I believe a dynamic in Portsmouth is shifting in Portsmouth’s music scene; we are starting to see the rise of smaller promotion teams, the expansion of established local brands (especially within our electronic music scene).
After attending Jerry Williams’ gig at The Wedgewood Rooms last weekend, it became clear that Portsmouth has the platform and community to offer young artists a spotlight to rise and I believe we definitely need promoters and venues to make this a priority so our music scene can develop even further.
While many have probably spent most of their money pleasing the other half this week for Valentines Day, there are plenty of events going on for those who are single and for those couples who’d rather party instead.
Festival announcements have been picking up this month – including Victorious Festival announcing a plethora of acts including Jake Bugg, and Franz Ferdinand! I was most excited to hear Slaves are making an appearance!