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2024 COMPETITION: Entries for 2024 Competition are now closed

Hastings Musical Festival -at The White Rock Theatre  in Hastings: 

The 2024 Programme is now available from The White Rock Theatre, B & T Music in Hastings and Second Spin in Bexhill

To gain a Friends Ticket please email info@hastingsmf.org.uk - you can pay online and collect at the box office or on your first visit to the Festival. See 2024 Tickets for further information.

If you have problems using a computer please phone 07586 625309.

All dance music must be uploaded onto playandperform. There will be information on how to do this on playandperform. Backing tracks for Pop Vocals must also be uploaded and choirs can upload their backing tracks.

Looking forward to seeing you all in Feb/March 2024.

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Hastings Musical Festival

About the Event

Hastings Musical Festival takes place at the White Rock Theatre in February or March each year. Dancers, singers, musicians and actors of all ages perform in classes which are marked by an adjudicator who is a specialist and an expert in the field. Feedback is given to everyone and the winners of each class are announced. In many classes a trophy is also awarded and in the junior classes we are also awarding first, second and third festival awards.

If you enter the Festival for a number of years and then wish to go on to study at a college or university on a course for performing arts you can apply for a grant from the Festival. You may also be eligible for the Molly Townson Bursary - given to one entrant each year - of £3,000. On top of that you may also gain an award from The Foster Trust to help towards your studies.

The Festival is a competitive event which gives local people a chance to perform on stage. Performance is a skill for all walks of life. It can build confidence, enable engagement with others and certainly makes you stand out as an accomplished interviewee.

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