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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


Parasite (Monochrome Edition)

7 Aug–14 Aug at Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-on-Sea


Elvis: That's The Way It Is

13 Aug at Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-on-Sea


This Feeling - Hastings

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

14 Aug, 24 Apr at Blackmarket VIP, Hastings


Crazy Rich Asians

15 Aug at Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-on-Sea


Coffee Concert - The Sounds Of Glyndebourne

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


Continental Circus Berlin

An extravaganza of energetic and daring feats to make you doubt your own eyes – with contortionists, daring acrobatics and trapeze artists, this lot will go to any lengths to shock and impress you.

18 Aug–24 Aug at Glyne Gap Field, Bexhill-on-Sea


Circus Berlin Hastings

We are offering a fantastic discount to claim, simply call the box office on 0203 375 3970 and quote ‘JUGGLER’ This MUST be used at least 24 hours before the show. Continental Circus Berlin with an amalgamation of brilliant Circus acts, music & real youthful energy, incorporating fantastic performers from all over the world.

In an age where so much entertainment is unreal, made up of special effects, CGI and has a virtual reality, being pre-recorded, multi-tracked, digitally enhanced or in some other way electronically created - the sheer reality of a live show is a breath of fresh air and the feats and skills seen at Continental Circus Berlin are often so amazing that the Circus-goer literally can not believe their eyes. Hastings Glyne Gap Field, Bexhill Road, TN40 2JU Tuesday 18th 7pm Wednesday 19th 3pm & 7.45pm Thursday 20th 3pm & 7.45pm Friday 21st 2pm & 7.45pm Saturday 22nd 2pm & 5pm Sunday 23rd 2pm & 5pm Monday 24th 2pm & 5pm

18 Aug–24 Aug at Glyne Gap Field, 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


Circus of Horrors: The 25th Anniversary Tour

Circus show featuring rock music, comedy, and more.

22 Aug at Glyne Gap Field, Bexhill-on-Sea


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, 4 Jun &bull; <strong>Cancelled</strong> at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


The Circus Of Horrors Summer 2020 Hastings

Special Offer £5 off any full price ticket. Ring the box office 0203 375 3970 and quote GORY. This MUST be used at least 24 hours before the show.

Back in the Big Top. Against all ods the Circus of Horrors is back performing in a Covid Safe enviroment.

When the Circus of Horrors started in Glastonbury '95 people thought it would run for 25 weeks let alone 25 years, yet here we are a quarter of a century later and the Circus of Horrors is still touring all over the World, still getting rave reviews & still getting loads of media coverage. The show performed for the 4th consecutive year at last years Download Festival when it also returned to the Glastonbury Festival. The new Circus of Horrors show will be a celebration of the 25 years and will include an amazing phantasmaglorios amalgamation of acts, driven by a rock n roll sound scape, a show that will have you sat on the edge of your seat when not falling off it with laughter. The almighty cast that stormed into the finals of Britain's Got Talent is now a West End & World Wide Hit will take you on a rock n' roller coaster ride of amazing & Bizarre acts. It is a circus like no other and a show you simply can't afford to miss. Not advisable for under 16’s Hastings 22nd Aug 2020 8pm

22 Aug at Glyne Gap Field, Bexhill-on-Sea


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


The Total Stone Roses

Roses tribute act comprising graduates of Leeds College of Music.

30 Aug, 10 Apr at Brass Monkey, 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


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


The Levellers

Perennial crusty favourites influenced by punk and traditional English music.

6 Sep &bull; <strong>Cancelled</strong> 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, 29 May 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, 20 Mar 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, 29 Mar 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


Hpo Recitals

This soothing evening of French mélodie and English Song will include:

Let us Garlands Bring Finzi

The House of Life Vaughan-Williams

Cinq Mélodies de Venise op.58 Fauré

No. 1 in E flat minor, Op. 33 No. 1 Fauré

Three Préludes* Debussy*

Valses Nobles et Sentimentales Ravel

HPO are delighted to launch the HPO Recital Series to further the generous financial support donated by the Friends and Patrons of the Hastings Philharmonic Orchestra for the 2021 season. These fundraising recital concerts aim to ensure the continued growth and development of the HPO.

Christ Church, St Leonards on Sea • East Sussex

Marcio da Silva • Baritone

*Francis Rayner *• Piano

19 Sep at Christ Church, St Leonards on Sea


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


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: 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.

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, 5 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. Suitable for ages 16+.

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


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


Hpo Recitals

Der Hirt auf dem Felsen *Schubert *

Song to the Moon *Dvořák *

Caro Nome *Verdi *

Jewel Song Gounod

Carmen Fantasie *Sarasate/Bizet *

Rhapsody in Blue *Gershwin *

Rigoletto Fantasia Bassi/Verdi

HPO are delighted to continue the HPO Recital Series to further the generous financial support donated by the Friends and Patrons of the Hastings Philharmonic Orchestra for the 2021 season. These fundraising recital concerts aim to ensure the continued growth and development of the HPO.

