In 2022, Youth Music funded the launch of Hastings Fat Tuesday’s Youth Curatorial Panel, a group of young people who have had the opportunity to curate elements of the main HFT 2023 Festival. The participants have put their skills and knowledge into practice by curating and managing a free one day music festival, Skinny Sunday, which will take place on the Stade Open Space on Sunday 20th August, 12-10pm.
The free event boasts a lineup of local favourites and acts from across the south east, with appearances from the Fat Tuesday Club band, Bellza, Poppy Prescott, Paris Blue, Poppy Rockett, Borough Council, The Veltmans, Chimer, Monakis and Wytch Pycknyck, with Djs Eida and Soy, Peachy Jr, T-Phonix and Atmospheric Derek and a headline slot from festival favourites Buddha Triangle. Check out the line up and see you there!
Investment from Youth Music has made this project possible, and also supported the development of HFT’s ‘Under the Radar’ concert this year which showcase early-career and underrepresented emerging artists across diverse genres. These 14+ events take place at The Brass, Hastings every last Friday of the month.
Matt Griffiths, Youth Music CEO says: “It’s crucial we enable more young people to make, learn and earn in music, whatever their background or goal. That’s why we’re excited to invest in progressive organisations like Hastings Fat Tuesday, who lead the way with their innovative approach and dedication to diversifying music.”
Sally Lampitt, HFT CIC’s Co-Director says: – “This year-long project supports our aims to improve young people’s confidence, skills, social networks, and emotional wellbeing through music. And, through the provision of mentoring, networking and industry opportunities we hope to enhance their engagement with employment, education and training.”
Victoria McDonnell, HFT Youth Panel member says- “I love being part of the Fat Tuesday Youth Curatorial Panel, it’s a fantastic opportunity to not only develop my musical interests, but also give me a real insight into the world of organising events! We have become a great team, working on artist liaison, event logistics and digital design for our one day youth festival, taking place this August.”