Upcoming gigs and events:

  • Hawklords (feat. Nik Turner) + Keepers Brew

    H A W K L O R D S British space-rock band Originally formed by Robert Calvert and Dave Brock (of Hawkwind) from the ashes of The Sonic Assassins in 1978, The Hawklords re-emerged in 2009 with a memorial concert in London for legendary British artist, the late Barney Bubbles, graphic designer for many of […]

    2017 Hawklords
  • BASEMENT + JOYCE MANOR

    5 friends from Ipswich. Just trying to be honest.

    2018 Basement
  • Soft Machine w/ Saskia Maxwell & Silas Neptune (Ozric Tentacles)

    Canterbury prog-rockers, named after the book The Soft Machine by William S. Burroughs. Featuring three of the group’s 70s era members: guitarist John Etheridge, drummer John Marshall and bass player Roy Babbington. They’re joined by sax, flute and keyboard player Theo Travis.

    2018 Soft Machine
  • The New Roses, Voodoo Vegas & The Brink

    THE NEW ROSES are Germany’s most successful and most exciting new hard rock band! 2018 Spring: European tour with THE DEAD DAISIES Summer: Sweden Rock, Masters Of Rock, Rock Of Ages, Open Road and 30 more festivals Autumn: KISS KRUISE 8 (US), UK Headliner Tour   THE NEW ROSES from the beautiful German region of […]

    2018 The New Roses
  • 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
  • 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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  • Uptown TopRankin’ 80s Dance

    Uptown TopRankin’ brings you our last 80s dance night of the year with music from the days of the Top Rank/Mayfair nightclub, with 80s Dance, Soul & Motown also ….. Tickets are £7 in advance and £10 on the door also available online now and from Art Effects in East St in the near future […]

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  • The Vapors

    2018 Vapors
  • Rebecca Downes + Sarah Saville

    Winner of Female Vocalist and Emerging Artist of the Year at the British Blues Awards 2016, and Female Blues Vocalist of the Year at the FORM UKBlues Awards 2018, Birmingham (UK)-based Rebecca and her band are an act that often leaves newcomers blown away by the power of the performance.  With her co-writer Steve Birkett […]

    2018 Rebecca Downes
  • Wolfsbane

    This is the beginning of the story. Four guys from Tamworth, England. They were a band made by their fans, who they named Howling Mad Sh**heads or HMS. In the beginning, Jeff Hateley (bass) and Jase Edwards (guitar) started the band at school with a different name and that eventually turned into Wolfsbane. Then Blaze Bayley […]

    2018 Wolfsbane
  • Sean McGowan (Full Band)

    Seán McGowan released his debut album, Son of the Smith, through Xtra Mile Recordings in May 2018. The first single taken from the album is ‘Off the Rails’- which you can check out here. ‘Off the Rails’ sears along with an e-bow guitar drone thrumming underneath while Seán gives the lyrical equivalent of an arm […]

    2018 Sean McGowan
  • The Room & Last Flight to Pluto

    THE ROOM are a melodic rock band from the Southeast of the UK. The five band members bring together a broad range of musical influences which has helped form The Room’s distinctive style. Smart songs with great melodies are the essence of the band’s sound. Formed in 2010 with Martin Wilson and Steve Anderson from […]

    2018 The Room
  • Madison Heights Motown Funk & Soul Christmas Party

    PAV Events are proud to announce that once again Madison Heights will bring their Soul & Motown show to The 1865 Inspired by the stage shows of the classic suited and booted Motown showbands, they deliver sharp and slick performances of classic songs by the legends of soul, including Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Etta James, […]

    2018 Madison Heights
  • Retro Night III

    Butterfly Collective present their 3rd Retro night and the finest post Christmas/Pre New Years night, with a move from Talking Heads to the fantastic 1865. Butterfly Collective are a 5 piece Mod/Ska/Soul band from Southampton playing covers as well as original numbers in a similar style from their debut EP and soon to be released […]

    2018 Retro Night III
  • New Years Eve / Sylwester 2019 – Southampton

    Info in English Below Coroczny Bal Sylwestrowy w Southampton Wstep od godz. 20:00 Cena £40 od osoby W cenie biletu dwa cieple dania oraz szwedzki stol i ciasta oraz lampka szampana o polnocy. Wszelkie sugestie dotyczace posilkow wegetarianskich/weganskich oraz alergii pokarmowych prosimy zglaszac na maila : info@polmus.co.uk International New Years Eve in Southampton Door from […]

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  • …70’s/80’s D.I.S.C.O Eve…

    2019 Disco
  • I Am The Manic Whale & The Blackheart Orchestra

    I Am The Manic Whale Members Ben Hartley: drum kit, percussion, vocals Michael Whiteman: bass guitar, bass pedals, 12 strings guitars, vocals John Murphy: keyboards, murphatron, vocals David Addis: acoustic, classical and electric guitars, vocals History Michael and David met at secondary school and have been making music together in various guises for over 20 […]

    2018 I Am The Manic Whale
  • AQUARIA – RuPaul’s Drag Race Winner

    AQUARIA TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Book at www.esdrevents.co.uk  ESDR presents Aquaria: Winner of Season 10 RuPaul’s Drag Race  Touring Jan 2019 with Eat Sleep Drag Repeat to The 1865, Southampton.

