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This February, the five-day Hastings Fat Tuesday music festival (and the UK’s largest Mardi Gras celebration) springs into action, showcasing Hastings’ thriving music scene and opening its doors to a wealth of musical talent and music fans alike.

Hailed as Hastings’ answer to SXSW in Texas, or Brighton’s Great Escape festival, Hastings Fat Tuesday celebrates its 8th year in 2017 and is now one of the jewels in the town’s cultural crown.

Full timetable will be released soon, please check back.

WHAT IS FAT TUESDAY?

 In New Orleans and Rio they call it Mardi Gras, in Venice it’s known as Carnivale and Hastings has “Fat Tuesday” (English for Mardi Gras).

Traditionally occurring on Shrove Tuesday which is the last day before Ash Wednesday, “Fat Tuesday” is a chance for people to let their hair down before (in theory) observing the restrictions of Lent. Our Festival borrows heavily from the New Orleans take on Mardi Gras, combining the enjoyment of good music, a flair for dressing up and partying. All things Hastings excels at!

From its conception in 2009, Hastings Fat Tuesday has become the largest Mardi Gras celebration in the UK, benefiting and drawing from the incredibly diverse and well-developed music scene locally to become one of the most eagerly anticipated events in the town’s cultural calendar.

LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL

WHATS ON

FRIDAY 24th February

Special performance from this year’s Festival Featured Act, Marie White and her band.

Fringe Events across the town

SATURDAY 25th February

UNPLUGGED SATURDAY

SUNDAY 26th February

THE UMBRELLA PARADE

THEE SUNDAY SONICS

OFF-AXIS

MONDAY 27th February

SLIM MONDAY

UNCONVENTION

FAT TUESDAY 28th February

THE FAT TUESDAY TOUR

THE FRINGE

THE AFTER PARTY