Electric Palace is delighted to host a regular Punk Choir!

Support the Punk Choir at their next gig - you can find all the details on the Hastings Punk Choir website.

Punk Choir is Hastings’ only ‘anti-choir’, bringing a punk ethos and attitude!

Formed in November 2021 the choir embodies the DIY punk approach. We all have our own singing styles, and while talent is appreciated, enthusiasm is essential.

The choir has grown to about 50 singers and usually about 25 punks at performances, sometimes more.

Highlights’ of 2023 included Small World festival, Sandwich Folk and Ale Festival, The Others Markets, Frocked up Friday, Loud Women at the Piper, and singing with Frank from Blue Velvet!

Group of approx 30 people waving and looking up

What does Punk Choir sing?

As we are punks we have to argue about what is punk! Currently we are singing songs by Buzzcocks, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Sex Pistols, The Raincoats, Wire, X-Ray Spex, the Lovely Eggs and the Dead Kennedys. All arranged by the choir's fabulous musical director, Tom.

If you are interested in joining the Punk Choir, there are newbie sessions at regular intervals. Don’t worry, there aren't auditions, it’s just a chance to see if it’s something you wanna do.

Newbie sessions will generally be at the start of a new term so check the Punk Choir website for the next date.

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Photo: Captivitas Photography

Punk Choir performances:

Hastings Punk Choir support Kid Kapichi!

Coming up, 50 of the Hastings Punk Choir members will be performing at 7pm in the foyer of the White Rock Theatre at the hometown Kid Kapichi show on 22 March 2024. Get your tickets! Here are some snaps from when Kid Kapichi did a photoshoot at the Electric Palace in 2023:

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Kid Kapichi band sitting at front of cinema. 4 men with instruments sitting in front of velvet curtain

In the past year or so, Punk Choir has performed in aid of St Michael's Hospice (Hastings and Rother) as part of THE BIG SING.

They also performed at the Electric Palace for Stories from the She Punks for Summer Music Season at the Electric Palace, with a special appearance on the same night from Enid of female punk rock band, Girlschool!

Poster for Hastings Fat Tuesday with Hastings Punl Choir performingPunk Choir also played at Fat Tuesday Saturday unplugged tour in 2023 and 2024.

Other performances have included The Pig Hastings, as part of the Solidarity Not Charity event in support of the strikers, alongside Message from the Ravens, King Size Slim, Frank from Blue Velvet and more!

Poster for event on 21 January 2023 at The Pig in Hastings - text in page

Jubilee screening and Punk Choir live performance:

Hastings Punk Choir performed at our special Platinum Jubilee weekend screening of Derek Jarman's '70s star-studded film, Jubilee. (Video shared via our Facebook page):

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