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To celebrate its emergence Southampton Festivals Proudly Present:


29th September -Guildhall Square - FREE Event 3 10.30 pm From 4pm on the 29th September the citys Guildhall Square will come to life with a dazzling show of the citys best live performers to round off the summer. Entrance to the event is via Above Bar. Stage times: The SoCo acoustic stage: 3.00 pm Tom Taylor Biggs 3.30 Steve Lowis Main Stage: 4.00 4.50 5.40 6.40 7.40 8.40 9.45

Charley Macaulay Welcome Pariah LST Soma High Scarlet Soho Burn the Fleet ARTFUL

The SO FEST event has been organised by Southampton Festivals a new not for prot social enterprise The event is supported by Southampton City Council and is sponsored by Barratt Homes and Jack FM. For further information please visit Southampton Festivals - - Alcohol Policy: No admittance with alcohol - No exit with alcohol - No multiple sales A Challenge 25 policy will be used by all vendors. People lucky enough to look under 25 will be asked to prove they are over 18 when they buy alcohol. People lucky enough to look under 25 consuming alcohol may also be challenged. Further info on all acts is contained on subsequent pages.

Artful: Mark Hill

Mark is back this year under the name Artful, releasing a collection of new music which displays his unquestionable song writing abilities and renowned polished production. In showcasing his new Future Garage and Dubstep inuenced tracks, Mark has acquired many new fans along with re engaging with his original fanbase. His new material echoes the signature sound, familiar to all, and reects the changes in Urban music over the last decade. The new releases include a series of oor-lling House tracks set to dominate the airwaves.

Further information is provided via the following links Soundcloud- Twitter - YouTube -

Charley Macaulay
Charley Macaulay is just 19 years old, but has already crammed an enormous amount into her short career. Charley came to prominence winning the under 18s section of the national competition Live and Unsigned, blowing away 10,000 other hopefuls as she did so. This was closely followed by chart success, with her rst single Superman, reaching Number One in the UKs Undiscovered Chart. Not a bad start!

Further information is provided via the following links Facebook Twitter - YouTube -

Leigh Samuel Taylor is the fresh talent emerging from the heart of Southampton, known widely as LST. After forming the band in April 2011, LST entered 'Road To Blisselds' winning rst prize and performing on the main stage of the festival. Following this success LST became a subject of an award winningdocumentary"Cherish Life" produced by Meridian television company, highlighting the problem of the rise in crime amongst the youth in the UK today.

Further information is provided via the following links Facebook - - Soundcloud - -

Soma High:
SOMAHIGH are an Electro-Rock band from Southampton (UK) Their music is bursting with fresh energy and ambition and demonstrates a band fusing the boundaries of melodic rock and indie with electronica and dance inspired grooves. 2011 saw SOMAHIGH release their debut album 'SECRETS THAT DIDN'T HAPPEN' with shows up and down the country to promote it. They gave touring support for Does it Offend You... Yeah?, Clock Opera,The Bluetones and Howling Bells along with shows with Cage the Elephant, 65days of static, SkinDred, The Baddies and Supergrasss Hot Rats. Show reviews available at

Further information is provided via the following links Facebook Soundcloud YouTube

Scarlet Soho
Inuenced as much by Faith No More as they are by The Human League and Depeche Mode, Scarlet Soho have always known how to mash genres to create perfect pop. And, like those bands, they stamp their own clear sound and personality on everything they do.

Further information is provided via the following links

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Welcome Pariah
Of the countless bands who take their inuence from the 90s, Welcome Pariah triumph because they cast their roots further a-eld. While heroic images painted through subtle riot-inducing numbers draw blood from the chalice of the Brit Pop ilk, theres a rhythmic tide throughout that suggests Ray Davis swallowed Urban Hymns

Further information is provided via the following links Facebook - YouTube - WelcomePariah

Burn The Fleet

A great, Highly committed and convincing alternative rock band hailing from Southampton. From their you tube hits alone it is clear this band are destined for grand things.

Further information is provided via the following links Facebook - uTube - Twitter -

Tom Taylor Biggs

From dreamy to moody, the music so far is a variation of love, hate, regret, anger and foolishness. I am very pleased with the overall sound and I hope the listeners feel the same. I have started to write some new material to form part of my debut E.P which I hope to launch later in the year. I have been working towards a sound and style which has suited me for example, how and what I am feeling at that time.I have intentionally kept the sound simply acoustic and raw accompanied with simple vocals, an acoustic guitar, African drum and some electric melodies. Further information is provided via the following links Web - Facebook - Twitter - Soundcloud - YouTube -

Steve Lowis
Steve Lowis is a singer songwriter from North Yorkshire. Currently living in Southampton he has played at many of the citys nest music venues and over the period of 7 years has organised his own acoustic/band nights. Steve recorded his rst EP Happy/Sad in 2006 and followed this up with his latest full length album Halfway Down The Road in 2009. His music is inspired by the Country/Rock sound of Ryan Adams and Neil Young but often shows a delicate twist of Folk/Pop band Iron and Wine thrown into the mix. He is currently promoting his albums around the South Coast. Web - Twitter - Facebook - http://

Southampton Festivals is born out of a passion that we share for the City of Southampton, a passion we want to share with everyone. We seek to support the existing events and provision that identify the city; those which mark it as an exciting, inclusive and progressive cultural center. We want to celebrate the citys culture, Its rich heritage, its people and their talents. Through engagement with the communities that live in and around the city, along with the institutions they are part of and the businesses they work for we intend to encourage participation in and support for existing and future public events. A key part of our role is to encourage and coordinate the sharing of resources and information, and identifying opportunities for collaboration and sponsorship. By celebrating and showcasing what we have; by creating new opportunities and ways of getting involved we hope to identify Southampton as a center of cultural vibrancy and excellence.