returns to comedy after a six year hiatus and discusses the unfortunate turns his life has taken since the last time he was on stage.

17 Jul at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Roy Harper

The English troubadour is a folk icon who has inspired and influenced a whole new generation of songwriters.

14 Mar at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Rumours of Fleetwood Mac

The Mick Fleetwood-approved tribute act who cover the gamut of Mac material from the Peter Green era to the Buckingham/Nicks days.

11 May at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Russell Kane: Right Man, Wrong Age

Russell Kane discusses why it's perfectly okay to be 20 but feel 40 (or vice versa) and explains why nobody really feels their age.

1 Mar at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Sailing Club Sessions #4

Sailing Club Sessions final gig (before taking a well earned rest) will be a synth led night of dark, weird Christmas partying.Viles ElectrodesJane Caley and Martin Swan have been playing together as a 2-piece for nearly 8 years, and have released 2 albums and 8 EPs in that time, as well as playing regular live shows across the UK and Europe.Their synths are dark, and bleak, but are often combined with insistent machinegun rhythms and spikey basslines, with layered, plaintive vocals that tell Ballardian tales of loss of both love and humanity.Musical influences acknowledge modern electronic pop, but have as much in common with disco, acid-house, techno and intelligent dance music. There are moments that veer deep into Kosmische Musik and early electronic music. At other times it could be coldwave and industrial music, or Systems Music, minimalism and film soundtracks.The Viles have toured with OMD, and played shows with John Foxx, Michael Rother (Neu/Harmonia), the Radiophonic Workshop, Jerome Froese (Tangerine Dream), Manuel Gttsching (Ash Ra Tempel), Melt Yourself Down, Happy Mondays and The Orb. They also contributed music to the BBC Radio 3 production Memoirs of the Space Women. In 2014, their debut album 'The Future Through A Lens' won Best International Album and 'Best International Artist at the Schallwelle electronic music awards in Germany.http://www.vileelectrodes.com/Optimum of the UniverseThad Skews, a keyboard and a whole universe of weirdness. If there was a shuttlebus to Saturn, Optimum of the Universe would be the onboard entertainment.DJ JaphyJaphy cut his teeth on the Brighton dance scene back in the day of all night clubbing and walking home with the sun rising. Expect underground dance, mutant electro, deepest house and addictive techno.

21 Dec at Hastings And St Leonards Sailing Club, St Leonards On Sea


Samaki

12 Jan at Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-on-Sea


Sarah Jane Morris With Tony Remy And Tim Cansfield

14 Dec at Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-on-Sea


Seb Fontaine

  • Resident DJ at Cream in Liverpool and on Radio 1 playing cutting edge dance and chunky,pounding,tech house and trance.

    • He is one of the most recognised d.js on the international club scene
    • Friday 14th December brings this pioneer of House to Hastings old town for a one off intimate gig!

14 Dec at Blackmarket VIP, Hastings


The Selecter - 40th Anniversary Tour + DJ Rhoda Dakar

The Selecter have announced their 40th Anniversary Tour in 2019 with Special Guest and DJ Rhoda Dakar. The Selecter will be playing an extended, hit-rich set each night with some added live favourites and surprises. They will also be joined for a few songs by vocalist Rhoda Dakar who will also play a DJ Set to open the nights.

The Selecter is led by their iconic frontwoman Pauline Black and co-fronted by original member Arthur ‘Gaps’ Hendrickson. Pauline Black is one of very few women in the 2-Tone scene - she is often referred to as the Queen of Ska. Not only a crucial figure in the music community, Black is also a published author, gifted actress and a celebrated style icon.

The anarchic passion that fuelled Selecter gigs during the original 2-Tone era is still there, except the pair are more driven than ever. Their confidence is sky-high and they’re also writing the best songs of their career, which is saying something given the enduring popularity of hits like “Three Minute Hero,” “Missing Words,” “Too Much Pressure” and “On My Radio.”

The Selecter continue to release new music, charting new albums in the UK in the last couple of years, proving that 2-Tone is still as relevant and important as it was 40 years ago. In October 2017 The Selecter released studio album Daylight – their most urgent, politically engaged and purely uplifting record since the days of Too Much Pressure and Celebrate The Bullet.

