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Declan McKenna at The Wedgewood Rooms, Southsea, Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Picture by Paul Windsor

REVIEW: Declan McKenna at The Wedgewood Rooms, Southsea

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This weekend looks to me like it’s all about the Saturday night events.

It feels almost like a battle out there as some of the biggest Portsmouth promoters go head-to-head, providing you with some pretty decent-looking events to keep you entertained on a Saturday night.

I know a lot of you will be suffering from the Bestival blues, but there is no better way to recover than to get back out, grab a beer and party hard.

First to take to the ring is Snug hosted at the Old Barn from 4pm until 1.30am. They’ve only gone and booked a couple of headliners in the shape of Terry Francis (Fabric) and Rhymos (Whistleblower), to join their day and night party to mark the closing of the summer season. That is one special treat.

Not only that, but Portsmouth’s finest are on parade too: Abbo, Continue=High, Chip Jacks, JustSayYes, Klink, Tommy Mundell, Brad Hill, The Kemp Brothers, Andrew Robertson and Cliquee all on one fat line-up.

And it doesn’t end there – there is a Kitchen Disco takeover. I am beyond excited. The KD boys Moore, Blanny and Shbaz and a rare performance from Richie Moore will blow your mind. Literally! Advance tickets are £5, or £8 on the door.

Also just down the road you can find Beats & Swing from 8pm until 1am at The Wedge, fresh from their jam-packed tent at Victorious festival (the best tent in my books).

This time they present The Allstars with very special guest Madame Barducci & The Goudzy Guitar – keeping it quirky as per usual. Tickets are £5 after 10pm, free before.

Lastly it’s the launch of Maison Music being regularly featured at The Fleet in Guildhall Walk from 11pm until 5am, with the aim of bringing you proper house from proper people.

So get set for some pretty decent headliners and suitable support acts in coming months.

This time they welcome Cristoph with support from the serious faces of Soul Divide and the cheeky chaps that go by the name of The Business Partners.

Advance tickets are £7 available from Fatsoma.

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