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Upcoming gigs and events:

  • Hands Off Gretel

    Customers who purchased tickets for the original date (Friday 10th April 2020 / Wednesday 16th December / Thursday 13th May 2021); your ticket WILL be valid for the new date.   Hands Off Gretel are a sassy alt rock/grunge pop band from South Yorkshire, who have built themselves a solid live reputation, for a high energy shows […]

    2020 Hands Off Gretel
  • Also Eden + Warmrain

    Also Eden …..is an established and respected progressive rock band, formed in 2005. Having released a handful of highly regarded albums and performed extensively at many key events through the years, the band has earned the respect of a growing number of loyal and dedicated admirers around the world.   The band is today focussing […]

    2021 Also Eden
  • Our Propaganda

    Following the band’s triumphant success at this years’ Isle of Wight festival, Our Propaganda continue to climb an upward trajectory with their first NOT socially-distanced, home-town headliner since 2019, at The 1865, Southampton. The show will take place on Friday the 29th October and tickets have been capped at just £10! Our Propaganda are already in […]

    2021 Our Propaganda
  • Holloween 2021

    Join us for Day 1 of Holloween 2021, curated by Our Hollow Our Home, presented by Down For Life Music. OUR HOLLOW OUR HOME INVISIONS CHUGGABOOM URSUS DEFERENCE ASLEEP AT THE HELM MAJIN  

    2021 Holloween Saturday
  • Holloween 2021

    Join us for Day 2 of Holloween 2021, curated by Our Hollow Our Home, presented by Down For Life Music. OUR HOLLOW OUR HOME AS DECEMBER FALLS THECITYISOURS DEFENCES GLASS HEART DREAM AWAKE LASTELLE ROYALS LIGHTWAVE PALMIST

    2021 Holloween Sunday
  • Klub Kids presents The Lawrence Chaney Show

    2021 Lawrence Chaney Show
  • Nozlite

    New Rescheduled date for NOZLITE This event is the first of many, and is a smaller version on Nozfest. Nozlite wil have the same vibe, same venue, same population bands and awesome host for just £10!! …for more information please visit www.nozfest.org

    2021 Nozlite November
  • Gryphon

    Would you believe it? Gryphon are releasing another all-new studio album of especially written, previously unheard material – and this time only two years on the tail of their sensational ‘ReInvention’, which arrived after a gap of 41 years! The album is called “Get Out Of My Father’s Car” and the greatest news is that […]

    2021 Gryphon
  • Crow Black Chicken

    This power trio combine elements of folk and hard rock with the blues rock of bands like Gov’t mule, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Led Zeppelin. The band was formed in 2009 in Cork city when lead singer Christy O’Hanlon met the former rhythm section of Clonmel Punk Rock outfit Aural Ammunition, Stephen McGrath ( Bass ) […]

    2021 Black Crow Chicken
  • Eliana Cargnelutti + Felix Rabin

    The lady in Blues Eliana Cargnelutti, italian guitarist and singer, graduated in jazz guitar at the conservatory “G. Frescobaldi” in Ferrara introducing a thesis on Mike Stern. Eliana is the new hope of italian rock blues. A strong singer and a crafty guitarist, one of the rare real front women of the italian scene. She […]

    2020 Eliana Cargnelutti 2
  • Dub Pistols

    One of the hardest working bands in showbusiness, Barry Ashworth and his motley crew have added a much-needed swagger to the UK dance scene in recent years and new album ‘Crazy Diamonds’ finds the band at their uncontrollable, bass-driven best. A rampant mix of dub, reggae, ska, punk, breaks, beats and drum’n’bass, the album is […]

    2021 Dub Pistols
  • 21:50 – 22:30 Days In Wake 21:05 – 21:40 Slackrr 20:15 – 20:55 Brash Bullets 19:30 – 20:05 Jimmy B & The Death Rattles 18:45 – 19:20 Aventurine 18:00 – 18:35 Mighty Magic Animal 17:15 – 17:50 Riteoff

