Full Music Lineup

For Saturday 9th June and Sunday 10th June, The University of Brighton have teamed up with Hastings Pier and local music festival Fat Tuesday to programme a free weekend of DJs and live music. Here is what's in store for you across both days:

Sabrina Gunston - Sat 17.00 - 18.00

Sassy and Epic, Sabrina Gunston released her debut EP '777' in July 2017. Singing tales of late nights, sex, lies, power and attitude, Sabrina is inspired by a collection of artists, bringing new inspirations in every song. Her unique blend of soulful and velvety tones creates an exciting new body of work.
Sabrina says 'I love expressing a story in melody using interesting layers, creating a sense of depth and richness to the meaning of the song'. Simple yet resonating, her message is loud and clear, 'be confident with who you are and stay true to yourself'.
The last 6 months, Sabrina has had over 20 plays on BBC radio, as well as multiple 'tracks of the day' featured on BBC Introducing South, including lead track 'Still Waters', 'Let me Introduce Myself', 'Emerald City' and 'Surrender'. Sabrina has also performed in session for BBC Introducting South radio.

La Lune - Sat 18.30 - 19.30

“Surrounded by an aura of anonymity and masked beneath her pseudonym, the presence of la lune is as low-key as her music. By upholding a subtle social media presence and refusing to reveal her true name, la lune is using silence as her weapon to ‘protest’ against the over sexualisation of women in music, stating that her music should be listened to and judged at ‘face value’.” - NME
The 19 year-old, London-born singer-songwriter and producer has been releasing music with a DIY ethos since she was 18, and has gradually been accumulating the support of her loyal listeners, and the likes of BBC Introducing, NME, and EARMILK.
Upon the release of la lune’s self-produced, debut EP, ‘bliss’, she has been compared to the likes of The Japanese House and James Blake, and has been pegged by many as “one to watch”.

Someone Anyone - Sat 20.30 - 21.30

After a series of successful shows in Hastings - the town best known for crafting sophisticated sounds - Someone Anyone is branching out.

The 6-piece band’s energy and passion on stage show they have something special that cannot be cultivated; it seems their hard work has paid off.

They're set to headline Brixton Hootananny this Summer, as well as playing festivals including Beautiful Days and Standon Calling. Each show will be individualised by frontman Harry Osborne’s eccentric character, which is revealed with his comedic one-liners between songs. With a fresh line-up, Osborne will be joined on stage by James Gulliver (Drums), Jamie Thomas (Bass), Lewis Todd (Guitar), Dan McConkey (Saxophone) and Poppy Prescott (Backing Vocals). 

“this is the best work we've written, everyone is getting more involved and coming together” says Osborne. “We've managed to harness more on the melodies in these new songs and when we go in the studio, we won't be gambling. We know what we want.”

Someone Anyone are set to record and release a new EP this summer, partly fundraised by fans and the remaining from shows. They're also offering gifts of unreleased music and merchandise for donations of £10 and more." You can see their Go Fund Me page here."

DJ Dan Boyd, Sat 12.30 - 15.30 / Sun 12.00 - 21.00

As an artist, Boyd is known for surreal storytelling through a blend of rap and folk. Having performed around the world, including tours with UK Hip Hop legends Task Force, Dan has settled in Hastings and is a regular on the scene. 

After an epic 36 hour DJ marathon over the May Day bank holiday weekend, Hastings Pier's unofficial resident DJ is back, providing a reggae lunch on Saturday, followed by a full day of music on Sunday with collaborations and guests.

Rushbrooke Music - Sat 21.30 - 23.00

Rushbrooke music is made up of Gavin O'Brien and Jeff Higgins who grew up together in Cobh, Co.Cork, Ireland... Rushbrooke to be more specific.

In 2012 the pair moved to London and formed Phonoma, a downtempo electronic band. For the next 5 years they toured the U.K. and Europe, performing a mixture of live gigs and DJ sets before eventually setting up Rushbrooke Music in 2016, a promotion company with a focus on South American and Central African funk and soul music. Having recently moved to Hastings, Rushbrooke is now their primary focus, promoting the unsung heroes of world music. Performing as the mid summer sun sets behind the Pier, this will be a set not to miss.