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Curious About Hastings

Have fun discovering Hastings with two self-guided, quirky, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Buy in booklet or instant download format.

Are you curious about Hastings? Looking for an unusual and quirky activity which gets you out in the fresh air whatever the weather? Take one of our self-guided walks with a treasure hunt theme – looping around the better-known sights, as well as some of the more unusual and quirky ones, which combined make Hastings a fabulous place to explore!

You’ll get everything – detailed directions, maps, clues (with answers in the back!), and interesting snippets about the history of Hastings and the people that have shaped it.

Buy in booklet or instant download format (to use on your mobile device or to print at home) and explore in your own time. One booklet is enough for four people of all ages to enjoy.

Enter code Fantastic20 at checkout for a 20% discount on any two or more purchases from Curious About.

Explore, Discover, Enjoy!

19 Feb 2020–31 Dec 2021 at Discovery Playground, Hastings


Architecture Tours

Explore the origins, civic ambitions, design, materials, technologies and structure of one of the greatest Modernist buildings of the 20th Century.

For all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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


Look-Think-Make

Drop-in creative activities for all. With DLWP staff and volunteers.

For all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

3 May–6 Dec at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


The Baggios

The Baggios are one of the most important rock bands in Brazil today, and are coming to The Piper this May to play their latest album "Vulcão" The frontman, composer and guitarist from The Baggios is Julio Andrade, comes from a small city called São Cristóvão a very ancient, lost and violent city from northeast of Brazil. Expect Classic tones and blues riffs that mix very well with the weight of the seventies rock and roll and Brazilian music, Baião, and Desert Blues. Supports to be announced soon. This is an 18+ event. (Photo ID Required) .

29 May at The Piper, Saint Leonards


Luke Burr

He has been described by music media and industry execs as a raw mix mix of ‘early Amy Winehouse meets John Legend’.

Hailing from Essex, Luke found his love for music through listening to his father’s old soul records and has been inspired by the likes of Stevie Wonder, Luther Vandross and Donny Hathaway.

In 2019 Luke’s version of Bobby Caldwell’s ‘What You Won’t Do For Love’ was synced to the UK’s most popular TV show ‘Love Island’. This shot straight to number 1 on Shazam in the UK with over 33k Shazams, over taking Shaun Mendes and Camila Cabello. This was followed by National press and a TV appearance on Good Morning Britain.

“Butterflies”, Luke’s debut EP will be released in 2020 as well as a soon to be announced UK tour.

29 May at The Crypt, Hastings


Dirty DC: AC/DC Tribute

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

30 May, 24 Oct at Hastings Castle, Hastings


From Gold To Rio

Tribute to the iconic New Romantic bands Spandau Ballet and Duran Duran, featuring over 20 of their top hits.

30 May at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Hybrid

Hybrid is back for the third voyage at a new location

30 May–31 May at Crowleys Bar Hastings, Hastings


Coffee Concert: Guitar & Cello Duet - Jon Rattenbury (Guitar), Ivana Peranic (Cello)

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


House Of House Presents : Alan Dixon

2020 will be Alan Dixons year with Defected and Mixmag both tipping him as one to watch this year We can't wait to bring him down in June

5 Jun–6 Jun at Grand Elektra, Hastings


James Bond Concert Spectacular

A spectacular concert evening with all the great hits from the James Bond movies.

7 Jun at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Tim Vine: Plastic Elvis

English writer, actor and comedian Tim Vine returns with yet another hilarious stand-up show. Get ready for quick-fire one-liners from the pun-slinging maestro.

12 Jun, 21 Jan, 23 Oct at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Two Duos With Trevor Watts Postponed

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


The World Premiere of Libera Nos With London Mozart Players

LONDON MOZART PLAYERS

HASTINGS SINFONIA

LIBERA NOS CHORUS

HASTINGS MUSIC CENTRE JUNIOR CHOIR

*Derek Carden ***Conductor

*Sharon Gamble-Tyner ***Soprano

*Linda Grace*** Alto

*Matthew Scott Clark ***Tenor

*Stephen Holloway ***Bass

The epic finale of the 2019/20 #LMPbytheSea series in Hastings. This June, experience the **world premiere of Polo Piatti’s long-awaited *****Libera Nos***, the very first multi-faith oratorio to be premiered anywhere in the world.

This monumental work is written for five soloists, a mixed choir, a children’s choir and a full symphony orchestra. The world-renowned London Mozart Players will be joined by Hastings Sinfonia and multi-generational choirs to perform Libera Nos, which took over three years to be researched and finally completed. Taking music and narrations inspired by five major world religions: Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, Judaism and Islam, Libera Nos is an emotive and multi-layered work which encourages us to look for common ground and universal similarities, conveying the need to unite the traditional beliefs and spiritual messages of the main world religions.

This world premiere will conclude the LMP’s 2019/20 season in Hastings, an apt finale that celebrates the power of music to unite the whole community, in Hastings and beyond!

