Established as a biker friendly pub in the sixties and central to the famous May Day biker rally. The Carlisle has become known for its free live music, mostly Rock, Metal and Punk. Recently revamped to allow the pub to host bigger band nights.

"Whats On" this coming month - Please click on the 'Gig Guide' above for a more comprehensive list


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Former Iron Maiden singer Blaze Bayley will be live @ The Carlisle on Thurs 17th of MArch – Grab your advance tickets in advance from the bar or on the door £7! A snip!

Read More » | March 9, 2016 | Category: Uncategorized | Comments: none

27.11.15 This Weekend

Well it’s a busy one @ The Carly – Friday night we have our charity event- Sussex Rocks For Paris – 4 great bands – 2 DJ’s and a whole load of fun! It’s Free Entry but a quid in our collection buckets would be encouraged …7pm til late Sat night we have local covers [...]

Read More » | November 26, 2015 | Category: Uncategorized | Comments: none

6.11.15 – This Weekend!

WE have some awesome bands for you this weekend ! Tonight 6th Nove we have the mighty PIg Iron supported by Pythia and tommorrow – Black Iron Priest playing all of your faves from Sabath, Priest and Iron Maiden …come check em out – free entry

Read More » | November 6, 2015 | Category: Uncategorized | Comments: none


Remember to click on the band names on our gig guide to see info about the bands and even videos . You can scroll down on the home page to see what’s on!

Read More » | October 16, 2015 | Category: Uncategorized | Comments: none


We have the mighty Absolva today 16.10.15 featuring members of Blaze Bayley’s band and Iced Earth and tomorrow is Bonfire Night in Hastings- get here early ! Dethonator are live and on the decks we have Metal Devastation Radio DJ’s The Metal Priestess and DJ Demonize Debz! Free entry! And Upstairs 16.10.15 we have The [...]

Read More » | October 16, 2015 | Category: Uncategorized | Comments: none

August Bank Holiday Weekend 2015 – What’s on!

We have a fab weekend coming for you this weekend! Kicking off on Friday with Ivy Fire plus guests – Sat we have Punk Icons THE VARUKERS plus Snide in support – Sunday sees Lord Volture from Holland calling by to play for   us with the awesome Toledo Steel and Desolate Pathway in support [...]

Read More » | August 24, 2015 | Category: Uncategorized | Comments: none


  ON Friday we have Gold Phoenix + V for Ventura + TBC Well if you love your Punk we have a gig this weekend not to be missed! The Vibrators will be playing @ The Carlisle for you on Saturday  @ 10pm .. Don’t miss it ! And it’s all free entry !

Read More » | August 10, 2015 | Category: Uncategorized | Comments: none

Carlisle Does Punk

Great new for Punk fans. This month @ the Carlisle we have loads of Punk stuff happening ! Sat 1st of August is the Hastings Punk Rock Party where we have 10 great bands for you to see..add to that this month The Vibrators and the Varukers sp Punks are in for a real treat. [...]

Read More » | July 29, 2015 | Category: Uncategorized | Comments: none

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The Carlisle Rocks Into 2015

We have busy here Carlisle HQ booking in some awesome bands and events for you for the end of 2014 and into 2015. As well as your usual faves, Savage Messiah, Just Floyd, Warhawk, and the Offspin (and more), coming to The Carlisle next year for the first time: TYTAN (NWOBHM), THE DEEP (NWOBHM), ABSOLVA, [...]

Read More » | December 20, 2014 | Category: GIGS, NEWS, Uncategorized | Comments: none

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AIRBORNE – “AINT NO WAY BUT THE HARD WAY… GET USED TO IT!!!” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DHHv5OuEzY

Read More » | January 31, 2013 | Category: Uncategorized | Comments: none