Southsea Bandstand dates

Southsea Bandstand 2024

Live at Southsea Bandstand 2024

Due to the ongoing sea defence improvement project, Victorious and other events, Live at the Bandstand 2024 concerts will be held at various locations. Check each date for location, these include Castle Field Southsea Southsea, Victoria Park Portsmouth, King George V Playing Fields Cosham and Southsea Common.

All details of the Southsea Bandstand 2024 programme and times may be subject to change without notice, all events are presented subject to reasonable weather conditions.
Performances on Saturdays and Sundays 1pm - 4pm.

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 2024 is funded and delivered by Portsmouth City Council and supported by The Wedgewood Rooms, Beats and Swing, The People's Lounge,, Casemates Studios, neu waves, Unmade Radio, Salsa Solent Dance Academy, Southsea Sound, Piece of Cake Productions, Big Hug Management, Icebreaker Festival and Reel Sound Music.

EMZ Allstars will be playing Live at Southsea Bandstand 2024

Saturday 25 May - Presented by Tonic Music
Castle Field
EMZ Allstars, International Jet Set, and Charris and the Chillums

EMZ Allstars are a UK based Reggae band who come from various musical backgrounds, this helps add unique flavours to their music. They are driven by the multi-talented vocalist Emiliyah who's energy and audience interaction, makes every live performance something memorable, uplifting and the audience wanting more. Born from the legacy of EMiliYAH and The MightyZ All Stars, EMZ All Stars are beginning a new era with new songs and new flavours, plus some new faces in the line up.

Local band International Jet Set perform a great set of Ska & Reggae classics.

Tonic Music for Mental Health is a charity based in Portsmouth. Delivering good mental health and recovery through music.

Southsea Bandstand 2024- Van Gosh

Sunday 26 May - Presented by Tonic Music
Castle Field
Van Gosh, Offbeat Offensive, and Brass Holes Brass Band

Like the plaintive cry of the whippoorwill or the 'boing' of the minke whale, VAN GOSH are a noise you never realised you could hear! Formed on the south coast, VAN GOSH are the musical equivalent of underpants. Not everybody needs them, but life would be awfully cold without them.

Portsmouth band Offbeat Offensive are a Ska punk band playing original tunes and classics.

Brass Holes Brass Band are a brass party band from Hampshire, filling dance floors since 2022.

Tonic Music for Mental Health is a charity based in Portsmouth. Delivering good mental health and recovery through music.

Live at Southsea Bandstand 2024 - the Alistair Goodwin Band

Saturday 1 June - An Afternoon of Original Acoustic Music
Victoria Park
The Alistair Goodwin Band, Omam Dawn, and Ed Goodale

The Alistair Goodwin Band original folk roots songs performed with gusto. The band lineup is, Alistair Goodwin (Guitar, Vocal), Nigel Rippon (Cello), Age Gould (Cajon) and Nigel Davies-Patrick (Bass). Alistair is an English singer songwriter who performs as a solo artist and as part of a hard driven folk acoustic roots band. He is an ambassador for the country's original music and live performance scene and has played with and alongside some of the country's best known artists.

Singer-songwriter (OMAM) Amy Dawn has performed shows in the UK, Egypt and the Netherlands. In June 2023, she was listed as one of the five best acts to see live by London music venue Morocco Bound Bookshop. Her debut single, Purple Flowers, produced by Quay West Studios, was released by Thread Snake Records on the 29th of November 2023.

Ed Goodale is an inspirational musician whose self penned songs & live performances have built a loyal following.

Southsea Bandstand 2024 - Southsea Groove Collective

Sunday 2 June - The People's Lounge Presents
Victoria Park
Jazz in the Park with Southsea Groove Collective

The Southsea Groove Collective are described as a music collective made up of some of Southsea’s Grooviest & Funky Cats, bringing pure Vibes to any event: Funk, Jazz, Soul, Latin, Afro and Pop.

The People's Lounge are a Portsmouth based Cultural Collective promoting music, food, dance, srt & activism.

Saturday 8 June
Southsea Common
Live at Armed Forces Day

Saturday 15 June - Piece of Cake Productions Presents
Castle Field
Along the Coast

Piece of Cake Productions is a creative hub; designed to offer opportunities for Global Majority Artists to perform and create art TOGETHER. They are an Associate Company of National Youth Theatre of GB and lead artists at Bush Theatre & Brixton House.

Sunday 16 June - Nick Courtney Presents
Castle Field
Absolutely Elton, and The Adam Ede Band

Saturday 22 June - Reel Sound Music Presents
Castle Field
Ticklin' The Pickle, Holly Knowles, and Ben Jones

"Ticklin' The Pickle aka TTP give funk and soul a fresh and vibrant new edge. They combine their own exciting material seamlessly with innovative arrangements of rare funk and soul grooves. With a cast of five regulars, plus a handful of guest vocalists and brass sections, Ticklin the Pickle are a band with more funk than you’d typically expect to find in their home town of Chichester." (source:

Ben Jones is a folk/indie singer-songwriter who finds inspiration in the fusion of traditional and contemporary folk music. His heartfelt lyrics and melodies reflect a deep love for storytelling.