*Please note all tickets are unreserved seating. *

Footage from the soft premiere of *****Libera Nos *****in 2015.

This series is supported by the Arts Council Great Britain, the Magdalen and Lasher Educational Foundation, Foyle Foundation, the Isabel Blackman Foundation and the Hastings Arts and Culture Scheme.

13 Jun at Opus Theatre, Hastings


Oxford Lieder

Oxford Lieder Festival 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. Programme to be announce

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

Tickets �10 (including coffee and cake)

14 Jun at Fairlight Hall, Hastings


Oxford Lieder at Fairlight Hall

Oxford Lieder Festival 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 1st December- programme to be announce

.

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

Tickets £10 (including coffee and cake)

14 Jun at Fairlight Hall, Hastings


Ladysmith Black Mambazo

The moving a capella ensemble who first came to international prominence on Paul Simon's Graceland album and have remained at the forefront of South African music for more than 30 years.

15 Jun, 22 May at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Shalamar with Special Guest Phil Fearon & Galaxy

Wednesday 10 June

Front Doors Open: 6.15pmAuditorium: 7.15pmShow Starts: 7.45pm

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: £36.50, £34.50 & 32.50*

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

As Shalamar, Howard Hewitt and Jeffrey Daniel sold over 25 million records worldwide and collected no less than 100 gold, silver and platinum awards. Their live show includes multi- million selling hits, such as 'A Night To Remember', 'I Can Make You Feel Good', 'Make That Move', 'There It Is', 'Dead Giveaway', 'I Owe You One', 'The Second Time Around' and many more.

“A Shalamar concert is a giant party,” says Jeffrey Daniel. “From the moment we step on stage to the moment we finish the audience becomes part of the show, they’re up on their feet dancing and singing along!”

As noted in the publication British Hit Singles & Albums, Shalamar were regarded as fashion icons and trendsetters, and helped to introduce 'body-popping' to the United Kingdom. Jeffrey Daniel is noted as the dance mentor for Michael Jackson and the man that taught him the moonwalk. Howard Hewett is a one of the most iconic US soul artistes of all time. Carolyn Griffey is the daughter of Solar Records creator Dick Griffey and heir to the label dynasty.

Special Guest - Phil Fearon

Special guest for the show will be fellow 80’s star, Phil Fearon & Galaxy—instantly recognisable for his hit singles ‘''Dancing Tight’ , "What Do I Do?", "Everybody’s Laughing" "I Can Prove It"& ‘This Kind of Love’.

19 Jun at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Craig Sams & The Crystal Skull

A GREAT ADVENTURE TALK!The Crystal Skull of Lubantuun was said to be found by Anna Mitchell-Hedges, the adopted daughter of the archaeologist F.A. Mitchell-Hedges in the Maya ceremonial site in what is now Belize. She expressed a wish to return it to Belize before she died.While on his many excursions, Frederick Albert Mitchell-Hedges repeatedly made claims of having discovered Indian tribes and lost cities that had already been documented years, sometimes centuries, before. In addition, Mitchell-Hedges made claims of finding the cradle of civilisation in the Mosquito Coast of Nicaragua, and stated that the Bay Islands of Honduras were remnants of the lost civilisation of Atlantis.For a time in the 1930s the adventurist had a weekly radio show out of New York City on Sunday evenings. Talking over a background of jungle drums, Mitchell-Hedges would tell dramatic tales of his trips, usually including narrow escapes from death at the hands of savages or from jungle animals ranging from a jaguar to a vicious attacking iguana. Some believe he was an inspiration for the Indiana Jones character.So in 1987 Craig Sams and a film crew went to Belize to explore how the Crystal Skull could be returned and to film the Maya who remembered her visit in 1924. The Maya also performed the 4 day Deer Dance.Craig will discuss the provenance of the skull, Maya culture, share some images and film clips and discuss how his visit to a cacao orchard near Lubantuun led to the founding of Green Blacks chocolate a few years later and the launch of Maya Gold, Britains first Fairtrade Marked product.(There will of course be samples)Tickets �10

1 Jul at Marina Fountain Pub, St Leonards


Baby Shakes

Baby Shakes are a rock n’ roll-punk band from New York City. Expect catchy melodic vocals over dirty guitars and a killer rhythm section, their influences range from The Ramones and Slade to Chuck Berry and 60’s Motown girl groups. This is an 18+ event.

