Upcoming gigs and events:

  • Southampton Vintage Kilo Sale

    THE UK’S FIRST AND LARGEST KILO SALE RETURNS! EST. 2009 – PARTNERING WITH EUROPE’S LARGEST VINTAGE WHOLESALER! We are super excited to be visiting to SOUTHAMPTON on FEBRUARY 18th for a HUGE SALE! ENTRY PRICES Super Earlybird – Access at 10am (tickets ONLY) Earlybird – Access at 11am – £3 (on the door) General – […]

    2018 Vintage Kilo Sale
  • Southampton CD & Record Fair

    The Record Fair at The 1865 provides a whole shopping mall of Vinyl Records, CD,s , DVD,s Books, Posters etc. 30plus x 6ft stalls. Expert sellers from all over South. Loads of original, rare vinyl. Also new and re-issue. Entry free. Bar open.

    2018 Record Fair
  • Hannah Williams & The Affirmations

    HANNAH WILLIAMS & THE AFFIRMATIONS Hannah Williams is a whirlwind of soul, love, lust and anger that leaves behind tatters of whichever stage she graces. Following Amy Winehouse and Adele, she’s a British soul singer here to change the shape of popular music for the better, and she’s backed by an outstanding crew of the finest musicians […]

    2018 Hannah Williams
  • Battle of the Bands

    Black Room Studios is launching a Battle of the Bands with opportunities for winners to win festival slots, support slots, press coverage, £2,000 in studio time and videos!! Interested? Please call 023 8065 8373 Sign up link… https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScOUDnzYVqULz_PXG3C_Nhg5brVFbUTa74-iI4IhuqOusO0Ng/viewform

    2018 Battle of the Bands
  • AMPLIFIER

    Amplifier are delighted to announce what will be their first UK shows since 2015. Following on from 2017’s universally loved album Trippin’ With Dr Faustus, which was described as  “the best album of their career “ by Prog Magazine, this tour promises to be something special as Amplifier turn the setlist over to the fans to let them select a set from a career […]

    2017 Amplifier
  • Jamie Lawson

    What the hell, let’s cut to the chase: Jamie Lawson wasn’t expecting that. An international hit single. A Number One album. An Ivor Novello Award. Spotify streams: 110 million. YouTube views: 24 million. Social Followers: 180,000. An awful lot of love from the ardent fans of the biggest boy band in the galaxy. A marriage […]

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  • Caravan

    Formed in Canterbury UK in 1968, they rose to success in the 1970s as a part of the Canterbury scene, blending psychedelic rock and jazz to create a distinctive sound like their contemporaries Soft Machine. The band became the first British band to sign to the US record label Verve.  After Verves disposal of their […]

    2017 Caravan
  • Battle of the Bands

    Black Room Studios is launching a Battle of the Bands with opportunities for winners to win festival slots, support slots, press coverage, £2,000 in studio time and videos!! Interested? Please call 023 8065 8373 Sign up link… https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScOUDnzYVqULz_PXG3C_Nhg5brVFbUTa74-iI4IhuqOusO0Ng/viewform

    2018 Battle of the Bands
  • Battle of the Bands

    Black Room Studios is launching a Battle of the Bands with opportunities for winners to win festival slots, support slots, press coverage, £2,000 in studio time and videos!! Interested? Please call 023 8065 8373 Sign up link… https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScOUDnzYVqULz_PXG3C_Nhg5brVFbUTa74-iI4IhuqOusO0Ng/viewform

    2018 Battle of the Bands
  • Southampton CD & Record Fair

    The Record Fair at The 1865 provides a whole shopping mall of Vinyl Records, CD,s , DVD,s Books, Posters etc. 30plus x 6ft stalls. Expert sellers from all over South. Loads of original, rare vinyl. Also new and re-issue. Entry free. Bar open.

