Going dancing? Here's this week's Club Scene with Sam Cherry
While there haveÂ beenÂ sad times for our music scene this summer, there is no doubt that the Portsmouth scene is growing and improving every year with forward thinking promoters expanding their ambitions with exciting, fresh musicians.
I could think of nothing better to do this weekend than to enjoy one of the biggestÂ festivals on the south coast, right here:Â Victorious. While it's easy to get caught up inÂ headliners such as The Prodigy, The Libertines and Paloma Faith,Â don't forget the many stages run by our locals including the funk juggernaut Beats and Swing, the ambitious AMP Stage (presented by Havant and South Downs College), Soul Circus and live comedy with PM Promotions. You can even catch meÂ DJing disco and house under the name Broken Beats at the AMP Stage on Saturday at midday!Â Visit victoriousfestival.co.ukÂ for your last chance to grab tickets.
Wherever you party this weekend, please stay safe, party responsibly and keep an eye out for your friends and others.
Tonight after Victorious, Sin! At The Wedgewood Rooms on Albert Road isÂ a great choice for an after party as they present their usual eclectic mix of pop music from across the eras.Â
Entry is free as usual from 11pm until 2.30am. More details at wedgewood-rooms.co.uk.
On Sunday, house/disco promoters Civilisation of The Rough present COR Legends at the Lord John Russell on Albert RoadÂ with Justin Robertson; a favourite among the fellas that run COR. It takes place from 8pm until 2.30am which also makes it another ideal after party spot! Only 160 tickets are available for the event. Tickets cost Â£10, moreÂ atÂ cordisco.co.uk.
Monday, DelightÂ present their 18 Year Reunion at The Astoria on Guildhall Walk, including special guestÂ DJs Rob Troudador, Carl Lemon, Matt Random and Tommy Leigh. Entry is Â£4 from 10pm until 2am with more details at facebook.com.
Finally, next Thursday, Lord John RussellÂ present Live Hip-Hop from 7.30pm until 1am with Blessed, Prospects, OJ & Apex, DJ Joey Kong and DJ Supernova. Entry is free,Â more details at facebook.com.