Beano On The Sea Just Weeks Away

Beano On The Sea Just Weeks Away

Yes, I’m not afraid to admit I was an indie-kid at heart and probably still am, and the list of bands performing pretty much matches a shelf of my cd cabinet that has held the same contents for over twenty years.

The organisers quite rightly describe this as “a roll call of artists who are still going strong and have years of big festival experience with top ten hits and massive selling albums to call on. Forget the wellies and traipsing through fields of mud and huge crowds to see your favourite bands. This will be up close and personal in a unique setting, turned into an intimate musical playground”.

It’s little surprise that Glasswerk has shown a similar level of interests in these same artists in more recent times. The Bluetones, be it Mark Morriss on his own, with his own band or performing as “The Bluetones” has been a Glasswerk headliner on probably 40+ occasions across the UK, including a legendary sell-out show at London’s KOKO. Few bands maintain such a loyal following years after slipping from the mainstream, and with a back catalogue of hits such as Bluetonic, Marblehead Johnson, Slight Return, and Cut Some Rug, they will be worthy of closing the festival on the Sunday night.

Dodgy and Echobelly have both performed at Glasswerk’s intimate London venue Surya, while Cast and Space have been on the Glasswerk roster many a time nationwide, so it’s fair to say this line-up is very close to our hearts.

Embrace are a band I never caught live first time around, while the insanely catchy Lightning Seeds will no doubt be playing many hits from their Launchpad album Jollification and will be excellent Saturday night Headliners. Incidentally it will be my first Lightning Seeds show since Manchester Academy 1999 which is pretty scary.

As if this wasn’t enough, there will be added attractions all along the pier such as full screenings of documentaries Made of Stone (The Stone Roses) and Supersonic (Oasis) at the Outdoor Cinema. A weekend festival wristband will also enable priority entrance to after-shows around Hastings over the weekend, featuring celebrity DJ sets by Bez & Terry Hall, big beat pioneer DJ Cut La Roc, tribute bands Oa-sis & Blurd, plus up and coming new acts.

All these bands sharing the same bill is something I’m pretty excited about. Hastings is set to come alive in September as indie fans young and old flock to the South Coast. Come join us now while tickets are still available.

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