WELCOME

The revelry is all set to begin once again as Hastings’ favorite music festival returns for its eighth year.

The UK’s largest authentically timed Mardi Gras festival promises to be bigger and better than ever before with quality events spanning 6 days!

New Orleans Mardi Gras is legendary and Hastings Fat Tuesday is hot on its heels with hundreds of hours of live music across many genres from blues to folk to jazz to rock music, with plenty of opportunities to dress up and have fun.

However you get involved this year, have yourself a great time – Spring is just around the corner!

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

THURSDAY 4th February

James Taylor Quartet

FRIDAY 5th February

UNCONVENTION

FAT TUESDAY LAUNCH PARTY

SATURDAY 6th February

UNPLUGGED SATURDAY

THE GRANDE MARDI GRAS BALL

SUNDAY 7th February

THE UMBRELLA PARADE

SONIC SUNDAY

MONDAY 8th February

SLIM MONDAY

FAT TUESDAY 9th February

THE FAT TUESDAY TOUR

THE FRINGE

THE AFTER PARTY