Free music events at Southsea Bandstand


Due to the ongoing sea defence improvement project, all Live at the Bandstand 2022 concerts will be held at Castle Field.

All details of the Southsea Bandstand 2022 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 2022 is supported by the following organisations Portsmouth City Council, The Wedgewood Rooms, Casemates, Beats and Swing, The People's Lounge, Reel Sound Music, South Specific, Icebreaker Festival, and Unmade Radio.

  • SATURDAY 11th June
    Picnic, music and dance with Salsa Solent.

    Solent Salsa Live at Southsea Bandstand

    Salsa Solent is a dance school specialising in teaching dance for adults. They deliver classes for all levels from absolute beginners to more advanced dancers.

    Solent Salsa run salsa, bachata, and solo classes, and also organis community dance projects and workshops with top-class instructors. They are 100% ready to be dancing with you!

    So pack up your picnic, dust off your dancing shoes, and get down to Castle Field Southsea for an afternoon of dancing and fun.

  • SUNDAY 12th June
    The Early Mornings, Currls, Deer Ray and Halliwell.

    The Early Mornings are a 3 piece band, originally from Manchester, but now based in London.

    The Currls are an all girl trio of pop - punk singer songwriters based in Brighton.

    Deer Ray is an English Alternative - Folk - Pop band founded by singer-songwriter Murray Hughes.

    Halliwell are a Southsea based feminist folk band writing and performing songs about empowerment, self love, and hot topics like the gender pay gap.

  • SUNDAY 19th June
    All Day Breakfast Cafe, Southsea Groove Collective and Sophie Darling.

    South London's Favourite Disco Band, All Day Breakfast Cafe and have performed at Wilderness, Standon Calling, London Jazz Festival and Wild Paths.

    The Southsea Groove Collective are described as a Music Collective made up of some of Southsea's Grooviest, Hip and Funky Cats.

  • SATURDAY 25th June
    Frosty Shadows of Dawn, Revelator, South Coast Ghosts and Kingz of Leon.

    Based in Portsmouth, Frosty Shadows of Dawn, perform a selection of reggae funky disco grooving tunes, played through psychedelic instrumentation.

    South Coast Ghosts are a collective of rappers, singers, musicians, producers, they perform hiphop, soul, funk and rap.

    As the name suggests the Kingz of Leon are a Kings of Leon tribute band based in Portsmouth.

  • SUNDAY 26th June
    Hooli, You Guys and Harrison Rhys Band.

    HOOLi playing Live at Southsea Bandstand

    Portsmouth's HOOLi are Imogen Cottrill, Lee Coneley and Hannah Wheatley. To be described as simply blues mavericks would be doing HOOLi a disservice. A trio of optimists in an incredulous business, working hard to be the person they thought they'd be when they were 5. HOOLi are adamantly traditional, shunning the customary electronic soundscapes and backing tracks of your average contemporary group. Opting instead to lick all over your face with unparalleled guitar prowess, flick you in the ear with charming bass chunks and spank your naughty bottom with vivacious drumming.
    Drawing from a smorgasbord of influences from Dr Dre to Stevie Ray Vaughan HOOLi's live shows are where you will see them in their element. Front man Lee is a human fusion of neck tattoos, axe smashing and speed fingering (easy now!).
    In the end they are just two girls and a guy just trying to get some toes tapping.

    Harrison Rhys is a local singer / songwriter who gigs regularly around the south coast, the Harrison Rhys Band have performed at Victorious, Portsmouth Guildhall and other popular pubs and music venues around the area.

  • SUNDAY 10th July
    Mr.B The Gentleman Rhymer, Van Gosh and Pork Soda.

    The parodist or parody artist Mr.B The Gentleman Rhymer performs "chap hop" a form of hip hop but in a posh accent, rapping about good manners, dressing with style and dignity, sophisticated society, pipe smoking and cricket whilst at the same time playing the banjolele.

  • SATURDAY 16th July
    Unmade Radio Showcase.

    Unmade Radio is a Portsmouth based community radio station offering a platform for djs and sounds that are currently under represented within local nightlife and radio.
    Unmade pushes towards a more democratic future for Portsmouth's music scene through radio, events, partnerships and creative projects.

  • SUNDAY 17th July
    19 Forever and Mojo Dollar.

    Local band 19 Forever are well loved on the local circuit performing the Best Brit Pop and Indie Floor Fillers.

    Mojo Dollar are a Portsmouth based five piece 60's band that plays a mix of Mod, Motown, Blues, Beat. Songs by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Kinks, The Small Faces, The Spencer Davis Group, The Yard Birds and many more.

  • SATURDAY 23rd July
    Slick Minded Individuals, Alice Milburn and Wax Etiquettes.

    Alice Milburn, Live at Southsea Bandstand 2022

    Based on the south coast Slick Minded Individuals are described as funk, reggae, drum and bass rap fusion warriors!

    22 year old Alice Milburn is a vocalist, multi instrumentalist and composer based on the south coast of the UK. Alice creates funk infused soul tracks with upbeat vocals and catchy riffs.

    She has a rich and effortless voice and her lyrical themes tend to revolve around personal but relatable experiences when trying to navigate through life.

    A jazz singer at heart, vocal improvisation is an important factor in her newer music.

    Notable performances include The Royal Albert Hall, BBC Introducing Live and festivals across the UK.

    Alice has dabbled in various projects and genres since her early teens, including writing for up and coming artists and singing on a UK top 10 single.

  • SUNDAY 24th July
    Tash Hills, Ivy Eye, Bradley Jago and Nothing Ventured Vinyl.

    With influences like Chaka Khan, Quincy Jones, George Benson and Marvin Gaye (to name but a few), it's obvious that Tash Hills would be filled with funk! Combining 80's soul; whilst fusing modern funk, pop and house music Tash is already building a name for herself in the world of 'Nu-Funk'!

    Influenced by artists such as Chic, George Benson and Daft Punk, longtime friends Matthew Benham and Rory Sheppard have formed Ivy Eye. A music project based on the south coast.

    Bradley Jago is an r&b, soul, and pop singer songwriter looking to make a big splash in 2022. The twenty-one-year-old grew up idolising some of the most vocally gifted musicians of our time, including Amy Winehouse, Adele, and Stevie Wonder.

  • SATURDAY 30th July
    Dielle Trio, Courtiers and Dave Baker Project.

  • SUNDAY 31st July
    The Wedgewood Rooms Takeover.

  • SATURDAY 17TH September
    The Decatonics, Offbeat Offensive and Tom Mayhem.

    The Decatonics are a Dorset based ska / mod band who formed in 2012 and feature a line up of Sals (lead vocals), Tyrone (vocals/guitar), Rowan (bass), Steve R (keys), Steve H (drums), Mike (tenor sax), Pete (alto sax), Kent (trumpet), and Steve D (trombone). They're influenced by numerous ska, rocksteady, reggae and soul acts such as Prince Buster, Laurel Aitkin, Skatalites, The Specials, Selecter, Secret Affair, Etta James, Bob Marley etc.

    Offbeat Offensive are a Portsmouth based ska / punk band and firm favourites at Southsea Bandstand.

    Another Bandstand regular is DJ Tom Mayhem who describes himself as a Dad, a DJ and a Party Starter.

  • SUNDAY 18TH September
    A.Skillz, Tuba Libres and Big Child Man Child.

  • SATURDAY 24TH September
    Piece of Cake Productions presents Carni By The Sea.