Hastings Fat Tuesday is an annual music and arts festival that takes place in the historic town of Hastings. This lively event has become a highlight on the local cultural calendar and draws in visitors from all over the UK and beyond. The festival typically spans several days, culminating on Shrove Tuesday, which is the day before the Christian season of Lent begins.
Named the most musically sophisticated town or city in the UK, Hastings boasts a local music scene to rival many bigger places across the country.
The whole area gets behind the madness, colour and eclectic musical diversity of the festival whether part of the programme or not with venues, restaurants and bars across the town wildly decorated and bursting full of eccentric, costumed party goers for the full five days. All of this has earnt Hastings Fat Tuesday a reputation as one of 12 best places to party in the world.
One of the most notable features of Hastings Fat Tuesday is its celebration of emerging musical talent. The festival hosts a popular band competition known as the “Unplugged Saturday,” where local and regional bands battle it out in various venues across the town. This provides an invaluable platform for up-and-coming artists to showcase their skills and gain exposure to a wider audience.