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. The details of the 2018 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.

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

Afro Tallawah Live at Southsea Bandstand

Sunday 27th May

Afro Tallawah, with Kasai Masai, DJ's Sahara Rock and Mo Funk

The first Sunday Southsea Bandstand for 2018 kicks off with Afro Tallawah, with Kasai Masai, DJ's Sahara Rock and Mo Funk.

An eclectic mix of afro reggae with a twist of latin thrown in, Afro Tallawah are true exponents of the World Music with members from all over the world. The flamboyant sounds of Cuba meld into a fizzling afro-beat underscored with a reggae lilt as the band take you on a musical adventure: one minute you're in Kingston, the next you're sipping Mojitos in Havana.

Sunday 3rd June

Choose 90s, with Great Scott feat. Rachel Hawnt

CHOOSE 90s - Fully live covers band and Top DJs from back in the day with special guests, Great Scott Feat and singer Rachel Hawnt.
Great Scott Feat consit of two MC's (Young Criss and Jaws), this exciting new duo battle over soulful, motown vocals, funk-ridden beats.

Sunday 10th June

The Fab Beatles, with Number 9

Formed in 1991, The Fab Beatles have performed concerts all over the UK, Europe, Middle East & the Americas. As a result, through sheer hard work & dedication they have risen to be one of the most sought-after Beatles tribute bands in the world today!

The Ska Dogs, Southsea, 2018

Sunday 17th June

Ska Dogs, with Offbeat Offensive and Levi

Portsmouth based Ska band playing all your 2 tone classics. The Specials, Madness, Bad Manners, The Beat, as well as Ska versions of other classic tunes.

Sunday 24th June

Mojo Dollar, with The South Coast Collective

Portsmouth band Mojo Dollar are a five piece 60's band that plays a mix of Mod, Motown, Blues, Beat and bit of Party stuff!

The South Coast Collective are a music collective based in Brighton promoting a huge range of musical genres showcasing a range of local talent.

Sunday 1st July

The Tribe, with Karl Phillips and The Rejects, and Naan Breddaz

The Tribe are a new collective. Bringing a hip hop & upbeat reggae sound with snappy lyrics and extremely funky beats!

Midlands based Karl Phillips and the Rejects are a completely original mashup of ska, punk & grime with a hip-hop nod at luminaries like The Clash, The Specials & Mike Skinner. Karl's refreshingly honest lyrics come from a place most people can relate to but never dare to mention!

The PeteBox Southsea Bandstand 2018

Sunday 8th July

The Petebox, with Remedysounds and Wesley Brown

THePETEBOX is a solo performer, musician, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist whose pioneering live show has ignited audiences across the world.

He uses a loop pedal to create songs using his vocal and beatboxing ability.

Remedysounds is an award-winning loop pedal artist renowned for his raw vocal talent, skilful guitar playing and beat-boxing.

Sunday 15th July

Backbeat Soundsystem, with The Silhouettes and Tom Mayhem

Backbeat Soundsystem remind the world that dub reggae is at the forefront of dance music culture.

Portsmouth based The Silhouettes play Ska & Reggae.

Sunday 22nd July

Bare Jams, with Dani Uziel and JustSayYes

Bare Jams describe themselves as "Underground Rock Pop with a tasteful hint of Reggae, Ska and more. Organic and freshly brewed party vibes, one for all the family"

UOP Big Band

Sunday 29th July

Portsmouth University Big Band, with Amy Baker

The University of Portsmouth Big Band plays a wide range of music, anything from jazz standards through to soul, funk, Latin, cheese and just about everything in between. When in full swing, this 18 piece big band showcases the talent of its saxophone, trombone, trumpet and rhythm sections as well as calling on the excellent vocal talents of our singers.

Amy Baker is a jazz and big band singer based in London. She sometimes sings with 'The Jive Aces' and also with her own band Amy and the Swing Beats.

Sunday 5th August

Pedigree Jazz Band, Southsea Bandstand

Pedigree Jazz Band

The Pedigree Jazz Band, sponsored by Marston's Brewery (Pedigree)consist of band leader Chris Walker on Clarinet, Tony Mann on Trombone, Graham Trevarton plays Trumpet, Cornet and Vocals, John Noddings on Banjo and Guitar, Ken Ames on Double Bass and Colin Larn on Drums. The band showcases the best of Trad Jazz popularized by the likes of Chris Barber, Acker Bilk and Kenny Ball in the late 1950's and early 60's.

Sunday 12th August

The Jive Aces, with Brok Landers & The Estelles

The Jive Aces are a six-piece UK based, high energy, jive and swing band, formed in 1989. They were the winners of BBC TV's Opportunity Knocks, and Britain's Got Talent semi-finalists in 2012.