Preview: Portsmouth Psych Fest 2018

After the grand success of last years mind-melting adventure, Portsmouth’s premier celebration of celestial sounds, Portsmouth Psych Fest returns on the 28th April taking place across The Wedgewood Rooms, Edge of the Wedge and Acapulco Bar, all on Albert Road.

Headlining the festival will be one of the country’s finest live acts with London based Flamingods who take a wide range of influences to create a psychedelic cocktail of exotic sounds closing out The Wedgewood Rooms.

Barbudo Portsmouth Psych Fest band image
Melt Dunes Portsmouth Psych Fest band image
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The rest of the bill features Portsmouth psych/kraut fiends Melt Dunes, London outfit Black Midi who make a cacophony of noise/art rock and are one of the most talked about bands within the London underground scene at the moment for their blistering live show, spellbinding psych meets post-punk quartet Madonnatron, excellent Southampton garage-rock Honeymooner signings Mystic Peach, Reading krautrock outfit Palm Honey, Brighton psych/garage rock trio Strange Cages, scuzzy post punk lot Yowl, Ninth Wave, fun-filled grunge-pop meets shoegazers Yassassin, London by the way of Portsmouth punks Hotel Lux, as well as Portsmouth’s own disco-psych-pop Pie & Vinyl, favourites Barbudo, cosmic-psychedelic quintet Number 9 and Lucid Rising who make bluesy- sun soaked garage/psych in the vein of The Growlers, Night Beats and Natural Child.

On top of that mammoth line-up, Innersprings (Liverpool Psych Fest, Lewes Psych Fest etc) will be bringing their famous psychedelic light show to The Wedgewood Rooms. If you want to find out more about last year’s event then check out Brad’s review here.

Tickets are available from The Wedgewood Rooms in person at the box office or online via Dice & Skiddle priced at £15.

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Portsmouth Psych Fest 2018 poster


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