    2021 Ampshire 2
  • Fish

    *Rescheduled from 28th November 2020 – tickets for the original date still valid! Fish returns to UK stages in Nov 2020 with his final album ‘Weltschmerz’ which is scheduled for release exactly 30 years after his first solo album, ‘Vigil in a Wilderness of Mirrors’ was released in January 1990. Fish will be performing songs […]

    2020 Fish
  • The Undercover Hippy

    Customers who purchased tickets for the original dates (24th April 2020 / 29th April 2021); your ticket WILL be valid for the new date.   THE UNDERCOVER HIPPY Introduction Drum and Bass MC turned singer-songwriter Billy Rowan, aka The Undercover Hippy, is definitely not your average singer songwriter. Described by Tom Robinson (BBC6Music) as being […]

    2020 Undercover Hippie
  • Macka.B

    Customers who purchased tickets for the original dates (Saturday 4th April 2020 / Friday 16th October 2020); your ticket WILL be valid for this date.   Macka.B ‘The 2020 Tour’ One of Britain’s most influential dancehall toasters. He has pushed the music back toward a Rastafarian political consciousness. Macka.B’s humour, intelligence and integrity is unrivalled. […]

    2020 Macka B
  • Pioneers + Lock In

    2021 Pioneers
  • I Am The Manic Whale + Colin Masson

     A return to the 1865 for the hugely popular ‘I am the Manic Whale’ They along with musician and digital artist Colin Masson will be using projection screens to augment their shows I Am The Manic Whale are unashamedly a progressive rock band. Whilst making similar timbral choices to many of the great progressive artists, particularly Genesis, Big Big Train, Spock’s […]

    2021 I Am The Manic Whale 2
  • My Baby

    2021 My Baby
  • Jadis

    Jadis return to playing live for the first time since lockdown.  2 years exactly since their last gig Catch them this Autumn at the 1865 where they will be playing a selection of material from their last 7 studio albums as well as some new songs which will be on a new album likely to be […]

    2021 Jadis
  • Sweet + Special Guests Limehouse Lizzy

    THE GIG CARTEL BY ARRANGEMENT WITH ABS AND PLANET ROCK PRESENTS   RESCHEDULED NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2021 UK TOUR WITH SPECIAL GUESTS “LIMEHOUSE LIZZY”   RE-SCHEDULED FROM 2020 TICKETS ON SALE via www.planetrocktickets.co.uk and www.thegigcartel.com 24 HR BOX OFFICE: 08444 780 898   Legendary 70’s rock band SWEET has postponed their pre-Christmas UK Tour to 2021 as […]

    2021 Sweet
  • ‘George Michael Live’

    Steve Mitchell brings you his brand new theatre show- ‘George Michael Live’. This joyous new show celebrates the music of one of the most iconic and best singer songwriters of all time, the incredible George Michael. ​ This ultimate tribute concert features full live band and is a heartfelt and authentic tribute that takes audiences on […]

    2021 George Michael Live
  • Black Country, New Road

    London 6-piece who take their influences from post-hardcore outfits like Shellac, the experimental rock of Oxbow, the brass meets prog-punk of Cardiacs and Georgia the violinist’s experiences in Klezmer groups. All this topped off by vocalist Isaac Wood sounding like Steve Albini meets Jarvis Cocker.

    2021 Black Country New Road
  • Cockney Rejects

    Cockney Rejects + Support tbc Live at The 1865 Southampton Death Or Glory Promotions Present- https://www.facebook.com/DeathorGloryPromotions/ Cockney Rejects- https://www.facebook.com/Cockney-Rejects-230938170902/ The 1865 Southampton- https://www.facebook.com/the1865 £20 adv  

    2021 Cockney Rejects
  • Mad Dog Mcrea + True Strays

    Mad Dog Mcrea Mad Dog Mcrea blend a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music. From self-penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to traditional songs of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies – Mad Dog never fail to capture their audience with their infectious songs. […]

