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The 2020 festival has been cancelled owing to the Coronavirus.

The dates for the next festival were to be Friday 12 to Sunday 21 June 2020.

For 10 days in June, we capture imaginations, celebrate diversity and explore Portsmouth’s amazing heritage.


Now entering its 21st year, the Portsmouth Festivities has developed a reputation for providing high-quality events with professional artists in the city’s unique venues. Both regionally and nationally, our reach continues to grow.


Every year, we will champion the very best of Portsmouth, bringing its rich heritage and thriving cultural scene to the forefront. What’s more, we will help to shape the provision of accessible cultural experiences for all. And every year, we will grow and develop – extending our reach, reputation and impact.


To broaden participation in and access to artistic and cultural activities by providing a high-quality programme of performances and events which capture imaginations, celebrate diversity and reflect on the heritage value of Portsmouth.


To attract audiences of all ages and communities to Portsmouth
To inspire and involve the city’s diverse communities in our work
To provide opportunities for lifelong learning
To support local artists, cultural and creative organisations.

As a registered charity we rely on sponsorship and receive support from The Portsmouth Grammar School, CH & Co, Portsmouth City Council, Luckett’s Travel, Mayfield School, St Johns College, City Wide Taxis.

We also have a large bank of volunteers who support our small core team to deliver our City-Wide experiences, there are many ways to get involved with the Festivities.

Tickets on sale from Monday 16 March.

Noticeboard posts:

The 2020 Portsmouth Festivities have been cancelled owing to the Coronavirus 24/03/2020
Events launch for the City’s longest-running Arts Festival 12/03/2020
Review: D-Day 75th anniversary concert 24/06/2019
Review: David Briggs: Organ Recital 23/06/2019
Review of Guy Johnston (cello) and Tom Poster (piano) at Portsmouth Grammar School
Review: Tenebrae Consort: Medieval Chant and Tallis Lamentations
Come and enjoy the Portsmouth Festivities! 20/06/2019
Review: The Austen Trio Concert 16/06/2019
Review: The Cardinall’s Musick at the Portsmouth Festivities 15/06/2019
The Austen Family Music Books at the Portsmouth Festivities 13/06/2019
The Cardinall’s Musick comes to Portsmouth
Portsmouth Festivities gets ‘loved up’ for its 20th Anniversary and receives Arts Council Support 01/03/2019
Review: Carlos Bonell at the Portsmouth Festivities 25/06/2018
Review: The Tallis Scholars at the Portsmouth Festivities 23/06/2018
Review: “O Duo” at the Portsmouth Festivities 17/06/2018
Preview: Portsmouth Festivities – O Duo 07/06/2018
Portsmouth Festivities is back for 2018 and it’s just as big as ever! 29/03/2018
Portsmouth Festivities kicks off launch with shanties 17/03/2018

No concerts currently planned

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