Rhoda Dakar’s career began as lead vocalist with all-woman 2-Tone band The Bodysnatchers who toured with The Selecter. The Bodysnatchers first single was double A-side "Let's Do Rocksteady" with "Ruder Than You". Rhoda also later sang and collaborated with The Specials.

2-Tone was a crucial multi-racial, multi-cultural explosion borne out of Coventry and the Midlands that remade British pop from 1979 onwards. The main bands who pioneered the movement were The Selecter, The Beat, The Specials and Madness. 2019 also sees the 40th anniversary of 2-Tone.

Please note there is a £2 ticket commission fee included in the price of the ticket.

This event is not part of our usual group booking discount.

The price of tickets will increase from £27 to £32 on the night of the show, so make sure to book your tickets in advance!.

21 Nov at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Seth Lakeman

A haunting original take on folk rock from the former Mercury Music Prize nominee.

7 Mar at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Shakin' Stevens

The swivel-hipped rock'n'roller, fondly remembered from the 1980s, tours in support of his critically acclaimed twelfth studio album Echoes Of Our Times, in which he explores his intriguing family history, blending blues, roots, Americana and classic rock.

6 Mar at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Sherlock Holmes: The Last Case'by Charlie Cook'. Directed By Mike Poole

Fed up of turkey and hosting relatives? Spend an evening with us over Christmas at our cosy little venue - and enjoy a free glass of mulled wine too!'Sherlock Holmes: The Last Case' is a riotous full-length comedy play, in which Sherlock and Watson take us through the mystery of the missing world-famous Kalimari Diamond. Let's hope they don't get too distracted by the saucy Lady Michelle Beaufont.Tickets �10 (�9 for members).A BLODS Production directed by Mike Poole.

27 Dec–29 Dec at The Blods Little Theatre, Bexhill-on-sea


Sleaford Mods

Electro punk duo from Nottingham, whose music deals in working class life and culture and austerity-era Britain. Influenced by mod culture, the Wu-Tang Clan, rave and black metal, lead vocalist Jason Williamson's vocal style has been compared to John Cooper Clarke and Ian Dury. Probably best known for albums Key Markets and English Tapas.

20 Apr at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Space Walker

6 Jan at Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-on-Sea


Special Kinda Madness

A tribute to both Madness and the Specials.

11 May at Hastings Castle, Hastings


Steve Harley

The original Cockney rebel playing his hits including that song … can't think what it's called.

19 Dec at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


The Telling: Into the Melting Pot, Hastings

***Be transported to Medieval Spain***

Experience the soundtrack to the lives of Christian, Jewish & Arabic women in the stunning setting of The Opus Theatre with atmospheric candlelight and lighting design.

Spain. July 1492: the deadline for the expulsion of the Jews. At twilight, a Jewish woman lights the lamps and starts up her spinning wheel. It is her last night in Seville.

Stories of integration, love, cultural heritage & radical intolerance experienced by a community of Jewish, Christian & Muslim women in Spain to a soundtrack of plaintive Sephardic songs & lively medieval Cantigas.

The Telling

Clare Norburn Voice

Ariane Prüssner Voice

Joy Smith Harp & Percussion

Giles Lewin Arabic Oud

Fatima Lahham Recorders

Actress To Be Confirmed

Natalie Rowland & Pitch Black Lighting  Lighting Design

“sung with perfection that is heartstopping” Worthing Herald

Tickets also on the door.

Fancy singing along?  

Join Ariane Prüssner of The Telling in a workshop a few days earlier – date TBC and join The Telling on stage in one of the musical numbers! Email clare@thetelling.co.uk to register your interest and find out more!

23 Feb at Opus Theatre, Hastings


The Tiger Who Came To Tea

An adaptation of the children's short story, The Tiger Who Came to Tea.

18 Feb–19 Feb at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Tom Paxton

US singer-songwriter who has been honoured with two Lifetime Achievement Awards – from the North American Folk Music Alliance and the Radio 2 Folk Awards.

27 Apr at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Tom Williams - The Printworks Hastings

Following his sold out show at The Albatross Club in Bexhill in March, Hastings local Tom Williams returns to East Sussex with his full band in tow. Playing songs off 2017s critically acclaimed, 'All Change', Tom and the band will also be previewing songs of the eagerly awaited follow up album, expected 2019.

