Lakedown Brewing Co. partnership with Hastings’ Fat Tuesday Club
Lakedown Brewing Co., the family-run, independent microbrewery and taproom in East Sussex founded by The Who’s Roger Daltrey and family, extended its partnership with Hastings Fat Tuesday Music Festival to sponsor a year-long programme that will support the Hastings Fat Tuesday Club into 2023.
Hastings’ Fat Tuesday Club provides free creative music sessions for 12-18 year olds in the Hastings area at the Contemporary Music School, St Leonards. The sessions focus on the process of making and playing new music, including song writing, playing, performing and technical aspects.
Lakedown Brewing Co. founders, Jamie Daltrey and his brother-in-law Des Murphy were joined by The Who frontman, Roger Daltrey, and a group of young members from the Fat Tuesday Club on Saturday to announce the partnership during the Hastings Fat Tuesday Music Festival.
Lakedown Brewing Co. on sponsoring Fat Tuesday
The group congregated at The Albion Pub, a partner and stockist of Lakedown’s local craft beers, and unveiled a dedicated Lakedown Brewing Co. stage that will play host to a number of music events across the festival and beyond through the year.
Roger Daltrey commented, “The Fat Tuesday Club is a remarkable organisation that is really making a difference in young people’s lives who are discovering their passion for music. Community has always been at the heart of what we do at Lakedown and as a local Sussex company, we are very proud to support it.”
Roger Daltrey of The Who built the lakes at Lakedown in East Sussex in the 1970s as an oasis to escape the mania of touring. The rural family farm is at the heart of the brewery’s story, as the location that inspired the business venture and home to its destination taproom bar.
Lakedown Brewing Co. co-founder and Roger Daltrey’s son-in-law Des Murphy adds, “Music is in our DNA and so we’re excited for Lakedown Brewing Co. to be sponsors of Fat Tuesday, the UK’s largest Mardi Gras celebrations. We are also immensely proud to offer our support to the Fat Tuesday Club that helps young people in Hastings with sessions to inspire creativity through music.”