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WATCH: Licence approved for Driftwood Festival - with three days to go

THE RACE is on to get a festival up and running for the opening night, after the licence was approved this evening.

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Dylan Kelson, above, and Joseph Grout, below, let rip on stage

Youngsters prove their ‘metal’ with rock concert

FOLLOWING in the footsteps of Biffy Clyro and Oasis, more than 50 music students took to the stage of the Wedgewood Rooms for the performance of their lives.

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Olly Murs

Olly Murs fans offered tickets to Victorious Festival as an alternative to cancelled shows in Bournemouth and Exeter

THOUSANDS of Olly Murs fans left heartbroken when two massive shows by the popstar were cancelled have been offered tickets for his day at Victorious Festival instead.

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Richard Digance

A close encounter puts Richard’s career back on the musical path

Richard Digance doesn’t know her name, but he owes his revived enthusiasm for his music to one of the audience at a show seven years ago.

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Aswad performing at the Jerk Jam PHOTO: Paul Windsor

REVIEW: Jerk Jam in Titchfield

STARTING three years ago as a family barbecue the Jerk Jam festival has developed into a delightful boutique event in the Hampshire countryside.

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Here’s your guide to the next 72 hours

Here’s what’s coming up in our region.


Club Scene with Sam Cherry

Whether its hip-hop, metal, pop or house music this weekend, Portsmouth has it covered with a selection of exciting gigs and club nights happening throughout Portsmouth’s various clubs, pubs and dedicated music venues.

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Portsmouth Guildhall is looking for new trustees to help take it through its £15m Renaissance project

THERE is an opportunity to have your say on the future of Portsmouth Guildhall, as the trust which runs it is looking for new trustees.

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The Jacksons

A Love Supreme celebrates all that's good in the Summertime

Nestling quietly in the soft folds of the eastern edge of the South Downs is the picturesque sleepy village of Glynde.
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Choir to host summer show at Drayton church

MEMBERS of a choir are holding a summer show for all to enjoy.

Chris Difford onstage at The Square Tower, Old Portsmouth. Picture: Paul Windsor

REVIEW: Chris Difford at The Square Tower, Old Portsmouth

One wonders what a genuine legend like Squeeze frontman Chris Difford, having played Madison Square Garden in New York City, thinks to playing an ex-16th century gunpowder store.

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WATCH: Star singer Jerry Williams goes back to school to inspire pupils

FIVE years ago she was walking down the corridors at Miltoncross Academy as a pupil.

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Lead singer Joe Watson from Portsmouth band Horseflies.

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Life’s a beach at The Strong Island Recordings all-day fundraiser

Strong Island Recordings is hosting a day-long fundraiser for Macmillan Cancer Support, featuring the noisier end of the local scene. They’ll be putting on 15 bands across two stages, with proceedings kicking off at 1pm.

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The Lost Plays of World War One

The Kings looks back on its role during First World War

A play that hasn’t been seen for a hundred years is being brought back to the stage on Wednesday.

Chris Cheney of The Living End onstage at Wedgewood Rooms, Southsea. PICTURE: Paul Windsor

REVIEW: The Living End at Wedgewood Rooms, Southsea

Fresh from their prestigious support slot with Green Day at Hyde Park, Australian band The Living End rolled into Portsmouth for the hottest, sweatiest punk rock gig this year. Boy, it was a veritable sauna in there, just like it should be.

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Fugitive Orchestra. Picture by Adam Lacey

Who needs to go all the way to Spain for Benicassim when we have Burticassim right here?

Music-lovers, if you can’t make it to the major Spanish festival Benicassim later this month, don’t despair – we have our own slightly more humble, homegrown version in Portsmouth.

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University of Portsmouth Gospel Choir. Picture: Kieron McCarron

WATCH: Portsmouth choir ready to hit new heights in BBC talent show

PORTSMOUTH Gospel Choir are aiming to hit the right note on TV tonight.

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WATCH: 1976 archive footage of Pete Presley and the Pompey Teds

They were 20 years behind the times - but they sure had a lot of fun.

Tony Christie.

TONY CHRISTIE: ‘I always thought I would be a 
big-band singer, not a pop star’

Tony Christie has been in the music game for more than 50 years, but after the ups and downs he’s now simply enjoying performing

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