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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 […]

    2019 Carl Palmer
  • Wille & The Bandits

    Wille & the Bandits Essentially Wille and the Bandits is a classic blues rock three piece much in the vein of Cream or The Jimi Hendrix experience. But in a similar way to how these bands pushed the genre in their time, Wille and the Bandits try to take their sound beyond what is expected […]

    2019 Wille
  • The Four Owls

    Deep in the High Focus catacombs, nature’s greatest mystery has been gathering in force, crafting what can only be called a masterpiece. After years on the road, consistently pulverising every P.A. system the world over and back, THE FOUR OWLS are ready to take flight once again. This particular band of owls hover in cypher […]

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  • Whiskey Shivers

    Whiskey Shivers A diverse group of masterfully talented musicians who stand out like a sore thumb from the traditional bluegrass world, Whiskey Shivers have made a name for themselves with a genre-pushing sound that the Washington Post called “apocalyptic Americana” and NPR described as “frenetic bluegrass” with a “punk spirit”. On ‘Some Part of Something,’ their fifth album and […]

    2019 Whiskey Shivers
  • Anti-Nowhere League

    The Anti Nowhere League set out on the road in 1980 to prove they could be the worst band on Gods earth loud,violent,obnoxious yobbos with one mission… to get banned from every TV show, radio station and newspapers as possible just for a laugh……they were hated by the general public as well as ‘real’ musicians […]

    2019 ANWL
  • “A MOTOWN & SOUL NIGHT“ – CELEBRATING THE SONGBOOK OF KOOL & THE GANG

    “A MOTOWN & SOUL NIGHT“ CELEBRATING THE SONGBOOK OF KOOL & THE GANG …featuring… The UK’s best Kool & The Gang Tribute Band – CELEBRATE Supported By Dj Paul Mico Playing The Motown Chartbusters & Soul Anthems Friday 22nd February at The 1865 Club (Brunswick Square, Southampton) “Be Part Of The Vibe” Tickets. £10.00. 8 […]

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    2019 Celebrate
  • Red Bazar & Tiger Moth Tales

    Red Bazar formed in 2007 as an instrumental trio featuring Andy Wilson on guitar, Paul Comerie on drums and Mick Wilson on bass and keyboards. The line-up released two albums, Connections and Differential Being, and an EP, Beyond The Ice Storm.  The releases were well received by audiences and critics alike and the band developed […]

    2018 Red Bazar
  • Stone Broken

    There’s an unwavering conviction running through Stone Broken’s Spinefarm Records debut, Ain’t Always Easy; the notion of taking a leap of faith in order to grab control of one’s own destiny, seizing precious moments and living your very best life, with no apologies or regrets. It’s a philosophy close to the heart of Stone Broken […]

    2019 Stone Broken
  • Prog Music Awards International Band of the Year: 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
  • IO Earth | Telescope Road

    IO Earth Special Guests: Telescope Road Prog Magazine Award Nominees IO EARTH present their critically acclaimed 4th studio album “Solitude”, along with songs from their previous studio albums. Solitude has received rave reviews from all over the world. IO EARTH has become one of the biggest names in the modern Progressive Rock scene, their live […]

    2019 IO Earth
  • Goldie Lookin Chain

    2019 GLC
  • The Members @ The 1865

    The Members – Friday 5th April 2019 at The 1865 Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsHGnw1txLY The Members are an essential band that emerged from the musical revolution of the late-1970s, but while they are rightly regarded as punk they have always been beyond labels, their lyrics merging stories of everyday life with a dynamic, maverick style. Born in […]

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  • Coco & The Butterfields

    CoCo and the Butterfields If anyone ever doubted the ability of music to re-route people’s lives, a page from the formative days of CoCo and the Butterfields will soon turn that around. It’s 2012 in the historic city of Canterbury, where Songwriter Tom Twyman has a plane ticket in his hand, for the journey to […]

    2019 Coco & The Butterfields
  • Dreadzone

    One of the most energetic, exciting and powerful live bands to emerge from the post-rave scene, Dreadzone have steadily been releasing albums and progressively bettering, refining and perfecting their own unique and inimitable take on dub since their inception in 1993. Still going strong after 25 years in the game they have also long been […]

    2019 Dreadzone
  • Dare [a tribute to The Human League]

    PAV Events are delighted to announce : DARE- A tribute To The Human League are coming to Southampton as part of their continuing Sell Out tour of the UK DARE guarantee to deliver a top class show with all round authenticity bringing you the ultimate Human League experience. Fans of The Human League are saying:Highly […]

    2018 Dare
  • Heaven 17

    Heaven 17 Biography   Heaven 17, please remember, were not even intended to be a group. In the beginning was the British Electric Foundation, or B.E.F., for short.  Born out of the collapse of the original Human League, and the brainchild of Martyn Ware, that band’s leader, B.E.F. was less a record label, as a […]

    2018 H17
  • A Foreigner’s Journey

    Well known all over the World, Foreigner and Journey are giants of the genre best known as Adult Orientated Rock and have been huge draws as live acts since forming in the 1970’s. The two bands have achieved massive commercial and critical success and both sold in excess of 80 million albums, their supreme musical […]

    2018 A Foreigner's Journey
  • Fleetingwood Mac

    Fleetingwood Mac, a young and exciting new tribute to the legendary band Fleetwood Mac. We didn’t just want to be  another tribute band, with tacky wigs and fancy dress outfits. Instead we wanted to bring across the live sound of Fleetwood Mac, with just one guitar, a keyboard, a drum kit, a man on the […]

    2019 Fleetingwood Mac
  • The Dualers (2019!)

    2018 The Dualers
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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.