    2018 Record Fair
  • Uptown TopRankin’

    2018 Top Rank
  • Battle of the Bands

    Black Room Studios is launching a Battle of the Bands with opportunities for winners to win festival slots, support slots, press coverage, £2,000 in studio time and videos!! Interested? Please call 023 8065 8373 Sign up link… https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScOUDnzYVqULz_PXG3C_Nhg5brVFbUTa74-iI4IhuqOusO0Ng/viewform

    2018 Battle of the Bands
  • Meat Loaf – The World Class Tribute Performed By Terry Nash

      Show Biography Terry Nash truly possesses the vocal range, power, and versatility that combine with his haunting resemblance to real artiste, to create a high energy performance accurately re-creating the live performances of Meat Loaf in his prime.   What the press say: Terry is the dead spit of Meat Loaf – Gary Bushell […]

    2018 Meat Loaf
  • The Sex Pissed Dolls + The Novatones

    All-female, all-action rock band The Sex Pissed Dolls exploded onto the scene late 2014 and  have been wowing audiences and festivals with their edgy, high octane performance of classic rock and punk mixed in with their own original material.  The girls have been in much demand and have played main stage Isle Of Wight Festival 2017, […]

    2018 SPD
  • Chairmen of the Board

    The sensational soul group “Chairmen Of The Board” featuring Ken Knox will be appearing live, complete with band to take you on a musical journey of the band’s history. Expect to see hits such as “Give me Just a Little More Time” “Pay to the piper” “Dangling on a String” and many more. Suporting the […]

    2018 chairmen
  • Ferocious Dog

    FEROCIOUS DOG “Ferocious Dog are the new noise on the block – and are surprising everyone with their rapid ascent. There is no way they’re following any hipster templates – fronted by a big burly man with a mohican who sings impassioned political songs of broken Britain whilst his band seethes like a punky Levellers […]

    2018 Ferocious Dog
  • King King

    King King “The Best Blues Rock Band In The World” – Pete Francis – Blues Rock Review King King are on a roll. Faced with their army of fans and armfuls of awards, there’s no doubting that Alan Nimmo (vocals/guitar), Lindsay Coulson (bass), Wayne Proctor (drums) and Bob Fridzema (keys) are a band with the wind […]

    2018 King King
  • Premiata Forneria Marconi

    PFM Premiata Forneria Marconi      PFM – Premiata Forneria Marconi is the most famous italian rock band in the world, and the only one ever to chart US Billboard. PFM started as Quelli, a beat band of the ‘60s featuring Franz Di Cioccio on drums, Giorgio Piazza on electric bass, Franco Mussida on guitars, Flavio […]

    2018 PFM
  • Spear of Destiny

    We are very excited to be welcoming Kirk Brandon and Spear of Destinyback to Southampton at The 1865! They are hitting Southampton as part of their nationwide UK tour to promote forthcoming album ‘Tontine’. Tickets are £16 in advance and are on sale now: http://mirrormanshop.bigcartel.com/product/mm-presents-kirk-brandons-spear-of-destiny-southampton-1865-club Hard to believe we know but it is true, Kirk Brandon has now been leading […]

    2018 Spear of Destiny
  • Focus

    With their unique brand of progressive rock, Focus manifested themselves at the start of the ’70s as the most successful and appreciated of all the Dutch pop-rock exports. Fronted by founding member Thijs Van Leer, and best known for their hits “Hocus Pocus”, “House of The King” and “Sylvia”, as well as critically acclaimed albums […]

    2018 Focus
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Who are we?

The 1865 is a major new venue located in the centre of Southampton, with a capacity of more than 750 for standing only gigs, over 500 for club nights or 300 seated theatre style, 1865 is set to become the city’s new destination for entertainment.

Inside; is a great space with stage and dancefloor viewable from two bars and a large mezzanine. Featuring the South Coast’s best in-house sound system from d&b audio, our flexible seating allows various layouts to suit Live Bands, DJ sets, Comedy, Jazz and Cabaret as well as larger corporate or private functions.