We're taking EMERGENCE on the road, and returning to St Mary In The Castle where the first ever EMERGENCE happened way back in 2018.

Tickets can be purchased for individual events, or you can buy a festival pass, which gets you in to all dates and shows.

Limited earlybird festival pass available for £30


Thursday 23rd April


Resonate is a growing collective of emerging artists. This ranges from spoken word artists, to harpists and beat boxing.
It’s an intimate event that gives people the confidence and platform to express themselves and bare their souls. It also allows artists to collaborate with each other and try something new. A fusion of words and music that has endless possibilities.

Their monthly Spoken word night, held at St Mary in The Castle, is hosted by THE EGGTOOTH PROJECT - A Not for Profit, socail enterprise, set up in Hastings in 2012.
For Emergence they will be curating a line up of Spoken Word talent that will perform on this dedicated night and throughout the weekend.

This event is pay what you can on the door.
All proceeds go to The EggTooth Project.

Friday 24th April


Steam Down is an artist collective, weekly event and music community based in Deptford, South-East London.

Founded by multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer Ahnansé in May 2017, the initial event was created to connect London based musicians and producers. Since then it has evolved into a weekly event where Steam Down artists and its extended musical family generate spontaneous sonic soundscapes reflecting their lives in the city.

Steam Down is comprised of eight core members including Ahnansé, Naima Adams, Brother Portrait, Nadeem Din-Gabisi, Benjamin Appiah, And Is Phi, Dominic Canning and Wonky Logic as well as a wider community of notable artists and musicians across the UK.

Tickets £12 in Advance / £15 on the door

Saturday 25th April


Jason started his playing career with the Jazz Warriors at 16, and has performed in a wide variety of bands including work with Louis Moholo, Afro Blok, Mano Ventura and the big bands of Manu Dibango, Hermeto Pascoal, Sam Rivers, McCoy Tyner, Andrew Hill, Hugh Masekela and many others. His own bands include the multi-award-winning J-life and Acoutastic Bombastic, and his prolific talents as composer, arranger and producer have led to projects with dance companies and classical orchestras such as the BBCCO and the LSO.


EDIFICE Dance Theatre is a UK based dance theatre company that explore a hybrid approach to partner work using contact improvisation and ballroom.
They create work that combines the speed, passion and connection of ballroom, with the fluidity, freedom and connection of contemporary dance.

Tickets £12 in Advance / £15 on the door

Sunday 26th April


This high energy sextet, with African and Jazz influences, was formed in late 2016, to perform the music of two titans of Jazz – Bheki Mseleku and McCoy Tyner.  It was an ambition born of love and experience; Simon and John toured with Bheki while Jason worked with McCoy.  These associations bring an authority and authenticity to the group’s music as well as having a strong influence on their original material.

Since the bands inception it has released its critically acclaimed debut album McCoy and Mseleku and has played to enthusiastic audiences at club and festival appearances including  Love Supreme, Scarborough, and Herts festivals as well as concert recordings for BBC Radio 3’s Jazz Now and in session for Radio 3’s J-Z.

John Donaldson – piano,
Jason Yarde – alto sax,
Greg Heath – tenor sax/flute,
Simon Thorpe – bass,
Tristan Banks – drums
Graham Flowers or Quentin Collins – trumpet.

Full Price Tickets £12 in Advance / £15 on the door