Music in the City

Music in the City is a music event that takes place every year in Southampton run by the ex-mayor, Linda Norris. The event reaches over 20 venues, hosting 150 performers throughout the day and evening. This year (2017), Westquay were approached to host the main stage.


WAP were asked to produce the main stage of the evening and bring in a headline act for the final hour of the day. We were asked to produce stage, sound and lighting, artist management, staffing, security and health and safety.


We produced a Saddlespan Stage with full lighting and sound, a cushion station, H & S, Staffing, Security and all logistics. We all liaised with the promoter and artists to ensure a smooth delivery with an addition of Luke Friend as the headline act.


7,000 people across the afternoon

1000+ musicians across the weekend

Westquay hosted 14 bands on the main stage

Luke Friend headlining Main Stage at 9pm


“I just wanted to say thank you for your help on Music in the City this year. The Westquay stage was absolutely amazing. All the acts loved playing on it, the crowds loved watching there, and it looked stunning. I know Linda had a bit of a ‘moment’ when she got there and realised how it looked, and how big the crowd were watching. Thank you for making it happen, I hope to see you again!”

James Baillie & Linda Norris – Music in the City