Festival for Pompey is entering its final week

SUPPORT Pompey manager Guy Whittingham, with Play Up Pompey festival organisers Jamie Kasper and Scott Mclachlan with Pompey chief executive Mark Catlin
SUPPORT Pompey manager Guy Whittingham, with Play Up Pompey festival organisers Jamie Kasper and Scott Mclachlan with Pompey chief executive Mark Catlin
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IT’S the final countdown!

The Play Up Pompey Music festival is entering its final week of events, and they’re gearing up to make it a belter.

The Cellars in Eastney and the Fat Fox in Southsea are hosting tonight’s gigs, with 21 Days, Platoon and Willy Carkeet playing the Cellars for a £5 entry fee, and The Uncountables playing the Fat Fox for a £3 entry.

Tomorrow there are only a few tickets left for We Are Scientists’ preview at Pie and Vinyl, and the band’s gig at the Wedgewood Rooms is already sold out.

Wednesday sees a huge fundraising push at the Edge of the Wedge, with Munroe Effect, Contra, and Protein Window all putting on a show to help raise as much cash as possible for the Pompey Supporters’ Trust. Entry is £5.

Pompey favourite Johnny Ertl will be supporting his partner Selma Amles, who will be singing at the Wellington pub in Old Portsmouth, as will Vince Hilaire. Entry is £3.

The final gig before the festival wraps up on the weekend is at the 5th Hants Volunteers Arms in Albert Road, with Reactor 1, Zach Blues and DJ Ray Andrews putting on a free show on Thursday.

For full listings, how to buy tickets and to take part in a competition, see playuppompey.org.

All money raised will go to the Pompey Supporters’ Trust. The trust raised enough money to be the majority owner of the club, but the more money it has behind it, the greater the percentage of the club it will own.