GALLERY: Sell-out Madness gig at official Hastings Pier opening

The newly-refurbished Hastings Pier was officially opened with a bumper day of entertainment capped off with a sell-out Madness show on Saturday (May 21).

The drizzle failed to dampen spirits as thousands enjoyed the music, bingo and stalls on the pier from 10am.

Madness playing at the Grand Opening Gala of Hastings Pier. Photo by Sid Saunders. SUS-160522-132648001

Madness playing at the Grand Opening Gala of Hastings Pier. Photo by Sid Saunders. SUS-160522-132648001

Dignitaries including Hastings MP Amber Rudd made speeches celebrating the £14.2m redevelopment before the crowds gathered wherever they could to listen to St Leonards-born Suggs and co.

VIDEO: Hastings Pier rocks at opening gala

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