Good fun, great causes

With a massive range of local real ales, quality lager, ciders and wines, gins, rums and vodkas, cocktails, high quality local food, and the best local musicians, we’ve raised thousands of pounds for local good causes – and grown a reputation as the best beer and music festival in the South East!

In recent years, approximately 10,000 people attend the festival each year over its 4 sessions...

  • Cinema Night- open to the whole family, to date we've shown The Greatest Showman, Mary Poppins and Bohemian Rhapsody.
  • Hastings Proms- 150 strong Hastings BIG Choir and the 30 piece Prom Band, ably conducted by Roger Wilcock. (Sadly The Proms are no more from 2019).
  • Classic House- a new addition to the in 2018, it's been going strong ever since! DJ's to date include Claire Louise. Matt Maurice, Brandon Block and Danny Rampling.
  • Local Bands- still seen as the main event, this orgy of fantastic local bands has been a sell out in recent years. With the day kicking off at midday, there's plenty of time to sample all the ales while enjoying these musical treats.

The bars are equally as impressive as the line up- with a massive range of local ales and craft beers, as well as the usual quality lager, ciders, gin, cocktails, etc.

The event is entirely organised by Hastings Round Table, and ran entirely by (very generous) volunteers, with every penny of profit going back into the local community.

In our time we have given over £1million to local good causes. Our pledge is simple. Great fun for great causes!

Happy ladies serving drinks at the festival
Service with a smile!

Our continuous desire to improve the festival each year,  the huge marquee and the support from the HBMF fans has created an atmosphere loved by everyone.

To find out more about the festival, how you can get involved & purchase tickets, please visit:

And best of all, we have raised hundreds of thousands for good causes in Hastings, St Leonards, and Battle. HBMF – great fun for great causes.

Black and white shot of the HBMF crowd from the stage perspective
Having a good time isn't obligatory but it's hard not to!