3 Jul at The Piper, Saint Leonards


Crazy P (Sound System)

*EVENT TITLE *

Crazy P (Sound System) // Kraak & Smaak // Femi Fem + More @ HiddenBeach

DATE & TIME Saturday July 4th 2020 // 8pm - 5am

HiddenBeach are proud to present 9 hrs of non stop musical bliss on two floors. Main room includes himmering disco and underground house and the alternative room hosts quality Soul, Funk and more, both on separate floors. We present world class Artists including Crazy P (Sound System) // Kraak & Smaak (DJ Set) // Femi Fem + more

IN THE MAIN ROOM Featuring 9hrs of Disco influenced music

Crazy P (Sound System) Kraak & Smaak (DJ Set) Jenny Leaman (Mixology) Just Sonny (Tropical Disco) Remi Vibesman (HiddenBeach)

IN THE SOUL BAR Featuring 9hrs of Soul // Funk // Rare Groove & Soulful House

Femi Fem (Young Disciples) Simon Van Os (Caister Soul Weekend) Theresa B (Suncebeat) Bob Selway (Kloodup) Jason Mannering (Twisted Soul)

CRAZY P (SOUND SYSTEM) The World famous Disco and House heroes headline HiddenBeach. They've done Glitterbox, Brunch-In The Park, ElRow and Love International to name but a few, and have shared the booth with the likes of Jeremy Underground, Honey Dijon, Joey Negro, Horse Meat Disco and Todd Terje. Expect shimmering Disco with throbbing underground house beats in a glorious 2-hour set designed to make your booty shake. The team's unrelenting love for fusing soul, disco and house has taken the nu-disco scene by storm and earned them an enviable reputation in the UK where their events consistently sell out. They have remixed for everyone from Kanye West and Sam Sparro to Kink and Soul Clap. Now coming to Hastings, this will be huge. https://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/crazypenis/

KRAAK & SMAAK (DJ SET) Dutch producers, DJ's and live act Kraak & Smaak have built up a jaw-dropping track record since their first EP dropped in the early 00s: five studio albums, four remix albums and an amazingly long string of singles and remixes (from Jamiroquai to Solomun) on labels such as Jalapeno Records, Exploited, Razor 'n Tape, Future Disco, Toolroom and Spinnin'.

Their highly original and distinctive sound, consisting of a blend of disco, funk, electronic and house, has brought their dj sets and the live band to all corners of the world and on festivals such as Glastonbury, SXSW, Exit and Coachella.

The trio just released their brand new album 'Pleasure Centre' on their own Boogie Angst imprint and are preparing for even more world tour manoeuvres in 2020.

FEMI FEM Femi Williams (aka Femi Fem) kicked off his career running the Family Funktion/ Shake & Fingerpop warehouse parties in the 1980's with Norman Jay & Judge Jules. This collective of DJs, artists musicians & filmmakers initiated the rare groove & acid jazz genre with Soul2Soul & Jamiroquai both hailing from the same club scene.

In 1990, he set up the groundbreaking Young Disciples with Marco Nelson featuring Carleen Anderson. This is the band which set the tone for the acid jazz movement in London, incorporating funk, soul, hip-hop and breakbeats into their soundscape and placing integrity at the heart of their sound. After chart success including the single Apparently Nothin' which came from their Mercury Award-nominated Road To Freedom album on Talkin' Loud Records.

Responding to the demand Femi began writing, producing and remixing for a wide range of artists such as Ultra Nat Justin Timberlake, Mary J. Blige, Des'ree, D'Influence, The Pasadena and Beyonc. Alongside this work, his public profile as a headline DJ and promoter made his face well known at Cream in Liverpool, Ministry of Sound in London and at London's Jazz Caf playing at events for Prince, Janet Jackson, Stella McCartney, Jade Jagger, Gucci and the Russian Embassy to name but a few. Femi has also produced catwalk show music for fashion designers such as Ozwald Boateng, Katherine Hamnett, Julien MacDonald and Bella Freud.

The best known of Femi's DJ appearances, however, was the regular Friday night slots at his own club nights, MOBO Award-winning, Rotation at London's Subterranea and Saturday nights at Camouflage, his longstanding 4-floor club in Islington, London. When in town, artists such Goldie, Tricky, Spike Lee, Laurence Fishbourne, Wesley Snipes, Jay Z and Bjork would slip in unannounced to hear the sets and be part of a crowd whose distinction was their diversity and conviviality.

Femi's DJin' has also seen him open up to audiences around the world through tours and appearances playing in Australia, Japan, Germany,

Switzerland, Dubai, Hong Kong (where he supported the late Gil Scott Heron), Austria, France, Spain, Ibiza, Ireland, the Czech Republic, New York, and Detroit. A truly born collaborator, as musical director & resident for Supperclub in London's Notting Hill from 2009- 2013, Femi hosted nights and introduced audiences to up and coming DJs and artists, something that he is passionate about and pursues through his mentoring of numerous emerging artists and performers.

SIMON VAN OS Simon van Os first started DJing back in 1989, he began playing at hip hop and breakdance nights and progressed into club and rave events through the 90s and 00s. He is a mixologist that can play all genres of music from soul to RnB to house to breakbeat. A resident at Caister Soul Weekender, Margate Soul Festival, Summer Breeze in Corfu among many others, he is quickly becoming established as an experienced DJ that can read a crowd and rock any dance floor.

THERESA B As soon as I was walking I was dancing. Music has always moved me.

