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A promoter of Southsea Carnival has vowed this year’s washout event will not stop it becoming bigger and better.

The event’s music promoter Nick Courtney said the weather from the weekend didn’t dampen the spirits of those who attended the music festival at the Royal Military Artillery Tavern in Eastney.

Twenty-one bands from across the country including Sunday headliners Souled Out and The Coolness, voted in the top 25 bands in the world by MTV, wowed crowds at the Cromwell Road pub over the weekend. It was not for a battle of the bands competition as previously reported.

Mr Courtney said: ‘I hope the Lions Club want to put on an amazing carnival next year, because for everyone at the music festival it was the time of our lives.’