SOUTHSEA BANDSTAND 2015

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 Beats & Swing, Casemates, Nick Courtney and Chris Walker.

The details of the 2015 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.

The Bootlegs, Live at Southsea Bandtsand 2015

Sunday 31st May

The Bootlegs

Support by the Casemates

The Bootlegs are a Portsmouth based, covers band playing all your favourite jukebox jingles and cool beats.

Their playlist includes songs by The Beatles, Bill Withers, The Small Faces, Paul Weller, Jimi Hendrix, The Killers and many more.

Sunday 7th June

The Three Belles & The Bevin Boys

Hosted by Nick Courtney

The Three Belles are a professional 1940s vocal trio inspired by The Andrews Sisters. The Three Belles all studied Creative and Performing Arts at the University of Portsmouth and formed the group in their final year. They all found that they had a mutual love and almost obsession with The Andrews Sisters and their impressive harmonies, vocal style and characterful performances. After graduating, each with First Class Honours Degrees in July 2011, the girls decided to go full time!

The Bevin Boys are an authentic 1940s Swing Band, who also perform as The Three Belles' backing band. What makes The Bevin Boys different to other jive, swing and jazz bands is their faithfulness to the original sounds of the 30s, 40s and early 50s.

Sunday 14th June

Jazz Sundae

To be confirmed hosted by Chris Walker

Sunday 21st June

Strumpet Town, Mama Funk & Mr Big Stuff

Hosted by Nick Courtney

Strumpet Town are a horn driven band with a fantastic vocal line up playing Northern Soul and a classic mix of 60s and 70s soul, Strumpet Town featured on the main stage last year at Victorious Festival. With hits performed by truly great artists such as Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and The Supremes amongst many others, if Soul and Motown is up your street this band definitely won't fail to impress!

Son Yambu Cuban Band at Southsea Bandstand 28th June 2015

Sunday 28th June

Son Yambu Cuban Band plus support

Son Yambu play authentic Cuban son, the intoxicating fusion of Spanish and African rhythms that gave rise to salsa.

They give this irresistible music a contemporary edge, bringing their audiences a truly, sensational, authentic Latin music experience.

Sunday 5th July

Electric Swing Orchestra, Fugitive Orchestra plus Swing 4.

All hosted by The Gentleman Philosipha.

The Majestic, reggae at Southsea Bandstand

Sunday 12th July

The Majestic, The Silhouettes & The Racketeers

Hosted by Nick Courtney

THE MAJESTIC.... was the creation of Faada Ras in the early eighties. Faada had been DJing for Sound System Imperial I, and decided to create a band to cultivate his singing prowess. Faada being an accomplished drummer set off looking for a bassist and found him in the form of Tony Alli, who had been playing bass for a local reggae band. The two would rehearse in Faada's flat, a few drummers later, a keyboard player, guitarists and percussionist and Majestic hit the road.

Sunday 19th July
There will be no bandstand event the site will be set up for the Americas Cup qualifier race event.

Sunday 26th July
There will be no bandstand event the site will be set up for the Americas Cup qualifier race event.

Sunday 2nd August

Dolly Parton & Friends

Tribute bands

Rhythm of the 90s, live at Southsea Bandstand

Sunday 9th August

Rhythm of the 90s plus The Smiley Campbell Band

Hosted by Nick Courtney

Rhythm of the 90s is a 7-piece bring your favourite 90s bangers back in a whirl of shell suits and Dr Martins. So if you were too busy getting dumped to enjoy the school disco, or just fancy partying like it's 1991, come see the Rhythm of the 90s and get ready to flashback hard.

John Fairhurst, live at the bandstand, Southsea

Sunday 16th August

John Fairhurst, The Scandal & Kodiak Jack

Hosted by Los Cojones

John Fairhurst is at the forefront of modern British Blues and Rock and Roll. Whether performing solo or backed by the hardest-hitting rhythm section on the scene, Toby Murray on drums and Justin Kool on bass, Johns live shows are loud, sweaty, explosive and powerful.

The Fliks, Southsea Bandstand, 2015

Sunday 23rd August

The Fliks plus support

Hosted by Casemates

The Fliks philosophy is simple, what would The Supremes or indeed The Shangri-las have sounded like if they were backed by say.. The Kinks?! The fortuitous outcome to this blend has sparked a stylised, often unique, high-energy show. Be warned though, this self-appointed awesomeness is not for everyone, but if you are tired of laughable 60s cover bands or silky smooth funkylicious soul bands and want to hear songs played with pace, then form an orderly queue here.

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.