Hastings Beer & Music Festival

The Hastings Beer and Music Festival is a highlight of the local calendar! Held at the Oval in Hastings, the annual event is a great way to experience the very best of local beer, food and music. Attracting a estimated 10,000 visitors from across the region, this weekend-long celebration showcases an array of locally-brewed beers, ciders and wines that are sure to please even the most discerning of beer connoisseurs. With a variety of entertainment, live music and delicious local food, the Hastings Beer and Music Festival is an event not to be missed! 

Origins Of The Festival

Originating in 1982, the Hastings Beer and Music Festival has grown into one of the area’s most anticipated social gatherings, organized by the dedicated members of the Hastings Round Table. In 2017, after 35 incredible years the HBMF committee decided that the event had outgrown its home at Alexandra Park. The festival made a bold move to its new venue at The Oval on Bohemia Road, providing attendees with breath-taking sea views and a fresh atmosphere to enjoy.

What truly distinguishes this festival from others is its remarkable ethos. Run entirely by volunteers, every aspect of the event, from planning and organization to execution is driven by the passion and dedication of community members. This means that every pound raised, which has now surpassed an impressive £1 million, is channelled directly into supporting local charitable causes. It’s a testament to the festival’s unwavering commitment to making a positive impact on the community it serves.

Events Happing Over The Weekend

The Hastings Beer and Music Festival is not just about sampling the best of local beer, food, and music. There are plenty of other activities and entertainment to keep you occupied over the 3 day event.

One of the highlights of the festival is comedy night. The funniest comedians from the region come together to provide an evening of laughter that you won’t forget in a hurry. It’s a great opportunity to sit back, relax, and enjoy some of the best comedy around. For those who like their music loud and proud, Ibiza night is not to be missed. Featuring some of the best DJs in the area, this night is all about getting lost in the music and dancing until the early hours. If you’re looking for something bigger and more spectacular, then The Big One is the event for you. With a line-up of top bands and musicians, this is a show that will blow your mind. From rock to pop and everything in between, there’s something for everyone at The Big One. 

So, whether you’re in the mood for laughter, dancing, or simply soaking up the sounds of great music on a summers evening, the Hastings Beer and Music Festival has something for everyone. Don’t miss out on all the fun and excitement, mark your calendars and make sure to be part of this ultimate celebration of local culture and community spirit. Join the fun at the Hastings Beer and Music Festival for a weekend you won’t soon forget!

Choose Apollo Guest House For Accomodation

At the Apollo Guest House, you’ll have easy access to all the best that Hastings has to offer, thanks to its prime location. So if you’re looking for comfortable accommodation in the heart of this beautiful coastal town, look no further than the Apollo Guest House.