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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!

12 Oct 2020–31 Dec 2021 at Discovery Playground, Hastings


Hastings Philharmonic Orchestra are delighted to welcome international soloist, Maxim Kinasov to perform Tchaikovsky *Piano Concerto No. 1 *alongside an exciting programme of Beethoven *Symphony No. 6 *and *Overture, Leonore No. 3, *conducted by Marcio da Silva.

Hastings Philharmonic Orchestra

Friday 15th January 2021 • 7:30pm

Christ Church - St Leonards-on-Sea

Concessionary ticket prices are available for those on Pension Credit, Universal Credit, Income Support or Job Seekers Allowance. Please email to book these tickets, and to inquire further for more information.

17 Apr at Christ Church, St Leonards on Sea

This Feeling - Hastings

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

24 Apr at Blackmarket VIP, 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, 5 May &bull; <strong>Cancelled</strong> at Hastings Castle, Hastings

5 May at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings

Joe Satriani

World-renowned American guitar virtuoso.

1 May, 1 May &bull; <strong>Cancelled</strong> at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea

Bowling For Soup

Jocular punk pop sorts from Texas.

4 May, 21 Apr at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea

Eorq Opera Academy

Our first Opera Academy of 2021 will be a revival of one of Ensemble OrQuesta's most beloved productions, Dido and Aeneas by Purcell.

8 May, 9 May at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings

9 Jul, 8 Jul at Christ Church, St Leonards on Sea

Robert Cray Band

Award-winning US blues guitar maestro.

12 May, 14 May &bull; <strong>Cancelled</strong> at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea

John Grant

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

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

Austentatious: An Improvised Novel

An irreverent show performed in period costume, borne from suggestions from the audience.

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


Epic indie from this young Dublin four-piece.

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

Echo & The Bunnymen

Well-preserved Liverpudlian indie rock legends.

21 May, 6 Apr &bull; <strong>Cancelled</strong> at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea

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.

22 May, 20 Oct &bull; <strong>Cancelled</strong> at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


The genre-defying, groundbreaking Mael brothers take their dramatic glam-pop sound on tour.

28 May, 16 Apr &bull; <strong>Cancelled</strong> at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea

Lightning Seeds

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

29 May, 9 Sep &bull; <strong>Cancelled</strong> at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


King of funk back in Bexhill for Bank Holiday all dayer

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

This Is The Kit

Kate Stables and her band perform folk-rock originals.

31 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’.

6 Jun, 14 Sep at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings

Jenny Eclair: Sixty! (FFS)

A grumpy look at life from Ms Eclair, having hit 60 and a new decade of decrepitude.

17 Jun, 20 Jan &bull; <strong>Cancelled</strong> at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea

Jo Whiley's 90s Anthems

DJ Jo Whiley spins the best songs from the decades.

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

Macy Gray

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


Join Rene, Edith and many others well-known characters at Caf Rene!

Based on the hugely successful British television series, which ran for seven seasons, this uproarious comedy relates the adventures of a hapless caf owner, Rene, in occupied France. You can see all of your favourite TV characters in the flesh, including Rene's tone-deaf wife Edith, Major-General von Klinkerhoffen and the Gestapo officer Herr Flick! He and his wife have stashed a priceless portrait stolen by the Nazis in a sausage in their cellar, where two British airmen are also hiding until the Resistance can repatriate them. Communications with London using the wireless that is disguised as a cockatoo add to the many embarrassments this intrepid proprietor endures in the company of his patrons. News that the Fhrer is scheduled to visit the town inspires tricksters disguised as Hitler to frequent the caf. Meanwhile, Rene summons all the wit he can muster to save his caf and his life.

8 Jul–24 Jul at The Blods Little Theatre, Bexhill-on-sea

Crazy P (Sound System)


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


Saturday July 11th 2021 // 10pm - 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…


Featuring 9hrs of Disco influenced music

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


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.

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 FEMFemi 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 Naté Justin Timberlake, Mary J. Blige, Des’ree, D’Influence, The Pasadena and Beyoncé. 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 Café 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 OSSimon 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 BAs soon as I was walking I was dancing. Music has always moved me.