    2020 Mad Dog Mcrea
  • Freya Beer

    BIOGRAPHY Hailed as “a raw and thrilling new talent”, Freya Beer is a singer-songwriter from West London. Inspired by art and literature, alternative fashion and music, Freya distils her disparate influences through a gothic soul and devil-may-care spirit that dares to dream in the darkness. Sparking a wave of attention from the get-go with her […]

    2021 Freya 2
  • Ozric Tentacles Live PA Set

    OZRIC TENTACLES LIVE PA SET Featuring psychedelic visionary and founder of Ozric Tentacles Ed Wynne with Silas Neptune   Ed Wynne is undoubtedly a gifted instrumentalist. He is credited as one of the linchpins of the UK festival scene’s re-emergence along with his band Ozric Tentacles, who formed at Stonehenge Free Festival 1983 and became […]

    2021 Ozric Tentacles
  • Mostly Autumn

    Nominated for best UK band, and best album (White Rainbow) in the Progressive Music Awards 2019 and winners of Best Track 2017 (Sight of Day) and best female vocalist 2017 (Olivia Sparnenn-Josh) in the CRS awards 2017, Mostly Autumn have built their fan base through the old-fashioned, but highly effective, way of playing live at […]

    2021 Mostly Autumn
  • Skinny Lister

    As folk rock’s rowdiest rabble since 2009, Skinny Lister have reeled and partied into the hearts of America, the UK, Germanyand Japan. Passing the growing flagon of their experiences with every album and tour, they’ve led an endless parade gathering fans old and new, from the respected folk circuit to the riotous Download Festival, igniting […]

    2021 Skinny Lister
  • Steely Scam

    Make no mistake, Steely Scam are not just another tribute band, they are a showpiece for the music of Steely Dan!

    2019 Steely Scam
  • Revival

    Info to follow, check back soon… Please like on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/359480634940697

    2020 Revival
  • The Freddie & Queen Experience

    The UK’s Premier Tribute to the worlds greatest showman! A full night of QUEEN & Freddie’s greatest hits! The formats are 2×45 mins sets or alternatively a one hour straight set plus encores. Full replica costumes, also replicating Queen & Freddie’s live shows!

    2021 Freddie
  • Retro Night 6

    Butterfly Collective return for their 6th instalment of their Retro night which sees their 10th Anniversary year as a band conclude in style at this annual event. Butterfly Collective will be offering a set of Mod/Ska/Britpop/Soul covers as well as a sprinkling of tracks from our debut album and some new songs yet to be released. […]

    2021 Retro Night 6
  • Avatar

    The heavy metal-n’-roll dark madcap visionaries collectively known as AVATAR didn’t pick their moniker by accident. An “avatar” is defined as either a manifestation of a deity in bodily form or an icon representing a separate being in another realm. Both meanings perfectly describe the Swedish rock sensations, as they’ve built something larger than life. […]

    2022 Avatar
  • British Steel [tribute to Judas Priest] & Saxonized [tribute to Saxon]

    BRITISH STEEL / SAXONIZED BRITISH STEEL – The Halford Years bring the Priest style Heavy Metal to our home town @ the 1865. We are going to be filming the show so get your glad rags on and bring your singing voices and be a film star… All the hits from Rocka Rolla- Firepower Full […]

    2022 British Steele
  • Gaz Brookfield + Jake Martin + B-Sydes

    West country based Gaz Brookfield is predominantly a solo acoustic musician. Although, on occasion, you will find him on stage with his band The Company of Thieves. Since winning Acoustic Magazine’s Singer/songwriter of the year in 2010 he has spent the last decade on the road, building a strong and loyal following all over the UK, and beyond. […]

    2022 Gaz Brookfield
  • Let the Music Play- The Legend of Barry White + DJ Paul Mico

    Let the Music Play- The Legend of Barry White Fresh off touring alongside the Stylistics and the Three Degrees direct from the USA, William Hicks is celebrating music Legend Mr Barry White in Let the Music Play- an exciting live concert style show which is simply stunning. William has an impressive resume Gladys Knight has […]

