ZOOQUARIUM is a new one-day festival hosted by Hastings Pier Charity on Saturday 15 July 2017.

A day of brilliant music with over 30 amazingly talented bands and artists from the South East performing on the beautiful pier and not a drop of mud in sight.

If you are 14-24 years old, this festival is for you, but if you are 14-24 years in spirit you are welcome too.

Zooquarium will feature Rat Boy as the headline act.

DIY described him as “…one of the UK’s most exciting new acts” and NME say he is “…a potent mix of Blur’s cockney knees-up side, the urgency of The Libertines and Beastie Boys’ in yer-face raps.”

Rat Boy is supported by a wealth of other artists during the day including Dr Savage, We-are-Z, Billionaire, Marie White, Bless, The Kid Kapichi, Barbarella’s Bang Bang, Someone/Anyone, Jamie Smart and Dorey The Wise – with more artists and attractions to be announced.

There will be four stages – Starling Stage, Sunset Stage, Journey To The Deep Stage and Lounge Lizard Stage, which will host a variety of different acts during the festival.

Aside from the music, you can enjoy fabulous food and drinks in the Grazing Ground and cocktails at the Pink Flamingo cocktail bar on the Upper Deck, if you fancy a Mojito whilst listening to the music and watching the sea.

If this isn’t enough for you, then you can get snapped in the photo booth, hand drawn by a live artist, join one of the masterclasses or watch the work of local film makers.

In true Hastings and St. Leonards style . . . come dressed up and unleash your inner animal in a ZOOQUARIUM inspired costume and take a place in the costume Hall Of Fame, with prizes for the best dressed.

All this for a bargain £15 for a full day of unadulterated fun.

Go on . . . you know you want to!

ZOOQUARIUM festival is inspired by the amazing musical heritage of Hastings Pier. On the day of the festival they will be launching a new heritage inspired iTunes album, made by young people and created in partnership with alternative education providers, Eggtooth.

The festival is brought to you by Hastings Pier Charity’s Learning and Education department and is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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The magic gang

The Graveltones

Rae Morris or Declan McKenna

As others have suggested Shame and Magic Gang are wicked live and I should imagine not too expensive! Both have new albums out and would suit your festival. 👌

Victoria McDonnell +friends

The Correspondent's!!!

ALIBI Tom Chaplin The Blockheads

The delinquents- sick band from Bristol, super good vibes

Declan McKenna would be amazing. Or RatBoy again!!

WE-ARE-Z (Again please!)

The Kid Kapichi


Gabriella Hill


The Kiffs !

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7 months ago

Zooquarium Music Festival

From our friends at The De La Warr Pavilion - Jake Bugg 😀

Live Nation presents Jake Bugg Solo Acoustic Plus Special Guests

Live Nation presents Jake Bugg Solo Acoustic Plus Special GuestsNov 22, 7:00pmThe De La Warr PavilionTickets £22.50

DLWP Members pre-sale: Thursday 10 Aug 2017 9am online
On Sale Date: Fri 11 Aug 2017 9am online

6 tickets per purchase
U14’s to be accomp
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The aim of the festival is to celebrate and showcase the talent of local young people. The event welcomes local singer songwriters and bands to perform alongside professional musicians. The idea is to give a platform to local young people to perform on Hastings Pier on a large stage, with professional equipment and support and to be able to reach new audiences. If you’re interested in performing please contact: info@zooquariumfestival.com

The festival wants to support young people to achieve their potential and is providing roles for young people to get involved in event management, technical support and marketing.

Zooquarium is purposefully keeping ticket costs low to make the festival as accessible as possible for local young people. They have included the booking fee in the ticket price to make this an affordable event. All of the money from ticket sales will be ploughed back into ZOOQUARIUM. The more money they can make the better they can make the festival, so please encourage friends and family to come along.

The aim is to make this an annual event and the festival hopes to make enough money to run ZOOQUARIUM in 2018 and beyond. If you’re interested in sponsoring part of the festival please contact: info@zooquariumfestival.com

Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult aged 21 or over – proof of age identification will be required at the event. Any under 16’s attempting to enter the festival without an adult will be denied entry.


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