Saturday 22nd February
Lorraine’s Show is at Midnight!
Sussex Studio, Hastings
Le Grande Mardi Gras Ball embraces the spirit of New Orleans, adding a touch of Venetian splendour all in the splendour of Hastings seafront!.
The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club with radio DJ and Red Dwarf legend Craig Charles will headline the opulent Le Grande Mardi Gras Ball. The BBC 6 Music and Radio 2 DJ will bring his unique brand of funk and soul to the grandest Grande Ball ever!
The Ball, a by-word for opulence and decadence as revellers dress in their most glamorous New Orleans-meets-Venetian finery, will also feature one of the UK’s premier party bands, The Funking Bar Stewards, and Loud Noises, a unique blend of contemporary brass band and high octane dance music.
To round off the evening the phenomenal NOVA TWINS join the line up with a rare DJ set!
The whole evening will be hosted by the wonderful Mzz Kimberley who comes from Detroit but has been an intrinsic part of the London gay scene — as a nightclub hostess, actress and cabaret star.
The Funking Bar Stewards have been a staple of the UK’s biggest parties since the 1990s. The nine-piece band cover disco classics, glam stompers and soul superhits – from Le Freak and YMCA to Bohemian Rhapsody – with an energy that has become the toast of nightclubs, students unions and sold-out prestige venues such as London’s The Forum.
Leeds-based Loud Noises, meanwhile, take tracks such as Sade’s Smooth Criminal and Waterfalls by TLC and give them a hyper-sonic modern brass band twist.