Programme

(to be confirmed July/August – see last year’s here)

All Weekend

Get past the Norman guards and visit the Saxon encampment. To mark the anniversary of the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings, there is a 1066 theme to this year’s event. Go and speak to the Saxons who will be showcasing how they cooked and traded in 1066 or just try on some armour and have your photo taken with a Norman guard. The theme continues with a unicycling jester.

Free Crafty Fish Activities for Children.

Play Development will be getting messy in the Children’s Tent.

Friday 16th September

SUPER SKA 2

Two great bands, one great night! Kick off the weekend in the music marquee on the beach. Bar provided by the FILO.

Doors open 7:00pm

THE MIGHTY SOUNDS 7:45pm / THE TWO TONES 9:15pm

Tickets apply: See info page

Saturday 17th September 2016


THEE JEZEBELS 12:00 noon - music marquee on the beach

An all-girl band with attitude, united by a mutual love of hard ‘70s British R&B and edgey Rock ‘n Roll! Rarely seen performing outside of pubs and basement clubs, they will be kicking off our weekend of music with a bang, some crashes and a wallop! Since 2014, they have built up a massive fan base through gigs both here and on the continent.


BILLINGSGATE SEAFOOD TRAINING SCHOOL 12:30pm - Classroom on the Coast, Stade Hall

Make your own Fish Supper with Billingsgate Seafood Training School

Billingsgate is famous for its London fish market and seafood training school. It’s a real treat that they’re coming to Hastings and taking over Classroom on the Coast for the weekend. They are inviting families or anyone who wants to learn to fillet and prepare local MSC plaice to take home and cook. This is an experience not to be missed.

Tickets apply: See info page


SISTER SUZIE AND HER BAND 1:30pm - music marquee on the beach

She may be petite but this little Geodie girl has a big voice that packs a punch. Expect some blues, rockabilly and a whole lot of fun!


BILLINGSGATE SEAFOOD TRAINING SCHOOL 1:30pm - Classroom on the Coast, Stade Hall

Make your own Fish Supper with Billingsgate Seafood Training School

Repeated session from 12:30pm


HARMONY ONE 2:00pm - Entertainment Area

Harmony One is a choir comprised of singers from Hastings, Brighton and London. The energetic choir will be singing popular songs and no doubt they’ll be audience participation too.


JOHN COLE ARTIST TALK 2:00pm - Stade Hall

Join John Cole and the Hastings Fishermen's Protection Society for a conversation about fishing, photography, history and community. John is well known for his photographs of Hastings fishermen, some of which can be see hanging on the net huts. As part of the Root 1066 Festival John went to Quiberville, Normandy. The project illustrates the strong connections between the two fishing communities.


BILLINGSGATE SEAFOOD TRAINING SCHOOL 2:30pm - Classroom on the Coast, Stade Hall

Make your own Fish Supper with Billingsgate Seafood Training School

Repeated session from 12:30pm


HOT UKUELELE 3:00pm - Entertainment Area

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Hastings Old Town Ukulele group will be entertaining you with a mix of popular tunes all played on ukulele’s of course.


SAM CALVER BAND 3:00pm - music marquee on the beach

Local singer/songwriter Sam has been building up a mega reputation over the last couple of years with a busy schedule of solo gigs. Seeing him front his band is a rare treat and this session will be well worth a look. Great voice, superb songs and a very nice bloke to boot!


BILLINGSGATE COOKING DEMO 3:30pm - Classroom on the Coast, Stade Hall

Billingsgate seafood cookery school will be given a box of seasonal Hastings fish. Come and learn how to cook them with free tasters too

There is no extra charge for this session


KAT & CO 4:30pm - music marquee on the beach

With family traditions rooted in the cotton fields of rural Tennessee, Kathleen Pearson is the real deal. But it is in the heart of London that she went looking for the Blues of the 21st Century. Under the Kat & Co. flag this eclectic quintet shares stories and sounds of ordinary cosmopolitan life. Loads of blues with a whole lot of soul.


HOT DETROIT 6:00pm - music marquee on the beach

This will be a great party finish to our Saturday music programe - an hour plus of seventies soul classics. Fronted by Leah, a young lady with power-house vocals, Hot Detroit perfectly replicate the sounds of Marvin Gaye, Donna Summer, Sister Sledge, K C and the Sunshine Band and so many more!

Sunday 18th September 2016

LIANE CARROLL JAZZ BREAKFAST 10:00am - music marquee on the beach

Doors open at 9am

Liane Carroll is back with her band for the ever popular Jazz Breakfast. What better way to start your Sunday morning than with danishes, tea, coffee and orange juice provided by the award winning 1066 Bakery and the Hastings raised and award winning singer-pianist, Liane Carroll.

Tickets apply: See info page


BILLINGSGATE SEAFOOD TRAINING SCHOOL 12:30pm - Classroom on the Coast, Stade Hall

Billingsgate is famous for its London fish market and seafood training school. It’s a real treat that they’re coming to Hastings and taking over Classroom on the Coast for the weekend. They are inviting families or anyone who wants to learn to fillet and prepare local MSC plaice to take home and cook. This is an experience not to be missed.

Tickets apply: See info page


THE SALTS 1:15 pm - music marquee on the beach

You’ve probably heard sea shanties - but never the way these guys perform them. Shantyrock, Codpunk, who knows?... The Salts are a co-operative of seasoned musicians, creating one of the most kick-ass folk concepts of recent times. Indvidually The Salts, fronted by twice BBC Young Folk Finalist Lee Collinson, have circumnavigated the Commonwealth.


BILLINGSGATE SEAFOOD TRAINING SCHOOL 1:30pm - Classroom on the Coast, Stade Hall

Make your own Fish Supper with Billingsgate Seafood Training School

Repeated session from 12:30pm


BILLINGSGATE SEAFOOD TRAINING SCHOOL 2:30pm - Classroom on the Coast, Stade Hall

Make your own Fish Supper with Billingsgate Seafood Training School

Repeated session from 12:30pm


ILJA NEVE BAND 2:45pm - music marquee on the beach

Ilja’s from Belgium. With music mates in Hastings he makes the odd visit to our town to play his own unique brand of R’n’B. It will be great to welcome him and his band to our main stage this year!


HOT UKUELELE 3:00pm - Entertainment Area

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Hastings Old Town Ukulele group will be entertaining you with a mix of popular tunes all played on ukulele’s of course.


BILLINGSGATE COOKING DEMO 3:30pm - Classroom on the Coast, Stade Hall

Billingsgate seafood cookery school will be given a box of seasonal Hastings fish. Come and learn how to cook them with free tasters too

There is no extra charge for this session


HI-FI SNEAKERS 4:15pm - music marquee on the beach

The HiFi Sneakers deal in rare 60’s Soul/Northern Soul and have a whole bunch of, (you can’t see the join), Soul originals. Formed in SE London in late 2013, the band have gigged regularly all over the South. For lead vocalist Tich Turner it’s a long-awaited return to his home town!


BLUES BROTHERS - SOUL SISTERS 6:00pm - music marquee on the beach

The return of Soul X Press’s popular Blues Bro Show, but with a twist - they are incorporating their 3 girl vocal harmony extravanganza, Stax of Motown, to give a 90 minute mix of classic Blues, Soul and Tamla Motown! This superb 15 piece band will finish our festival in true party-style!