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UB40, Aswad and The Gipsy Kings confirmed for Boundless Summer festival at Borde Hill Garden, Haywards Heath

UB40’s Robin Campbell chats to Lawrence Smith about the upcoming event, the new album and the band’s 40th anniversary.

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Two great innovators of the folk world join forces in duo

In the wake of a hugely successful one-off appearance back in the summer of 2016, legendary fiddle player Peter Knight (ex-Steeleye Span) and melodeon player extraordinaire John Spiers (ex-Bellowhead) continue their musical journey.

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Pianist Anne Marshall

Winter Romance for Winchelsea Arts programme

Rye-based pianist Anne Marshall will accompany brilliant young flutist Niall O’Riordan at the next Winchelsea Arts concert.

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Milos Karadaglic playing at St Mary's church in Rye

From joyful soul to cutting-edge jazz and opera

Rye International Jazz and Blues Festival has announced a series of headline concerts taking place at St Mary’s Church, Rye, in Spring.

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Viva Santana show at the White Rock Theatre B1Dnx6i7T7_wTMsP1V1O

Latin rhythm and rocking guitar in Santana tribute

Voted one of the top five tribute bands by Classic Rock magazine, Viva Santana has taken its superb interpretation of the Carlos Santana back catalogue all the way from Cuba to Spain.

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Chris Forsyth playing at Albatross Club in Bexhill

Where classic rock meets with soaring improvisation

Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band will be playing live at The Albatross Club on Marine Arcade in Bexhill on Friday February 23.

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Classical concert in Old Town church

Mike Hatchard is giving a classical piano concert at St Clement’s Church in Hastings Old Town on Saturday February 10 at 6.30pm for 7pm.

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George Clinton

Sussex's Love Supreme Music Festival announces heavyweight line-up for 2018

Earth Wind & Fire, Tom Misch, Elvis Costello, George Clinton Parliament Funkadelic, Steve Winwood, Mavis Staples, Tony Allen, Mr Jukes, Curtis Harding and many more for the finest jazz festival in Sussex
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Geoff Simkins at East Hastings Sea Angling Association for Jazz Hastings SUS-180602-115712001

Sublime trio will play elegant jazz

Highly regarded musicians Geoff Simkins, Nikki Iles and Dave Green will play at the monthly Jazz Hastings session at the East Hastings Sea Angling Association on Tuesday February 13.

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Orphan Colours at Musics Not Dead

Live instore next weekend in Bexhill for Orphan Colours

When UK alt country band ahab took an indefinite break from it all, songwriter Steven Llewellyn decided to form his own band with the help of ahab originator Dave Burn and former bassist Graham Knight.

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Magic Flute comes to Hastings

Enchanting family friendly version of The Magic Flute

Opera Anywhere is on tour with its latest production of The Magic Flute and comes to Hastings next month.

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Expect smooth vocals from Lauren Ray in DLWP gig

Following the release of Lauren Ray’s single Two Days and a UK tour she will next week appear with Rebecca Ferguson at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill.

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Phil Thornton

A first solo local gig for acclaimed instrumentalist

Phil Thornton In Concert at The Opus Theatre in Hastings is rare chance to see this award winning multi-instrumentalist and electronic music pioneer performing live.

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The tragedy and beauty of Puccini’s opera

The great strength of Ellen Kent’s touring production of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly is its simplicity.

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Hastings Fat Tuesday: Umbrella Parade. Photo by Frank Copper. SUS-170227-143225001

Get your look right for the Umbrella Parade 2018

Get ready for the big event of Hastings Fat Tuesday with a creative workshop this weekend.

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Hastings Sinfonia's Winter Concert at St John the Evangelist's Church, St Leonards-on-Sea. SUS-180128-140029001

REVIEW: Hastings Sinfonia’s crowdpleasing programme for its Winter Concert

Sometimes there can be advantages in going to a rehearsal for a concert when one is unable to attend the event itself and it was a pleasure to sit in on Hastings Sinfonia the afternoon of their recent musical offering at St John The Evangelist, Pevensey Road.

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Jools Holland and Marc Almond (Photograph: Andre Csillag)

Jools Holland and special guests to visit Brighton

In a 35-date UK tour, Jools Holland and his acclaimed Rhythm & Blues Orchestra will perform in the Brighton Centre on Saturday, December 15.

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Lionel Richie

Lionel Richie to perform at Sussex cricket ground

Superstar Lionel Richie will visit Hove this summer on his tour of the UK.

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Jetstream Pony

A chance for undiscovered talent to reach new audiences across venues

Under the Radar, part of Hastings Fat Tuesday 2018, will showcase some of the best emerging talent from across the UK on Sunday February 11.

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Ben Portsmouth's Elvis tribute act

The King Is Back - amazing show brings Elvis to stage

Regarded as one of the world’s best tribute shows The King is Back – Ben Portsmouth comes to the White Rock Theatre in Hastings on Friday February 9 at 8pm.

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