Programme for annual musical festival is now available to buy

The official programme for this year’s Hastings Musical Festival is now available.

The festival, which lasts for three weeks, starts on Saturday, February 28 and ends on Saturday, March 21.

The programme is available to pick up from the White Rock Theatre, Hastings Tourist Information Centre, B&T Keyboards, Chandlers Music in Rye and Second Spin in Bexhill.

Hastings Musical Festival will start with the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition where pianists from around the world will take part.

The competition starts on February 28.

Molly Townson, chairman of Hastings Musical Festival, said: “2015 has seen good entries in all sections with the dancing, and singing and piano classes showing an increase in entries year by year.

“It may well be that the festival’s determination to keep entry fees down for 2015 has had a marked effect.”

Highlights include the Primary Schools Music Making Morning and the Schools Choirs sessions.