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
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
60 emerging and established artists play 15-minute sets at venues across the town.
Saturday 18 February, 1-6pm, FREE ENTRY
A trio of bands for your evening's entertainment.
Buddha Triangle | SLANT | Office for Personal Development
Saturday 18 February, 8-11pm
The Brass, FREE ENTRY
A multi-scene DJ pile up!
Satriday 18 February, 8pm-2am
The Pig, FREE ENTRY
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
Freefrom live music.
Sunday 19 February, 1-7pm
The Pig, FREE ENTRY
The annual warm-up by King Size Slim with special guests.
Monday 20 February, 8pm
The Lord Nelson, FREE ENTRY
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
It couldn't end without the After Party!
HOT + DROP plus live DJs
Tuesday 21 February, 10pm
The Brass, Tickets £10
Source your Fat Tuesday glad rags at this pop-up market.
Saturday 12 February, 10am-3pm
Observer Building, free entry, cafe open
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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