Featuring festival favourites, including HotWax, Kid Kapichi, Skinny Lister, King Size Slim, Matilda’s Scoundrels, Cajun Dawgs and Crunchy Bat and previously unreleased tracks by Buddha Triangle, Jamie Smart and Liane Carroll.
List your music or Mardi Gras event taking place in Hastings or St Leonards between the 9th and 13th February.
Fat Tuesday Music Festival
9th – 13th February 2024. The UK’s largest Mardi Gras and ultimate mid-winter carnival!
Skinny Sunday was a one day music festival curated and produced by HFT Youth Curatorial Panel. It took place on the Stade Open Space, Sunday 20th August 2023. Supported by Youth Music Trailblazer Fund
HFT and Sonics presents ‘Pocket Sonics’ this summer - weekly free music sessions for 14 to 25 year old's interested in experimental music making, electronic music, field recording, noise, creative coding, DJing, beats and bars and more.
Fat Tuesday Club
Creative music sessions focused on the process of making and playing new music
Under the Radar
A monthly night of new music featuring the best emerging artists in the South East.
Youth Second Line Band
Hastings Fat Tuesday’s youth brass and percussion band, led by Robbie Robson, supported by Create Music and Arts Council England.
Halloween in Hastings means Voodoo Fest. The best Halloween gig in town!
3-day festival of ground-breaking experimental, electronic, and underground culture.
Youth Curatorial Panel
HFT’s youth panel helps curate our festivals and events all year round, and are producing Skinny Sunday festival. Supported by Youth Music Trailblazer Fund
Hastings Fat Tuesday CIC is a not-for-profit organisation that delivers a year-round programme of activity to support the communities of Hastings and St Leonards. This includes the flagship Fat Tuesday Music Festival, biennial ‘Sonics’ electronic music festival and a range of live music events and community sessions/workshops to support musicians and young people, and provide engaging cultural experiences for all.
Our aim is to promote creative opportunities to people at all stages of their lives through arts and culture.
HFT managed by a small team: co-directors Adam Daly & Sally Lampitt and General Manager Hannah Deeble.
That’s a wrap!
Another year of Hastings Fat Tuesday draws to a close!
The Mardi Gras Album – A Celebration of 15 Years of Hastings Fat Tuesday
At last, Hastings Fat Tuesday is no longer just for February, but for life with the release of a special compilation album celebrating 15 years of the town’s most famous music festival.
Unplugged and Tuesday Tour Schedules
Who's playing what when!
Getting ready for the Mardi Gras magic!
Get your glad rags at the Frock Up Friday Market or pimp your Umbrellas at the Radiator Arts workshop ahead of the festival.