Upcoming gigs and events:

  • Oddbox Presents:

    The setting: 1960’s Scotland. The early 1960s was a time of change in the UK. World War 2 had shaken society, and with Britain back on its feet the working classes were ready to make a name for themselves. The class system was shifting and everyone wanted more of everything. Consumerism was for everyone, if you wanted something, there was […]

  • Conception & Swank Party

    CONCEPTION & SWANK join forces for there first drum & bass colab in Southampton in this superb venue The 1865 ,this is a FREE PARTY so make sure you get to the venue before 12. Check out this wicked local line up that will deliver some of the filthiest beats on the night .. With […]

  • For Those About To Rock – Livewire AC/DC vs Federal Charm

    ’Hail! Hail to the good times, ‘cos rock has got the right of way, For those about to rock, We salute you’ Live/Wire and Federal Charm join forces to deliver a night of TNT, high voltage, downright dirty deeds… We roll tonight to the guitar bite of the familiar from Live/Wire and their blistering AC/DC show, complete […]

  • Farben Lehre

    FARBEN LEHRE powstało we wrześniu 1986 roku. Od tamtego czasu ukazało się 10 płyt studyjnych, jedna koncertówka, 3 wydawnictwa mające charakter kompilacji oraz dwa albumy dvd. Ostatnio, we wrześniu 2012 swoją premierę miał ostatni jak dotychczas krążek, zatytułowany “Achtung 2012″, wydany przez wrocławską firmę Lou&Rocked Boys. Od kilku lat Wojciech Wojda jest organizatorem i pomysłodawcą, […]

  • Open Mic UK 2016 Auditions

    Open Mic Night Competition in Southampton: Open Mic UK are bringing their auditions to The 1865 in Southampton! If you’re a singer or singer songwriter looking to further your musical career, look no further as the national music competition Open Mic UK is coming to Southampton! To showcase your talent at Open Mic UK, enter singing contest here. JUDGES PROVIDE […]

  • Big Country (The Seer Album Tour)

    Following the incredible success of their 30th Anniversary ‘Steeltown’ Tour, BIG COUNTRY set off again on tour to celebrate their stunning catalogue of songs, taken from their multi-million selling and Number 1 hit albums.The band will perform classic hits and live favourites including Harvest Home – Fields of Fire – In A Big Country – […]

  • O.S.T.R

    Muzyk, producent, instrumentalista, raper. Jeden z najbardziej pracowitych i utalentowanych artystów w Polsce. Od kilkunastu lat konsekwentnie podąża w raz obranym kierunku artystycznym. Na scenie hiphopowej w kraju osiągnął właściwie wszystko. Autor 19 albumów muzycznych. Posiadacz 5 złotych i 4 platynowych płyt. Trzykrotny laureat Fryderyka – Nagrody Akademii Fonograficznej. Od kilkunastu lat w nieprzerwanej trasie koncertowej. […]

  • Neville Staple (ex-The Specials)

    Neville Staple, also known as The Original Rudeboy, is credited with changing the face of pop music not only once but twice. Neville Staple’s thirty-five year career in the music business is well documented, from the early days with The Coventry Automatics, The Specials & FunBoy3 in the late ‘70s and ‘80s, to The Special […]

  • Kirk Fletcher

    Kirk Fletcher has a reputation as a bonafide can’t-miss performer. His soulful playing and singing never fails to elicit chills, and his unique approach to blues and roots music is both refreshingly modern and completely authentic. Widely considered one of the best blues guitarists in the world, he has commanded the respect and acclaim of […]

  • Burlesque Idol

    Over the past 6 years budding burlesque starlets from all over the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Paris and America have tasselled, shimmied and pulled out all the stops in front of our amazing panel of Burlesque Stars and Producers for the chance to win their heat and battle it out for the title of […]

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  • Banned From Utopia (The band of Frank Zappa!)

    In June of 1994, six months after Frank Zappa’s death, the promoters of the Jazz Open Festival in Stuttgart, Germany, contacted former members of Zappa’s various touring bands, and asked if they would perform a tribute concert to commemorate Frank’s life and unique, prolific outpouring of creativity that had such a profound impact on the […]

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  • Steve Howe

    For nearly 40 years, Steve Howe has been at the forefront of guitarists in popular music. Actually, simply referring to Howe as a just a guitarist is limiting. In addition to being a songwriter, he plays more instruments than just the guitar. If it has strings and a fretboard, Howe has mastered it and recorded with […]

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  • James Taylor Quartet

    James Taylor, one of the great British instrumentalists of his generation, has taken his trademark howling Hammond sound to the masses for over 25 years; still famed for its upbeat, energetic live shows… with no sign of slowing down. The band’s relentlessly entertaining tunes take inspiration from the rare-groove style funk, and boogaloo funk of […]

  • Pro Wrestling at The 1865!

