Ports Fest

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Ports Fest summer festival will return from 26th to 30th June 2024.

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.

Ports Fest ran from 28 June to 2 July 2023. Download the brochure.

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    June 28, 2024
    Markus is the winner of the Ports Fest Showcase prize in 2023 in support of Portsmouth Music Festival. Markus is currently an organ scholar at St Mary’s Church Fratton and Viola player in the National Children’s Orchestra. We rejoice in...
    Upcoming
    June 28, 2024
    As they gear up for summer concerts in Salzburg join the PGS Junior & Senior School Brass Band for some songs from the shows and films along with some classical light music in the open air. Presented by Ports Fest....
    Expired
    June 29, 2023
    An evening of music and improvisation with the extraordinarily talented Harry the Piano, whose breathtaking creativity has earned him the reputation as one of the most gifted improvising pianists in the world. Who else can spontaneously reinvent Michael Jackson in...
    Expired
    July 1, 2023
    Ports Fest is proud to present Thomas Nash, winner of the Ports Fest Recital prize at the Portsmouth Music Festival. Relax and enjoy as Thomas steers you on a classical guitar journey like no other, via Spain and Latin America...
    Expired
    July 2, 2023
    With beats bouncing off concrete car park walls, this celebration of all things percussion is a truly unmissable eruption of sound. From lava and surging to eruption and ash, this Multi-Story Orchestra performance tells the story of the life of...
    Expired
    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...
    Expired
    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...
    Expired
    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,...
    Expired
    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...
    Expired
    June 30, 2022
    Read a review. ‘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...