Six things to do in the next 48 hours: July 6 and 7

The Cinematic Orchestra are topping the bill at Blissfields Festival, which starts today near Winchester
The Cinematic Orchestra are topping the bill at Blissfields Festival, which starts today near Winchester

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Your quick guide to what to do in the Portsmouth area today and tomorrow

FESTIVAL: BLISSFIELDS

Vicarage Farm, near Winchester, today until Saturday

Find out why Blissfields was named UK Festivals’ Best Small Festival. Metronomy and The Cinematic Orchestra head up the bizarre-themed weekend.

COMEDY: AYESHA HAZARIKA

Ashcroft Arts Centre, Fareham, tonight, 7.30pm

Former political advisor to the Labour party, Ayesha Hazarika returns to her first love – stand-up, with a show about her time in Westminster called State of The Nation.

PUNK: JOYCE MANOR

The Joiners, Southampton, tomorrow, 7.30pm

Co-headlining with Britain’s DIY scene darlings Martha, Californian pop-punks Joyce Manor will be packing their set full of short, sharp anthems.

CLASSICAL: GLORIOUS ELGAR

Chichester Cathedral, tonight, 7.30pm

Joined by Classical Brit Award-winning cellist Guy Johnstone, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra will perform Elgar’s Cello Concerto.

POP: PRIORY PARK FESTIVAL

Priory Park, Chichester, tomorrow until Sunday

Veteran crooner and (Show Me The Way To) Amarillo hitmaker Tony Christie will be closing this year’s Priory Park Festival.

STAND-UP: COMEDY ALL STARS

Horndean Technology College, tomorrow, 7pm

Controversial Canadian funnyman Tom Stade will headline a bill of top-flight stand-ups, include Paul McCaffrey and Bethany Black and local comic James Alderson.