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

I moved back to Kent in the early 90s 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 Cs 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

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 SYSTEMSFunktion One (The main room)Turbo Sound System (The Soul Bar)

LIGHTS & SPECIAL EFFECTSVisuals provided by Showtech 

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

TICKETS & MORE INFOEarly Bird tickets  (until Jan 31st) £15General Release (after 31st Jan) £20Limited tickets on the door £25Ticket Agents: EVENTBRITE

More event Info including accommodation, travel directionsvisit 

Phone contact : 07729793487 email:

ACCOMODATIONWe 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 310Chatsworth Hotel 01424 720 188The Whiterock Hotel 01424 422 240AirBnB :


CARHastings 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.

TRAINSHastings 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

BUSBus service information can be found on the following website:

TAXI SERVICE247 CARS : 01424 247 247CARMILES: 01424 44 1234Taxi Rank also available from outside Hastings Train Station. 

10 Jul–11 Jul at Azur, St Leonards-on-Sea

Crazy P Soundsytem | Kraak & Smaak | Femi Fem | 10DJS

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

10 Jul–11 Jul at Azur, St Leonards-on-Sea

On The Pier - Andy C, Sub Focus, Bou, K Motionz

Join us as we welcome Andy C, Sub Focus, Bou, K Motionz to Hastings Pier.

10 Jul at Hastings Pier, Hastings

On The Pier UK-Andy C & Sub Focus



Andy C ft Tonn Piper

Sub Focus DJ Set ft MC ID


K Motionz

Harriet Jaxxon

North Base



MC’s: AD & IC3

10 Jul at Birch Room Hastings Pier, Hastings


Hastings Philharmonic Orchestra are thrilled to present a dynamic programme of Grieg Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, * Prokofiev *Piano Concerto No. 3 *and Tchaikovsky *Symphony No. 4, conducted by Marcio da Silva at their home in St Mary in the Castle.

Hastings Philharmonic Orchestra

Yuanfan Yang • Piano

Friday 21st May 2021 • 7:30pm

St Mary in the Castle • Hastings • East Sussex

Concessionary ticket prices are available for those on Pension Credit, Universal Credit, Income Support or Job Seekers Allowance. Please email to book these tickets and for further information.

18 Jul at Alexandra Park, Hastings

21 May at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings

22 May at Christ Church, St Leonards 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.

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

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.

25 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.

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

Hastings Reggae Festival

Reggae music festival.

31 Jul at The Oval, Hastings

Sarah Millican: Bobby Dazzler

Sarah Millican muses about throwing poo over a wall, floatation tanks and weight loss via the loss of a fingertip on her sixth international tour.

5 Aug at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings

Southern Sunset Festival

Big summer music festival headlined by garage legend Craig David. Also featuring TS5, SHY FX, Skepsis and more.

7 Aug at The Oval, Hastings

On The Pier UK-DJ Ez, Hannah Wants, Sam Divine + More



Sam Divine

Sammy Virji


Special Guest: Hannah Wants

14 Aug at Birch Room Hastings Pier, Hastings

Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny

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

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


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.

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


This is a tale of mismatched love across different social classes. Josephine is the captain's daughter and has fallen for lowly sailor Ralph. Yet her father has other ideas - he has promised her to Sir Joseph Porter, the First Lord of the Admiralty. Will love prevail? Climb aboard to find out and enjoy a feast of fun along the way. Hip hip hooray! Company Artistic Director: Vanessa Woodward Producer and General Manager: Mike Woodward Production Director: Tristan Stocks Musical Director: Nia Williams Technical and Lighting Director: John Alcock Woodwind: Nick Planas

27 Aug at Opus Theatre, Hastings

The Pirates Of Penzance

An unfortunate case of mishearing initiates the plot for The Pirates of Penzance, resulting in a dramatic change of direction for Frederic who sets a 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. Artistic Director: Vanessa Woodward Producer: Mike Woodward Production Director: Tristan Stocks Musical Director: Nia Williams Technical and Lighting Director: John Alcock Woodwind: Nick Planas

