Free music events at Southsea Bandstand

Free live concerts at the Bandstand in Southsea. Every weekend during the summer, from 1pm - 4pm, with such a wide range of musical styles there really is something for everyone. The details of the 2019 Southsea Bandstand programme are shown below.

All details of the programme and times may be subject to change without notice, all events are presented subject to reasonable weather conditions.

Please check the Facebook page from 11am to confirm if the event is going ahead. Further details can be found on the 'Live at the Bandstand' Facebook page.

Live at the bandstand is supported by Beats & Swing, Casemates, DIALS Festival, Nick Courtney and Chris Walker.

  • Sunday 26th May
    Black Kat Boppers, Jukebox Jumpin' and The Southsea Belles

    The Black Kat Boppers are a four piece south coast band who play hard boppin', jump up, rockin' blues, dance music. The band have performed at Glastonbury, Bestival and Hyde Park (with Blur and The Specials), Notting Hill Carnival. In 2018 they released an album titled "Black Kat Boppers".

    Jukebox Jumpin are a six piece band who love to perform 1950's rock n roll classics, Southsea Belles are a close harmony trio who sing popular nostalgic hits from the 1940's and 1950's.

  • Saturday 1st June
    The Mudlarks, Colour of the Jungle and High on Neon

    The Mudlarks are a Portsmouth based indie band who take their influences from Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin mixed up with a pinch of punk.

    Colour of the Jungle are a five piece alt rock band from Southsea.

  • Sunday 2nd June
    The Bog Rolling Stones and Thee Sultan Sheiks

    The Bog Rolling Stones are one of the most popular Rolling Stones tribute bands around. They perform all of your favourite Stones tracks and are always crowd pleasers.

    Thee Sultan Sheiks are a five piece band based in Fareham who play 70's and 80's rock as well as more current songs.

  • Saturday 15th June
    Four Folds Law, Purple Smoke and DXTA

    Portsmouth based indie rock band Four Folds Law have an enthusiastic local following and have performed at Victorious and the Wedgewood Rooms.

    Purple Smoke are a rock band who's influences include Oasis, Rage against the machine, Royal blood and The beastie boys.

  • Sunday 16th June
    Captain Flatcap, Minque and Traitors

    Captain Flatcap perform multi-genre, instrumental, electronic dance music and have wide ranging influences such as swing, ska, funk and folk.

  • Saturday 29th June
    Megan Linford, Justin Capps & The Cavaliers, Fugitive Orchestra and Little Al Gould

    Modern folk singer and songwriter Megan Linford was voted Sussex Young Folk Performer in 2014, Megan is influenced by singers such as Bob Dylan, Joan Baez and Laura Marling. She plays acoustic guitar, banjo, harmonica and ukelele.

    Singer and songwriter Justin Capps performs a unique blend of Americana-tinged Acoustic Indie-Folk. Justin has been collaborating with the Cavaliers since 2018.

  • Sunday 30th June
    FILTA Dance Anthems and Great Scott ft Rachael Hawnt

    FILTA perform the biggest dance hits and floor fillers, whilst adding their own particular style. This keyboard led band was formed by keyboard player Huw Weston in 2015.

    Great Scott are a five piece band, they have a strong repertoire of dance floor filling songs, here they are joined by ever popular singer Rachael Hawnt.

  • Saturday 6th July
    Heir of the Dog, Emerald Falls, Lucid Rising and Parv

    South coast based Heir of the Dog are a heavy funk trio from the south coast who have been described as a cross between James Brown and Kasabian.

    Emerald Falls are a four piece Portsmouth based band with a feel good, summery driving country rock sound.

    Lucid Rising are a Portsmouth based blues rock band who can regularly be seen gigging at venues around the area.

  • Sunday 7th July
    Kasai Masai, Global Sounds Portsmouth and DJs Mo Funk & Sahara Rock

    Kasai Masai with songs written in Swahili, Lingala and Kimongo, Kasai Masai's lyrics portray the cultural diversity of Congo. Kasai Masai is led by percussionist, singer and dancer Nickens Nkoso.

