Southsea Fest brings Albert Road alive with music

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IN JUST 15 hours, around 140 live music acts took to the stage for this year’s Southsea Fest.

In its seventh year, the annual event took place on Saturday in Albert Road.

ON SONG Future of the Left headlined The Wedgewood Rooms

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A host of artists played across 10 venues in the Southsea street, starting at 11am.

Southsea band Purr got the chance to play in The Wine Vaults, and was the trio’s second public performance.

Singer and bass player Holly Mullineaux, 20, said: ‘I’ve been coming to the festival for four years, so it was great to play this time.

‘It’s our second time performing on stage, and it was a great experience.’

Lisa Hammond, 26, of Stubbington Avenue, Portsmouth, was down with her friends.

She said: ‘This is my first time here and it’s been really good.’

Alex Thomson, one of the organisers, said: ‘It went very well. All 2,500 tickets sold out by early evening and all the venues were pretty much full from midday.

This is the seventh year, and there will definitely be an eighth.’