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Saturday, October 5th

Event Summary

After its successful events in 2015, 2016 and 2018 Portsmouth’s Dials festival returns, bringing some of the best national and local new music talent to venues along Albert Road in Southsea, Portsmouth. The 2019 edition of Portsmouth's new music discovery festival will take place on Saturday October 5th.

Once again the festival will be working with local charity Solent Mind, to continue the discussion of mental health issues with both its audience and artists as well as raising funds and awareness for the charity.

Emma Fernandes, Solent Mind’s Business Development Director, says, “We are very excited to be continuing our partnership with the Dials music festival for a second year. The link between mental health and music is well recognised, whether it’s playing or listening to music. Many people find music a useful part of their coping strategy, and we all know songs that are special to us and help us through tough times. By being Dials’ charity partner we hope to raise awareness of mental health, raise funds for local services, and celebrate the power of music to help people’s well being.”

Solent Mind is the leading mental health charity across Hampshire. We’re here to make sure anyone with a mental health problem has somewhere to turn for advice and support. We offer a range of high quality services that aim to improve mental wellbeing and we campaign to raise awareness and improve understanding of mental health. We want to ensure that no one in our diverse community has to face a mental health problem alone. Read more: www.solentmind.org.uk

The previous Dials events were praised for their friendly community spirit, quality of acts, value for money and gender diversity of the bill. Dials alumni include Dream Wife, Fickle Friends, Tigercub, Estrons, Jerry Williams and Black Honey. In 2015 the event won ULX’s Best Small Festival award.

This year’s line up

The Blinders
Acid Tongue
Amy Vix
Another Sky
Beija Flo
Fake Empire
Friday Night Weird Dreams
Heebie Jeebies
Johanna Bramli
Luxury Apartments
Megan Lara Mae
Number 9
Pocket Sun
Porridge Radio
The People's Funk Lounge Band
Rosie Alena
Saltwater Sun
Sarpa Salpa
Swedish Death Candy
Talk Show
The Pink Diamond Revue
Two Tribes
Walt Disco
Winter Gardens
Wych Elm

More to be announced

Dials festival is a single access wristband event on Albert Road in Southsea with all venues located just a short walk from each other. Some of the organisations involved in the festival include Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms, Strong Island Recordings, Hong Kong Gardeners Club and Breaking More Waves Music Blog.

For all enquiries please visit dialsfestival.com or contact dialsfestival@gmail.com

Tickets available from dialsfestival.com, the Dice App or the Wedgewood Rooms Box Office open Saturday 12pm - 6pm.

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Price: £20 in advance

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The Wedgewood Rooms
147B, Albert Road

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The event runs from 12:00pm to 11:30pm on the following dates.
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