Festival 2014

Welcome to Hastings Musical Festival.

What a wonderful festival this year was. There was a huge variety of performers, all of whom impressed the Judges. Thank you Hastings!

We would also like to thank our loyal army of volunteers and helpers, without whom this Festival just could not happen. Special thanks to the Kowitz Family Foundation, Yamaha Music Europe GmbH, the Hastings Round Table and many, many other supporters and sponsors.


We must not close without giving our loyal and patient General Secretary, Brenda Bailey, thanks for her many years of loyal support to the day-to-day administration of what must surely be one of the UK's largest performing arts Festivals. Brenda, as you may know is retiring from her position as General Secretary and hopefully taking on a more relaxed role as Hon. Treasurer.

Replacing Brenda, a warm welcome to Heather Spence who is stepping into Brenda's shoes as General Secretary and wish her the best in her new role.

Just to round things off, a few quotes received from entrants and parents;

'As a parent of an 8 year old taking part for the first time I would like to say thankyou to all the kind volunteers and chaperones who helped so much - even re-tying my daughters ballet shoe laces!'
'Thank you for a great festival !'
'My daughter danced in the festival and I would li;ke to pass on my thanks to all those who helped. A very organised and slick festival and friendly. Thank you'
'Hastings is a lovely festival with lovely friendly volunteers, well done xxx'
'Thank you for having us at RockFest last night! We had a blast!'
'My daughter danced at your Festival. It was fantastically organised and very punctual too. Thank you to everyone involved in making this festival so much fun for both children & adults alike.'

If you would like to add any further comments, please do not hesitate to visit our Facebook page and let us know!

Finally, please note that with immediate effect, the Festival Office opening hours have changed as shown in the footer of pages on this site.


Hello Hastings!

How the time flies!

Another great Festival by the sea.

I don`t know yet if I`ll be back in the U K for this special event .

However, my thoughts will be with you wherever I am.

I know it will be exciting, as always.

All good wishes to all concerned.



Hastings Musical Festival in the News

Christopher Hope's column  lists our Festival amongst other events and celebrations of the Queen's 60th anniversary.

Full story at Telegraph.co.uk

Maria Mazo

Maria Mazo's live performance of Igor Stravinsky's Firebird Suite (Danse Infernale, Berceuse, Finale) arranged by Guido Agosti. Maria was the winner of the 2005 International Piano Concerto Competition.

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Please note that the Festival Office opening day has changed:

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 2015.
The Festival Office, White Rock Theatre, Hastings, TN34 1JX

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