Portsmouth music scene

The Southsea and Portsmouth Band Stand


There have been several bandstands in Southsea and Portsmouth over the years.
Probably the first was on South Parade Pier before and after the First World War

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Then the band stand on the Pier became an outdoor concert venue

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The next was probably in Victoria Park, again before and between the World Wars


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Before and after the Second World War, there was a band stand at the southern end of Palmerston Road.
During the 1960's it became a skating and then skateboard park,

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31-3-1937, Nancarrow and his Popular Orchestra

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Today the badstand is on the edge of the Southsea Common next to the Castle.
Like many places in 2014, it was subject to flooding

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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.

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