Upcoming gigs and events:

  • Blancmange

    British electronic band Blancmange first broke through in the early ’80s with their mix of synthesizers and surrealism, fused in groundbreaking singles such as ‘Feel Me’, ‘Living On The Ceiling’, ‘Blind Vision‘ and ‘Don’t Tell Me‘. The epic synthpop of ‘Waves’ and a witty cover of Abba’s ‘The Day Before You Came‘ illustrated a band who were always willing […]

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  • Theatre of Hate

    Theatre of Hate are a British post-punk band formed in Britain in 1980. Led by singer-songwriter Kirk Brandon (formerly of the Pack), the original group also consisted of guitarist Steve Guthrie, bassist Stan Stammers (formerly of the Straps and the Epileptics), saxophonist John “Boy” Lennard and drummer Luke Rendle (formerly of Crisis and the Straps). […]

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  • Contra Mundum

    Muzyka rockowa nie musi stać w sprzeczności do patriotyzmu , tradycji , historii Narodu , szacunku do Bohaterów i pamięci przelanej przez Nich krwi . Contra Mundum, w tłumaczeniu : Przeciw Światu. My stajemy „ tylko ‘’ i „ aż’’ PRZECIW ZAPOMNIENIU. Warszawski zespół Contra Mundum powstał latem 2014 tego roku. W Jego skład weszli […]

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  • Halloween Spanish Party

    La Fiesta Que Te Da Esta is here to make you spend an awsome night! The authentic Spanish party in Southampton with a mixture of music tunes for everyone!! Save this date because it’s not to be missed – Saturday 16th September – Same venue: “The 1865″ (Address: Brunswick Square, Southampton SO14 3AR) Online tickets: […]

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  • Open Mic UK 2017 Auditions

    OPEN MIC UK 2017 AUDITION COMING TO SOUTHAMPTON Music competition auditions dates for Open Mic UK 2017 have been announced! Open Mic UK have announced their music competition auditions dates for Open Mic UK 2017! The Open Mic UK music competition auditions will be hosted at 14 regions across the UK and the competition will […]

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  • Concert For The Caribbean

    On 1st November 2017, a very special charity concert will be held in Southampton to raise funds and awareness for the small Caribbean islands hit by the recent devastating hurricanes which have left many people on the brink of disaster. It will be a music and comedy festival in a single evening featuring a huge, […]

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  • The Dream Syndicate

    The Dream Syndicate busted out of Los Angeles with their debut album “The Days of Wine and Roses” in 1982, placing them at the forefront of the burgeoning indie rock music scene in the US. The band reunited after a 24-year hiatus in 2012 and will release a brand new album in September on ANTI- […]

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  • The Big Fat Ska Night

    Bigtopp presents the final Big Fat Ska Night: After more than 10 years rocking stages around the UK and Europe, we’ve decided to hang up our topp hats. There have been no fall-outs, no rifts or arguments about this… it’s just time to call it quits. But rather than just fade away we plan to […]

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  • Dub Pistols

    Over an 18-year career the Dub Pistols have worked with heroes like The Specials, Busta Rhymes, HoraceAndy, Madness and Gregory Isaacs. They’ve burned through different members and hundreds of thousands of pounds on assorted capers and hedonism. It should have been a recipe for oblivion, but the band that started out in the mid-90s with […]

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  • Sonic Boom Six

    Manchester’s Sonic Boom Six are described by Kerrang! as “taking ska, pop, grime, dubstep, punk & metal apart then rebuilding them as a hyperactive hybrid”. WIKI: Sonic Boom Six (often shortened to SB6) are a five-piece rock band from Manchester, United Kingdom. Their eclectic sound combines different elements of several genres and has been described […]

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  • Mark Morriss (The Bluetones)

    Mark Morriss is best known as lead singer and founder of indie legends The Bluetones. The band gained both cult and chart success throughout their career and have recently played several comeback shows. With a new solo album out this year, Mark continues to tour up and down the country playing a mix of his […]

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  • Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy

    Carl Palmer is a drummer’s drummer. A consummate professional, a brilliant technician and a dynamic showman, he has thrilled listeners and audiences alike for nearly four decades with some of music’s most memorable bands including Atomic Rooster, The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, Asia and Emerson, Lake & Palmer. Along the way his dazzling speed […]

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  • Nodens Ictus (feat. members of Ozric Tentacles)

    Nodens Ictus are a British electronic music band formed in 1986 as an offshoot of British psychedelic rock band Ozric Tentacles. Currently Ed Wynne & Silas Neptune

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  • The Small Fakers + Ready Steady Who

    MOD NIGHT at The 1865! Two of the finest 60’s tributes around: The Small Fakers (playing the best of The Small Faces) and Ready Steady Who – playing all the early The Who tracks! Scooters welcome – this is one double header mod bill you don’t want to miss! £12 Advance Tickets. http://www.seetickets.com/event/the-small-fakers-ready-steady-who/the-1865/1113592

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  • Skinny Lister & Beans On Toast

    This coming winter Beans on Toast and Skinny Lister will head out on a co-headline tour of the UK. Label mates, touring buddies and drinking companions they make a perfect match. Both bands are hardworking, fun Loving, heavy touring acts that bring a unique and modern take on the age old tradition of English folk […]

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  • Diamond Head

    If NWOBHM means anything to you, you probably know to get to get yourself a ticket!  Iron Maiden and Black Sabbath contemporaries who inspired no less than Metallica and Megadeath (to name two) and hail from the heavy metal capital of the world! Diamond Head is a legendary NWOBHM band from the late 70’s who […]

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  • Knuckle Puck

    After a series of EP’s spent honing their sound, Knuckle Puck approached the writing and recording of Copacetic (their debut full-length for Rise Records and one of Alternative Press’ Most Anticipated Albums of 2015) by studying albums close to their hearts: classics like Jimmy Eat World’s Bleed American and Motion City Soundtrack’s Commit This To […]

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  • Madison Heights + The B-Sides

    Oh yes it’s that time of year again when you get ready to do the “T-bone shuffle” And “get up offa that thing” and “keep you hanging on” Because “we want you back” To celebrate the festive season with: Madison Soul Hopefully everyone will be “dancing in the street” to some “sweet soul music” and […]

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  • Wildboys

    Let’s go back in time to experience a 1980’s themed Christmas party’s featuring : The Wild Boys The Wild Boys are widely regarded as the best LIVE 80s Function band in the UK today. Having formed in the summer of 2009 Wild Boys have set very high standards with their vast performing experience and exciting […]

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  • Will Varley

    In March 2015 Will Varley walked out on stage at the Royal Albert Hall, shortly after signing a record deal with independent music champions Xtra Mile Recordings. His new album ‘Postcards From Ursa Minor’ was released on October 30th and recieved extensive national airplay, with The Independent describing it as ‘A gem of a record’. For […]

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  • 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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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.