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Apply to be a Stage Manager

Deadline: 1st February 2019

If you're interested in managing one of our stages on the Fat Tuesday tour please click on the button below. We will be running 16 stages as part of the Fat Tuesday tour on 5 March 2019 and we need well organised, unflappable people to ensure that artists get on and off stage safely and that we keep to our schedule. The Fat Tuesday tour is an extremely busy night with venues all running at capacity. You need to be available from 6pm - 11pm on Tuesday 5 March and over 18.

Apply to be a Volunteer

Deadline: 1st February 2019

By volunteering you not only get to support a great local event but you also get the opportunity to see and hear some amazing music across the five days. The type of things you'll be involved with is gathering information forms, staffing the info desk, handing out flyers, stewarding at events. For all volunteering, you’ll need to be 18 or over by 1 March 2019 and be available to work the shifts allocated to you throughout the Festival. Each shift is usually 4 hours. Please click on the button below and we look forward to working with you.

Apply to Play

2019 Entry has now closed

Hastings Fat Tuesday 2019 invites applications from musicians of all genres to play at Unplugged Saturday and the Fat Tuesday Tour. Please read the notes below before applying.

Unplugged Saturday (2nd March 2019): musicians of all genres are required to perform 5 x 15 minute sets at different venues across the Old Town. As this is an acoustic event assume that all venues will have no PA or sound enhancement.

Fat Tuesday Tour (5th March 2019): The highlight of the Festival - Musicians will be required to perform 3 x 20 minute sets in different venues across the Old Town. The night is high energy with full on production.