Captain Josie and her band of Southsea Pirates are getting all set to shiver our timbers once again this September 17th with Southsea Fest, One Day, One City, One Street! The Captain is running around the deck like a drunken Pirate making sure everything is ship shape for this years Southsea Fest. With more bands than you could shake a Cutlass at, this year is going to be HUGE. The first wave of acts to be announced so far…
Pete And The Pirates, Fionn Regan, Johnny Foreigner, Dry The River, Kyla la Grange, Polarsets, Bleeding Heart Narrative, Trophy Wife, Sound of Rum, Treetop Flyers, Matthew & The Atlas, Clock Opera, Kill It Kid, The B of The Bang, The Miserable Rich, Milloy, Foe, Race Horses, Pris, The Arteries, The Dauntless Elite, Bangers, The Down & Outs, Two Years, OK Pilot, Caves, Glass Avalanche, Curxes, Stagecoach, Tangled Hair, My First Tooth, Hymns, Cold in Berlin, Jumping Ships, Adam Barnes, Mariners, Gideon Conn, Hall of Mirrors, Kelly Kemp, Angela Morgan, Lucky Ones Die First, Jack Palmer, Jake Morley, Under The Laurels, Dragon Eye Morrison, The Boy I Used To Be, Adam Kammering
This year marks the 5th year that this multi-venue emerging music festival has taken over Southsea. This year sees 17 venues taking part including The Kings Theatre and The Wedgewood Rooms hosting a range of bands, artists, comedians and poets. Southsea Fest is an independent music festival, which came about to help a young artist (The Unknown Soldiers) with lymphoma to produce and record a studio album, as well as raising money for the Ellen McArthur Trust, a charity dedicated to enriching the lives of children with cancer.
The festival venues are all within half a mile of each other, making this one of the driest and easiest to get around of all the festivals! Southsea Fest take great delight in putting up-and-coming bands in intimate settings. Imagine seeing Pulled Apart by Horses or The Joy Formidable in an 80 capacity venue. Southsea Fest have done it! Formed originally as a two venue event Southsea Fest has transformed into a project encompassing Albert Road, showcasing unsigned and newly established musical talent (both local and regional), with poets, DJs and artists.
Captain Josie Curtis says “”Southsea Fest 2010 was a huge success and gave a lot of people a brilliant day of live music, and access to acts they may never have heard of before, but could be their new favourite band. We’re doing it all again this year. I’m particularly excited about Kyla la Grange and Treetop Flyers coming to play for us as they’ve been on my wish list for some time.”
Tickets are available to purchase at www.southseafest.com/tickets and cost £16 advance or £20 on the day. You can read more about the event at www.southseafest.com/lineup and for further information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org , and don’t forget to follow the Southsea Fest facebook too.