Welcome to Hastings International Musical Festival

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Hastings Musical Festival in its 109th year, is one of the biggest and most prestigious in the country, a member festival of the International Federation of Festivals of Music, Drama and Dance, of which her Majesty the Queen is Patron. Hastings Musical Festival is a registered charity, and as such its two main focuses are the providing of excellent performance opportunities for all ages with adjudication of specialists in their field, and also the awarding annually of grants to young performers as they continue into further studies in College/Conservatoire in their chosen discipline, whilst its International Piano Concerto Competition brings young pianists from around the world. The Festival takes place annually during more than three weeks of March in the White Rock Theatre on the sea front of historic Hastings.

A Message from our President, Petula Clark CBE

Petula Clarke, President of Hastings Musical Festival

Petula Clarke CBE, President of Hastings Musical Festival

Welcome to Sussex by the sea!

The wonderful Hastings International Musical Festival comes but once a year, and is quite simply unmissable!

Where else can you hear such a varied program, performed by the very best.

All of this by the glorious seaside sounds perfect to me!

Thank you for supporting this special event - just by being here.


Love. Petula

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The Hastings Musical Festival Limited 167243 England. Charity Number 261351.

Festival Office opening hours are:
The first Wednesday of the month between 10.30 & 11.30am until September 1st,
after which the office will be open each Wednesday from 10.30am till 12.30pm until the end of March 2018.
The Festival Office, White Rock Theatre, Hastings, TN34 1JX