Fat Tuesday organiser Adam Daly said he was "beyond excited" to welcome Baxter as the inaugural opening headline act.
"The festival has been growing every year over the past decade, and this year we decided to open it with a major artist performing at the biggest venue in town".
The White Rock Theatre
, which will host Dury on 21st February 2020, has recently undergone some major renovations
now allowing for the seats to be taken out to leave standing space for gigs.
Baxter, who will release his new album Night Chancers in March, decided to include the date as part of his 2020 European tour after hearing about Hastings Fat Tuesday from his sister Jemima who lives in the town:
"I think Hastings is a brilliant place and I've always meant to make it down for Fat Tuesday so I'm very happy to be playing!"
Night Chancers is a ten-song gaze into the black hours and the characters and behaviors that swirl around within them.
Failed fashionistas, Instagram voyeurs, jilted Romeos reeking insecurity, the willingly self-deluded, the comically unaware, the Night Chancers are the creatures, constructs and inspirations for the songwriter's new album.
"It's meant to be a bit Kubrick-y, a psychological journey through the maze bit in The Shining."
Hastings Fat Tuesday Music Festival runs from 21st - 25th February 2020. CLICK HERE for details.