The Hastings Pride Festival will be on Bank Holiday Sunday 26th August 2018 from 12pm (after the Parade) at The Oval, Bohemia Road.

The Festival will feature a range of entertainment (details of acts are listed below), a family funfair, market stalls, information stalls, health and wellbeing area, food outlets, a licensed bar, and more!

This year also sees the evolution of Hastings Pride Arts into the alternative stage: StarBase Beta! Click here for more information.

Hastings Pride Festival 2018
Livin Joy feat Luzahnn

Livin’ Joy feat Luzahnn

The house music group from Italy who had immense success in the 1990s with “Dreamer” and “Don’t Stop Moving” are back new fierce front woman Luzahnn.

No stranger to the industry over the last ten years, Luzahnn has carved out a successful career on stage and on screen appearing in: Chicago (Broadway & West end), The Lion King, 42nd Street, The Producers and Spamalot as well as the Hollywood blockbuster Alexander the Great.

She has all the qualities to provide a world class vocal performance which is worthy of Livin’ Joy’s seminal house records and has been smashing up clubs across the country with her devastating performance. The show features the hits Dreamer, Don’t Stop Moving, Where Can I Find Love and Follow the Rules.
So get back in the groove with the rejuvenated, timeless group Livin’ Joy.

Sigue Sigue Sputnik

Sigue Sigue Sputnik feat Martin Degville

British New Wave band founded in 1982 in London. Sigue Sigue Sputnik, named after a Russian street gang. They named 5th Generation of Rock ‘n’ Roll Band themselves, The original Cyber Punk Electronic Dub Rock and Roll band.

Martin Degville is the lead singer and co-songwriter of the UK pop band Sigue Sigue Sputnik, which had a worldwide hit single in 1986 with “Love Missile F1-11” and six other EMI single releases.

We are pleased to announce that they will be debuting their upcoming new single ‘Spirit in the Sky’ especially for us at this year’s Hastings Pride.
So exciting!!!

Kid Kapichi

Kid Kapichi

Steve Lamacq (BBC 6Music) – ‘Muscly Riffage from Sussex’
NME – ‘With a libs-esque front line of twin songwriters Ben Beetham and Jack Wilson, this unsigned band won’t remain that way for long’
Dave Parsons (Sham 69) – “Kid Kapichi are going to be huge. I can honestly say they’re the best band I’ve seen in 20 years. If I was a kid watching them – this is the band that would make me want to pick up a guitar and play”

The quaint seaside town of Hastings has seen a musical explosion in recent years with rock ‘reprobates’, Kid Kapichi, flying the scene’s flag with their riff-filled riots. The frantic four-piece have built a reputation for raucous live shows where chaotic mosh pits and crowd surfers crushed to the ceiling are just part of the status quo.

Having already received support from NME Radar, Steve Lamacq’s 6 Music Drive time show, BBC Introducing, MTV Rocks & Kerrang! TV, the band’s guitar driven anthems and charismatic personalities are poised for big things with their second EP ‘Lucozade Dreams’ released in March 2018

Alibi

Alibi

Back from playing at Reading and Leeds last year we are so pleased to bring to you, Alibi.

Hastings’ Alibi have appeared consistently on BBC Introducing The Southincluding a roaring live session earlier this year. Their track “Space, Man” was tipped recently by the programme to BBC Radio 1 where it was played on the Huw Stephens’ show. This is a full band setup from Alibi so expect pure high-octane fun!

Matilda's Scoundrels

Matilda’s Scoundrels

Matilda’s Scoundrels hail from the south coast of England, a heady brew of folk driven aggro punk, they have been taking there sound to audiences across the country and to mainland Europe in the last couple of years.

Playing festivals such as Boomtown, Rebellion, Beautiful Days and Mighty Sounds, they have built a reputation of rowdy shows with an air of fun and crowd participation.

A mix of traditional folk instruments and classic punk back line, blend with story telling lyrics, current affairs/important issues along with catchy choruses to make you drink, sing and dance. Known for their DIY attitude they have supported bands like the Levellers, Ferocious Dog and Street Dogs. Coming from do it yourself roots, they have had a string of releases and have just put out there debut album ‘As The Tide Turns’ on TNS Records. It’s no surprise that the momentum they have built is carrying them to bigger and better things.

Jasmine Hood

Jasmine is now 15 and currently attends the Sylvia Young Theatre School in London. She has been performing on stage since the age of 5.