'All Change' was voted one of the top 10 albums of 2017 by BBC 6 Music.

25 Jan at The Printworks, Hastings


Tony Blackburn

One of Britain's most famous radio DJs commemorates the time he has spent on the airwaves in his autobiography, 'Poptastic!: My Life in Radio'.

30 Mar at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Twelfth Night

William Shakespeare's enduring romantic comedy. Presented by Bowler Crab Productions.

15 Dec at St John's Centre, Bexhill


Tyber & Peter from The Duaalers

The duo head to the seaside town for a big night of ska and reggae

31 Aug at Brass Monkey, Hastings


Ub40 - 40th Anniversary Tour "for the Many" (white Rock, Hastings)

Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a massive tour next year in 2019 to celebrate their 40th anniversary!

Featuring UB40’s five founding members Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Norman Hassan, and long-time members Duncan Campbell, Martin Meredith,  Lawrence Parry and Tony Mullings, the band will embark on their 40 date tour across the UK!

Fans can expect to hear UB40’s greatest hits, including ‘Food For Thought’, ‘One In Ten’, ‘Kingston Town’, ‘(I Can't Help) Falling in Love With You’ and ‘Red, Red Wine’,  amongst many, many others.

Ticket price includes £1.50 venue restoration levy & 50p postage.

Over 14's only.

2 Apr at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


UB40

Reggae journeymen still slogging round the touring circuit, but now with a reduced line-up

2 Apr at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


UB40 + Special Guests 40th Anniversary

Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a massive hometown show in Birmingham this December!

2 Apr at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


The Undertones

One of the all time great adolescent misfit post-punk gangs reform as a middle-aged misfit post-punk gang to celebrate their 40th anniversary. Great tunes though, no argument about that.

17 May at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Ward Thomas

Country pop from Hampshire twins Catherine and Lizzy.

24 Feb at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Wendy May's Locomotion

Back in the late 80's, Wendy started a club night at Kentish Town's 'Town Country Club' on Friday nights called Wendy May's Locomotion which regularly pulled in 2000 clubbers and is featured in Nick Hornby's book 31 Songs as he was a regular and big fan. seen as a welcome alternative to some of the pretentious clubs in London at the time, there was no dress code and the music was soulful, wild and real.

21 Dec at Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-on-Sea


Wendy May's Locomotion At The White Rock Hotel Sat 15th Dec

DJ Wendy May returns to the White Rock Hotel, Hastings with her legendary dance club night, The Locomotion. Digging deep into her vinyl vaults, Wendy May plays the best in 60's Soul, Rhythm & Blues, Ska, Mod Jazz and more!

15 Dec at The White Rock Hotel, Hastings


Wilko Johnson

The redoubtable Dr Feelgood guitarist and band rock it up Canvey Island-style; after undergoing radical surgery to treat his hitherto-believed-to-be terminal cancer, the indomitable Johnson is back, minus one pancreas but with added vim and vigour.

2 Mar at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Winter Prizewinner's Recital With Gen Li

Winter Prizewinners’ Recital at Fairlight Hall, with HIPCC 2018 Prizewinner Gen Li

The Recital Room, Fairlight Hall.Recital 11am-1pm including interval. (Gates open at 10.30am)

Programme:  Bach Prelude and Fugue No.11 in F major Book II, BWV 880 Mozart: Piano Sonata No.12 in F major, K332 Albéniz: Suite Iberia, VII – El Albaicín Chopin Etude No.9 Op.10, No.10 Op.25 Interval Debussy Images Book II Schubert: Klavierstücke D. 946 No. 2 in E Flat Liszt Mephisto Waltz No.1

Tickets available online here or at Hastings Tourist Information Centre, Aquila House. 01424 451111

www.hastingsconcertocompetition.co.uk

12 Jan at Fairlight Hall, Hastings


Wookie - Garage Takeover

Wookie, the renowned producer and remixer is widely regarded as one of the most influential founding fathers of UK Garage.

21 Dec–22 Dec at Grand Elektra, Hastings


Xmas Crime Tours

Alternative Christmas experience at the True Crime Museum after hours.

7 Dec–23 Dec at The True Crime Museum, Hastings


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