Back in the 80's I would go record shopping at the weekends Black Market - Red Records - Blue Bird - Reckless Records - Mi Price - Beano's to name but a few. I learnt to mix on 1210's at the age of 23 and would do warm up sets around South London.

I moved back to Kent in the early 90's and myself and my good friend Layla started up a monthly Vinyl Soul Night. I went on to regularly play Vinyl sets at

Soul By The Sea - Herne Bay

SoulBay - Margate // Soul Ascension - Margate // Years ago Mac StLewis introduced me to The Rum Shop, Playing CDs and Soulful House Music (now my passion and chosen genre along with Tribal and Gospel House)

Rum Shop ran an annual weekender called LICKS along with RSOM where we all as a collective of DJs would play all over the country.

Some of the events I have played at are:

Sandra C's Sunday Soul Sessions - Essex // Summer Breeze - Corfu // Let The Music Play - Stevenage // Soulanza - Lanzarote // Kavos Soul and Reggae Week - Corfu // Fab 5 Suncebeat - Croatia // Open House - Essex // Soul Village - Spain // Soul Box - Epping // Jive - Luton

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKyzjQvGv-M&feature=share

BOB SELWAY Bob Selway is one of the first to DJ House music in Hastings back to 1987. Currently he is the main driving force behind the KLOODUP parties continuing to push Soulful deep house music to the dancefloor.

SOUND SYSTEMS Funktion One (The main room) Turbo Sound System (The Soul Bar)

LIGHTS & SPECIAL EFFECTS Visuals provided by Showtech

THE LOCATION Beautifully located on the sea front and boasting uninterrupted panoramic views. Azur Marina Pavilion Marina St Leonards on Sea TN38 0BU

TICKETS & MORE INFO Early Bird tickets (until Jan 31st) �15 General Release (after 31st Jan) �20 Limited tickets on the door �25 *Ticket Agents: * SKIDDLE skiddle.com/e/13683180 EVENTBRITE https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/crazy-p-sound-system-kraak-smaak-femi-fem-hiddenbeach-tickets-91119744609?ref=estw

More event Info including accommodation, travel directions visit www.thehiddenbeach.co.uk

Phone contact : 07729793487 email: info@thehiddenbeach.co.uk

ACCOMODATION We recommend booking accommodation as early as possible. There are many Hotels and Airbnb's to choose from. Hotels can be booked at the following hotels amongst many others.

Travelodge Hotel 0871 9836 310 Chatsworth Hotel 01424 720 188 The Whiterock Hotel 01424 422 240 AirBnB : https://www.airbnb.co.uk

*TRAVEL DIRECTIONS *

CAR Hastings is at the end of the A21, which links the town to the M25 and London. The A27 runs west along the coast to Eastbourne and Brighton, and the A259 runs east to Ashford and Folkestone.

TRAINS Hastings station is at one end of the Hastings Line, which runs through Tunbridge Wells and Sevenoaks on the way to London Charing Cross. There is also a direct service via Eastbourne to London Victoria, but this takes 2 hours and 7 minutes, compared with 1 hour 30 minutes for the fastest Charing Cross services. There are also services to Ashford and Brighton

BUS Bus service information can be found on the following website: https://www.1066online.com/hastings-transport/buses-hastings.html

TAXI SERVICE 247 CARS : 01424 247 247 CARMILES: 01424 44 1234 Taxi Rank also available from outside Hastings Train Station.

4 Jul–5 Jul at Azur, St Leonards-on-Sea


CRAZY P SOUND SYSTEM | KRAAK & SMAAK | FEMI FEM | 10DJ’S

Crazy P | Kraak & Smaak | Femi Fem 10 DJs. A fantastic seaside lineup in Hastings. 9 hrs of nonstop musical bliss on two floors at this amazing seafront venue

4 Jul–5 Jul at Azur, St Leonards-on-Sea


The Doors Alive

Tribute to Jim Morrison's seminal LA rock crew. Expect renditions of classic hits such as 'Light My Fire', 'When the Music's Over' and 'Riders on the Storm'. The band recreate the sounds of the 60s using the same instruments that the Doors used in their heyday, including a Gibson G101, the Fender Rhodes Bass and a vintage Gibson S.G Guitar.

11 Jul at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


The Flaming Lips

Melodically, their sound contains lush, multi-layered, psychedelic rock arrangements, but lyrically their compositions show elements of space rock, including unusual song and album titles—such as “Psychiatric Explorations of the Fetus with Needles”, “Free Radicals (A Hallucination of the Christmas Skeleton Pleading with a Suicide Bomber)” and “Yeah, I Know It’s a Drag… But Wastin’ Pigs Is Still Radical”. They are also acclaimed for their elaborate live shows, which feature costumes, balloons, puppets, video projections, complex stage light configurations, giant hands, large amounts of confetti, and frontman Wayne Coyne’s signature man-sized plastic bubble, in which he traverses the audience. In 2002, Q magazine named The Flaming Lips one of the “50 Bands to See Before You Die”. This is an 18+ event.

