Fat Tuesday Music Festival

Thanks to a successful crowdfunding campaign and generous support from local businesses and East Sussex County Council’s Community Wellbeing Fund, the Hastings Fat Tuesday Music Festival returned in February 2024, albeit with a smaller programme than in recent years. Visit the archive for all the details. 

This year’s festivities were a hit, and what an absolutely incredible 5 days it was – yet another year of success!

Hastings Fat Tuesday will return in 2025, starting on Friday 28th February, with Mardi Gras Tuesday falling on March 4th. If you’d like to get involved then get in touch, or look out for our apply to play which will open up in October this year!

The five days of festival revelry culminate in FAT TUESDAY itself, (21 Feb) a free night of music across Hastings Old Town that has been the launch pad for stars of the future such as Nova Twins, Green Tea Peng and Kid Kapichi. This year watch out for rising stars Ciel, Hot Wax and Congratulations.

Tuesday also plays host to the REGGAE ROOM Party, at The East Hastings Sea Angling Association featuring a host of guest selectors on the decks and singers on the boards until 1am. And to ensure the festival goes out on a high, the infamous AFTER PARTY at The Brass featuring high-calibre live music from renowned Hot Drop plus late night DJs.Tickets HERE