Sonics 2022

Observer Building, 53 Cambridge Road, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1DT
Sonics 2022


Sonics 2022 is a 3-day festival of ground-breaking experimental, electronic, and underground culture to take place in the iconic and newly renovated space, The Observer Building, Hastings, across the weekend of 21/22/23 October 2022.

We are thrilled to announce that our Friday and Saturday headliners are two highly regarded and unique artists in the world of electronic music. On Friday 21st October, legendary Detroit electro visionaries Dopplereffekt present their new live AV show ft. Maria Mendes while on the evening of Saturday 22nd October, Ceephax Acid Crew aka Andy Jenkinson sets sail for Hastings to bring the rave to a town that knows how to party, scattering his live hardware, old-school acid among the Sonics massive.

Visit the Sonics website to find the full programme ranging from experimental turntablism, cutting edge electronica, post-punk, jazz, improvised explorations, bass music and noise to workshops, art, talks, films, installations and more! Daytime music sessions are FREE and evening events are ticketed. All tickets are available at

Other confirmed artists:
Elijah (talk/Q&A)
Mariam Rezaei
Kerrie (DJ set)
Meemo Comma
Ehua (DJ set)
Richard Norris (DJ set)
Floating World Pictures

Sonics is produced by Hastings Fat Tuesday and was originally conceived by local artist Danny Pockets in 2015 (who sadly passed away in 2018) to bring together and showcase the underground and experimental art and music scenes in the town. It provided an opportunity for the wider Hastings and St. Leonards-on-Sea community to discover and experience the diverse range of music, art, film, installations and more, existing outside of the mainstream. Since then, the event has continued to grow and develop, moving onwards from a one-day session to a multi-venue event across the Hastings Fat Tuesday Music Festival weekend. Sonics 2022 will be the first time the event has stood alone as a unique festival of its own.

Sonics 2022 continues to build upon the success of three previous events held in the first half of the year, the locally focussed Sunday Sonics all-dayer during the Hastings Fat Tuesday Music Festival and two successful one-off shows with Dhangsha, Yao Bobby & Simon Grab, Codex Serafini & Slum Of Legs. The three-day October event presents a diverse and vital line-up ranging from internationally renowned and legendary live acts to cutting edge, underground musicians, artists and DJs.

The underlying commitment and focus of the Sonics team remains that of offering audiences an event that is open and accessible to all, diverse, exciting and most importantly fun.

Ehua by Gaïa de Crecy
Ceephax Acid Crew aka Andy Jenkinson

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