23 Jul at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Flaming Lips

The Flaming Lips bring their cosmic eccentric live show, furry animals and fake blood back to the UK.

23 Jul &bull; <strong>Cancelled</strong> at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Dubs Baby Rave

Join us on Saturday 1 August for a FREE family-friendly outdoor rave. Parents/careers and children will be able to dance together to the greatest dance hits played by VDub Radio DJs.

Little ones can also enjoy face painting, bubbles, games and other fun activities. And don’t forget to dress up! More info coming soon.

It is happening on West Lawns.

Part of Dubs at DLWP.

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


Hastings Reggae Festival 2020

The Hastings Reggae Festival returns for 2020 🌴

1 Aug at The Oval, Hastings


This Feeling - Hastings

“The best club in the UK for future rock & roll stars” Noel Gallagher

14 Aug at Blackmarket VIP, Hastings


Toots & the Maytals

The Jamaican music legend Toots Hibbert, credited with giving reggae its name, with new versions of his classic repertoire and a whole lot of pep in his step.

14 Aug, 28 Aug at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Martin Kemp: Back to the 80s

Martin Kemp of Spandau Ballet trades in his bass for the turntables to spin classic hits from the 1980s.

20 Aug at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


From the Jam

Now featuring only one member From the Jam. Bruce Foxton is joined by Russell Hastings and drummer Steve 'Smiley' Barnard.

22 Aug at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Shrek The Musical

Bexhill Light Operatic Dramatic Society are bringing Shrek The Musical to DLWP!

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure, featuring all new songs from Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie; Caroline, or Change) and a side-splitting book by David Lindsay-Abaire.

Irreverently fun for the whole family, Shrek proves that beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre.

SHREK The Musical is being produced by BLODS (Bexhill Light Operatic Dramatic Society). This society has been running since 1933 in Bexhill and has been producing high quality, non-professional shows ever since!

BLODS have had a break from using the De La Warr Pavilion in recent years but has returned in full force with this hilarious musical for all the family!

No latecomer admission policy.

26 Aug–28 Aug at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


The Pirates Of Penzance

The Pirates of PenzanceAn unfortunate case of mishearing initiates the plot for The Pirates of Penzance, resulting in a dramatic change of direction for Frederic who sets course to become a pirate rather than a pilot! The twists and turns of this classic operetta unfold with ingenious characters, sublime lyrics and some of the best-known songs in opera!

28 Aug at Opus Theatre, Hastings


Patience

Patience, a light opera, by Gilbert and Sullivan is the duos extremely witty, infrequently performed little masterpiece about the Aesthetic Movement of the 1880s, with willowy poets, sighing maidens, hearty milkmaids and burly officers galore. Every tune is whistleable, every word worth hearing, and the humour is as fresh as it was at the first performance.

29 Aug at Opus Theatre, Hastings


CRAIG CHARLES FUNKY BANK HOLIDAY ALL DAYER

King of funk back in Bexhill for Bank Holiday all dayer

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


The Total Stone Roses

Roses tribute act comprising graduates of Leeds College of Music.

30 Aug at Brass Monkey, Hastings


John Grant

The former Czars singer has a baritone to die for and a handful of critically-acclaimed solo albums under his belt.

1 Sep, 13 May at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Richard Hawley

The former guitarist with The Longpigs and Pulp is now punting his swooning, crooning sound.

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


Southern Sunset Festival - Craig David TS5

Southern Sunset Festival lands on the South East coast for a HUGE summer Festival Headlined by Garage legend Craig David

5 Sep at The Oval, Hastings


The Levellers

Perennial crusty favourites influenced by punk and traditional English music.

6 Sep at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Lloyd Cole

The urbane expatriate pop crooner performs material from his latest album alongside Commotions classics.

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


Ed Byrne: If I'm Honest

The observational comic discusses whether he has any traits worthy of being inherited by his progeny. In addition to his time on the comedy circuit, Byrne has also become a recognisable face on the telly, featuring on Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week, *The Pilgrimage, Top Gear and QI.

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

20 Jan at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Lightning Seeds

Rock ensemble made up of Ian Broudie, Martyn Campbell, Riley Broudie, Abi Harding and Jim Sharrock.

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


Jack Dee

Reportedly returning to touring after a six-year absence in order 'to spend less time with the family', expect more of the usual deliciously dry takes on life from TV rent-a-grump Dee.

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


The Story of Goth

Tribute acts The Cureheads and Siouxsie and the Budgiees battle it out for the goth crown.

12 Sep at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings


Play Circle

Supported creative sessions where you and your toddler can explore the world around you through movement, music, words and play. With Anne Colvin and Kevin Graal.

£1 per person, big or small, booking recommended

14 Sep–14 Dec at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


John Shuttleworth's Back

John Shuttleworth returns with songs and stories.

15 Sep at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings


Robyn Hitchcock

The ex-Soft Boys frontman returns to the stage to perform tracks from his vast back catalogue.

