Music in the City 2018

Music in the city is a community music event that takes place across 20 venues across the city of Southampton. Now in its tenth year the event is run by Linda Norris the ex-mayor, and local maths teacher James Baillie. Each venue hosts a number of performers throughout the day and evening ranging from swing bands, to solo musicians and everything in between!


We are Placemaking were asked to produce the stage on the Esplanade, Westquay as part of the event that is in its tenth year. We brought in the stage, sound and lighting, artist management, staffing, security, health and safety and face painters.


We brought back a Saddlespan Stage, which works so well in the space, and full lighting and sound, health & safety, and security management. We also brought a free face painting station that was a great success, and went down really well with all. We stage managed and run back stage timings for all performer to ensure a smooth delivery throughout the day.


6500 people across the afternoon / evening

Westquay hosted 20 bands and musicians on the stage on the Esplanade