    2020 Barry White
  • Soul Sounds Performance Choir

    2022 Soul Sounds Performance Choir
  • The Blackheart Orchestra + Tiger Moth Tales

    Tiger Moth Tales is the brainchild of Nottinghamshire based musician and writer Peter Jones. Apart from his own projects, Jones has been the keyboard player with prog legends Camel since 2016, as well as joining the Francis Dunnery band on the last two It Bites show tours. He has been involved in the music industry performing […]

    2020 Blackheart Orchestra
  • Martin Stephenson (The Daintees)

    2022 Martin Stephenson
  • Ska Nation 2022

    2022 SkaNation
  • The Night Cafe

    The Night Café are a four piece from Liverpool who play infectious indie pop. The band consists of members Sean Martin (vocals/guitar), Josh Higgins (guitar), Arran O’Connell (bass) and Carl Dillon (drums). The Night Café name meaning Named after the painting of the same name (original title Le Café de nuit) by Dutch artist Vincent van […]

    2019 The Night Cafe
  • The Devout – Tribute to Depeche Mode

    Rebooted from ‘Speak & Spell’ (Europe’s leading DM Tribute ) that played Glastonbury and festivals across the continent.  ‘The Devout’ play DM’s greatest hits with startling accuracy and production.  Now they bring the sellout ‘Violator 30th Anniversary’ show to ‘1865 Club’, recreating the triple platinum LP, followed by a best hits set. Get to ‘The […]

    2020 The Devout
  • Rain + Poke

    Rain have poured forth their own mixed emotions in a fascinating cascade of myriad styles and ideas. Rain, as a new band, will mainly attract interest initially due to two notable figures from modern progressive rock, including bassist John Jowitt, previously a long-time member of the legendary IQ, but also Frost*, Arena, Jadis and even as […]

    2022 Rain
  • The Damn Truth

    Celebrated Canadian rock’n’roll band The Damn Truth are pleased to announce new shows in the UK. “We’re looking forward to touring the UK” says lead singer and guitarist, Lee-la Baum. “We can’t wait to perform tracks from our new album for British audiences.” The Damn Truth’s latest single, “This Is Who We Are Now” has […]

    2022 The Damn Truth
  • Gong

    This Is The Moment And Now Is The Time GONG The ever-metamorphosing entity that is GONG launches, as ever, into unknown – and unknowing – territory with a new tour for 2020, 2021, 2022 destined to be talked about, discussed, and argued over, up and down the land.   From its beginnings in a French […]

    2020 Gong
  • Franck Carducci & The Fantastic Squad

    Franck Carducci and the Fantastic squad The first album « Oddity » was full of promises for the start of an epic journey but it is on stage where he starts to carve his signature – costumes, make-up, psychedelic atmospheres, humour and sensuality. Yes, you think of Genesis, of Alice Cooper and David Bowie, of Led […]

    Franck Carducci 1865
  • A Foreigner’s Journey: tribute to the music of Foreigner & 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
  • Lazuli

    Rescheduled from 7th March 2021 – all original tickets remain valid.

    2020 Lazuli
  • The Chats

    It is with regret that due to the escalating situation with regards to coronavirus in the UK the upcoming Chats show due to take place at Southampton 1865 on Friday 16th October 2020 has been postponed and will now take place on Saturday 1st May 2021. All tickets purchased for the original dates remain valid. Customers are advised to retain their […]

    2020 The Chats
  • Soft Machine

    Customers who purchased tickets for the original date (June 2020/2021); your ticket WILL be valid for the new date. SOFT MACHINE : 1966 – 2020 Soft Machine : One of the greatest UK avant/jazz-rock bands of all time. Their work, from their earliest performances as a psychedelic band who were contemporaries of, and shared stages […]

