The trio of venues offered a whole host of local music talent, over six hours. With bands twanging a melodic unplugged set at Tin Tins before dashing up to The Pig to plug in and let rip – all the while upstairs in Flairz offered a more alternative side of the coin.
From the tangibly psychedelic sounds of young and painfully talented Green Emperor Way (definitely one for the radar!), to the punk rock stylings of Vice Lice Grip (transporting us back to the clammy heyday of The Crypt), there was something for everyone to enjoy.
With all proceeds going to Amnesty International, and special goody bags and promotions, this was an incredibly enjoyable and worthy event. With punters actively seeking out and discovering new music in new locations – This Is Hastings was particularly pleasantly surprised by the new facelift The Pig has had, and shall be returning soon to indulge in the advertised Sunday Hog Roast!
With the bands all giving up their time and talents for free, and the organisers clearly having worked their guts out, This Is Hastings would like to commend them all for the first of hopefully many nights like this to come.
Photos courtesy of Paul Steven Kelly & Tash Walker