Somerly Soundclash: New South Coast music festival announced for May 2015

Dirty Box Promotions (DBP) along with a number of other Southampton-based promoters, and Halo, from Bournemouth have revealed that they’re embarking on a new joint venture in the form of a brand new one day festival for 2015, Somerley Soundclash. Not to be confused with the Somerley Tea Party, Somerley Soundclash is an all new festival coming to the South Coast region in the early summer of 2015. In fact, a date has already been revealed: The Somerley Soundclash is set to kick off the summer festival season on the 2nd of May 2015.

Organizers promise a number of stages catering to fans of a variety of genres including house, techno, drum and bass, and garage. DBP’s Ryan Keary elaborates:

Myself [DBP/Switch], Gary [High Tide/Switch] & Rich [Cafe Parfait/Switch] are working with the Halo team to put on an event that will offer something for everyone. We’ll have a large main-stage, stages dedicated to drum and bass, garage, etc, and smaller stages focused on talented local DJs — all at an amazing venue and for a good price. We’re bringing the best from the ever building Southampton and Bournemouth music scenes together for our biggest event to date.

Ryan also revealed that they are collaborating with promoters from further afield in Salisbury and Reading to ensure that the festival will bring a formidable line-up to the old mansion house estate in Ringwood, just about midway between Bournemouth and Southampton.

The festival happens to fall on the same weekend that Junk Department’s Big Top festival was held last year. Junk Department are yet to reveal any of their 2015 plans, but Sotonight understands there’s something in the works.

In addition to Somerley Soundclash, Halo (Bournemouth) have announced that they will be hosting their own festival, also located at the Somerley House grounds, later in the year, during September as part of their Autumn calender.

Tickets will go on sale for Somerley Soundclash at the end of November. With prices kicking off at just £20, the event is likely to prove very popular. As for the lineup, the first few acts will be announced before the end of the year.


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