Get Involved

There are lots of ways to get involved with Hastings Fat Tuesday.

You can apply to play on the Unplugged Saturday or Fat Tuesday, or take part in the Umbrella Parade on Preservation Sunday. We're also keen to hear from anyone who'd like to volunteer or help to stage manage. Please fill out the appropriate form below.

Apply to take part in the Umbrella Parade

Deadline: 1st February 2020

If you're a musical group or fancy getting dressed up to be part of the Umbrella Parade, fill out the form and let us know what you can bring to the party. For 2020 we'll be starting off at the Stade at 12pm and then walking along the sea front to the White Rock Theatre where the parade will join the fun at Preservation Sunday.

Apply to be a Volunteer

Deadline: 1st February 2020

By volunteering you not only get to support a great local event but you also get the opportunity to see and hear some amazing music across the five days. The type of things you'll be involved with is gathering information forms, staffing the info desk, handing out flyers, stewarding at events. For all volunteering, you’ll need to be 18 or over by 21 February 2020 and be available to work the shifts allocated to you throughout the Festival. Each shift is usually 4 hours. Please click on the button below and we look forward to working with you.

Apply to be a Stage Manager

Deadline: 1st February 2020

If you're interested in managing one of our stages on the Fat Tuesday tour please click on the button below. We will be running 16 stages as part of the Fat Tuesday tour on 25 February 2020 and we need well organised, unflappable people to ensure that artists get on and off stage safely and that we keep to our schedule. The Fat Tuesday tour is an extremely busy night with venues all running at capacity. You need to be available from 6pm - 11pm on Tuesday 25 February and over 18.

Apply to Play

2020 applications now closed

Hastings Fat Tuesday 2020 invites applications from musicians of all genres to play at Unplugged Saturday and the Fat Tuesday Tour. Please read the notes below before applying.

Unplugged Saturday (22nd February 2020): musicians of all genres are required to perform 5 x 15 minute sets at different venues across the Old Town and St Leonards. As this is an acoustic event assume that all venues will have no PA or sound enhancement.

Fat Tuesday Tour (25th February 2020): The highlight of the Festival - Musicians will be required to perform 3 x 20 minute sets in different venues across the Old Town. The night is high energy with full on production.