27 Aug, 28 Aug at Opus Theatre, 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.

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


Patience is Gilbert and Sullivan's extremely witty, infrequently performed little masterpiece about the Aesthetic Movement of the 1880s. Complete with willowy poets, sighing maidens, hearty milkmaids and burly officers, every tune is whistleable, every word worth hearing, and the humour is as fresh as it was at the first performance. Artistic Director: Vanessa Woodward Producer: Mike Woodward Production Director: Miles Horner Musical Director: Nia Williams Technical and Lighting Director: John Alcock Woodwind: Nick Planas

28 Aug at Opus Theatre, Hastings

Rennies Dennies Big 1St Reunion

It's finally happening the big first reunion. Remember them nights "Well let's make it happen" on Saturday 28th August at the St Leonards & Hastings Angling Association Marine Parade Old Town 7pm - Midnight

28 Aug at Hastings & St Leonards Angling Association, Hastings

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

Simon Amstell: Spirit Hole

Stand-up and former Buzzcocks presenter with his acerbic, self-deprecating humour presents a 'blissful, spiritual, sensational exploration of love, sex, shame, mushrooms and more'.

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

On The Pier UK-Wilkinson & Kings of the Rollers


Wilkinson ft Adapt

Kings Of The Rollers & Inja


Mollie Collins

Capital Punishment


MC’s: AD, Kombo, Mekar

11 Sep at Birch Room Hastings Pier, Hastings

On The Pier - Wilkinson, Kings Of The Rollers, Turno

Join us as we welcome Wilkinson ft Adapt + more to Hastings pier

11 Sep at Hastings Pier, Hastings

Robyn Hitchcock

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

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

Hastings Nightlife Reunion 60's 70's 80's 90's

Dennies - Rennies - Scalliwags Crypt - Rumours - Saturdays - Courtney's - Jr's - Flamingos+ just so many to name back in the day. The Nightlife of Hastings back in the day. Big Reunion

17 Sep at The Crypt, Hastings

John Shuttleworth's Back

John Shuttleworth returns with songs and stories.

23 Sep at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings

Jonathan Pie: Fake News

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

23 Sep at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings

Ben Fogle: Tales From the Wilderness

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

24 Sep at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings

John Bishop: Right Here, Right Now

Observational humour from the famed stand-up.

25 Sep 2021–5 Jan 2022 at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea

27 Oct at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings

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.

26 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’

28 Sep 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.

30 Sep at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings

The Undertones

Punk rock band formed in Derry, Northern Ireland in the '70s.

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

Special Kinda Madness

A tribute to both Madness and the Specials.

2 Oct at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings

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).

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

Loudon Wainwright III: All in a Family

An evening of song, music and funny stories from Grammy award winner Loudon Wainwright III, his former partner Suzzy Roche and their daughter, Lucy Wainwright Roche.

2 Oct 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.

5 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.

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

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.

9 Oct 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.

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

The Hawklords

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

15 Oct at Blackmarket VIP, Hastings

The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band

Blues and blues-rock singer-guitarist from Shreveport.

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

Whole Lotta Led

Gloucestershire-based Led Zeppelin tribute band.

16 Oct at St Mary in the Castle, 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

King King

Glasgow blues outfit fronted by Alan Nimmo.

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

Luisa Omielan: God is A Woman

"How different would the world be if women’s stories had been included more in the Bible? Did you know that Adam had a first wife before Eve? Her name was Lilith and she left Adam because she wanted to do reverse cow girl and he would only do missionary - they didn’t mention THAT in the creation myth." At a time of pandemics and global warming, we all turn to spirituality for hope and purpose, so let's hear about the true meaning of Christmas, Jesus and cunnilingus, courtesy of BAFTA breakthrough act winning Luisa Omielan - now that’s a Sunday school we all would have stayed awake in! Fresh from a successful Off-Broadway run, comedian Luisa Omielan tours the UK with her highly anticipated God is a Woman show. Luisa already has three groundbreaking hit shows under her belt. First, she asked "What Would Beyonce Do?! " (sell out across the UK and Australia, is what she would do!), then she asked "Am I Right Ladies?!" and her thigh gap joke went viral with over 45 million views. Then she turned to politics and got a show on the BBC entitled "Politics for Bitches". So the next logical step was for Luisa to bring her unique genre of comedy to religion - expect Mary Magdalene and dick jokes. Luisa has been featured in The Guardian, The Radio Times, Forbes, Vogue, The Metro, Stylist Magazine, The Huffington Post, The Telegraph and countless other publications. She’s been nominated two years in a row for Best Comedy Show at the Melbourne International Festival and loves taking her universal shows around the world. Luisa is the first comedian to be acknowledged with a BAFTA Breakthrough award. Luisa has created a unique genre of comedy that’s a heart-wrenching journey; part rave and part rally. Her shows are uplifting, thought provoking, ahead-of-the-times and damn funny. She counts Dawn French, Lenny Henry, Richard Curtis and Ruby Wax as super fans. And yes, Luisa will be accompanied on stage by her partner in crime, Bernie - the funniest Bernese mountain dog on the block.

