Crescendo 1st Birthday

We have waited a long time to book our two guests, not only have they supported us throughout the year, these two can definitely shake a sound system.

We have Gus Emmett from the Warm Up parties in the big smoke. This local lad has gone from strength to strength with his London based party, playing festivals and clubs and with many underground dj’s both locally and internationally.

Adam Withers is a talented local DJ who has played many Portsmouth party’s and raved a whole lot more. His style of music is always forward thinking but with a nod to a classic house or techno beat.

Come rave and help us celebrate turning one!

Early bird tickets £6                                                                                                              Second release £7

For more info see:

Tankus The Henge

Tankus The Henge


Beats and Swing present Tankus the Henge

With very special guests

Dutch  Criminal Record

Los Cojones

Sunday July 22nd

Doors open 19:00








Live DJ HIIT Sessions

Event date: Saturday 31 March 2018

Session 1: 10am – 10.45am
Session 2: 11.15am – 12noon

StrongLiving PT presents our very first LIVE DJ HIIT sessions at Coastguard Studio in Southsea. ‘Handsome Dave Rocker’, resident headlining Bestival DJ, will be in attendance to get you moving.

Includes smoothies, protein goody supplies, and a NutriBullet station to refuel from.

45 min sessions includes all refreshments.

£10 per session

The People’s Lounge – Counter Culture – MooClef EP Launch

Event: Friday March 30 8pm – 2am

The People’s Lounge Presents a Night of Counter Culture
+ Moo Clef E.P Launch

Friday 30th March / 8pm – Late/ @ the Coastguard Studio/ Tickets: £5 Advance / £7 On the Door

Bringing together some of Portsmouth’s unique and alternative musicians and DJ’s to celebrate the urban, diverse and sub-cultural movements of Pompey!

2 Rooms! 3 Live Bands! Hip-Hop Open Mic! 100% VINYL DJ’s!

SPACESHIP – Live Bands (Main Room)

Moo Clef E.P Launch! (Hip-Hop/ Funk/ Jazz)

Omar Baba (Jazz/ Hip-Hop/ Reggae)

The People’s Lounge Jazz Ensemble (Jazz Funk)


Izambard (Experimental Punk Hip-Hop)

Rishky Patel (Naan Breddaz)

George Hang Dai (Hang Dai)

Brandon Lebbie (Omar Baba)

SPACESHIP DJ’s – 100% Vinyl

Sahara Rock (The People’s Lounge)

ChicNoir Music – #GhettoChic OnWaX

Tom Fitch (WAX Equities)

Mooclef – Brings back the old school and fuses it with the new, all delivered with laid back grooves and a message to get you thinking. His EP “What the future brings” is exactly that. Talking about trust, betrayal, the abuse of power and of course love, Mooclef’s funky music will make you both dance and think about issues we face every day.

Omar Baba – Fresh, feisty and on point! This Jazz Hip-Hop Reggae five piece share a powerful millennial message fused with some heavy beats and funky grooves!

The People’s Lounge Jazz Ensemble – Young quartet of emerging Jazz musicians will kick of the night with some straight up Jazz mixed in with some Jazz Funk classics.

Waxslax Presents finest garage/punk/alt rock

Event: Thursday April 5, 8pm – 11pm

Waxslax goes on holiday to Southsea….
We’re packing the caravan and heading downward from Bristol to bring Southsea three of the finest garage/punk alt rock ensembles to ever step foot on the boards of the south parade pier. For one wild night at Coastguard Studio we have :

“Bullybones remain the most exciting underground UK band making brand-new-retro rock’n’roll and still scratching at the doors of the Music Bizness.” – Louder Than War

New Portsmouth band catch them whilst they’re fresh …

“Bristol punks, Gork, whose first EP is a speedball of punk meets power pop. It’s pretty innocuous and it’s all the better for it. Playing live, you can expect something riotously fun and unrestricted from them.” – Bristol Live magazine

Strike a Chord for Spinal Research

Event: Friday 6 April, 7.30pm – 1am

Coastguard Studio will host ‘Strike a Chord for Spinal Research’ – A night of Live Bands and Dancing to excellent music, raising funds and awareness for ‘Spinal Research’ and featuring…

Daryl Kellie


The Deckards

The Catgut Hooligans


Chaos’ ‘DJ Hev’

Tickets are just £3 and all proceeds go to the London Marathon fundraising for the charity ‘Spinal Research’

Call 07944 620283 for Tickets, or search ‘Strike a Chord for Spinal Research’ on Facebook

Queer Disco – Fierce Femmes of History

Event: Saturday March 10, 8pm – 11pm

A message from Fanny Gallops:

Do you fancy a dress up at the seaside? Do you wanna be a butch femme & dance like masc wearing mascara? Or simply eager to wear that sequin number with those sequin shoes??

