Today we’re excited to announce that pioneering UK Grime act Dizzee Rascal will be playing in Hastings for the first time ever on the iconic Pier on Sepetmber 16th
With four number one singles, four top ten albums, a Mercury Prize, a performance at the Olympic opening ceremony in 2012 and collaborations with both Calvin Harris and DJ Fresh under his belt, Dizzee Rascal has become a key name in both the UK garage scene and the international pop market. His live show has drawn crowds from all around the world, and after a run of festival performances this summer, the Hastings Pier show is sure to be an epic affair and if this alone isn't enticing enough, the support bill for the Dizzee Rascal show is set to be equally as incredible and is scheduled to be announced soon.
Hear Dizzee Rascal’s new single ‘Hype’ featuring Calvin Harris here:
Music has always been, and continues to be, an essential part of Hastings' culture and this new addition to the weekend's line up makes sure that the September weekender has something to appeal to all generations. Following Dizzee Rascal's performance on Friday night, The Happy Mondays are set to perform ‘Pills ‘n’ Thrills and Bellyaches’ in it’s entirety for it’s 25th anniversary on Saturday September 17th, plus a selection of greatest hits. Support on the night will come from The Orbperforming ‘Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld’ in full, also for it’s 25th anniversary; and Formation, one of the most exciting new indie electronica acts of the moment.
Sunday 18th September will see Levellers perform ‘Levelling the Land’ for it’s 25th anniversary, plus a selection of greatest hits; with support from Turin Brakers who recently released their seventh album ‘Lost Property’; and the Nottingham folk-punk outfit Ferocious Dog.
The history of Hastings Pier is one of love and tragedy, originally opened in 1872 it’s had many lives, including an iconic period in the 1960s where the pier quickly became of the most important venues on the touring circuit, playing host to The Clash, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Nico, Siouxsie and the Banshees as well as the location of Syd Barrett’s last ever show with Pink Floyd.
Damaged by the infamous storms in 1990 and closed to the public between 1999 and 2002, while it did re-open briefly it was finally closed in 2008. Efforts continued to raise funds to save the pier but in October 2010 it was dealt a devastating blow when a fire destroyed 95% of it’s superstructure. Unlike the iconic Brighton West pier, however, structural surveys concluded that the cast iron Victorian-era sub-structure was salvageable. Now six years later the final works of the £14.2m refurbishments of Hastings Pier are complete and the pier has recently re-opened.
Tickets for Dizzee Rascal’s show go on sale Friday 1st July at 9am.
FRIDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER 2016
*Weekend tickets do not include entry to the Dizzee Rascal show.
SATURDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER 2016 (SOLD OUT)
HAPPY MONDAYS – perform ‘Pills ‘n’ Thrills and Bellyaches’ in full (25th anniversary) + greatest hits
THE ORB – perform ‘Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld’ in full (25th anniversary)
SUNDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER 2016
LEVELLERS – perform ‘Levelling the Land’ in full (25th anniversary) + greatest hits
*Weekend tickets are also available for both Saturday & Sunday.
Published on 01 July 2016 by Ben Robinson