As we approach midsummer, things are heating up here in Southampton. Did you check out Tour de Moon last weekend, wasn’t it whacky and brilliant? Anyway – without further ado, here are this week’s event listings:
Happy Jubilee weekend Southampton! There’s a lot on offer, from official events such as The Big Platinum Festival at Mayflower Park, to countless street parties. There’s also Environmental Rock at The Hobbit, a street food festival at Royal Victoria Country Park, and more live music than you can shake a stick at
As always, let us know if you have an event to list or if you enjoyed an event after finding it through Shop Local.
—- DJs and Club Nights —- All Hands on Decks DnB Boat Party | Town Quay Marina – Southampton <18:30> ft. Benny Page, Ego Trippin, Ripraw, Hugo Logic, Abstrakt, Griser, Shakez www.facebook.com/events/693554505169280
==== SATURDAY 04 JUNE ==== —- Live Music —- Environmental Rock 2022 | The Hobbit <12:00> ft music. Southampton University Jazz Band, XR Samba, All Day Open Mic ft stalls from environmental groups, vegetarian food www.facebook.com/events/1339877123089215
—- DJs and Club Nights —- High Tide Garden Party ft. Alisha | Sobar <14:00> Also ft: Collective States, Jencem, Chris Campbell, Jack Walker, Rossy & Sean Guillermo, Liam Probert www.facebook.com/events/3308754592779355
—- Events —- The Big Platinum Festival | Mayflower Park <10:00> ft. Music and dancing from across the Commonwealth, street food, Djs, fun fair, workshops, circus www.facebook.com/events/1042806856275646
Live Music with Sunday Roast | Whiskey Blue <15:00 – 17:00>
It’s the final stretch of our City of Culture bid, with Southampton featuring on a One Show special this Tuesday. Please back the bid in any way you can, and follow / share their posts. As for this week’s culture – there’s plenty of it!
==== SATURDAY 28 MAY ==== —- Live Music —- Nick Harper (singer-songwriter and guitarist, London) Southampton (in Person and Online Tickets) | The Art House <19:30> www.facebook.com/events/1187926455277959
==== SUNDAY 29 MAY ==== —- Live Music —- MC Lars (hip hop, California – USA) + Ruled by Raptors + The Doubleclicks + Schaffer the Darklord | The Joiners <19:00> www.facebook.com/events/3140224972897525
London Concert Orchestra presents: The Best of John Williams | Mayflower Theatre <17:00> www.facebook.com/events/393073864629274 ft. the iconic film scores of John Williams inc E.T., Jaws, Superman, Star Wars
There’s a bit of an American these this week with plenty of bands from across the Atlantic. Perhaps they’re trying to compete with the allure of Eurovision? The Allergies gig on Thursday looks very tasty too.
A bumper 2-week listings to take us over the May Day bank holiday. Some highlights include Dutty Moonshine Big Band, Grant Sharkey’s album launch, Our Propaganda, Reef, 2 comedy clubs, Circus Extreme, The Vivienne, Sigma, a Skyrim-themed power metal band, Chainska Brassika, Keepers Brew, Feeder, an Elvis-Nirvana crossover, and the brilliant-sounding ‘London Philharmonic Skiffle Orchestra’. Enjoy, Southampton!
Awaken the Chaos 2022 – 10 Years of ‘The Revolution Continues’ (hardcore punk, London) | The Joiners <17:00> also ft. Splitkuckle, Cold Hard Truth, Realm of Torment, Hatebreed UYC (cover set), The Argent Dawn, Cruelty, Overturn, My Cross To Bare, Hardout, Plead, Supress, Severance, Violent Offence www.facebook.com/events/401378051626642
Some great listings for you this week Southampton, including a rather outrageous clash between Beardyman and The Four Owls on Thursday, which also clashes with the launch of Ruby’s Jam (the new guise of the brilliant Mango Jam). Happy Easter!
==== SATURDAY 16 APRIL ==== —- Live Music —- Apocalypse Spring Break | The Loft <14:00> Tributes: Dookie (Green Day), Revenged UK (Avenge Sevenfold), Tonedefs (Deftones), Ghosted (Ghost) Originals: Dead Romantic, Seething Akira, The Injester www.facebook.com/events/457984899141778
BC Camplight, Imelda May, Lynks, Nicky Blackmarket and Dylan Moran are just a handful of the acts playing in Southampton this week. There’s even a tribute to the in-series band ‘Scarecrow Boat’ from Parks and Recreation, and 2 free opportunities to see the excellent outdoor dance theatre performance of ‘Ride’.
One – An Evening of One Act Plays | MAST (Mayflower Studios) <19:45> – The Regina Monologues by Jenny Wafer and Rebecca Russell – Your Life Is A Feature Film by Alan Minieri www.facebook.com/events/276878124616950
==== FRIDAY 08 APRIL ==== —- Live Music —- Tribute to Lee Scratch Perry with Mad Professor, Omar Perry, Earl 16, Brother Culture, Headsessions Soundsystem | Sobar <21:00> www.facebook.com/events/702450141163754