Ports Fest

Ports Fest is an award-winning festival that has been providing cultural experiences in the City of Portsmouth for over 20 years, engaging with multiple audiences in Portsmouth venues and the surrounding areas.

Our ambitious multi-arts programme tries to respond to the city’s identity as a commuter belt, sea city, and area of rich cultural history.

Ports Fest is ambitious about delivering work of the highest quality that illuminates the lives of people from all backgrounds. The growth of the festival since its inception in 1999 has been recognised as largely due to the active participation of its arts and cultural partners and the efforts of a core of dedicated individuals.

There is much to get involved in, with events happening throughout the year as well as the main focus of our summer festival.

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    June 15, 2022
    Ports Fest is hosting a Ukraine Benefit Concert featuring Carlos Bonell along with Debra Adamson-Brattland, Zoe Barnett, Marley Blandford and Igor Outkine. All proceeds will be going to charity. One of the key features of Ports Fest is to give...
    July 2, 2022
    Share an evening with one of the oldest and best-loved brass bands in the world. The Black Dyke Band has performed at everything from the 2017 Glastonbury Music Festival to sell out concerts in the Sidney Opera House, New York’s...
    July 2, 2022
    Ports Fest is proud to present the winner of the Portsmouth Music Festival Recital Prize, Sophie Osborne. Allow yourself some time to indulge as Sophie showcases the full range and versatility of the clarinet in the following pieces: – Five Bagatelles,...
    July 3, 2022
    Ever wanted to see an orchestra in a car park? Now you can! Closing Ports Fest’s programme is a concert from the world-famous Multi-Story Orchestra, an orchestra that performs in car parks around the country. They’re coming to Portsmouth for...
    June 30, 2022
    ‘Ensemble Pastorale’, comprising: Stefanie Kemball-Read – sopranoRobert Blanken – clarinetLucy Brown – French hornLis Peskett – violinEmma Sharrock – celloKaren Kingsley – piano A rare opportunity to hear these lesser-known, but nonetheless beautiful examples of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ compositional output,...