In the past few years the city’s already vibrant scene has been growing at an incredible rate since the dawn of festivals like Mutiny in the Park, Southsea Fest and the America’s cup.
Despite only being in Portsmouth since 2015 the America’s Cup has already been an amazing addition to Portsmouth calendar. The 2015 event saw a multi-million pound investment in Portsmouth in the form of team Land Rover BAR’s headquarters being built in Old Portsmouth. As well as this at the 2016 event over 130,000 people went to watch the event.
Mutiny in the Park is another event that has really put Portsmouth on the map. Starting in 2014 as a 4,000 capacity event in the centre of the city the last two years have seen it explode in size, with last year seeing Snoop Dogg, DJ EZ and Stormzy all appear at the festival just outside of the city.
Another boost to the future of Portsmouth’s events came in July when Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Sport gave the go ahead for talks to be had about keeping Mutiny and the Portsmouth Summer Show in the city up until 2020 at least. Lee Hunt, the Liberal Democrat’s cultural spokesperson was also very keen for the plans to go ahead, keeping the events in the city.