We’re bloody sick of samey, judgemental & antagonistic club cultures where you can’t dress how you want, dance how you want and disco how you want.

So in light of this us seaside queers are full of angst & decided to come together and create a queer disco!

It’s open to everyone and anyone who wants to partake in going ‘out out’ to somewhere a bit different and celebratory. We’ve got some fine music and performance. See you on the dance floor.

Tickets £5 available on the door

International Women’s Day 2018

Event: Thursday March 8, 5pm – 8pm

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2018 a collective of artists bring to you F.empowerment, a women’s art exhibition promoting female empowerment through art and live music. F.empowerment will bring together local female artists from Portsmouth and surrounding areas, to showcase their artwork in an exclusive exhibition celebrating empowerment of women and the female form. Expect to see a range of contemporary artwork including illustration, photography, fine art, craft and film, recognising issues such as domestic abuse experienced by women, and sexism in society and the industry.

“The importance of females in creative industries is undervalued and something that needs be recognised and promoted in the local community in order to work towards achieving gender equality.” – F.empowerment

The exhibition at Coastguard Studio in Southsea opens 5pm to 10pm on the 8th of March and the exhibition and evening performances are all FREE ENTRY. F.empowerment stands to serve Breast Cancer UK, therefore a small suggested donation of £3 will be welcomed.

Castle Road Christmas Festival

Event date: 2 & 3 December  2017

Southsea’s most iconic street, Castle Road, will return once again with an event to round of a fantastic year of street markets. The Castle Road Christmas Festival will play host to more than 40 independent traders and local businesses selling everything you need to make this the best Christmas to date.

We will also have our usual array of local musicians and artists keeping you entertained with a selection of high quality hot foods, drinks and mulled wine & mulled cider to get you in the festive spirit. Not to mention the Castle Road Christmas lights and some family friendly entertainment! Our winter-warming wood burning stove will be installed in the horse box, and we’ll be serving Hophouse 13, Guinness, Guinness Open Gate, Brandy, Whisky, Gin and Vodka.

We’re very happy to announce that sponsorship for our Christmas Festival is high end restaurant and personal neighbour to Castle Road Becketts Southsea They will be joining us in the road in December. Another great addition to our already well cemented line-up of traders and talented musicians.

When it comes to live music we’re proud to show off our final line-up of the year. The Castle Road Christmas Festival will see some incredible bands join us to make your weekend extra special.


The Racketeers / Silhouettes / Its All In The Swing / El Morgan / MYSTIC PEACH


Lucid Rising / Jukebox Jumpin / Megan Linford / The Vela Tides / Cantando Female Voice Community Choir

To book a pitch for your business, email

Hope to see you there.

Hipshaker Christmas Special

Event date: 9 December  2017

Hispshaker Christmas Special.

We’ve teamed up with the Velvet Candy chaps and the Small Fakers – Small Faces Tribute to bring you two rooms of great music and the best live renditions of Small Faces songs you’ll hear anywhere.

The “You Can’t Sit Down!” room will feature our usual blend of Soul, R&B, Latin and Jazz tunes while the Velvet Candy room will provide 60s Psych, Pop, Garage, Swirling Hammond and Freakbeat ….. all on vinyl of course!

Tickets at £15 available in advance from Dead Man’s Glory in Albert Road, open Saturdays or at the Coastguard Studio on 07793 750537 and online at
(subject to booking fee).

People Like Us

Event date: 2 December 2017

From the moody swells and infectious beats of DIRTY LIMES live from the minds and musings of KASSASSIN STREET’s Nath Hill and Andy Hursts through to the dirty acid rambings and mid tempo beat poetry of PEOPLELIKEUS – it’s gonna be a night to remember.

Augmented with the experimental sounds and visuals of Mr Jez Stevens and held together by non other than the Bewlay Brothers (Brighton fm, antidote sounds system).

Tickets 6 quid with all proceeds going to TONIC music for mental health. Payday weekend GET DOWN GET ON IT!

Yeongto Photography Exhibition

Event dates: 28-30 November, 6-10pm

Yeongto is an exhibition of documentary photography from students at the university of Portsmouth. It explores a diverse range of themes and practices; exploring the past, the everyday and the nature of photography itself. The opening night is on Tuesday and we would be delighted to have you join us. Photographers: Alexandra Boaru, Andrei Rodeanu, Caitlin Reid, Claire Harrison, Mikaila De La Cruz, Skylar Livell, Reyseb Trajano, Thomas Best.

