Portsmouth Music Scene


The Portsmouth Music Scene
Portsmouth Open Air Music Festivals

Outside Festivals

The Admiral Drake Festivals

The Victorious Festivals

The Southsea Festivals

Blues at the Fort

Waterlooville Music Festival

1969 28th September

Southsea Common, Riverside, Steve Cray, Rosemary, Heaven, Gary Farr.
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1970 July 4th

Greyhound Stadium, Portsmouth "Pop Day '70 - A Progressive Extravaganza" Uriah Heap, East of Eden, Strawbs, Hookfoot, Gentle Giant, Mike Raven

1970 July 25th

Greyhound Stadium, Portsmouth "Polk Festival" Settlers, Diz Disley, Rosemary, Pete Cross


1971 August 8th

Mott the Hoople MTH, Caravari Theater, Southsea Common, Portsmouth UK

1980 September 8th

Country Music at Portsmouth Airport. Glen Campbell, Johnny Cash, Hoyt Axton, Billie Jo Spears.

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1984 August 10-11-12 1984 Toepedo Town Peace Festival at Waterlooville

Radical Dance, Vivienne Encore, Freak Out Ethel, The Cyclons,

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1986 August 8th-9th-10th
Toepedo Town Peace Festival
at Waterlooville

Pompey Blues Festival Castle Field Southsea 1991

May 29th Reet Petit and Gone, Blind Lemon, Luither Allison
May 30th Marcia Ball, Dagwood, Famous Thunderbirds

Heineken Festival in 1991 Southsea

1991 15th August, Southsea Castle (near Portsmouth, Hampshire), Heineken Big Top Festival. Big John topped the bill, also present was Hazel O'Connor and probably Richard Thompson.

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Pompey Blues Festival Castle Field Southsea 1993

May 29th Reet Petit and Gone, Blind Lemon, Luither Allison
May 30th Marcia Ball, Dagwood, Famous Thunderbirds

Heineken Festival of 1993 was over the weekend of 19th August

Tom Robinson & Kirsty MaColl played that day, adn Alias Ron Kavana played on 20th Edwin Starr 21st Stiff little fingers, 22nd Desmond Dekker, The Flatville Aces and Rap & Reel.

Heineken Music Festival 1994 (18–21 August)

The Christians Shakin' Stevens Portsmouth Festival / Heineken Festival, a freebie, Chris Wilson's birthday. The Pogues also played on the Sunday, I think it was without Shane McGowan though. Southsea Common Southsea Seafront, Southsea, Portsmouth, Hants


1995

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Heineken in 1995

The Buzzcocks/Swervedriver/Cable/The Firework Party/Red Letter Day/Blush (26th) Saw Doctors/Oyster Band/Incantation/Seven Little Sisters/Motherfolkers/Rev Hammer/Doo The Moog/No Xcuse/Harry Stephenson & The Growlers/The Ricardos (27th)

1996

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Heineken Festival 1996

Dodgy, Marc Almond The Damned, Chumbawamba, The Men They Couldn't Hang. 24 August 1996 The Damned
The Castle Fields, Southsea, Portsmouth (Portsmouth Music Festival)

1997

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Hampshire Folk, Rock and Blues Festival 12th October 1997

Canned Heat, Something for the Weekend, Panama Grin, The Rhinomen, Sporting Life Blues Band, The Electric Experience, The Hoax, Jigsaw, Richard Wood, The Mary Custy Band, Lisheen, Seven Little Sisters, Daily Planet, The Tartan Amoebas, Angelina & J C Grimshaw.

6th 1999 7th 1999 8th 1999

August 6th, 7th, 8th 1999

2000

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FRIDAY'S BANDS
Step on the gas,
Swamp Things,
Big Chief.

SATURDAY'S BANDS
Red Hot Pokers
Sonny Black
King Earl Boogie Band

2006

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2011

Southsea's Fake Fest

Saturday 1st October 2011 from 1pm until 10pm at Castle Field, Southsea

The Fool Fighters. Mick Jogger & The Rolling Zones,
Queen copies, Rhapsody along with a number of local cover acts.

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Mutiny in the Park took place on Saturday, July 19, 2014 in Victoria Park

Pete Tong MBE, DJ Fresh, MK, Lee Foss, and Sigma were amidst the acts at the festival’s first year, attracting a sell-out, capacity-filling crowd of 5,000. Line up so far...DJ Fresh, Pete Tong, Zane Lowe, Lee Foss, Club MTV, Le Youth, Sigma, Kristian Nairn,Tough Love, and more plus afterparties until dawn.

