All-day event at iconic venue a storming success

Ben Fairlight at Hastings Hullabaloo, St Mary in the Castle
Ben Fairlight at Hastings Hullabaloo, St Mary in the Castle

THE Hastings Hullabaloo held on Saturday at St Mary in the Castle saw more than 1,500 people through the doors between noon and 10.30pm. At the free event held to celebrate the venue’s charitable status, performers included Liane Carroll, Poppy Prescott, The Copperplate Band, storyteller Ben Fairlight (pictured), and The Sugarloaf Band who led the ceilidh.

Manager Zoe Ashdown said: “All the artists, tour leaders, and storytellers gave their time for free to show their support for St Mary in the Castle, Buckswood School donated cakes and muffins for us to sell, and many of our fantastic volunteers stewarded for 12 hours (with a break in the middle), so great is their commitment. We are so very grateful to all those involved.”