Southsea music festival is hoping for a sold-out day

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THE last few tickets look set to be snapped up for tomorrow’s Southsea Fest.

More than 100 acts will perform on 15 stages around the Albert Road area. And nearly all of the 2,500 tickets have already been sold.

Organiser Josie Curtis said: ‘It’s manic – everyone is suddenly realising that it’s happening where as I’ve been dealing with it all year.

‘We’ve done well with advance ticket sales this year.

‘I’ll be on site from 8am, helping set up the venues, making sure everyone has the correct sheets, all that sort of thing.

‘I generally get to deal with the mundane stuff on the actual day – I become the gopher for everybody for the day.’

The day focuses on up-and-coming talent from the local area and across the country.

Top acts include Pete and the Pirates, Johnny Foreigner and Kill it Kid as well as a highly anticipated set by Mercury Prize-nominated Fionn Regan in the Kings Theatre.

Celebrating it’s fifth birthday this year, Southsea Fest was named Portsmouth’s best event at last year’s The News’ Guide awards.