Bandstand on Tour: The People’s Lounge takes over Castle Field in Southsea this weekend with Tash Hills, Slick Minded Individuals and more

The team behind the programming for part of the World Music Village at the Victorious Festival run the bandstand on tour at Castle Field, Southsea, from 1pm to 4pm both days. Events are free.

Saturday kicks off with talented young musician Alice Milburn and her mix of funk-infused soul tracks with upbeat vocals and catchy riffs.

To cap off the day, the Slick Minded Individuals, hailing from Hayling Island and Southsea, bring their funk, reggae and hip-hop fusion to the party. They promise to bring a lively show filled with good vibes.

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Slick Minded Individuals. Photo by Harvey Mills

Wax Equities will spin all-vinyl tunes in between, traveling through soul, funk, jazz, rare groove, disco and hip-hop.

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On Sunday, Pompey boy Bradley Jago makes his bandstand debut. His soul, RnB, and pop songs merge poetic lyrics and powerful vocals to tackle less-discussed topics in love and loss, including the queer experience.

Quickly forging a disco diva name, Tash Hills will get the party started. With a sound that combines the soul of the 80s with modern funk, pop and house music, be sure to bring your dancing shoes. They are optimistic, infectious and fun.

Singer-songwriter Alice Milburn

The Nothing Ventured Vinyl team will deliver a tasty selection of melodies and moods in between.

Organizer Moses Milner, of the People’s Lounge, said: “Get ready for a nice mix of soulful soulful sounds and upbeat funky grooves. There will be good vibes, good music and amazing talent!