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Hastings Fat Tuesday Festival

Fat Tuesday Festival

Hastings Fat Tuesday

Skinny Lister, Sean McGowan, Jetstream Pony, Kid Kapichi and Chiedu Oraka are among the first 30 acts announced for Hastings Fat Tuesday 2018.

Raucous punk folk sextet Skinny Lister, emerging rapper Chiedu Oraka, singer song-writer Sean McGowan, Brighton punk pop outfit Jetstream Pony, and Hastings' indie rockers Kid Kapichi are among the first 30 acts across all genres that will perform at Hastings Fat Tuesday Music Festival 2018, the UK's largest Mardi Gras celebration.

Also in the line-up for this year's festival,w hich runs from 9 to 13 February are:  Trevor Moss & Hannah Lou, Alibi, Mr Wilson's Second Liners, Bollywood Brass Band, Dr Savage, Mama Josie, White Rose, La Lune, King Size Slim, Gavin Martin, Dark Matta, Sister Suzie, Saint Apache, Orange Circus Band, Billionaire, The Imaginary Hat, 40 Shillings on the Drum, Sleaze, Spit, Sabrina Gunston, Ded Rabbit, Someone Anyone, Blue Lilly, The Meat and Onions Gang and The Kiffs.  More acts are to be announced.

Skinny Lister really pack a punch with their live shows - they are headlining the opening night, Fat Friday on 9 February, 7pm at St Mary in the Castle.  Support comes from this year's Festival Feartured Act, local singer-songwriter Jamie Smart and his band.  Ticket are £5 and available online now.

Rapper Chiedu Oraka is a pioneer of the alternative urban scene in Hull, drawing on his northern working class background, while closer to home, Hastings' Kid Kapichi have been making waves, hailed as an indie band to watch by the Evening Standard.  New Brighton band Jetstream Pony features former Wedding Present, Aberdeen & Trembling Blue Stars members, while Southampton-based troubadour Sean McGowan has had a busy year of touring including recently supporting Billy Bragg.

Some of the best emerging and established acts from all over the UK will be performing at Hastings Fat Tuesday, as well as many great local artists.

Tickets are on sale for the Le Grand Mardi Gras; expect colourful costumes and carnival spirit.  Live music comes from Mr Wilson’s Second Liners.  Their collective provides a twist on the New Orleans tradition of uniformed brass bands.


The Programme - 2018

Fat Friday, 9 February

Unplugged Saturday, 10 February

Le Grand Mardi Gras Ball, 10 February

Umbrella Parade, 11 February

Under the Radar, 11 February

Preservation Sunday, 11 February

Unconvention, 12 February

Slim Monday, 12 February

The Fat Tuesday Tour, 13 February

The After Show Party, 13 February

Full details, latest new and announcements can be found at HastingsFatTuesday; facebook or Twitter @HastingsFatTues


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