Unique market pops up on pier

South Parade PierSouth Parade Pier
South Parade Pier
MORE than 50 independent traders will be selling a range of interesting items at the first pop-up market on the pier.Â

South Parade Pier in Southsea will welcome the new market event this September, organised by the team behind the Castle Road pop-up market. 

The event '“ called Popup On The Pier '“ will feature independent traders from Portsmouth and the surrounding area, running from 11am to 8pm on Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16.

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Market-goers enjoying the weekend event will find stalls selling street food, specialist drinks, and a range of arts and craft items.

Organiser Tobi Stidolph, 23, said: '˜The pier is a great venue, and after it was done up we thought it should be used more. It's perfect for a pop-up market.

'˜We've already secured half the stalls for the market. We'll have a lot of traders not previously seen at the Castle Road pop-up. And the market has been very well received on Facebook.'

Live music will be appearing on a music stage throughout both days.

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Tobi founded events company The Village Popup three years ago.

His pop-up markets are free for attendees, and the company aims to provide a competitive rate for new independent traders.

The Castle Road pop-up, run on behalf of the Castle Road Traders' Association, runs four times a year, with more than 7,000 people attending this year's summer market.

The pop-up also runs an annual event to celebrate National Record Store Day on April 21, a day to celebrate the country's 200 independent record stores.

Acts that have appeared at the Castle Road pop-up have included Me and the Moon, Shoot the Duke, and the Stayawakes.