Madness – Hastings Pier 21st May 2016.


Hastings-born musician Suggs, from Madness, will fix the last plank to complete the 50 miles of new decking on the Victorian structure on Tuesday 22nd March 2016.

Phil Gill… It’s the first sign of Madness.

Stuart Huggett… I saw Suggs do the opening ceremony for a temporary Fishermen’s Arch down on the Stade once.

Peter Fairless… I’m filled with gladness but my 10 year old is going to be gutted at the age restriction! My Girl’s Mad At Me!

Alan Knipmeyer… it must be love ! thats just one step beyond…

Jamie Butler… Looks cool not into Madness the Ist time round but know loads of people in Hastings are should be a great turn out.

Anthony G Hart… Do you know when and where the tickets go on sale please.

Paul Roper… how do i get tickets to see madness on hastings pier.. 21st may 2016?

Lauren Gower… Where will they be on sale does anyone know please?

Neil Mather… Shareholders in the pier charity got a link to buy tickets from 9am today, general public sale starts on 24th. I assume there will be a link from the pier charity website.

Sandra Bryant… Hope all the doubters eat their words now.

Jim Breeds… Booked our tickets – who else is going?

Suggs on Hastings Pier screwing in the final plank.

Mick O’Dowd… Never thought in a million years that we would see top-notch bands appearing on The Pier ever again! Just goes to show that nothing is impossible.


NOW SOLD OUT. According to Hasting Pier, Music Glue had 30,000 plus visits today which  caused the website to crash and left a number of people unhappy.

Virginia Davis… Anyone else have a problem with Madness tickets. I had tickets in my basket and was told they were secure and then suddenly emptied my basket?

Lisa Lucas… yep,got both of us sat trying and we both keep getting system error!!! totally disappointed,but will be listening for free from the beach.

Susan Marketis… It’s when you are watching the minutes tick down.

Andy Clarke… What a joke…. got up early to book tickets for Madness, secured them and then saw message saying you have 8 minutes to pay for them…. what happened to first come first served…. yeah you guessed it i didn’t get them due to “browser time expired” after 8 minutes. so unfair for those who actually got there first… It’s all i can do not to write a string of obscenities here now…..

Chris Giles… I didn’t get there first I couldn’t get there at all kept saying try again later.. It took about 40 mins to get through then I put all my bank details in and it all froze up I just waited as was worried if I went back I wouldn’t get them …then it all came back put in my details again and got them …about 9.40 9.50 ish I guess… I was worried I’d been charges twice but I haven’t… Was a bit stressful though I agree… I think local people should have had a day after the shareholders then the rest on another day… Very unfair.. I think went back on at 10:15 and got the afternoon ones with no problem..

Graham Belchamber… Sounds like the system overloaded with the heavy demand.

Elaine Stock… Yes I tried and it says try later system error!!

Andy Clarke… tickets are sold out or reserved. absolute crap

Andy Pilkington… dunno how people are finding the sold out when website is down !

Jaylea Martin… It took me about 5 times, I almost had a heart attack as the minutes went down, so tried from my phone as well and they were sold out within minutes I think.

Els Wilcox… BOO HOO couldn’t get through and now they’ve ALL SOLD OUT! !!!!!!!!

Janette Clare Morfey… And there was a thunderstorm just as they started. Spectacular.

Matt Thomas… I was there, great night and the storm had finished by the time they came on stage

Who’s playing at Nearly On The Beach Concert – The Stade Hastings 30th & 31st July 2016?



31st July 2016 Sunday Bands include: THE KAVEMEN, THE DO-THEYS, THE TABS & SWING STREET.

Also Music On Carnival Day – 16:30 to 18:00 on Sat, 6th Aug 2016 – 4.30pm to 6pm at the following locations:

East Hastings Angling Club – The Happy Endings
Winkle Island – The Fabulous Red Diesel
Stables Theatre Car Park – The Rhythm Section
Outside the Jenny Lind – Sambalanco
Outside the Lord Nelson – Ukulele Orchestra

Paul Smith… Is it on the beach or same as last year, if it is i aint going.

Alan Esdaile… Sorry Paul, It looks like its going to be on The Stade open space again and not the beach.

Roxine Lucas… What a shame! Better on the beach x

Mike Raxworthy… SATURDAY…They’ll be using my stage to crown the Carnival Queen at 1pm then we are straight on with our live music! 2pm: Zachery Dogwood: some originals plus their own tribute to David Bowie. 3.15: Sarah G and the other 3! 4.15: Some Cajun and Americana from Swamptown. 5.30: Local favourites – The Martin Blackman Band 6.45: Stax of Motown – 10 piece playing clasic Stax and Motown toons! Please come down – FREE entry but please give generously to our bucketeers….drink at our bar and buy our burgers, sausages or pulled pork, ise creams, popcorn or candy floss….every penny of profit goes to Hastings Lifeboat, Pett Level Lifeboat and The St Leonards Sea Cadets (some of the Lifeboatmen of tomorrow!).
You can even buy the T-shirt for £9.95 and get FREE tea or Coffee when you buy one of our mugs!

SUNDAY… Actually we are opening at 12 noon with some entertainment for children – face painting – Uncle Bumble and stuff….plus kidz ice creams ONLY 50p from our own outlet. At 1pm I have DJ Wendy May and her brilliant LOCOMOTION set – great music to start and also in between our bands! 2pm: it’s The Kavemen!…3pm: The Do Theys, come and see if they do or don’t! 4.15pm: The Tabs – rare chance to see this fantastic band for free! 5.45pm: The big, big band sound of Swing Street. Yes – it is all FREE ENTRY – but please give generously to our band of bucketeers. Last year we made a record £12,860 profit – which went to The Hastings Lifeboat, The Pett Level Lifeboat and the Sea Cadets. If you use our own reasonably priced bar, or buy our burgers, sausages or pulled pork, our ice creams, popcorn or candy floss, you’ll be adding to the fund – as every penny of our profits goes in the pot! See you later I hope!

Roxine Lucas… Fantastic! Hope u all have a brilliant day x

Television – De La Warr Pavilion Bexhill – 14th June 2016


Stuart Huggett… Excellent, always just missed their previous reunion visits to the UK.

Dominika Hicks… The De La Warr Pavilion is incredibly excited to announce that Hannah Lurati (formerly of Trevor Moss & Hannah-Lou) will be supporting Television on Tuesday 14 June.
Hannah has been performing all over the World and released four albums as a duo since 2010. She has played venues from the Royal Albert Hall to the Greek Theatre, LA, and the Ryman Auditorum. Now she is going solo and is due to release her debut album later this year.  Don’t miss, it is going to be an amazing evening of fantastic music.

Official video Factory Angel From The Sky, full CD to be released in April 2016 and your chance to win one.

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cover: Teresa Qunta

Factory album, ‘Back in the Time Machine’ OFFICIAL RELEASE April 2016…

For a chance to win a copy of the long awaited Factory album, Back in the Time Machine, GO HERE: and you will find the GIVEAWAY there… easy peasy!!

Mike Curtis… Well That doesn’t disappoint! Excellent.

Pete Fisher… MAGIC! congratulations to all concerned, excellent track, great video, so good to see you back together!

Neil Cartwright… Excellent !