Theatre credits include ‘Never Forget’ at the Savoy Theatre which was her first West End Musical. Jasmine then landed the role of Gretl in The Sound of Music and appeared both in the West End and then went on tour around the UK. Most recently she played the part of Karen Davidson in Billy Elliot The Musical at the Victoria Theatre in London.

Whilst Jasmine regularly works appearing in TV adverts and recording voiceovers for children’s shows and computer games (Assassins Creed) her real passion is singing.

Jasmine recorded and sung live with Robbie Williams for his album ‘Swings Both Ways’ where she did the backing vocals. She also appeared live on stage at the Palladium with Robbie for his show ‘One Night With Robbie Williams’.
Jasmine gigs regularly at events and festivals performing a mixture of cover songs and her own songs which she has started to write and record over the last year.

Korrupted Youth

Up and coming Drum n Bass local band.

Definitely ones to watch out for!

DJ Miss Tyson

Special guest DJ Miss Tyson from Kane FM!

Sister Susie

Sister Susie

Sister Suzie hails from Northumberland’s wild and rural border, and has been bringing her natural downhome charm, undiluted, to southern climes for the last few years.

After living in St Leonards and performing locally for almost four years now, Suzie has found herself playing in clubs around London and stages across Europe; and has now just been signed to a record label.
Her performance is powerful and energetic, and her band, ‘The Right Band’ back Suzie perfectly with stonking sounds of Rhythm and Blues.
We dare you to try and stand still !!

Cookie MonStar

Cookie MonStar

A queen of comedy & improvisation who can also rap & sing whilst doing a headstand!

Cookie has entertained audiences worldwide with her comedy cabaret shows and was even awarded the accolade of “Forces Sweetheart” for her performances with the British army.

Bootleg Bowie

Bootleg Bowie

Bootleg Bowie UK is a fantastic tribute to the awesome David Bowie. This highly entertaining one man show has been performed all over the UK and Ireland and even in the prestigious newly refurbished Savoy Hotel in London.

Over the years Nick has been fortunate enough to have worked either for or with some high profile celebrity names such as the legendary Tony Hadley of Spandau Ballet fame and John Galliano, Kate Moss and Heidi Klum of the fashion world.

Mighty Sounds

Mighty Sounds

Mighty Sounds was formed in 2015 out of a lifelong love affair with reggae music, and a desire to bring the authentic riddims of roots and dancehall to our home on the south coast. Our two vocalists, Lee Prudence along with Coz Barnsfield (of the Dub Generals sound system) cover all the territory from lovers rock to ruff and tuff dancehall deejaying, and our horn and riddim sections are an A team of experienced and seasoned musicians with backgrounds in everything from indie to jazz, sharing a common love of reggae. Together, we’re ready to nice up the dance in a real rock stylee…

Karen Blott

Karen Blott

Karen is relatively new to comedy but says she has been bitten by the bug. She is a natural story teller. Her comedy is dark, very dark at times but delivered with a smile. It draws upon her experiences as a mother, widow and teacher. She loves geeks and believe it or not….her kids!!

Last year, In spite of only having done a few gigs Karen was picked as one of only 60 from a 1000 entrants in the UK to take part in the BBC New Comedy Award 2017. and she reached the semi finals of the prestigious So You Think You’re Funny in Edinburgh.

Karen Blott the unashamed cougar of the group, whose lurid tales of juicy toyboys, prisoners and a wayward dead husband seem a little too good to be true, but fun nonetheless. Of course, if they are all true, there’s an autobiography in the making here. If you’re looking for dating tips, Blott’s theory on dating geeks is particularly strong.

This year Karen had her own show at Brighton Fringe, Karen Blott’s Pick N Mix, where she regaled the audience not only with tales of her life but with some interesting musical entertainment

Happy Maureens

The Happy Maureens

The Happy Maureens have arrived, with a mixture of Munitions Factory chic and sing along songs that will have you stamping and swaying – this is a band that will guarantee a good night out!

Like a Glove

Like A Glove

Like a Glove are a four-piece originals band, with a few covers thrown in for fun!
The music they play is often described as ‘folked up’

MJ Paranzino

Hastings Town Singers with MJ Paranzino

Hastings Town Singers Choir led by the dynamic American composer and entertainer, MJ Paranzino.

All-embracing choir singing MOZART TO ABBA, GOSPEL TO SWING, MUSICALS and NEW contemporary works.

Your hosts for the day are…

MJ Paranzino
MJ Paranzino
Cookie MonStar
Cookie MonStar
Nikki Bockerglory
Helen Scott