Playing live at Southsea Bandstand 2024 - Crumbs

Sunday 23 June - Southsea Sound Recording Studio Presents
Castle Field
Crumbs, Austerity, and Self Torque

Leeds / Yorkshire based Crumbs are a sort of post punk indie pop band. The lineup consists of Ruth Gilmore - vocals, Stuart Alexander - guitar, Jamie Wilson - bass and Gem Prout - drums. Their unique sound comprises a bumper post-punk/pop party bag mix of sprightly basslines, super-danceable cowbell-tinged rhythms, fizzing guitars and effervescent interchanging vocal lines. They love puns and pets! They can't wait to play Live at Southsea Bandstand.

Austerity are a three-piece post-punk band from Brighton.Citing XTC, Scritti Politti and Wire as influences, but frequently compared to Gang of Four, A Certain Ratio and Fugazi... Austerity's sound is a high-octane collision of swaggering bass & drum grooves, scratchy, chaotic guitar and snarling vocals, spitting bile on complex political ideas, but always remaining rooted in everyday life.

Self Torque are a punk outfit out of Brighton, they recently released a new video for their single "No Rest" off their new EP.

Southsea Sound is a professional recording and rehearsal studio in the heart of Portsmouth. Catering for audio needs of all kinds.

Saturday 29 June
Victoria Park
1940s Festival

Sunday 30 June - Picnic, Music and Dance with Salsa Solent
Victoria Park
Live Latin band, DJ and Salsa lesson

Southsea Bandstand 2024 - Supersonics

Saturday 6 July - Casemates Studio and Cafe Presents
King George V Playing Fields
Supersonics (Oasis tribute), and support

Local band the Supersonics are described as the most authentic OASIS tribute on the south coast.
Rock & Roll, Shakermaker, Half the world away, Morning glory, Dont look back in anger and many many more, Supersonics play all of your favourite Oasis songs.

Casemates Studios, at Hilsea, has it's very own cafe and licensed bar with comfortable outdoor and indoor seating.

19 Forever - Southsea Bandstand 2024

Sunday 7 July - Casemates Studio and Cafe Presents
King George V Playing Fields
19 Forever and support

Portsmouth band 19 Forever perform the best Brit Pop & Indie floor fillers. Featuring massive anthems from the likes of Oasis, The Beatles, The Kings of Leon, Faithless, David Bowie, The Killers, The Prodigy, The Strokes, Daft Punk, Faithless, Pulp, Blur, Kasabian, Gorillaz, The White Stripes and more.

Casemates Studios, at Hilsea, has it's very own cafe and licensed bar with comfortable outdoor and indoor seating.

Saturday 13 July - Fitz Promotions Presents
King George V Playing Fields
Bandstand Youth Showcase

Fitz Promotions are a live promotions & management company formed in 2018 in Portsmouth. They showcase the best indie/rock music the scene has to offer.

Sunday 14 July - Big Hug Presents
King George V Playing Fields
Baby Said, Baby Panna, and guests

Portsmouth based rapper Baby Panna, will take you on a journey that highlights all the different 'vibes and energies' that he has collected in his growing years. Style. Flow. Creativity. He's definitely one to watch.

Big Hug is a Portsmouth based artist management and promotion agency.

Saturday 20 July - Common Unity and The People's Lounge Present
Castle Field
Wellbeing, yoga, world music and tuto tribe

COMMON UNITY is a free event that brings our local community together in celebration of creativity and wellbeing. You can anticipate a day of outdoor yoga, art installations, wellbeing stalls and world music in collaboration with The People’s Lounge, Live at the Bandstand and Portsmouth City Council. Local organisations will set up stalls to share their artwork and organic products; answer questions about healing services and demonstrate their work via mini-sessions.

The People's Lounge are a Portsmouth based Cultural Collective promoting music, food, dance, srt & activism.

Southsea Bandstand - The Jive Aces

Sunday 21 July - Nick Courtney Presents
Castle Field
The Jive Aces, and The Fifty 4

The Jive Aces are a six-piece swing band that was formed in 1989.They were Britain's Got Talent semi-finalists in 2012. They have released 11 albums, as well as compilations, EPs and singles and have performed at numerous music festivals. The band is recognized as one of the top swing bands in the world, something borne out by their extensive international travel (the band has performed in over 40 countries). The June 2015 issue of Vintage Rock magazine described them as the "UK's number one jive and swing band".

The Fifty 4, are a dynamic 6 piece band with two sensational lead singers from a theatrical background. Their carefully curated ensemble, including skilled musicians on guitar, bass, keyboards and drums delivers infectious disco beats.

Saturday 27 July
Southsea Common
Live at Portsmouth International Kite Festival

Sunday 28 July
Southsea Common
Live at Portsmouth International Kite Festival

Saturday 3 August - Strong Island Recording Presents
Location TBC
Lipworms, Rosie Alena, and Number 9

Sunday 4 August