Southsea Bandstand

Free live concerts at the Bandstand in Southsea. Every Sunday during the summer, from 1pm - 4pm, with such a wide range of musical styles there really is something for everyone.

Live at the Bandstand is supported by The Cellars at Eastney and the Wedgewood Rooms.

The details of the 2014 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 contact the Visitor Information Centre on 02392 826722 by 11am to confirm that the event is going ahead.

Sunday 8th June

The Memphis Belle Swing Orchestra

Plus The Patriot Girls. On Southsea Common as part of the D-Day 70 commemorations.

The authentic sounds of the big bands of the '40s from an orchestra originally formed to appear in the film Memphis Belle. Featuring the UK's swing singing sensation, Paul Pashley. With a very wide and varied music program, this is a refreshing alternative to the more common 1940's interpretations of swing music.

Although the orchestra play a wide selection of favourites, they provide a nice balance between the Glenn Miller hits and the popular hits of Tommy Dorsey, Harry James, Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw and of course, Harry Connick Jr.

Sunday 15th June

Frank & Dean

Plus support.

A tribute to Rat Pack members Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin performing some of their best loved songs.

Sunday 22nd June

Latin / Multicultural to be confirmed

Big Boy Bloater - Southsea Bandstand 2014

Sunday 29th June

Big Boy Bloater and the Limits, plus support

Big Boy Bloater is a well known figure on the blues and roots music scenes around the world - his unique and powerful style has thrilled audiences from London to Las Vegas and his peformances have built an enviable profile and following, not only from the roots crowds but from anyone that has ever witnessed his charisma and talent on stage.

"One of the great Blues men of our time"
Jools Holland, BBC Radio 2

Live at the Bandstand Southsea - Mr Switch

Sunday 6th July

Mr Switch (2014 DMC UK Champion)

plus Little Violet (LIVE), Tom Mayhem, The Gentleman Philosipha, Los Cojones and Audio Corruption.

Mr Switch is the new name of Anthony John Culverwell, well-renowned turntablist, prolific party rocker and 3 times World DJ Champion (DMC Battle For World Supremacy 2008-2010).

His most prolific work to date was becoming the first DJ in history to perform on the BBC Proms - as soloist for Gabriel Prokofiev's very well reviewed "Concerto For Turntables & Orchestra" in 2011, alongside the National Youth Orchestra.

Southsea Bandstand concerts - Festival Sons

Sunday 13th July

Festival Sons

Festival Sons perform live covers of dancefloor fillers in a Mumford & Sons style and an electric set more in the style of Killers & Kings Of Leon.

Festival Sons are a stylish & professional 4-piece band that features some of the best young musicians in the UK, who have performed, recorded and written with the likes of Alex Winston and Ed Sheeran, and now perform their unique live covers sets at events in the UK and abroad.

Sunday 20th July

Jesse Wyldes and the Stallions

Plus indie bands The Exits, Shotaway and Popobawa.

Local musician Jesse Wyldes and The Stallions, the band includes members from local bands, such as Watashi Calcutecs, Geo Dept. and Protein Window.

Sunday 27th July

Swing Revival

plus The Pedigree Jazz Band

Duran2, Southsea Bandstand 2014

Sunday 3rd August


plus Luke Ferré

DURAN2 uniquely recreate the energy and unique sound of the original band, featuring the widest range of material from their eponymous 1981 debut album to their latest global hit, All You Need Is Now. A show packed with instantly recognisable classics such as Hungry Like The Wolf, Rio, Save A Prayer, Girls On Film, Ordinary World, Wild Boys and Planet Earth but also other gems such as My Own Way, The Chauffeur and their latest international success, Girl Panic!

It Must Be Madness - Southsea Bandstand 2014

Sunday 10th August

It Must Be Madness

Plus support.

It Must Be Madness are the ultimate tribute to the Nutty Boys. Recreating the energy and excitement of Madness live in their prime, It Must Be Madness are one of the most thrilling and authentic tributes around. They are an exceptional six piece band who are renowned for their electrifying live performances.

The band play all the classic Madness hits One Step Beyond, Baggy Trousers, House of Fun, Night Boat to Cairo, right up to the present time.

Southsea Bandstand 2014, The Silver Beatles

Sunday 17th August

The Silver Beatles

plus The Fliks and the Tiddly Kinks

The Silver Beatles play concerts as authentically as possible to recreate The Beatles live shows. The band's spectacular performances have even been remarked upon by Cynthia Lennon herself, who is quoted as saying that they are "lookalike, soundalike and even thinkalike - it's uncanny!"

"Cover bands are big business these days, but this quartet are clearly a cut above most with suits, mop-tops and jerking stage manoeuvres all in place as they blast out "From Me To You", "Roll Over Beethoven" and "Please, Please Me" with note-perfect aplomb." Daily Telegraph

All details of the programme and times may be subject to change without notice, all events are presented subject to reasonable weather conditions. Please contact the Visitor Information Centre on 02392 826722 by 11am to confirm that the event is going ahead. Click here to view map.