A Sonic Memory Hole

Event date: 18 November  2017

Calamity Cratediggers are proud to present the first foray into art, performance and musical delights, all in support of Portsmouth Food Bank.

The purpose of this event is to lace together output from across the artistic spectrum under one roof whilst raising awareness of the work of the food banks in the area.

For the maiden voyage you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in both art and music.

In no particular order, the days offering will include:

✪ Record Stalls – new & used
✪ Craft Traders
✪ Art Exhibition & Sale
✪ Live Art – performance from Los Dave & Jez Stevens
✪ Live Bands – reintepreting the work of The Velvet Underground
✪ Vinyl DJ’s til late

Entry before 6pm will be free, £5 after OR £3 with donations to the Food Bank BARGAIN!

Standy by for further info.

If you are interested in trading or contributing to the event in any way drop us a message at

‘Mama always said it’s nice to share’

Been There Done That Exhibition

Event date: 10 November  2017

The Coastguard Studio will be the venue for this Charity Night in aid of Kidney Research UK – in loving memory of Keith Brand who passed away last November.

Keith’s family are hosting a chartity exhibition show called ‘Been There Done That’, which will feature Keith’s travel photography from the early 70’s, plus work from his son who is the next generation within the family.

All the work on display will be up for sale.

This event is free but a donation of £5 is suggested. All the money raised on the night will go to Kidney Research UK.

Queer Disco

A message from Fanny Gallops:

Do you fancy a dress up at the seaside? Do you wanna be a butch femme & dance like masc wearing mascara? Or simply eager to wear that sequin number with those sequin shoes??

We’re bloody sick of samey, judgemental & antagonistic club cultures where you can’t dress how you want, dance how you want and disco how you want.

So in light of this us seaside queers are full of angst & decided to come together and create a queer disco!

It’s open to everyone and anyone who wants to partake in going ‘out out’ to somewhere a bit different and celebratory. We’ve got some fine music lol performance and local art. See you on the dance floor.

Tickets £5 available on the door

Journeys Festival International 2017

Journeys Festival International, The People’s Lounge and Dash Arts present
ASYLUM Portsmouth
Coastguard Studio, 91 Clarendon Rd, Portsmouth, Southsea PO4 0SA
Friday 27th October, 7pm – 11pm
Pay What You Decide
Book your free space on
ASYLUM was launched by Dash Arts at London’s Courtyard Theatre as a response to Brexit and anti-migrant rhetoric. Working with locally acclaimed producers The People’s Lounge, ASYLUM Portsmouth aims to increase the exposure, skills, aspirations and employability of the talented refugee musicians who now call Portsmouth home.
ASYLUM will be headlined by a live performance from the phenomenal Syrian kanun player, Maya Youssef مايا يوسف, winner of the Exceptional Talent Award and recent star of the BBC Proms at The Royal Albert Hall.
Supported by Portsmouth Festivities and Portsmouth Guildhall

Oxjam Portsmouth

We are happy to be supporting Oxjam Festival Portsmouth! Oxjam is the UK’s largest grassroots music festival which is made up of hundreds of volunteer-led music events. Oxjam celebrates local music whilst raising vital funds for Oxfam and helping to change the lives of those living in poverty around the world.

On October 21st the event will start at the Coastguard Studio from 2 -7.30pm and then continue until late at The Shack Bar and Kitchen…. Here’s the line up so far.

14:00 The Zoinks

14:45 The Silver Rejects

15:40 The Harvey Lloyd Trio

16:25 BEMIS

17:25 Sigma Falls

18:10 South Side Bay

Shakara Soul 1st Birthday Party

Join Shakara Soul on the 19th of August in celebrating a year of intimate gatherings where new and old friends have come together for a groovin’ an a shaking. Returning to Coastguard Studio, where their first party was held, embarking upon this journey together.

Come and groove with Shakara Soul in the main room and in room two we are proudly presenting the worldly sounds of Sahara Rock and Mo Funk (The People’s Lounge).

A banquet for the senses.

Let there be rock.


Saturday 19th August
Coastguard Studio
9pm – 2am
£5 ADV/ £10 OTD

Fibres Exhibition

Isobel Taylor and Chloë Hemming

A display of Chloë’s concrete and cross stitch sculptures and Isobel’s photographic prints. A mixed media and interactive exhibition that looks at the human craft surrounding plants and the way we ornament them. In particular the juxtaposition of man made materials such as concrete and scaffolding netting with the delicate and intricate nature of plants and stitching.

