GET A GIG
This page will hopefully give you some insight and tips into navigating Portsmouth’s vibrant music scene and maybe even help when developing a career as a professional musician.
Unfortunately we cannot offer support slots with touring acts unless specified by the promoter or agent, however there are opportunities on occasion. These will be advertised on social media so make sure you're following our FACEBOOK page to stay up to date. We will usually ask for the following in the comments section which will then be collected and passed onto the promoter.
- A contact e-mail address (set up for the band and regularly checked)
- Links to music (upload your music to Spotify, Bandcamp or Soundcloud)
- Social media links (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)
Please do not e-mail us your links, send us files, phone the venue or message members of staff on their personal social media accounts. Please follow the steps provided when the opportunities are advertised and remember - first impressions are everything, so be professional.
There are some fantastic promoters putting on smaller touring acts and local showcases in the city - get acquainted with some of them in the links below. It’s important you network so make sure you attend smaller gigs and meet like - minded people.
Promoters who put shows on at the Wedge regularly:
PVC Promotions – our main touring show booker & promoter
Trash Wax presents The Kaiser Klub (Punk/Rockabilly/Garage Rock)
Promoters who do the occasional show at The Wedge, but also promote in other places:
If there aren’t any promoters repping your favourite genre you can always put on your own show in The Edge! Please see the VENUE HIRE page for details.
The Wedge is a prominent venue in several new music festivals. These are great for discovering exciting new bands and future headliners. They will often showcase local talent so follow the links to find out more about them and how to apply to play.
There are loads of fantastic rehearsal facilities in the city to get you ready for that big show. Just a few below
There are also a wide variety of recording studios in and around the city. Just a few below
News, Photos, Networking Opportunities
Portsmouth and Southampton DIY Music Community is a good place to find musicians, post about upcoming shows and share new music.
Similarly Mix It All Up are doing a great job documenting the local scene through photography and articles. Check out the website for some amazing shots, interviews and gig recommendations.