2015

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Madness 6th June 2015 at Fratton Park
plus The Racketeers, Chainska Brassika, Cold Heart Revue, and DJ Darren.

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The Portsmouth Summer Show which is to be held on King George playing field in Cosham 27th June 2015,
with boyband Blue, Professor Green, Alesha Dixon, X factor’s Matt Cardle, Lucy Spraggan and Luke Friend


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Portsmouth Live was to celebrate the Americas Cup British entry with their base in Old Portsmouth, 25th July 2015.

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Christmas at the Castle (2015)

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3rd October 2015

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16th April 2016 Band of Sculls, Pie and Vinyl Record Store Day

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FUZZ TONES DJ vinyl all day long.
Saturday 16th April 2016, 9am show Bleeding Heart Pigeons, Band Of Skulls,
Smoke Fairies, Blaenavon, Plastic Mermaids, Emptifish, Sacha, Spaff Tits.
Sunday 17th April 2016, The Boy I Used To Be, New Desert Blues, Left With Pictures,
Ellie Ford Band, Sink Or Soar, Temples Of Youth, Misgivings.

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April 30th - May 1st 2016

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July 31 August 21st 2016
PORTSMOUTH CITY COUNCIL Presents LIVE AT THE BANDSTAND

Sunday 29 May – SKA and 2TONE hosted by Nick Courtney
Sunday 5 June – Jazz Sundae Salute to Trad Jazz with Pedigree Jazz Band hosted by Chris Walker
Sunday 12 June – Girl power tbc hosted by DIALS Festival
Sunday 19 June - Beats & Swing Temple Funk Collective, Fugitive Orchestra, Chip Jacks, Stert & JustSayYes
Sunday 26 June - 1960s The Fliks plus Mojo Dollar hosted by Casemates
Sunday 3 July - Beats & Swing Tankus the Henge, The Scandal, Los Cojones, Pura Luz & Liz C
Sunday 31 July - 80s and 90s Rhythm of the 90s plus Great Scott it's the 80s hosted by Nick Courtney
Sunday 7 August - Soul & Motown The Devotions plus Strumpet Town hosted by Nick Courtney
Sunday 14 August – Tributes and Covers The Bootlegs, Reactor 1, plus Danny & The Dreamtones Hosted by Casemates
Sunday 21 August - Seen on TV Sound of the Sirens, Marley Blandford & John Adams hosted by Nick Courtney
Live at the bandstand is supported by Beats & Swing, Casemates, DIALS Festival, Nick Courtney and Chris Walker.

The Mutiny Festival,

Bank Holiday Weekend. May 28-29th, 2016. At the King George V Fields Northern Road Cosham Portsmouth PO6 3XA

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Paulsgrove Carnival 25th June 2016

'The Bootlegs' (60's and indie)did not play beacuse of rain.
'Shoot the Duke' (blues stuff)which were very good and everyone enjoyed.
Simon Long a professional opera singer who surprisingly people also enjoyed.
Portsmouth Wind Band playing first on stage
the last band was the Gosport Solent Band.
In between we had a local King Richard Samba Band making a lot of noise playing on the green in front of the stage.
All arranged by Steve Pitt. A stage was set up on the green in front of the Paulsgrove Allaway Avenue shops.

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2017

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May 2017

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June 2017

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PAULSGROVE 2017 CARNIVAL,

music all day from
Sophie & Cam,
Ella Payne,
Zephyr,
Electric Eden and
3/5 of Bemis
(plus guest drummer!).

July 2017

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28th to 30th July 2017 indoor and outdoor

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August 2017

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September 2017

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LINE-UP MAIN STAGE
THE TOTAL STONE ROSES, KINGZ OF LEON, FOO 5IGHTERS, THE BOG ROLLING STONES, OACEIS, REALLY HOT CHILLI PEPPERS, INDIANA QUIET CATS, MARMALADE MOONSHINE, FOUR FOLDS LAW, LEWIS SMITH AND THE COLLISION
LINE-UP ACOUSTIC STAGE (Lots more coming soon)
Simon Kent, Paul ziepe, Mr Charlie, Roy Peplow, Charlie Forbes, Justin Capps, Mike Keating, Mackenzie Burke, Devin Jade, Jamin, Heidi Harries


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