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Southsea Fest Returns To The Music Scene


Southsea Fest Returns To The Music Scene

Southsea Fest is back after taking a short break out and it returns to celebrate it’s 10th anniversary. October finishes with nerve-wracking celebration, Halloween! But there are thirty other days for partying in October and what a better way to spend it than down at Southsea’s common!  The festival brings together fans from all around the world descending to discover fresh new talent and listen to their favourite bands.

Kicking off on October 1st at venues across Southsea and Portsmouth, the festival draws in a capacity of over 4000 festival goers and is rapidly rising! This year brings a slight twist with the addition of a new venue, the pyramids. The festival is arising to draw fans into every aspect Portsmouth and Southsea has to offer! That’s not all, Southsea Fest introduces The Wedgwood Rooms renowned for a selection of well-known international artists from Oasis to Black Grape!

This year is pretty spectacular, expect to witness over 100 live acts who’ll be relatively familiar to the eye! The lineup seems one of familiarity to the team over at LMS witnessing a variety of artists and bands around the UK at festivals, ep’s and live gigs! A familiar artist to LMS comes by the name of Lewis Smith. Back in June, Lewis performed at The Joiners in Southampton where he launched his brand new EP ‘Raw’. Expect to see a mishmash of genres from Lewis ranging from pop, folk and even dance! A band  also familiar to the music scene comes by the name of The Amazons. Back in June, LMS headed to the IOW festival where we interviewed The Amazons and witnessed their live performance. They return with their latest single ‘Nightdriving’, a track centered around times of teenage road touring. They’re not holding back either and are set to perform in Brighton, Lost Village Festival and even Truck Festival! Our headliners, Arcade Hearts will also be there to blow down the stages with their rock anthems! As well as local artists, the fest features headlining acts with the likes of Pigeon Detectives. Pigeon Detectives released their fourth album ‘We Met At Sea’ back in April 2013 and have since performed at V Festival and Brownstock Festival.

For those who are craving an end to the festival season blues, Southsea Fest is definitely worth a visit. Scattering it’s way around Portsmouth, expect to witness a range of music genres from folk, acoustic, rock and pop. With a real mix of fantastic music talent, it’s worth a visit for the small up-front cost of £18! The team over at LMS will be mingling our way amongst crowds and heading our way backstage to interview and photograph. We’re there to soak up the atmosphere too and enjoy what talent their is to offer! Don’t be afraid to come find us!


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