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


Want to play @ The Carlisle?

The Carlisle is always looking to bring the very best of local and other music to the venue.

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Thanks to Back Street Heroes for the photograph of the bike built by Grub NCC Sussex.

Bands Wanted

The Carlisle is always looking to bring the very best of local and other music to the venue.

We will host all types of music there are no rule, although heavy metal, heavy rock, rock, blues/rock, punk and tribute bands are always popular. Support bands are always welcome and are a good way to get your “foot in the door”.

For more established bands that can pull a crowd we can charge an admission and print and sell your tickets and have some great deals on offer. The capacity of the venue is 200.

We will make sure your gig is advertised in all of the local gig guides and local radio. Band info, photos, web links and even youtube links can be added to our gig guide but you will need to supply us with hard copy posters.

We offer a full Professional 4K house P.A. features include the latest JBL PRX front of house HK monitors, Midas or Presounus 16 ch desk, audix d series drum mics and our experienced sound engineer. We do prefer you to bring your own vocal mics but have it covered if you forget!

We are able to offer for most gigs. Direct recording of up to 16 ch. 24bit 44.1 using the latest Allen & Heath ice Q 16.This is perfect for example if you have good video footage and want to add high quality mixed audio for example for your for YouTube videos, or even a live album.  We have been getting some great results!

So if you would like to play here please contact Deb at info@thecarlislehastings.com