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Hastings Fat Tuesday

Hastings Fat Tuesday (HFT) is a not for profit organisation based on the south coast that delivers a year round programme of activity to support and showcase the local music scene in Hastings and St Leonards. This includes the flag ship Fat Tuesday Music Festival that is now in it's 12th year, a 3 day Sonic festival for all things electronic and experimental and a range of live music events, workshops and professional development sessions to support emerging and established musicians and those involved in the music industry.

HFT is governed by a board of trustees and managed by a small team: co-directors Adam Daly & Sally Lampitt and General Manager Hannah Deeble.


Hastings Fat Tuesday Music Festival

Hastings Fat Tuesday music festival is the UK’s largest Mardi Gras celebration which showcases Hastings’ thriving music scene – opening its doors to a wealth of musical talent and music fans alike.

Hailed as Hastings’ answer to SXSW in Texas, or Brighton’s Great Escape festival, Hastings Fat Tuesday is one of the jewels in the town’s cultural crown and celebrates its 12th year in 2022.

25th February - 1st March 2022

5 days of Music and Mardi Gras on the South Coast

We have missed you so much but we're finally back!!

During the pandemic, while any form of actual live music has been limited, the Fat Tuesday Team have been working tirelessly behind the scenes, making sure that we stay strong as an organization and planning future projects for when the Covid chains have finally been fully released.

We will shortly be making announcements regarding our new and hugely exciting autumn/winter program of events, including a collaborative project with the fantastic revamped The Brass ..and we are already working on the Fat Tuesday Festival 2022, so watch this space!!

Big love to you all,

The Fat Tuesday Team xx