Upcoming gigs and events:

  • 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 + SOUL 45

    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 […]

  • Adele / Paloma Faith Tribute Southampton

    Adele / Paloma Faith Tribute Southampton Katherine Tanner as Adele / Jodie Topp as Paloma Faith! Tribute for Charity is a live music tribute event run by River Studios. This extraordinary night is coming to The 1865, Southampton on Thursday 3rd November 2016. Local and national tribute stars will come together for one night only […]

  • Lionel Richie / Neil Diamond Tribute Southampton

    Lionel Richie / Neil Diamond Tribute Southampton Jay Washington as Lionel Richie / Michael Douglas as Neil Diamond! Tribute for Charity is a live music tribute event run by River Studios. This extraordinary night is coming to The 1865, Southampton on Thursday 3rd November 2016. Local and national tribute stars will come together for one night only […]

  • Tina Turner / Whitney Houston Tribute Southampton

    Tina Turner / Whitney Houston Tribute Southampton Gloria Miller as Tina Turner / Charlie Macaulay performing the songs of Whitney Houston! Tribute for charity is a live music tribute event run by River Studios. This extraordinary night is coming to The 1865, Southampton on Thursday 3rd November 2016. Local and national tribute stars will come […]

  • 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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  • The Slackers

    IT’S 2016 AND THE SLACKERS WILL BE TURNING 25 YEARS OLD! NEW ALBUM & TOUR DATES! Those hard working purveyors of ‘Jamaican RocknRoll’ known as The Slackers, have been in existence for a quarter of a century now. This band, which started out rehearsing in a dingy basement on the lower east side, has gone on […]

  • 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 + Chicago 9

    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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  • Happysad

    Happysad powstał w 2001 roku w Skarżysku-Kamiennej. Od lat jest jednym z najpopularniejszych polskich zespołów, sprzedających bilety na swoje koncerty. Zespół ma na koncie około 1000 koncertów w całym kraju, 5 złotych płyt i dwie platynowe oraz rekordy frekwencji w kilkunastu popularnych klubach w Polsce. W lipcu 2004 nakładem S.P. Records ukazał się debiutancki album […]

  • The Dylan Project: 50 years after Blonde on Blonde

    Far more than a tribute act, The Dylan Project has been presenting its own loving interpretation of Bob Dylan’s music for nearly twenty years. Fronted by the iconic Steve Gibbons on vocals and guitar, the band features four of Britain’s most talented folk-rock musicians – Fairport Convention’s rhythm section of Dave Pegg (bass) and Gerry […]

  • 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, […]

  • NYE 2016/17

    The ultimate 89-92 rave session brought to you by legends of the era who graced the decks as main residents of Remix & Madisons, the 2 most prolific Bournemouth venues of the era. DREAM & DANCE and STU J & DJ STORM. Mic skills provided by MC SHADOW, with vocals by HEIDI EARLY and one […]

  • Neville Staple (ex-The Specials) *New Date*

    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 […]

  • Modern Baseball

    Testament to the immense connection shared between the band and their fans, Philadelphia’s Modern Baseball can today announce news of their largest European tour to date, a 2017 run that will see them take in pretty much every corner of the mainland through the end of January into February, culminating in their biggest non-US headline show at […]

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    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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  • The Skids

    SKIDS – 40th Anniversary Tour 1977-2017 The Skids formed in 1977 in their home town of Dunfermline, Scotland by Richard Jobson, Stuart Adamson, Bill Simpson & Tom Kellichan. After releasing an independent single the band were played by John Peel, supported The Clash in concert and then were signed to Virgin Records in 1978. Their first singles were “Sweet Surburbia”, “The Saints are […]

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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.