‘The biggest stand up hit of the decade’ - The Guardian

‘She should be put on the national curriculum’ - The Scotsman

“One of the most powerful and provocative hours on The Fringe" - The Telegraph

21 Oct at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings

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.

One of the most enduring and exuberant shows of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is set, according to Tim Rice's playful lyrics, "Way, way back many centuries ago, not long after the Bible began".

This all singing, all dancing extravaganza follows the story of Jacob's 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 Potiphar's wife. While imprisoned, Joseph discovers his ability to interpret dreams and soon finds himself in front of the mighty Pharaoh. Joseph's solution to Egypt's famine elevates him to Pharaoh's 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, There's One More Angel In Heaven and Go, Go, Go Joseph.

27 Oct–30 Oct, 30 Oct at Memorial Hall, Battle


Big bouncing fusion of ragga, dubstep and metal.

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

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

New stand-up hour from the English comedian and former I'm a Celebrity … contestant.

29 Oct at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings

Beth Nielsen Chapman

Highly rated Americana singer/songwriter who has penned hits for the likes of Trisha Yearwood and Willie Nelson.

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


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.

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

Seasick Steve

Vagrant American bluesman accompanying himself on a two-stringed guitar, wooden box and other handmade instruments.

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

Fastlove: A Tribute to George Michael

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

6 Nov at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings

Wet Wet Wet

The Glasgow soul popsters tour their greatest hits, and some other people's greatest hits as well.

7 Nov at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings

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.

12 Nov at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings

Show of Hands

Enigmatic folk duo performing original songs, top-quality vocals and harmonies.

12 Nov 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.

13 Nov at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings

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

Kevin Bloody Wilson, Jenny Talia

In a world almost drowning in a tsunami of Political Correctness, Kevin Bloody Wilson stands out as a beacon for PC Pushback.

Considered ‘The Worlds Funniest Australian’, Kevin Bloody Wilson is as dry and as rough as his Outback heritage.

His latest stage performance FUPC, spotlights Political Correctness for what it is and how he sees it.a joke!

Kev’s 20 Albums of self penned Bawdy Ballads have generated millions of sales and his global legion of fans have elevated Kev to Rock Star Status.

Seeing KEV live is something not only guaranteed to have you belly laughing at topics and subject matter you’re not supposed to be laughing at, but also something to tick off your bucket list!

Social Justice Warriors and PC Advocates are invited to stay home.

Meanwhile, the rest of us will enjoy a knee-slapping, hilarious night of Kev’s common sense take on Political Correctness.

22 Nov at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings

Scouting for Girls

Quirky perky London indie poppers who gave us 'She's So Lovely'.

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

Ministry of Sound Classical

Dance and club anthems get an orchestral makeover.

26 Nov 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.

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

The Overtones

Doo-wop vocal harmony man band doing it for the mums.

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

Grant-Lee Phillips

Folk-rock from the former Grant Lee Buffalo singer and multi-instrumentalist.

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

Rick Wakeman: Piano Portraits

Rick Wakeman reinterprets some of his hits in piano form.

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


The glam rockers behind huge hit 'Blockbuster'.

4 Dec 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.

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

Nina Conti: The Dating Show

Improvised comic ventriloquism from Conti, who manages to weave humour and poignancy into her shows. Her puppet creations include Monk (a cynical monkey) and Granny (an elder Scotswoman).

9 Dec at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings

The Marley Experience

Tribute to the reggae sounds of Bob Marley.

11 Dec at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings

Steve Harley

The original Cockney rebel plays his hits.

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

Jason Manford: Like Me

The comic hits the road again with more observational comedy.

