An explosion of colour, music and fun for all the family, The Umbrella Parade is a firm Hastings Fat Tuesday favourite, and all you need to take part is a decorated umbrella. The parade route is from The Stade to St Mary in the Castle and features a host of second line brass bands adding a New Orleans flavour, including the Bollywood Brass Band (twice nominated for Songlines World Music Awards) and Mr Wilson’s Second Liners with their New Orleans take on ‘90s club classics, along with the irrepressible Dr Savage. Leading the parade in their finery will be the newly crowned Mardi Gras Monarchy.
Radiator Arts are running two FREE Umbrella decorating workshops for all ages to ensure that everyone’s brollies are looking fabulous and ready for the parade:
To take part in the parade meet at the Stade at 11.30am