    DJs Mo Funk, having held residencies at iconic venues such as Pacha & Space along with guest spots at Defected's Glitterbox, Mo'funk is synonymous with Ibizan summers.

  • Saturday 13th July
    Alice Milburn Band, Tom & Ash, Southerlies and Mike Fry & Lewis Harding

    Alice Milburn Band, Alice is a singer and songwriter based in Hampshire, she regularly gigs at local venues and has performed at the Wickham festival.

    The Southerlies are a seven piece band based in Portsmouth, they perform Americana and Country sounds with punchy hooks into great songs.

    Mike Fry & Lewis Harding this Chichester based duo perform acoustic, folk, country and blues songs

  • Sunday 14th July
    Orange Street, Silhouette and Gypsy Jukebox

    Eight piece ska band Orange Street who are always a hit with Ska fans, they perform all your favourite songs by The Specials, Madness, Bad Manners and many more.

    Silhouette are a Portsmouth based Ska band who have performed at many venues and festivals including victorious.

    Wiltshire based Gypsy Jukebox perform a blend of Reggae, Dub and Ska.

  • Saturday 20th July
    Flowvers, Crystal Tides, Make Them All Smile and Harvey

    Four piece guitar band the Flowvers are based in Portsmouth and cite bands such as The Cure, Ride, The Stone Roses, Peace and Jaws as their influences.

    Crystal Tides are an indie/pop band, they are described as having piercing vocals and a summery vibe.

    Make Them All Smile are a Southsea based four piece band who write and perform post punk songs.

  • Sunday 21st July
    Kojak's Revenge and The Marvels

    Locally based Kojak's Revenge perform all of your favourite rock genres Glam, Punk, Rock, Pop, New Wave, Ska, Funk and Britpop, as their website says "...from the Kinks to the Killers...and more!".

    The Marvels based in Waterlooville, are an excellent covers band who play all of your favourites songs. They can regularly been seen at local venues and weddings.

  • Saturday 27th July
    The Stayawakes, Curbwire and Emilia

    The Stayawakes are a Southsea based band, with their roots in Indie-Punk. the band's debut album "Dogs and Cats / Living Together" released in 2018 was well received, one review stated that, "Dogs and Cats / Living Together carries a light-weight, stylistically soft touch, whilst still retaining an indie-punk sound."

    Curbwire describe themselves as an Alternative Rock band from the South Coast.

  • Sunday 28th July
    Mojo Dollar and Lauren and The Heatwaves

    Mojo Dollar are a 60's based band from Portsmouth, they cover songs from The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Beatles, The Kinks and much more.

    The Heatwaves are a Soul and Motown tribute band, who perform all of your favourite Soul hits from the 60's and 70's.

  • Saturday 3rd August The Collision, Marmalade Moonshine, Sarpa Salpa and Tom Bryan

  • Sunday 4th August
    Rock of the Pops and Superheroes

    Rock of the Pops are a well established local band who perform a wide selection old and new cover versions. Their sets include music from acts such as Florence and the Machine, Adele, Little Mix, Wham, Beyonce and many more.

    Superheroes are another local band who are busy playing at venues across the south. They specialise in Rock and Soul.

  • Saturday 10th August
    Dutch Criminal Record, Frankie Knight and Station 47

    Dutch Criminal Record are a four piece Indie band based in Chichester. They write and perform their own material, their single "On the Fence" has been featured on Spotify, the band have also been played by Tom Robinson on his BBC Introducing Mixtape.

    Frankie Knight performs electronic pop married to haunting vocals and melodies.

    Also originally from Chichester, Station 47 are an Indie Rock band now located in the Brighton area.

  • Sunday 11th August
    Natty (acoustic), SVGA, Marcus Payne and Sophie Darling

    Natty is a singer / songwriter, he performs original acoustic reggae described as having "a laid back vibe with an upbeat tempo" Natty released an EP, Out of Fire in 2012 and an album Release the Fear in 2016.

    From north London, SVGA performs original material with a rap, reggae and classic RandB style.

    Sophie Darling performs songs ranging from folk, country to blues and reggae. Sophie was a finalist in 'All About the Songs - South Coasts Best Singer-Song Writer' competition.