Private view 17 October 6pm.
Exhibition open 18-19 October.
Times TBC

Castle Road Summer Fayre

Southsea’s iconic Castle Road will once again host a Summer Fayre to bring everything unique and great about Portsmouth into one local, independent street event.

As well as our ‘roll in and pour’ service we are sponsoring this event. The weekend will celebrate the independent businesses of Castle Road coupled with a unique street market to help support local traders. A number of the city’s top musical talents will also be on hand to provide the weekend’s entertainment.

We look forward to seeing you there.

The Portsmouth Seafood Festival

Seafood lovers are in for a real treat this summer as Gunwharf Quays plays host to Portsmouth’s very first Seafood Festival. Celebrating the city’s seafood and fishing heritage, the two day free event will take place on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th June between 10am & 6pm. Coastguard On The Road are delighted to be appearing with our ‘roll in and pour’, serving Guinness, Hophouse 13 Craft Lager and Pimm’s.

Visitors can expect a weekend packed full of mouth-watering delicacies, local produce tastings, live demonstrations and entertainment. Jazz, folk and acoustic music will add a real festival feel to the weekend. We hope to see you there!

UPDATE: Holy Mackerel! The Coastguard Studio finds home for the biggest Mackerel on the South Coast. Situated on the Camber, this marks the opening of The Portsmouth Seafood Festival 2017.

DJ Food at the Coastguard

The Coastguard studio are looking forward to welcoming legendary Ninja Tune Artist, Producer and Performer DJ Food to the decks at the Coast.

The event on Bank holiday Sunday 28th of May is promoted by local promoters Cheeky Blinders and will raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust

Alongside DJ Food there will be variety of other supporting artists and DJs along with Pop up record and Street Food stalls…

Book tickets here


And Yet It Moves – Portsmouth Psych & Crocodile Nightmares

Event: 17 May 2017

Hosted by Portsmouth Psych & Crocodile Nightmares
Looking forward to Portsmouth Psych & Crocodile Nightmares bringing some mid week mayhem to the Studio.

•••The Great Escape Pre Party•••
••••••••And Yet It Moves & Guests••••••••••••

🎲🎲Limited FREE Entry Tickets on DICE 🎲 🎲
£3 On The Door 🚪

•••We Welcome•••’And Yet It Moves’
Fronted by Dale Barclay formerly ‘The Amazing Snakeheads’•••

“The ever expanding, all encompassing sound of And Yet It Moves has left anyone with the fortune witnessing their carnage exhausted but singing their praises.

The six strong band fronted the emphatic and enthralling Dale Barclay have delivered two powerhouse UK tours in 2016, exorcising many a sweaty basement, that culminated in their Black Sheep Records riotous Christmas party in their hometown of Glasgow.

With raw and simple ambitions: squarely to save music from mediocrity, connecting human beings with music, And Yet It Moves’ no bullshit, no prisoners policy is as fresh as their approach to the music they create. They make music for the love of it as they’re damn good at it!

Live they enrapture crowds with a real natural chemistry, Barclay’s undeniably captivating aura and expansive, powerful songs that we’ve just had a taster of. 2016 saw four tracks appear online; the dizzying epic ‘No Way Back To Lunch’, the subverted and mocking ‘Make America Great Again, Again’, ‘Mark Swan’ and the soon to be videoed ‘Ketamine Ma’am’ all left fans begging for more.

If you want freedom these are the guys for you, if not just go away”

•••Support BO GRITZ & VIOLET MUD•••

Los Dave at the Coastguard

‘Once There Were No Borders, No Boundaries, Only Horizons’

On May 19th the Coastguard welcomes Los Dave…

An exhibition of works, creating a series of intimate ambient spaces and utilising all three galleries within the Coastguard Studio.
Within these spaces Los Dave presents expressive, expansive landscapes that are as much about presence/absence as places for
narrative and poetic connections. LosDaves’ upcycled wire bird sculptures inhabit these spaces adding a constant presence, movement
and shifting dynamics.

The show includes a live mixed media performance using paint, video
and a live soundtrack to explore aspects of landscapes around
Portsmouth and our relationship with them.

Chaos Reunion 6th May

CHAOS are hosting their reunion at Coastguard Studio! Portsmouth’s legendary indie / alternative night returns to Southsea for a Saturday night party. THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT.

Superstar Dj’s: Bob Berridge, Sparky Freeman, Lil Mike Tut, Carl Lemon, will chuMp, Ben ‘Millsy’, Ped & Jay.

Playing classic alternative tracks and Chaso indie floor fillers. Predictable and badly mixed…. just like the old days.

Free Lollipops

(Almost at the pier…but not quite)