Hastings Fat Tuesday can now announce the first 50 acts to play this year’s festival, already representing the most diverse line up in the event’s history.

From Friday night’s indie pop headliner Baxter Dury and local heroes Kid Kapichi, to Irish folk music from Aris and The Colleens, hip hoppers Gawd Status, singer-songwriter Duke Garwood and rising South London R&B star Greentea Peng, picked by The Guardian as one to watch in 2020, the range of music is more varied than ever before.

Baxter Dury

Over the five days of the festival – including Dury headlining the Friday night launch party, soul and funk DJ Craig Charles playing the masked Mardi Gras Ball on Saturday and the freewheeling controlled chaos of Tuesday’s multi-venue main event throughout the town – virtually every nook and cranny of UK music culture will be represented. Sonics will again be creating a unique atmosphere where visual arts collide with the best in current experimental music, headlined on Saturday by Plaid and on Sunday by DJ Food. Under The Radar brings the best of new music to Hastings’ stages curated by BBC Introducing The South, The Academy of Contemporary Music and Incubate as part of Eggtooth, held at The Carlisle pub and The Printworks. Ones to watch are Kudu Blue, indie rising stars from Brighton.

The full Hastings Fat Tuesday 2020 programme will be announced soon. 

For all the latest news and updates visit hastingsfattuesday.co.uk


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