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23rd January 2018

New for Hastings Fat Tuesday 2018 is Under the Radar, showcasing some of the best emerging talent from across the UK, on Sunday 11 February.

This afternoon of free live music takes place across four stages, at The Palace Bar, The Brass Monkey, and On the Rocks, curated by BBC Introducing The South, The Joe Strummer Foundation, Off Axis Network and Incubate (from The Eggtooth Project).

Alibi - Indie four-piece who have been making waves in the last year, with airplay on Radio 1 and performances on the BBC Introducing stage at Reading and Leeds festivals.

Ded Rabbit - Explosive alt/rock band from Scotland, with a rapidly expanding fanbase, whose single ‘Better On The Day’ reached no.2 in the Spotify Viral top 50 chart March 2016

Jetstream Pony - Indie pop from this new Brighton band comprising former Wedding Present, Aberdeen & Trembling Blue Stars members.

Jacob Aaron and the Reign - RNB collective with diverse influences including metal and old school funk.

La Lune - Dreamy electro-pop from this enigmatic Brighton artist, who just released her debut EP ‘Bliss’.

Polar States - Dark and scratchy pop from a band described by Radio 1’s Huw Stephens as 'one of the best bands to come through Introducing Merseyside in recent years'

White Rose and MC Boom3r, two female MCs from South East London, together forming Young Touch Productionz.

Sisteray - Alternative punk band citing influences as diverse as The Clash, Sleaford Mods, The Libertines and Savages.

This is an opportunity for some of the finest emerging artists to play to new audiences and for agents and promoters to discover new talent. Don’t miss the chance to check out these acts already well on their way to success. Ages 14+ are welcome.

The stages are as follows: BBC Introducing/Off Axis at The Palace bar, White Rock: 3-10.30pm; Joe Strummer Foundation at The Brass Monkey, Havelock Road: 5-10.30pm; Incubate at On the Rocks: 12-6pm