Two Fringe Festivals return to Hastings – Hastings Fringe Comedy Festival, between June 13th and 17th, and Hastings Fringe Festival, throughout July.

An explosion of laughter is promised from the Hastings Fringe Comedy Festival team, with 100 comedy shows being performed by some of the funniest established and up and coming comedians in the country, performing across ten venues over the five days. Hastings Fringe Comedy Festival is a free Fringe with a pay what you want donation to the acts after the show.

‘’This is now our third year, and we promise this will be our biggest Fringe yet, with dozens of Edinburgh Fringe previews, and some really exciting acts confirmed. We are happy that we can continue to develop and grow the festival and bring laughter to the Hastings community.’’ say festival organisers Chris Young and Jake Alexander.

Hastings Fringe Festival returns for its fourth successive year. Throughout July, venues across Hastings will be buzzing with a wealth of creative talent, showcasing theatre, music, poetry, spoken word and cabaret. The Hastings Film Fringe also returns, providing a platform for local, national and international film-makers to showcase feature-length and short films across a range of genres, as well as exciting new commissioned work.

“This year’s Fringe is bigger and better than ever.” says festival Artistic Director, Heather Alexander. We’ll be featuring a host of interactive and diverse performances, including exciting Theatre events, and one or two surprises – watch this space!”

In 2018, the Festivals are collaborating to give an even bigger stage to great talent and promote the vibrant cultural scene in Hastings.

• Free brochures with full listings for Hastings Fringe Comedy Festival will be available from late April and at during April.

• Hastings Fringe Festival launches its programme in May, with free brochures available around town, and listings at

Image shows Heather Alexander (L), Artistic Director of Hastings Fringe Festival, and Chris Young (R), Co-Organiser of the Hastings Comedy Fringe. Image credit: Alex Hunt.

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