    Southampton are you ready! That’s right, The 1865 and PAV Events have joined forces to bring you a night of unbelievable Professional Wrestling Featuring some of the best Wrestlers in the UK today. From the WWE Global Cruiserweight Series Qualifier match : Josh Bodom Who will face off against The Moonsault King Jake McCluskey The […]

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  • Dub Pistols

    Sometimes you have to go through the mill to realise why you were put on this Earth. So it is with the Dub Pistols, the reggae-breaks-jungle mashup, the gangster-swaggering festival stalwarts whose rollercoaster story reads like a rock’n’roll cautionary tale on a grand scale. When big beat ruled the clubs the Pistols were snapped up […]

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  • Halloween…

    Come along to a wicked Halloween party night. With live music from Portsmouth 5 piece band The Jaspers plus local Southampton DJ Rob Paston playing all your favourite 80’s, disco, soul and funk music. Fancy dress is optional but we are expecting some great outfits and for those wishing to get into the ‘spirit’ on […]

  • Doc Scott & SP:MC, Big Bud & Deeizm, Gerra & Stone

    RIDDM presents drum n bass pioneer and legend: DOC SCOTT alongside the voice of SP:MC. PLUS unfinished business from Big Bud & Deeizm, plus serial dance floor killers Gerra & Stone!

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  • King King + Broken Witt Rebels

    King King are on a roll. Faced with their army of fans and armfuls of awards, it’s hard to believe that Alan Nimmo (vocals/guitar), Lindsay Coulson (bass), Wayne Proctor (drums) and Bob Fridzema (keys) have come so far, so fast. As Henry Yates of Classic Rock Blues notes, “King King are the hottest draw in […]

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  • Lacuna Coil

    Lacuna Coil are one of Italy’s most successful rock and roll exports, rising from a promising position in the heavy metal underground to international fame over the course of a twenty-plus-year career.  

  • The Front Bottoms + Gnarwolves

    Whether they’re just strutting their stuff or referencing a sexual position, the Front Bottoms have delivered a powerful new album with Back On Top. Their first for Fueled By Ramen is both full of departures and a continuation of the work they’ve been building on for years. Brian Sella (vocals, guitar) and Mat Uychich (drums) […]

  • Dr. Feelgood

    Dr Feelgood, with their no-holds-barred style, changed the face of rock’n’roll. Without them, punk wouldn’t have risen. Formed on Canvey Island in Essex in the early 1970s, Dr. Feelgood remains one of the most popular and exciting live rhythm and blues acts in the world. The raw and uncompromising style of their performance resulted in […]

  • The Christians – 30th Anniversary Tour

    Renowned for an endless string of soulful yet socially aware hits …Forgotten Town, Ideal World, Born Again, Harvest for the World, Whats in a Word, Hooverville, Words, Father, The Bottle and many more The Christians enjoyed huge acclaim in the late 80s and early 90s both in the UK and Europe and often confused people […]

  • Lindisfarne

    LINDISFARNE emerged from Tyneside in the 1970s and quickly carved out a unique place for themselves as one of British rock’s most original bands. Their pioneering sound, combining acoustic instruments like mandolin and fiddle with their electric blues roots, proved the perfect medium to deliver the catchy, memorable songs provided by the band’s resident writers […]

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  • The Sweet

    The Sweet are a National Treasure, British at the core and a Rock Music Phenomena that has taken every continent by storm for more than four decades. With the hits Blockbuster, Ball Room Blitz, Fox On The Run & Love Is Like Oxygen The Sweet became one of the biggest bands of the ’70s, and […]

  • Mod Xmas: The Fliks + Madison Heights

    PAV Events returns to The 1865 this December with 2 great live acts to get you in the Christmas mood and a DJ what more could you want! THE FLiKS; Quite simply, one of the best ‘60s girl group sounds around! 3 girl singers and a 4 piece band, every one of them individually talented, […]


    NYC’s Tragedy: All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees & Beyond, is an over-the-top bombast of Disco, Metal, Glitter and Magic – the #1 Party Band. Born out of the impenetrable divide of Disco and Metal, these six fearsome brothers fearlessly obliterated the truce line that had been set in the great Disco/Metal Peace accord […]

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  • Hazel O’Connor

    Award-winning singer songwriter Hazel O’Connor is back. Teaming up here with Clare Hirst (Bellestars, Communards, David Bowie) on sax and Sarah Fisher (Eurythmics) on keyboards, the superb blend of the three voices and musicianship adds a sweet touch of class to their vibrant performance. Live onstage, her unforgettable songs from the iconic film Breaking Glass […]

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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.