Today sees the announcement of the complete listing for all of the bands for this year’s Southsea Fest. This year sees the city’s leading new music festival celebrate it’s 7th year and once again will be taking over the venues, shops and locations along Albert Road in Southsea on Saturday 14th September.
“The perfect place to fill your salty sea boots with galleys-full of amazing bands” – Artrocker ”The sweatiest gig you could go to this summer” – NME
“Definitely a festival for true music fans” – eFestivals
“Independent in sound and spirit, a great place to find new music” – Guardian
The line-up, led by Cardiff rock outfit Future Of The Left, features the best in ethereal rock, heavyweight guitars, and light, bright folk touches that combine into a soundscape unlike any other UK festival, pitting acts in intimate venues along one street for the ultimate new music experience.
Future Of The Left enjoyed more praise for their anarchic pounding last year as new album The Plot Against Common Sense was quoted by Q Magazine as being, “big and clever; and also bloody brilliant”, while Fake DIY simply declared them “one of Britain’s best bands”.
Veronica Falls’ self-titled debut album received huge acclaim from the likes of Drowned In Sound, the Bella Union signed band now celebrating the release of it’s follow-up Waiting for Something to Happen which came out this spring to equal approval, The Guardian citing, “what an unexpected and wonderful treat this album is”. The likes of Thumpers, Drenge, Temples and Marika Hackman are already gaining mass attention across the blogosphere, while Arrows Of Love and Beans On Toast return to Southsea as festival heroes and live favourites.
Southsea Fest is all about finding new music, and connecting with artists in highly intimate settings. In previous years Bastille, Dry The River, Django Django and Pulled Apart By Horses have stormed the town during the festival in some of the most exciting scenes that Portsmouth has ever seen, and now offering its most carefully selected bill, organisers hope to once again turn Albert Road into the new music mecca of Hampshire this September.
The Wedgewood Rooms will host Fake DIY and Artrocker Magazine for a day and night of thrashing new guitar sounds, while it’s little, combustive sister The Edge Of The Wedge will find BSM and Alcopop! Records returning to the festival for what will undoubtedly be one of the most volatile shows of the festival. As is Southsea Fest tradition, this tiny space will be mosh ground zero.
The notorious Pie & Vinyl also return in 2013 offering up equally as good food and music at The Wine Vaults, as Xtra Mile cool things down at The Atrium and Punktastic take control of the One Eyed Dog. Flatpack Records will takeover 5th Hants, Champagne Justice! and Strong Island Recordings mastermind the Southsea Social Club with Psychedelia moving into Little Johnny Russell’s for the day across the road from Southsea Fest centre point, The Kings Theatre.
There is also going to be a little surprise happening with a bit of a first for Southsea Fest, more details on that soon.
Once again Southsea Fest has brought together some of London’s leading music supporters with local promoters and a roster of artists that can boast to representing “the best of Portsmouth” with some of the most exciting and hyped new acts from across Britain.
Adult Tickets are priced at just £18 (+ booking fee) for the whole day, allowing access into all venues along Albert Road, with Youth Tickets priced at £8 (+ booking fee) available now from www.southseafest.com.
The full listing for the event is as follows:
Future Of The Left ~Drenge ~ Temples ~ Veronica Falls ~ Marika Hackman ~ Thumpers Splashh ~ The Computers ~ Arrows Of Love ~ Cheatahs ~ MT ~ Beans On Toast ~ Loom ~ Foy Vance ~ Bangers ~ Misty Miller The Family Rain ~ Spectrals ~ Mugstar ~ Anamanaguchi ~ Pariso JC Satan ~ Eagulls ~ The JCQ ~ Acres ~ AK/DK ~ All We Have ~ Andrew Foster ~ As Elephants Are ~ As It Is ~ Axes Bad Guys ~ Battery Hens ~ Bellyeyesmile ~ Ben Marwood ~ Bermuda Ern ~ Best Friends Big Fin ~ Black Manila ~ Blood Sport ~ Bright Smoke ~ Burma ~ Calories ~ Chris Rickets ~ Christoper George Whitear ~ Cosmo Sheldrake ~ Crazy Arm ~ Crows ~ Crushed Beaks ~ Curxes ~ Cycle Schmeicel ~ Dead Rabbits ~ Death At Sea Delta Sleep ~ Dignan Porch ~ Doctrines ~ Dolomite Minor ~ Echoes ~ Elliot Kozlik ~ Fawn Spots F.Emasculata ~ Fever ~ Fighting Fiction ~ Flamingods ~ Floella ~ Flyte ~ Giants ~ Girl Band ~ Gunning For Tamar ~ Her Parents Jamie Parisio ~ Jaws ~ Jesse Wyldes & The Stallions ~ Joe Black ~ Jungfrau Kal Lavelle ~ Kassasin Street ~ Kill Kasper ~ Kimberly Anne ~ Lay It On The Line ~ Let’s Talk Daggers ~ Lucky One Dies First ~ Lucy Kitchen ~ Maths & The Moon ~ Matt Jarvis ~ Mine ~ MMX ~ Nai Harvest Nathan Detroit ~ New Desert Blues ~ Night Engine ~ Noyo Mathis ~ Oliver Wilde Olivia Sebastianelli ~ Oxygen Thief ~ Perch ~ Physics House Band ~ Pivotal ~ Playlounge ~ Pluto Rise ~ Polio ~ Pompey Pluckers ~ Protein Window Radstewart ~ Razoreater ~ Restrospective Soundtrack Players ~ Ricky Fitts ~ Sapmphier Movie Night ~ Shinies ~ Sisters ~ Slowcoaches ~ Someone Died ~ Sons & Lovers ~ Stagecoach ~ Still Bust ~ Summerslam 88 ~ Superfood ~ Svalbard Temple Songs ~ The B Of The Bang ~The Black Tambourines ~ The Boy I Used To Be. The Cut Ups ~ The Day Of The Rabblement ~ The Divorcee ~ The Hundredth Anniversary The Journeta Stream ~ The Lion And The Wolf ~ Theo ~ Tidal Wars ~ Traams ~ Tripwires ~ Tyrannosaurus Dead ~ Unknown Soldiers Watashi Calcutecs ~ Wet Nuns ~ Wild Smiles ~ Will McNicol ~ Yards ~ Yoofs ~ You’re Smiling Now But We’ll All Turn Into Demons