Helen May | Soprano

Ivanov & Chen Duo

Boyan Ivanov | Clarinet

*Lysianne Chen *| Piano

Christ Church, St Leonards on Sea | East Sussex

17 Oct at Christ Church, St Leonards on Sea


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

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

23 Oct 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.

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


Dirty DC: AC/DC Tribute

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

24 Oct, 15 May at Hastings Castle, 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, 8 Oct &bull; <strong>Cancelled</strong> 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


Indian Queens + Cosmic Strip (dj Set)

National Tour with Indian Queens to Stop in St. Leonards on 2nd May! As part of our Mayday Weekend celebration - 3 Days of Witchy, Folk, Pagan, Psyche, Ambient, Dreamy bands and DJS over 2 floors … INDIAN QUEENS Indian Queens, hailing from Hackney Wick, make music for people of the night. For those who live in a dream like state or those who use the dark to carry out their nefarious habits. The only light in Indian Queens world comes from a flickering street lamp or the dull glow of a mobile phone. It’s the music of Dickens East End before the gentrification. Indian Queens thrive when they are on stage. Their dark, dreamy and hypnotic sounds echo Portishead and Massive Attack mixed with the modern edge and swagger of Warpaint and Radiohead. Since Formation in late 2016, the band have been picking up high profile fans such as Simon Raymonde (Cocteau Twins, Bella Union) Theresa Wayman (Warpaint) and Robert Smith (The Cure), who invited the band to play the prestigious Meltdown festival this year along side artists such as My Bloody Valentine, Nine Inch Nails and The Libertines. In London Indian Queens have a solid following, selling out headline shows at Sebright Arms and St Pancras Old Church in quick succession. This year they were hand picked to support artists such as TT /Theresa Wayman, (Warpaint), Amber Arcades, We are Scientists, Ash and Broncho. Indian Queens were also invited to play a special showcase at House of Vans which lead to them playing their own stage at this year's Bestival. They also included their current tracks on their in-store playlists across Europe. Other Festival Appearances include Camp Bestival, Boardmasters, Meltdown, Leefest, EVOL and others.

6 Nov at The Piper, Saint Leonards


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


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


Hpo

Three beloved Hastings musicians join together for an evening of piano trio music. A memorable evening not to be missed!

Dumky Trio, Op. 90 *Dvorak *

Trio in C minor, Op. 101 *Brahms *

Trio in E flat major, Op. 1 No. 1 Beethoven

*Ayşen Ulucan *Violin

*Oliver Mansfield *Cello

*Francis Rayner *Piano

Christ Church, St Leonards on Sea | East Sussex

HPO hope to continue the HPO Recital Series to further the generous financial support donated by the Friends and Patrons of the Hastings Philharmonic Orchestra for the 2021 season. These fundraising recital concerts aim to ensure the continued growth and development of the HPO.

21 Nov at Christ Church, St Leonards on Sea


The Marley Experience

Tribute to the reggae sounds of Bob Marley.

21 Nov at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings


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.

27 Nov at The Piper, Saint Leonards


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, 13 Mar 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, 26 Sep &bull; <strong>Cancelled</strong> 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


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


Rick Wakeman: Piano Portraits

Rick Wakeman reinterprets some of his hits in piano form.

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


Hpo

Hastings Philharmonic Orchestra are delighted to welcome international soloist, André Dolabella 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

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 info@hastingsphilharmonic.com to book these tickets, and to inquire further for more information.

15 Jan at St Mary in the Castle, Hastings


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


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


Jo Whiley's 90s Anthems

DJ Jo Whiley spins the best songs from the decades.

13 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


Grant Lee Phillips

10 Mar 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


This Is The Kit

Kate Stables and her band perform folk-rock originals.

18 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


Marc Almond

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

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


Lloyd Cole

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

23 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 Hastings Castle, Hastings

29 Apr at St Mary in the 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


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.

5 May–8 May, 8 May at Memorial Hall, Battle


Robert Cray Band

The award-winning US blues guitar maestro returns.

12 May 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.

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


Milton Jones in Milton: Impossible

Absurd one-liners from telly regular Jones.

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


Echo & The Bunnymen

Well-preserved Liverpudlian indie rock legends.

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


Burn The Floor

Kevin Clifton and Graziano Di Prima star in this high-energy ballroom dancing show.

27 May at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Sparks

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

28 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 at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


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.

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

20 Jan at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


Jools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

Jools and his band play classic boogie woogie and rock'n'roll tunes for your merriment. Plus expect special guests adding their talents to the mix.

18 Jun 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.

19 Jun at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings


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


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


Richard Hawley

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

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


Hastings Reggae Festival

Reggae music festival.

31 Jul at The Oval, Hastings


Southern Sunset Festival

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

7 Aug, 5 Sep at The Oval, 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, 14 Aug at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


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: Warm Up

Observational humour from the stand-up.

25 Sep 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


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


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


The Hastings Whats On Guide is published in association with The List to give you an insight of things to do and see in Hastings and the surrounding area.

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