Springtide Festival is a hidden gem in the south coast’s music scene, gathering emerging national acts and featuring them alongside Hampshire’s home grown talent. Despite having an intimate capacity of 500 people the modestly sized Gosport Festival is not to be underestimated, as it has played host to some of the UK’s finest up and coming bands in recent years such as Tall Ships, Young Kato, Eliza and the Bear and Fickle Friends.
This year is no exception, with To Kill a King headlining the one-day event. After support from Radio 1’s Huw Stevens and Fearne Cotton and a headline slot for Latitude Festival’s Lake Stage, it’s clear that To Kill a King are an act to be proud of. Support comes from Racing Glaciers, April Towers, VANT and Movie, all of which are gaining momentum and making appearances across the UK’s festivals this summer. Gosport based Damn Beats and The Arrivals are just a few of the bands representing the local music scene and Winchester acoustic duo Lilo’s Wall will be appearing on the outdoor acoustic stage.
Springtide Festival is undeniable proof that the music scene in Gosport is flourishing, and local promoters, record label and recording studio, Quay West have been the thrust of this progress. Outside of the one day event, Quay West have recently curated the Club Sandwich gig nights, the little brother to Springtide Festival. With tickets for Springtide going for a modest tenner, the music scene in Gosport are worth keeping an eye on.
Tickets can be bought here.