RNLI Hastings Beach Concerts 2014

You know summer is here when details start to emerge of the annual RNLI Hastings Beach Concerts.

This traditional start to Hastings Old Town Carnival Week, now in its 26th year, takes place over the weekend of Saturday, 26th July and Sunday, 27th July 2014.

The concerts will be held in their usual spot, next to the RNLI Lifeboat station.

The line up’s and stage timings, which are subject to change and alteration, are as follows:

Saturday, 26th July – 1 to 8pm:

Ed Boxall – 1.15pm

Goo Goos – 2.15pm

Ruff Copy – 3.25pm

Star Scream – 4.40pm

Martin Blackman Band – 5.40pm

Kid Kapichi – 7pm

Sunday, 27th July – 1 to 7pm:

Titus – 1.05pm

Wakin’ Snakes – 2.15pm

Joe Rytlewski Band – 3.25pm

Hornet – 4.40pm

Local Heroes – 6pm

The beach concerts are being sponsored by The Carlisle pub and a collection will be held on both days for the RNLI, please give generously.

Well done to all of the Hastings Beach Concerts team for all their hard work, time and dedication in helping to bring us these great gigs year after year.

Let’s hope for a nice, sunny weekend.

 

Hastings Beach Concerts – Update

As I hope you’re all aware, this weekend see’s the return of the RNLI Hastings Beach Concerts.

Well, we now have the running order and timings. As with all events, things don’t always go to plan, shit happens etc etc. So please be aware that these timings and even the bands could change.

But here are the timings so that you don’t miss that act you’ve been waiting to see:

Saturday 3rd August:

Harry Osborne                      1.00-1.25

Tusk                                      1.30-2.10

Anita Jardine                         2.15-2.40

Kingbathmat                         2.55-3.50

Dead Rabbits                        4.10-5.05

Vindickers                             5.25-6.20

Ugenix                                  6.40-7.35

Rhythm Section                    7.55-8.55

Sunday 4th August:

Star Scream                          1.10-1.50

Fabulous Red Diesel             2.10-3.10

Under The Covers                3.30-4.30

90% Proof                               4.50-5.50

Blair                                        6.10-7.00

Enjoy the gigs and don’t forget to put some money in the collection buckets for the RNLI.

Blog Post – RNLI Hastings Beach Concert

I’m sure that just about any music lover in the Hastings area has attended one of the RNLI Hastings Beach Concerts at some time or other?

For the uninitiated, the Beach Concerts are held at the start of Old Town Carnival Week every year, usually around the first weekend of August. They have become a staple part of the local event calendar and attract hundreds of music lovers every year.

But, did you know that this year will be its 25th anniversary?

That’s quite an acheivement for the many people who have been involved with putting on the Beach Concerts over those 25 years and they all deserve much praise for all of their hard work. Not just for all the great music they’ve helped to provide, but also for all the money they’ve raised for the RNLI as well.

It wasn’t until recently though, that i came to realise myself just how much work goes into putting on a gig such as the Beach Concert.

Because of that, i asked Tony Streeter, one of the current crop of organisers, if he’d write a blog post for us here at Pierless Music, to give an idea of just what it takes to get it all up and running. What Tony writes may well surprise you, it certainly surprised me and i thought i knew a bit about these things.

You can find Tony’s post here:

http://pierlessmusic.co.uk/blog-posts/tony-streeter/rnli-hastings-beach-concert/

Don’t forget that what Tony has written is just an indication of what any promoter, or organiser of an outdoor event has to go through these days. It’s scary stuff and makes you wonder what hoops have to be jumped through to put on a festival such as Glastonbury!

Thanks to Tony for writing this post for us and we hope to have some more from him soon.

If you have any comments, please add them below Tony’s piece, we’d love to hear from you. Thanks.