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


Whole Lotta Led

Gloucestershire-based Led Zeppelin tribute band.

18 Sep at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings


Ben Fogle: Tales From the Wilderness

TV adventurer Ben Fogle tours with his latest evening of storytelling.

20 Sep at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Go West, Paul Young

Hitting the road on a double bill tour, these two heavyweight chart toppers will be performing all their hits on a bumper bill of nostalgic pop!

Celebrating 35 years, Go West were one of the most successful singer/songwriter duos of the 80’s. Formed in 1982 by Peter Cox and Richard Drummie, With Cox as lead singer and Drummie on guitar and backing vocals they produced hits such as ‘We Close Our Eyes’, ‘Call Me’ and “Don’t Look Down’ . Go West were voted ‘Best Newcomer’ at the 1986 Brit Awards. In 1990 their track ‘King of Wishful Thinking’ featured on the hugely successful soundtrack for the blockbuster smash Pretty Woman, starring Julia Roberts & Richard Gere.

Originally in the band Q-Tips, Paul Young went solo in the 80’s and his career took off with the seminal album ‘No Parlez’ and so many subsequent top 10 hits such as “Wherever I Lay My Hat”, which hit the number 1 slot in 1983 ‘Love of The Common People’ a current austerity anthem, ‘Everytime You Go Away’ & ‘Everything Must Change’. He is also a Brit Award winner for Best Male vocalist, sings the opening lines on the original Band Aid Single ‘Feed The World’ and performed at Live Aid in 1984. Paul is a keen chef, biker and fan of all things Mexicana! A family man, always happy to be touring his classic hits as a solo artist or with his Tex Mex/ Americana band ‘Los Pacaminos’

23 Sep, 28 Sep at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Jo Whiley's 90s Anthems

DJ Jo Whiley spins the best songs from the decades.

25 Sep, 13 Feb at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Loudon Wainwright III

The head of a vast musical legacy and purveyor of perfect folk performs from latest album Haven't Got The Blues (Yet).

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


Loudon Wainwright III, Suzzy Roche, Lucy Wainwright Roche

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


The Blues Band

The Blues Band line-up of Paul Jones, Dave Kelly, Rob Townsend, Gary Fletcher and Tom McGuiness continues to pay tribute to the blues and R&B boom which inspired them to pick up their instruments in the first place.

2 Oct, 23 Jul at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Hastings Oktoberfest

Traditional Oktoberfest with German beers and food as well as live performances by local bands.

3 Oct at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings


Collabro

Highly acclaimed musical theatre group Collabro aka Britain's Got Talent 2014 winning classical brothers go on a tour across the UK. Michael Auger, Jamie Lambert, Matthew Pagan and Thomas J. Redgrave take the stage featuring songs from their five studio albums.

4 Oct, 1 Nov at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Eddi Reader - 40 Years Live Tour

"Just perfect Eddi Reader gets every song just right" - The Sunday Times

"Flawless, not just perfect, world class" - R2 Magazine

"Timeless and universal" - The Scotsman

One of my favourite singers of all time Jools Holland

Eddi Reader is perhaps Scotland's greatest living female voice. In 2020, she celebrates her 40th year on stage with the '40 Years Live' concert tour.

From her earliest years playing the folk clubs of western Scotland and learning how to street sing across Europe (like her hero Edith Piaf) Eddi's path soon lead her to a professional career in music as a backing singer for the Eurythmics and Gang of Four. Her band Fairground Attraction had huge international success and number one hits with 'Perfect' and debut album 'First of a Million Kisses' which stormed the charts in the mid 1980's.

Throughout her successful solo career, Eddi has released consistently great works, including highly acclaimed albums such as 'The Songs of Robert Burns' and last years 'Cavalier'. She has won Brit Awards, been awarded four honorary degrees, an MBE, sung to millions on some of the world's greatest concert and festival stages and collaborated with a host of stars across a myriad of genres including Folk, Jazz, Pop, World, Punk and even Classical work with various orchestras.

In 2019 Eddi guest starred with Jools Holland's Rhythm & Blues Orchestra for an extensive tour, released the 'Starlight' EP, played sold out headline shows, recorded a programme for BBC's Classic Scottish Album series about her Robert Burns recordings and appeared on BBC Television's Songs of Praise and as part of (her friend) Billy Connolly's Made In Scotland series.

2020's '40 Years Live' concerts promise to be something special, as with any Eddi Reader concert, the magic is being made in the moment, no two concerts ever the same.

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


Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny

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

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


King King

Glasgow blues outfit fronted by Alan Nimmo.

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


The Magic of Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson tribute.

16 Oct at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Feeder

Welsh rock band who have released ten studio albums, twelve compilations, four EPs, and 40 singles. In 2017, the band announced the compilation The Best of Feeder featuring all the previous singles from their career, as well a mini-album of new material within called Arrow.

