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Jack in the Green Festival

HASTINGS, East Sussex, TN34 3AR
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Jack in the Green Festival

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A festival of Morris and other traditional dance with visiting teams from all over England and Europe, and a huge procession with music, dance, singing and street entertainment.

In 2020, the programme will be slightly condensed due to the early May bank holiday having been moved to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE day.

Details will be confirmed closer to the time but the programme for the main events is likely to be as follows.

Friday 1 May: Dancing at dawn.

Saturday 2 May: Morris dancing around the town and a dance extravaganza on The Stade Open Space. Concert with the Copper family in the afternoon at St Clements Church. Ceilidh in the evening at St Mary in the Castle and a concert with Gigspanner at St Clements Church.

Sunday 3 May: Jack in the Green Procession starting at 11.45am, following a special longer route including Rock a Nore Road, All Saints Street, cross The Bourne, High Street, George Street, seafront pavement and under underpass, cross Wellington Square, Castle Hill Road and up to the usual position on the West Hill. Jack will be slain to release the spirit of summer at around 5pm.

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Festival (1 May 2020 - 3 May 2020)

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