Unplugged Saturday

Food, drink, 200 gigs, good times. Ingredients that combine to make this event a highlight of the festival for many.

Bars and restaurants of Hastings Old Town come alive for an afternoon of acoustic music, as 40 acts play 15-minute sets at participating venues.

Unplugged Saturday truly showcases the eclectic nature of the music scene in Hastings, and this event may not have the frenetic pace of The Fat Tuesday Tour, but it does indeed pack a punch in terms of musical diversity.

Expect everything from acoustic rock to Irish folk, a-capella, blues, brass, shanties, and world music.

If an act impresses you and 15 minutes just isn’t enough, by all means up sticks and follow them to the next venue.

Alternatively, eat, drink and be merry as the musicians come to you (best to book at participating restaurants if you plan to eat).

Details of bands and timings will be available here or on the day at participating venues.