Hastings Fat Tuesday

Various venues in Hastings, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 3EA
Mardi Gras troupe in colourful tasselled shirts and trousers, decorated masks and pointed hats.


In New Orleans and Rio they call it Mardi Gras, in Venice it’s known as Carnivale...
In Hastings we call it FAT TUESDAY!

Traditionally, “Fat Tuesday” is a chance for people to let their hair down before observing the restrictions of Lent. Our festival borrows heavily from the New Orleans take on Mardi Gras, combining the enjoyment of good music, a flair for dressing up and partying. All things Hastings excels at!

Check out our quick guide below and then head to the Fat Tuesday website for the full line-up, venues, and further details.



The now well-established grassroots music coference. 
Friday 17 February​​​, 10am-5pm
East Hastings Sea Angling Association, The Stade, Hastings, Tickets £5

Le Grand Mardi Gras Ball

The ultimate Fat Tuesday party! Live music, djs and dancing 'til the early hours.
Headliner: Oh My God! It’s The Church
Friday 17 February, 8pm-3am
White Rock Theatre, Hastings, Tickets £27

Unplugged Saturday

60 emerging and established artists play 15-minute sets at venues across the town.
Saturday 18 February, 1-6pm, FREE ENTRY

Under the Radar

A trio of bands for your evening's entertainment. 
Buddha Triangle | SLANT | Office for Personal Development
Saturday 18 February, 8-11pm 

Saturday Sonics

A multi-scene DJ pile up!
Satriday 18 February, 8pm-2am

Umbrella Parada + Preservation Sunday

This is why you need your umbrella! A parade along the seafront and a family friendly party.
Sunday 19 February, 12-3pm
Meet at St Leonards seafront, opposite the bottom of London Road, 11.45am
Party at White Rock Theatre, 12.30-3pm, FREE ENTRY 

Sunday Sonics

Freefrom live music.
Sunday 19 February, 1-7pm

Slim Monday

The annual warm-up by King Size Slim with special guests.
Monday 20 February, 8pm
The Lord Nelson, FREE ENTRY

Fat Tuesday Tour

The main event! 24 acts each play three 20-minute sets across twelve venues. You've just got to keep up!
You'll also find the designated Reggae Room at the East Hastings Sea Angling Association
Tuesday 21 February, 8-11pm

After Party

It couldn't end without the After Party! 
HOT + DROP plus live DJs
Tuesday 21 February, 10pm 
The Brass, Tickets £10


Don't Miss


Frock Up Friday Market

​​​​Source your Fat Tuesday glad rags at this pop-up market.
Saturday 12 February, 10am-3pm
Observer Building, free entry, cafe open 

Umbrella Workshops

Glam up your umbrella ready for the parade/ Drop in to:
Sunday 12 February, 12-3pm, Ore Community Centre
Wednesday 15 February, 10am-2pm, White Rock Theatre, 10am-2pm
Thursday 16 February, 1-4pm, Clifton Centre
Saturday 18 February, 12-4pm, Observer Building
​​​​​FREE ENTRY (Bring Your Own Umbrella), suitable for all ages


Hastings Fat Tuesday also present also regular and special events running throughout the year. See details on the website.


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