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Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms

THE WEDGEWOOD ROOMS

147b Albert Road, Southsea, Portsmouth, PO40JW | Venue Cap. 400 | Website

The Wedgewood Rooms is a venue, in Southsea (in Portsmouth), Hampshire, UK, which hosts music and comedy events. It has a capacity of 400 people, has been running for 22 years, and is located on Albert Road in Southsea. Recently it has hosted events from up-and-coming British pop and rock artists, such as You Me At Six, Kasabian, Mercury Prize winners Klaxons and Travis. It has also become a favourite venue for artists wishing to play more intimate venues, such as Renegades, and Bowling For Soup, as well as one-off / Warm-up shows for many bands. Godlike genius Johnny Marr says that it is one if his favourite venues to play. The Wedgewood Rooms is also known as ‘The Wedge’ by locals. It regularly hosts local band nights which help give these bands a wider fan base and a leg up on the music ladder. It also holds comedy nights and tribute nights where many tribute bands have played including Limehouse lizzy and The Smyths. The Wedgewood Rooms has a small 100 capacity venue The Edge of The Wedge.

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