Hastings Midsummer Fish Festival

Stade Open Space, Hastings Old Town, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 3AR
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This year's Midsummer Fish Festival at The Stade in Hastings will have live music, entertainment and great food for all the family to enjoy. A chance to celebrate summer and the sea.

Enjoy a variety of delicious summer fish dishes from our best local restaurants, along with a range of the best produce the area has to offer. Locally made wine and beer will also be available and the fishermen will be showcasing their skills and their catch.

The Midsummer Fish Fest started in 2014 and has proved a hugely popular event. Originally it was funded by the European Fisheries Fund, through the Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG) but that funding has now ended. To allow the festival to continue, we have introduced a small entrance charge of £2 in advance or £3 on the gate, for the whole weekend. Under 18s go free.

Tickets can be purchased in advance from Hastings' Visitor Information Centre at Station Plaza.


Cooking Demonstrations

12 noon & 2pm both days: CJ Jackson, Hastings Fish Ambassador and one of the UK's greatest fish expert cooks up tasty dishes with the local catch. In the Stade Hall's Classroom on the Coast. 

1.30pm both days, 4.15pm Saturday & 3.00pm Sunday: Tush and Pat, local legends on the Hastings fishing scene, show you how to deal with shellfish, expertly fillet and identify local species.


Children's Actvities

11.30am - 5pm, both days: Childrens' crafts and activities take place in The Stade Hall all day.


Live Music


Saturday 25 June

11.30am - 12.30pm: The Hastings Sinfonia

1.00pm - 1.30pm: Mad Jack's Morris

2.00pm - 3.00pm: The Paul Gunn Band

3.30pm - 4.15pm: Midnight Coffee

4.45pm - 6.00pm: Soul Town

Sunday 26 June

11.30am - 12.15pm: Carey & Perscott

12.45pm - 1.30pm: Sistie Moose

2.00pm - 3.00pm: Zachery Dogwood

3.30pm - 4.30pm: Entertaining Mr. Stone

5.00pm - 6.00pm: Jiggery Pokery

For further details see the attached programme.

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  • Guide Dogs Permitted - Only guide dogs are permitted onto the festival site.

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