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


The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band

Kenny Wayne Shepherd has lived more than half of his life in the spotlight. He is widely considered to be one of the best blues / rock guitarists (James Brown once referred to him as ´one of the wonders of the world´) and he has had six No. 1 blues albums and a string of No. 1 mainstream rock singles. Utter the phrase ´´young blues guitarist´´ within earshot of anyone with even a cursory knowledge of the modern musical vanguard and the first name they are most likely to respond with will be Kenny Wayne Shepherd. Still barely in his 30s, the Louisiana born axeman and songsmith has been selling millions of albums, throwing singles into the Top 10, shining a light on the rich blues of the past and forging ahead with his own modern twist on a classic sound he has embodied since his teens. He met Stevie Ray Vaughan at 7, shared the stage with New Orleans legend Bryan Lee at 13. As an adult, he continues to create genre-defining blues-infused rock n´ roll. Kenny Wayne Shepherd´s How I Go not only serves as a strong reminder of the chops that caused Guitar World to place him right behind B.B. King and Eric Clapton on their list of blues guitarists, but it´s the strongest indication yet of his gifted songwriting talent. The album pairs Kenny´s deeply soulful and impassioned takes on classic material like Bessie Smith´s ´´Backwater Blues,´´ Albert King´s ´´Oh, Pretty Woman´´ and The Beatles ´´Yer Blues´´ alongside the strongest writing and co-writing of his career thus far. Let´s not forget that Kenny co-wrote ´´Blue on Black´´ very early on. The song was #1 on the Rock Charts for 17 consecutive weeks. All of the accolades heaped upon his playing are well deserved and well earned.

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


Joel Dommett: Unapologetic (If That's OK?)

New stand-up hour from the English comedian, who is co-host of the new ITV2 show Singleton.

23 Oct at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


The Sussex Guild Contemporary Craft Show

Seasonal designer craft shows featuring various items on sale.

24 Oct–25 Oct at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


Level 42

Eighties funk pop band back on the road again, singing old favourites including 'Running in the Family' and 'Lessons in Love' as well as newer tracks.

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


Jonathan Pie: Fake News

Jonathan Pie provides more scathing take-downs of politicos and journalists alike.

4 Nov at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Sisters Of Reggae

After a sold out gig in St Leonard’s the Sisters of Reggae return in May 2020 to Hastings Old Town for what promises to be the undisputed heavyweight regg

6 Nov–7 Nov at Hastings And St Leonards Sailing Club, St Leonards On Sea


Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

BLOG are delighted to have been granted limited license to perform the adult cast version of this fantastic musical, and to have an amazing production team; directors Steve Stapley and Stuart Simons, MD Lesley Van Egmond and choreographer Stuart Simons.One of the most enduring and exuberant shows of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is set, according to Tim Rices playful lyrics, Way, way back many centuries ago, not long after the Bible began.This all singing, all dancing extravaganza follows the story of Jacobs favourite son Joseph. After being sold into slavery by his brothers, Joseph meets the Egyptian noble Potiphar, but ends up in jail after refusing the advances of Potiphars wife. While imprisoned, Joseph discovers his ability to interpret dreams and soon finds himself in front of the mighty Pharaoh. Josephs solution to Egypts famine elevates him to Pharaohs right-hand man and reunites him with his family.Combining country and western, ballads and calypso with Elvis-style rock, the show includes songs by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice that have become unforgettable pop and musical theatre standards, including Any Dream Will Do, Close Every Door To Me, Jacob and Sons, Theres One More Angel In Heaven and Go, Go, Go Joseph.

11 Nov–14 Nov, 14 Nov at Memorial Hall, Battle


The Magic of Motown

Tribute to the sweet soul sounds of Motown starring the supremely-talented Magic of Motown band, with hits made famous by the Isley Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Martha Reeves and more.

13 Nov at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


The Hawklords

Spacey prog-rock from ex-Hawkwind members Jerry Richards, Ron Tree, Ade Shaw, Harvey Bainbridge, Steve Swindells and Dave Pearce.

20 Nov at Blackmarket VIP, Hastings


Milton Jones in Milton: Impossible

Absurd one-liners from telly regular Jones.

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


The Marley Experience

Tribute to the reggae sounds of Bob Marley.

21 Nov at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings


Steve Hackett

The one-time Genesis guitarist revisits his time in the band with new versions of songs he co-wrote from the period 1971–1977.

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


Soul II Soul

British soul, R&B and reggae from the veterans who released classic single 'Back to Life (However Do You Want Me)' in 1989.

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


Jason Donovan

First came Neighbours, then the West End beckoned, not forgetting an appearance in the celebrity jungle. And now he's singing again, especially for us.

1 Dec at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Fastlove: A Tribute to George Michael

An affectionate celebration of the life and music of George Michael including his early days with Wham!.

4 Dec at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Ministry of Sound Classical

Dance and club anthems get an orchestral makeover.

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


Ministry of Sound Classical

With Special Guest DJ & Host Danny Rampling. Relive the Greatest Dance Music of all time. Reimagined. Rediscovered.

