Hastings Pier’s Zooquarium fest: exclusive full line-up

Zooquarium Festival’s line-up is now complete, with a stack of talented musicians and bands now chosen to play in support of Rat Boy, Kid Kapichi, We Are Z and a host of other established acts.

On 15 July thousands of young music fans will flock to what is now one of the largest venue spaces on the south coast.


The festival runs across three stages and will span a wide spectrum of musical genres. From indie rock to hip-hop via folk and dance music and all points in between.

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Previously confirmed artists make up a cross-section of the best that the UK’s first ‘music city’ has to offer – with acts ranging from new young talent through to seasoned performers.

  • Alibi
  • someone/anyone
  • AudioActive
  • Dorey the Wise
  • Hannah Lurati
  • Elsa Hewitt
  • Solomon Curtis – introducing the festival
  • Quiet Boy
  • Brigitte Aphrodite
  • Blair Mackichan
  • Bless
  • Dr Savage
  • Billionaire
  • Barbarella’s Bang Bang
  • Jamie Smart
  • Marie White
  • Moss Clarkson


Each of these acts will get a full set, however, in a rapid-fire series of quick-changes, the new additions to the bill, chosen by the Eggtooth Project, will each get to play just one killer original song and one cover chosen from one of the legendary acts who have played the original Hastings Pier stage.

So expect to hear numbers from the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, The Who, The Clash, The Kinks, Hawkwind, The Specials, The Jam, T. Rex, The Rolling Stones, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds or the Sex Pistols. 

Without any threat of mud to contend with event organisers promise: “a joyous, carnival-like affair, with an emphasis on dressing up and getting involved in the magical vibes only Hastings can create.”

Tickets are just £15 from http://zooquariumfestival.com/

Beatrice Rapley, Hastings Pier Charity’s Learning and Education Manager says:  “ZOOQUARIUM festival is being created by and for young people to celebrate the incredible talent of our local under 25-year-olds. We want to showcase emerging musicians and give them a professional platform forum on which to perform to an audience of thousands on the unique venue that is Hastings Pier. For young people to stand in the spot where Jimi Hendrix and The Rolling Stones played and to be able to support a big star like Rat Boy and say, ‘I think that is an inspiring experience. We want young people from Sussex to know that with hard work and opportunity they can achieve whatever they set their sights on.”

Playing two songs each for the Eggtooth Project are:

The Kiffs: Rye College

Orson Coupland & the Legacy of Monsters: Hastings Academy

Hattie Tippayanasa: Hastings Academy

Xavier Ralph: St Richards

Sam Brown: Bexhill College

Mourning Over Mafia: Eastbourne Academy

Joby Heasmer: Bexhill Colegae

Jessica Painter: St Leonards Academy

Ben Blatcher: St Leonards Academy

Maxx Daly: Bexhill College

MacDonald, Clarke and Dell: Lewes College

Laura Palmer: Bexhill

Tullia (Bluer Lily): Sussex Coast College

Holly Holt: Bexhill College

Albany: Bexhill College

Elisha: St Richards

Mystic Shed: Robertsbridge College.

Makeshift: Tallulah Brooks/Buckswood.

Tom McCann: Bexhill College.

Elsewhere on the bill, Rhythmix bring half a dozen hand-picked artists to the bill:

Charlie Mayhew and the Slugs/Leech


DJ Onyx

The Below Averages

Courtney and Erin



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