Fat Tuesday? Bring it on!

It’s all happening in Hastings… When local musician, Bob Tipler, dreamed up a Cajun night at his local, he never imagined that in just 4 years, it would have grown to what is now a 5 day jamboree!  Bob, along with event organiser Adam Daly, is responsible for what is now known as Fat Tuesday, the name being a literal translation of ‘Mardi Gras’, the huge festival in Rio di Janiero and Hastings is following in its footsteps.

Mardi Gras hits Hastings!

While the town eagerly awaits details of the opening night, Friday the 8th of February, they can be assured that, come rain or shine, the much loved Umbrella Parade returns on February 10th.  The Fat Tuesday Second Line Band will lead a procession of the willing and able to the town centre, recreating the New Orleans spirit.

The much loved Umbrella Parade

The culmination of the event is Fat Tuesday Night on February 12, when eight pubs play host to a rotation of 16 bands including some of the best loved local acts and two world class recording artists plus a big-name secret act.

Visit www.hastingsfattuesday.co.uk  for more information and, of course, we have some lovely places to stay while you are visiting Hastings.

Lindsey Mansions, sleeps 5 and is just up the road in St Leonards with its elegant sitting room with views out towards the sea, it is a perfect place to relax after a busy time enjoying the festivities.