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Music Month - The Sequel

8th September to 31st October 2017

Written By Andy Gunton

Music Month is an initiative set up by organisations across Hastings and Rother, including The Stinger, that have come together to help support and develop the vibrant music sector in the area.

The first ever Music Month was held in February and March of this year, and it went so well we thought we’d do it again.

The second Music Month opens with the weekend long Beano On The Sea event which starts on Friday, 8th September on Hastings Pier, and then runs through to Halloween and VoodooFest on 31 October.  

Yes, we know that’s more than a month, but there’s just so much good music and musical events to highlight during that period we thought we'd stretch the definition a little bit!

Music Month offers an umbrella to any music event programmed between those dates – all musical genres and styles are welcome.

It will be supported with a marketing campaign by Visit 1066 Country Marketing that will feature:

·       Listings on a dedicated page, www.visit1066country.com/whats-on/music-month

·       Regular press releases and social media campaign

·       Logos for use by all participating venues/organisations

·       Advertising, including Music Month branded beer mats, seafront posters and lamp post banners.

So, if you have a musical event/gig happening during the Music Month period, are planning one, or you want to set one up especially for the 'Month', please let the organisers have the details of what you're planning so that they can enter that into the listings guide for the 'Month'.

Your gig/event can be taking place anywhere within the Hastings and Rother area; which is Hastings, St Leonards, Bexhill, Battle, Rye and associated villages.

Here's what we need from you:

·       Name of the event/artist

·       Date

·       Venue

·       Web/Facebook link

Please email your event details to: culture@hastings.gov.uk by 13 August. We'll take care of the rest.

One of the aims of Music Month is to highlight just how much is going on within the Hastings and Rother area during the 'off' season, when the schools have gone back and many of the tourists have departed for the winter.

Apart from celebrating the wealth of activity within the local music scene, Music Month is also seen as a way of attracting musical tourists to our towns during the winter period, tourists who will then spend money within the local economy, money that might not have been there otherwise.

So please help us spread the word about Music Month, thanks.

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