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Bringing a Major Event to Southampton


Southampton City Council and Destination Southampton work in partnership to assist organisers of major events to use the various sites around Southampton to accommodate their event.

From small scale community events to large one-off national and international events, Southampton really is the ideal city for your next event. The city boasts more than 50 parks and green spaces and some of these are located right in the heart of the city centre.

The city has played host to many events ranging from maritime events such as tall ships to the round the world yacht races, pop festivals to classical concerts and radio road shows, Sport Relief and Race For Life to the Tour of Britain, Sky Ride to the Kite Festival, circuses to fairs. It is also proud to be the home to the PSP Southampton Boat Show.

Sites include

Mayflower Park
Southampton Common
Guildhall Square
Ocean Village
Town Quay
Hoglands Park
East Park
St Marys Stadium
West Park
Broadlands Park
Ageas Bowl

Some of the Major Events Hosted in Southampton

Southampton Boat Show
Ocean Business
Race For Life
Sky Ride
Bon Jovi Concert
Elton John Concert
Power in the Park concerts
Clipper Yacht Race
Tall Ships
Southampton Carnival

If you would like to stage your next event in the city, the first thing to do is contact us and briefly describe what it is you would like to do, where you would like to do it and when. We will then do a quick check to make sure that your proposed event does not clash with something else that is happening in the city at the same time and that the area you would like to hold your event is available.

For more information on how to apply to stage your event in Southampton please visit:

Craig Lintott
Southampton City Council Events
023 8083 2077
Shirley Pinn
Destination Southampton
0845 226 9944