Beatles Day 10

Over 300 musicians, singers and dancers!
The final line-up has been confirmed for Beatles Day 10, the all-day live music extravaganza at the Hastings’ White Rock Theatre on Sunday, April 5th.

This year, there are a record 320 musicians, singers and dancers with many of the old favourites and a fine selection of new and young bands from the area including, amongst others: Brooke Sharkey, The Blackman Brothers Band, The Bohemia Ukelele Band, Centre Page, Clay Henry, The Crayons, Dead Calm, Eclipse, The Electric Beatles, Claire Hamill, The Hastings Stage Studio singers and dancers, Mike Hatchard and Friends, Roger Hubbard, Lazy Angel, Local Heroes, The Lovely Ritas, Maid of Ace, Pass the Cat, Phil Hudson, Not Guilty, The Pop Beat Combo, Slam, Strangefruit and the 1066 Rock-it Men.

Beatles Day 10 starts at midday and goes through until 10.30, and will feature a live performance of Abbey Road, the eleventh official album released by The Beatles which they started recording at the famous Abbey Road studios in April 1969 — exactly forty years before Beatles Day 10. The day will finish in chaotic Latino-style with The Submarino Marinos featuring Blair Mackichen and Steve Furst.

Both stages in the White Rock Theatre will be used to fit in 60 separate acts and guarantee an eclectic mix of performances from a Capella, through rock, blues, ska, r&b, classical, Latin and dance.

The restaurant and licensed bars will be available all day and there will be a face painter in the afternoon for the kids. Add merchandising stalls selling Beatles Day 10 tee-shirts at just £8 each, posters; a large raffle with great prizes and you are promised a great day out enjoying some of the best music from undoubtedly the most influential pop band in history — all live.

To date, the annual event, which features over ten hours of non-stop live music from the Beatles back catalogue played by over 200 top musicians, has raised over £60,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support. All of the musicians, organisers and helpers donate their time completely free and all the money raised goes to help local people with cancer. Admission is just £7.50 for adults, £3.50 for children 5-14 and £20 for a family of two adults and up to 3 children under 14. Pay on the door.

The new Beatles Day tee-shirts are now on sale – SOLD OUT!

Beatles Day 10 tee-shirts are now available from the Hastings Tourist Information Centre in Priory Meadow.
This year’s design features the famous Apple Corps. logo on a quality black shirt and is available in a range of sizes, including children’s.

The shirts are priced at just £8 with all profits going to Macmillan Cancer Support.

Beatles Day 10 is on Sunday April 5th at The White Rock Theatre, Hastings and will feature over 60 acts during the ten and a half hour music marathon.

Beatles Day 9 raises £11,515.86 for Macmillan

Beatles Day 9, held at the White Rock Theatre, Hastings on Sunday 6th April has broken all records, raising a fantastic £11,515.86 for Macmillan Cancer Support. All the money raised goes to help people in Sussex affected by cancer. This is a fantastic amount raised by a fantastic group of people.

It was, without doubt, the best ever, with 55 individual acts featuring over 250 musicians, singers and dancers keeping the hundreds of people who braved the snow entertained for over ten and a half hours of live music from the Beatles and Lennon and McCartney back catalogue.

The day had a host of memorable performances with an eclectic mix of a Cappella, blues and jazz to Pink Floyd influenced rock but particular high spots were organiser Pete Prescott’s
10 year old daughter Poppy performing She’s Leaving Home, and Norwich-based Brooke and Geoff Sharkey who received a rousing demand for an encore with their beautiful and haunting versions of Here, There and Everywhere, and Yesterday.

After a faultless live performance of the entire Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album with Claire Hamill singing George Harrison’s Within You, Without You to perfection, the multi-talented SubMarino Marinos featuring Blair Mackichen and Steve Furst finished the evening with a hot, Latin medley which can only be described as manic.

Pete Prescott was full of praise for everyone who took part. “Everyone was amazing” he said. The musicians, technicians, everyone back stage, the Macmillan volunteers, the staff and management of the White Rock, all the sponsors and everyone who came along and helped us reach our target. We couldn’t have done it without you”.

All the money raised will go to Macmillan Cancer Support to help people in Sussex affected by Cancer.