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Friday 28 January 2022

Hastings Fat Tuesday Music Festival: Brighton's Premier Rock Band Creature Creature Set To Make Multiple Appearances At The UK's Largest Mardi Gras

Brighton's premier rock band, Creature Creature are among the names confirmed for 2022 Hastings Fat Tuesday Music Festival, the UK's largest Mardi Gras and the ultimate mid-winter carnival, taking place between 25 February - 1 March. 
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Creature Creature are no strangers to big stages and tie-ins with the good and the great, having performed at the likes of previous Hastings Fat Tuesday Festivals and Devon's Beautiful Days (founded by, and managed by fellow Brighton-based band The Levellers) where they shared the bill with the likes of Manic Street Preachers and The Hives.

The local five-piece will be playing playing five unplugged sets at five venues in five hours on Saturday 26th February.

They appear as part of this year's five day town wide celebration which will present over 350 free gigs, gatherings, parties and parades alongside ticketed events, with internationally acclaimed artists from across the globe appearing alongside a wealth of local bands.

In the 12 years since its conception, Hastings five-day Fat Tuesday Music Festival has rapidly become one of the most eagerly anticipated events in the South East and further afield in the nation's music calendar. 

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.

The first acts of the popular Saturday Unplugged tour (26 Febuary) are announced, with Danny George Wilson and the Savage 2nd Line joining the 60 local and national bands touring 30 pubs and bars throughout Hastings and St Leonards, with five Hastings New Town venues joining the tour. 

The day culminates with indie rock band The Magic Numbers headlining at the Brass. 

The band have just celebrated their 15 year anniversary with an extensive autumn tour across the UK. 
For a full lowdown on the five-day festival visit

by: Mike Cobley


Head First Acrobats return to the Brighton Fringe Festival with two spectacular shows, Railed for adults, and PreHysterical for children.

Hastings Fat Tuesday have teamed up with The Marina Fountain and The Prince Albert to bring Primal Scream to the White Rock Theatre for a special warm up show ahead of their Screamadelica live dates.

After collaborating with Noel Gallagher on the single Where's My Family Gone, Brighton-bound Andrew Cushin picked up the support of another iconic rock 'n' roller when Pete Doherty signed him to his Strap Originals label.

Building on the sample-based approach of their classic albums Since I Left You and Wildflower, but stepping boldly into new terrain, We Will Always Love You is the latest offering from Brighton-bound The Avalanches.
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Barrie Kosky's highly anticipated new production of Poulenc's powerful opera Dialogues des Carmélites will premiere next summer at the 2023 Glyndebourne Festival. It was originally scheduled to appear at the event in 2020 before the season was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tens of thousands of fans will unite in Brighton to watch the World Cup 2022 on huge anti-glare screens with a world-class sound system, food, drinks and a proper big game atmosphere. 

Actor Michelle Collins chats ahead of her starring role in the comedy thriller Cluedo, the new play, directed by Mark Bell (The Play That Goes Wrong), which visits Theatre Royal Brighton from Monday 13th to Saturday 18th June.
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Syrian architects Marwa Al-Sabouni and Ghassan Jansiz will bring a unique architectural element to this year's Brighton Festival by building a temporary community arts venue on Hove seafront in the form of a traditional Arabic arcade.

Brighton-bound Canadian songwriter and musician Leith Ross shared their new single We'll Never Have Sex, alongside a self-directed and produced video, after finding viral fame. 
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Mercury Prize 2020 winning Kiwanuka looks inward and out, across widescreen sonic landscapes constructed in recording studios in London, Los Angeles and New York, and provides a showcase for the honey-poured mahogany of Michael Kiwanuka's voice.
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Before Dylan Thomas drank himself to death at the tender age of 39, he and his wife Caitlin (née Macnamara) were the great lovers who boozed, binged and brawled their way through the bars of Britain in the 30s and 40s mixing with fellow artists and the bohemian in-crowd, living on tick, behaving scandalously and being forgiven. Their marriage was stormy, passionate and explosive.

Comedian Jason Byrne - who brings his new show to The Old Market, Hove, this October - has not only had his heart unblocked and been given a new lease of life, but his whole career has been unblocked too! 

The artist Maggi Hambling will present her first exhibition at Glyndebourne at the 2022 Glyndebourne Festival, with support from Marlborough Gallery.

Soulful Edinburgh-born newcomer Brooke Combe will be support for Miles Kane when he plays Concorde 2, Brighton, this week.

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