8 Jan–5 Oct at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings

29 Jun–30 Jun at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea

The Magic of Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson tribute.

15 Jan at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings

Katherine Ryan: Missus

Comedian and star of Netflix show The Duchess discusses how she's married her first love, despite having disavowed marriage previously.

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

Porridge Radio

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

22 Jan at Marina Fountain Pub, St Leonards

Wolf Alice

Off-kilter indie rock from this London four-piece.

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

Burn The Floor: Kevin Clifton

Kevin Clifton stars in this high-energy ballroom dancing show.

3 Feb at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings

Milton Jones in Milton: Impossible

Absurd one-liners from telly regular Jones.

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

Madama Butterfly An Ellen Kent production

Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra Winner of The Best Opera Award Liverpool Daily Post Theatre Awards Back by overwhelming public demand, this award winning Opera returns with exquisite sets including a spectacular Japanese garden and fabulous costumes including antique wedding kimonos from Japan. One of the world’s most popular operas, Puccini’s Madama Butterfly tells the heart-breaking story of the beautiful young Japanese girl who falls in love with an American naval lieutenant – with dramatic results. Highlights include the melodic Humming Chorus, the moving aria One Fine Day and the unforgettable Love Duet. ★★★★★ ‘Stunning and emotionally charged’ Cardiff Morning Star 'This is a Butterfly to cherish' Manchester Evening News 'Kistenyova played the tragic Japanese heroine with unforgettable grace and poignancy.' Oxford Prospect, Spring 2015 'The set and costumes were intricate and magnificent to behold. All the beauty of Japan was made real on stage, which added to the overall exquisite tragedy of the performance.' Manchester Magazine, Autumn 2014 Sung in Italian with English surtitles

11 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.

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

Ross Noble: Humournoid

Comedian Ross Noble's newest hour.

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

Lloyd Cole

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

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

Tommy Emmanuel

Australian guitarist in concert.

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

Sophie Ellis-Bextor

The London-based pop singer returns to music after her stint on Strictly Come Dancing.

8 Mar–17 Mar 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.

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

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

Omid Djalili: The Good Times Tour

After experimenting with a Zoom gig where he got muted by 639 people and a Drive‐in gig where Omid witnessed an audience member get out his car, attach a hose pipe to his exhaust and feed it through the window; multi award‐winning comedian and actor Omid Djalili is now where he belongs, on a stage and bringing back the Good Times.

Intelligent, always provocative, entertaining, Omid’s legendary stand‐up performances is a captivating comedy masterclass. His credits range from Hollywood films to television and the West End stage. Earning praise across the world for his performances, Omid is seen hosting his own ITV quiz show The Winning Combination. He appeared in the smash hit Mama Mia 2: Here We Go Again, His Dark Materials for BBC1 & HBO, and Letter For The King on Netflix. Omid also gained rave reviews for his leading role of Tevvye in the Chichester Festival Theatre production of “Fiddler On The Roof”.

“So hysterically funny and at the same time so poignant and powerful that calling it standup barely does it justice.” ‐ Michael Levin, Huffington Post

"A thin, high cheek‐boned, flamboyant luvvie.” ‐ The Guardian

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

Josh Widdicombe: Bit Much …

The comedian and TV presenter returns.

30 Mar at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings

Marc Almond

The former Soft Cell singer turned successful solo artist supports his latest release.

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

Alan Carr: Not Again, Alan!

Camp humour as the stand-up tries out new material.

1 Apr–2 Apr at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea

The Total Stone Roses

Stone Roses tribute act featuring graduates of the Leeds College of Music.

2 Apr at Brass Monkey, Hastings

Gretchen Peters

Americana from the Nashville singer-songwriter.

3 Apr, 9 Jun at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea

Count Arthur Strong: Is There Anybody Out There?

Entertaining comedy show that wrestles the big questions in life.

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


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

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

Metallica Reloaded

Four-strong tribute to the heavy metal trailblazers.

16 Apr at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings

From the Jam

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

21 Apr, 4 Jun at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings

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.

27 Apr–1 May at The Oval, Hastings

Dirty DC: AC/DC Tribute

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

28 May at Hastings Castle, Hastings

Jools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

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

10 Jun at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings

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