    2020 Soft Machine
  • New Jovi, The Ultimate Tribute to Bon Jovi

    THE UK’S BEST BON JOVI TRIBUTE ARE COMING TO SOUTHAMPTON!   New Jovi are the ultimate tribute to Bon Jovi, one of the greatest rock bands of the ‘80s & ‘90s.   This completely live show brings back the on-stage chemistry, formidable stage presence and perfect vocal harmonies of Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora, […]

    2022 New Jovi
  • Eric Gales

    Customers who purchased tickets for the original date (Tuesday 26th May 2020); your ticket WILL be valid for the new date.   From Memphis, Tennessee Eric Gales is the guitarists’ favourite guitarist, counting fans in the likes of Carlos Santana, Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction, Red Hot Chili Peppers), Mark Tremonti (Alter Bridge), Joe Bonamassa, Tony […]

    2020 Eric Gales
  • Karnataka – New Day Rising Tour

    2022 Karnataka
  • DAN PATLANSKY WITH SPECIAL GUEST “ARIELLE”

    DAN PATLANSKY WITH SPECIAL GUEST “ARIELLE” “On record Dan Patlansky is quite superb but on stage, with a capacity crowd in his pocket from the off, he takes it to another level.” – Music News Critically acclaimed and award-winning South African singer-songwriter and guitarist, Dan Patlansky, is pleased to announce that he will embark on […]

    2022 Dan Patlanski
  • Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy

    A consummate showman, Palmer promises to bring a solid evening of classic ELP material woven within the acclaimed musicianship of Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy band. Here is a video clip explaining the show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q80ipKWPPe8&… A founding member of Emerson Lake & Palmer, ASIA and Atomic Rooster, Carl Palmer was voted by ROLLING STONE as one of […]

    2022 Carl Palmer
  • Sea Power

    The band formerly known as British Sea Power announce a new album and a new band name.   Please welcome the new album Everything Was Forever – and a band now operating as simply Sea Power…   Hear first single “Two Fingers” HERE   Everything Was Forever due for release on 11 Feb 2022   […]

    2022 Sea Power
  • Lifesigns

    more about us…. We are an independent UK based band consisting of pedigree musicians at the top of our game.Our last album Cardington got to number 4 in the UK Indie chart without so much as a play on mainstream radio.The new album Altitude was crowdfunded by our dedicated fans in 40 countries worldwide and […]

    2022 Lifesigns
  • The Billy Walton Band

    Customers who purchased tickets for the original date (Wednesday 25th March 2020); your ticket WILL be valid for the new date.   There was a time when the Jersey Shore represented the best in American entertainment. Count Basie, Lionel Hampton, the Rat Pack, Dick Clark, Chubby Checker, they all made stops on the Jersey Shore. […]

    2019 Billy Walton
  • Hawklords

    HAWKLORDS – Press release – February 2020:   Following the critical and commercial success of their recent album trilogy, SIX (2017), Brave New World (2018) and Heaven’s Gate (2019), Hawklords return to the UK tour circuit with their new studio album, “TIME” Featuring key former Hawkwind members, Jerry Richards (guitar and vocals) and Fred Reeves AKA Dead Fred (keyboards and vocals) […]

    2021 Hawklords
  • Karibow + The Far Meadow

    Karibow, neo-progressive melodic rock, drawing inspiration from bands such as Marillion, Yes, and Tears for Fears, passionate songs performed in true crossover style, reflecting AOR giants such as SAGA, Toto, Journey and Asia, blending guitar riffs, hooks, keyboards and drums, and all overlaid by the haunting vocals of lead singer and band frontman Oliver Rüsing.   […]

    2022 Karibox
  • Eric Steckel

    BIOGRAPHY Such is the worldwide demand for Eric’s phenomenal guitar driven blues (29 countries and counting) this will be his first UK tour in 8 years! Renowned for his signature brand of Bluesmetal, his incendiary performances have won him an ever increasing army of fans and critical acclaim. Recognised as the fastest growing blues/rock star […]