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


Special Kinda Madness

A tribute to both Madness and the Specials.

5 Dec at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings


John Bishop: Warm Up

Observational humour from the stand-up.

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


Steve Harley

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

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


Hastings Sinfonia Winter Concert

Featuring the Queen Piano Concerto arranged by Simon Proctor with Oliver Poole (piano)plus:Kings Royal by Paul LewisHarry Potter Suite by John WilliamsAegean Dusk by Chris NicolaidesStar Wars by John WilliamsWonder And Storm by Polo Piatti (dedicated to Oliver Poole)A Night On The Bare Mountain by Modest Mussorgsky

23 Jan at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings


Porridge Radio

Lo-fi psychedelic and alternative elector- and indie rock band.

23 Jan at Marina Fountain Pub, St Leonards


Wilko Johnson

Following a remarkable recovery from a diagnosis of terminal cancer, Wilko Johnson the original Dr Feelgood guitarist , actor (Game of Thrones character Ser Ilyn Payne) and all-round national treasure has enjoyed a rousing return to the live arena, including a number 1 album with Roger Daltrey (Going Back Home), a sold-out show at The Royal Albert Hall to mark his 70th birthday and, most recently, the release of Blow Your Mind, his first album of new material in decades.  Wilko is famed for his blistering chop-chord strumming action (the ‘stab’, as he describes it), a technique inspired by his admiration of the late Pirates guitarist Mick Green. With this electrifying sound, his trademark black-suited, scowling look and his characteristic strut, Wilko became one of the guitar heroes of the 1970s and beyond, not to mention one of rock ’n’ roll’s most extraordinary characters. He, alongside his original Feelgood bandmates, is also widely acknowledged as a forefather of punk on both sides of the Atlantic, fans ranging from Joe Strummer to Blondie. Following a stint with Ian Dury & The Blockheads in the 1980s, he formed the Wilko Johnson Band, with Blockheads bassist Norman Watt-Roy featuring former Blockhead Dylan Howe on drums, the trio is known as one of the most exciting rhythm-and-blues bands in the world today. Special guest 'Rock and Roll's Greatest Failure' John Otway. This is a 16+ event. You may be asked to prove your age and if you’re unable to show valid ID, you may be refused entry. Valid ID includes passports, driving licences, 16+ Zip Oyster photocards and CitizenCards. Photocopies will not be accepted.

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


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.

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


Rumer

The honey-voiced singer-songwriter behind platinum-selling 2010 debut Seasons of My Soul presents Southern-tinged new album Nashville Tears.

Seeking new musical inspiration during her time living in the American South, Rumer journeyed to Nashville in search of hidden gems to record.

Once she heard the catalogue of Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member Hugh Prestwood, whose work has been recorded by transcendent singers including Alison Krauss, Trisha Yearwood and Judy Collins, she was hooked.

Nashville Tears collects 15 of Prestwood’s finest songs, many never recorded until now, revealing truths of the heart, both intimate and universal, realistic and romantic.

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


Tommy Emmanuel

Australian guitarist in concert.

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


Goldfrapp

The glitterpop pioneers perform their aureate blend of disco, folk and electronic balladry.

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


Circus Zyair

A magical circus experience for all the family, including jugglers, acrobats, magic, high wire, the wheel of death and a whole bunch more colourful acts.

28 Apr–2 May at The Oval, Hastings


The Red Hot Chilli Pipers

A unique brand of 'bag rock' (that's bagpipes plus rock, if you were wondering) with stirring tunes and energetic performances. Expect everything from 'Flower of Scotland' to Coldplay's 'Clocks', via AC/DC and Deep Purple.

29 Apr at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings

29 Apr at Hastings Castle, Hastings


Jason Manford: Like Me

The comic hits the road again with more observational comedy.

30 Apr at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Joe Satriani

World-renowned guitar virtuoso, *Joe Satriani *returns to Birmingham in support of his 17th solo album.

The live show will feature tracks from the new studio album released, plus he will perform many of his classic fan-favorites including Surfing With The Alien, Always with Me, Always with You and Flying In A Blue Dream.

The touring band features celebrated drummer Kenny Aronoff (John Fogerty) bassist Bryan Beller (Aristocrats) and keyboardist Rai Thistlethwayte (Thirsty Merc) and Joe Satriani on guitar.

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


Robert Cray Band

The award-winning US blues guitar maestro returns.

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


Pure Garage - South Coast UKG Festival

3000 UKG Ravers in Sunny Hastings by the Sea

29 May at Hastings Pier, Hastings


Breakin Science Festival

3000 D&B Ravers - Raving By The Sea

30 May at Hastings Pier, Hastings


Jools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

Jools and his band play classic boogie woogie and rock'n'roll tunes for your merriment.

18 Jun at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


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'.

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


Average White Band

The funkiest band ever to come from Dundee, or Scotland for that matter. They still recapture that Sly Stone/Isley Brothers summer spirit in their current set.

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


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