Live at the Bandstand


Castle Field, Victoria Park and King George V Playing Fields, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO5 3NT
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Live at the Bandstand is back for 2024 - bringing you a sizzling summer of free live music, across an array of styles. This year continues with the theme of Bandstand on Tour, with performances taking place across Castle Field, Victoria Park, Southsea Common and King George V Playing Fields, as the traditional bandstand remains out of use due to the ongoing sea defence works.

2024 Live at the Bandstand Line Up:

Saturday 20 July - Common Unity and The People's Lounge Present...
Castle Field
Wellbeing, yoga, world music and tuto tribe

Sunday 21 July - Nick Courtney Presents
Castle Field
The Jive Aces, and The Fifty 4

Saturday 27 July
Southsea Common
Live at Portsmouth International Kite Festival

Sunday 28 July
Southsea Common
Live at Portsmouth International Kite Festival

Saturday 3 August - Strong Island Recording Presents...
Location TBC
Lipworms, Rosie Alena, and Number 9

Sunday 4 August

All details of the Live at the Bandstand programme and times may be subject to change without notice. All events are presented subject to reasonable weather conditions. If the weather is poor please check the ​​​​​​ Facebook page from 11am to confirm if the event is going ahead. This year's primary wet weather venue will be The Wedgewood Rooms on Albert Road and also Staggeringly Good Brewery near on Rodney Road.

Live at the Bandstand is funded and delivered by Portsmouth City Council and supported by The Wedgewood Rooms, Beats & Swing, The People's Lounge,, Casemates Studios, neu waves, Unmade Radio, Salsa Solent Dance Academy, Southsea Sound, Piece of Cake Productions, Big Hug Management, Icebreaker Festival and Reel Sound Music.

Guide Prices

Live at the Bandstand is a free event.

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Follow signs to Southsea seafront.

Public Transport Directions

Travel by train or coach to Portsmouth Harbour, there are regular bus services to the seafront.

Opening Times

Live at Portsmouth International Kite Festival (27 July 2024 - 28 July 2024)
Lipworms, Rosie Alena, and Number 9 (3 Aug 2024)
TBC (4 Aug 2024)

* All shows 1pm-4pm. See 'About' section for locations and further information.

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