    2022 Eric Steckel
  • When Rivers Meet plus special guest Troy Redfern

    Since bursting on to the UK Blues scene with their debut record ‘The Uprising EP’ in April 2019 followed by their second EP ‘Innocence Of Youth’ in May 2020, Grace and Aaron have been going from strength to strength. The British husband and wife duo have an ever-growing online fan base and have gained the […]

    2022 When Rivers Meet
  • Blank Manuskript + Karmamoi

    Details for Sunday 24th April 2022 The Salzburg-based band Blank Manuskript are an internationally successful chamber of musical wonder.  Their uncompromisingly bizarre rock music has gained them a reputation for their originality. The music is characterised by its sophisticated symphonic arrangements as well as extensive psychedelic improvisations which will rock your musical senses. The mystical lyrics transport […]

    2022 Blank Manuscript
  • UK SUBS

    Customers who purchased tickets for the original date (May 2020 / May 2021); your ticket WILL be valid for the new date.    BIOGRAPHY 2017 marked the U.K. Subs’ 40th anniversary; this legendary punk band continues to represent the true spirit of punk rock. Inspired by the Damned at the birth of British Punk, the […]

    2020 UK SUBS
  • Jessica Lynn – Country Music’s Next Big Star

    Jessica Lynn is being hailed by press around the world as a rocket force and country music’s next big star.  A unique face and voice in modern music, she has been seen by millions on the road and in her three full-length nationwide concert television specials.  Jessica’s powerful voice and fierce stage presence showcase the […]

    2020 Jessica Lynn
  • Tom Robinson Band

    Customers who purchased tickets for the original date (Thursday 28th May 2020); your ticket WILL be valid for the new date. Born in Cambridge in 1950, Tom Robinson first became known in the late 1970s as a musician and LGBT activist with the Tom Robinson Band (TRB) who were early supporters of Rock Against Racism and […]

    2020 Tom Robinson
  • Fleetingwood Mac

    Customers who purchased tickets for the original date (Friday 22nd May 2020); your ticket WILL be valid for the new date. 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 […]

    2022 Fleetingwood Mac
  • Landmarq & ESP Featuring Peter Coyle

    Landmarq Formed in 1990 Landmarq are a UK-based ‘neo-progressive’ rock band. The band have an extensive catalogue having so far released a total of ten albums, four of which were recorded live at various concerts in the UK and elsewhere in Europe, plus two official concert DVD’s filmed in Poland (2006) and The Netherlands (2015). […]

    2022 Landmarq
  • Quasar & Multi-Story

    Quasar  was formed in the winter of 1979 by founder member Keith Turner and, after several trial line-ups, was eventually joined, in 1981,by Cyrus Khajavi, on guitar, keyboard player Dillon Tonkin, Paul Vigrass as vocalist, and drummer David Cairns. In 1983 they set about recording their own album. “Fire in the Sky” was released independently later […]

    2022 Quasar
  • Arena – 25th Anniversary Tour

    Arena 25th  Anniversary tour Due to the pandemic Arena postponed their 25th anniversary tour until 2022 The 25th anniversary tour has become 25 +2 Arena have now been joined by Vocalist Damian Wilson (Headspace & Threshold) Arena will be touring across Europe to celebrate 25 +2 years of receiving from Rock journalist, magazines and Fans alike […]

    2021 Arena
  • The Undertones

    The Undertones emerged from Derry, Northern Ireland in 1974, the result of five friends learning how to play basic rock and roll. Even by the standards of that decade, Derry was not the rock and roll capital of anywhere and with no live bands worth watching, they learned their trade by listening to mail order […]

    2021 The Undertones
  • TYGERS OF PAN TANG

    Tygers of Pan Tang Biog March 2021 Who would have thought that the Tygers of Pan Tang would still be making records and playing shows over 40 years after their initial inception? Certainly  not main man and sole surviving original member Robb Weir. ‘I was a fan of heavy rock who wanted to make his […]

    2021 Tygers of Pan Tang
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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.