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The ever popular Live at the Bandstand is on tour this year and will be at King George V playing fields, Cosham, on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 August, for a sunny afternoon of good vibes and live music hosted by Portsmouth City Council.

The free event will run from 1pm until 4pm on both days, with performances from The Brass Holes Brass Band, Dan Turner, Prince Brandon, The PETEBOX, Tom Bryan and Foghorn.

Cllr Steve Pitt, Portsmouth City Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture said: “Live at the Bandstand always proves to be a popular family show and is a great example of how we are a city rich in culture and creativity. We are pleased our bandstand events have been able to continue during the coastal defence work and are delighted to use the opportunity to welcome visitors to the north of the city for a sunny weekend of live music.”

This fun, free, family event encourages visitors to bring picnics, blankets and chairs along, as well as those ever-important dancing shoes. Visitors are reminded that the Met Office have issued an amber warning for extreme heat, so remember to wear sun cream, stay hydrated and take plenty of breaks in the shade.

Live at the Bandstand is annually held in Southsea throughout the summer, however due to the essential coastal defence work the traditional bandstand cannot be accessed. But the show must go on, so as a solution the Live at the Bandstand events have gone on tour and will be heading to Cosham this weekend. The Bandstand has also been held on Castle Field, which it will revisit in September.

King George V playing fields are easily reached by public transport and are a short walk away from Cosham train station. Please walk, cycle, scoot or use public transport wherever possible.

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