Do more to promote live music within the union

Anonymous submitted on

Saturday 24th March 2018


Other universities host live music, both societal and more established bands, often using their SU as a main venue for known music acts within their cities. Why doesn't Southampton do the same? We have an illustrious history of having the likes of Led Zeppelin and T-Rex play here, and we have many spaces which could host bands who would draw crowds. The University could become a real hub for music and culture for both students and non students in Southampton, using universities such as Liverpool and Newcastle - who have successful and popular live music nights regularly - as examples. 


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Students' Union replied on

Wednesday 9th May 2018 9:52am

Hi, thanks for your idea!

We would love to. Our venues aren’t purpose-built for live music, so it’s often costly and doesn’t have a large enough capacity to attract major live music promoters. Our main live music venue on campus is Garden Court adjoined with The Stags, but the Students Union does not manage the Garden Court venue, so we are limited as to what we can offer potential promoters. We’d be more than happy to run our own live music gigs if we can guarantee an audience. We’d be more than happy to work with students to make this happen, just email us at and we can look at a plan of action.

We also work with the Music Department within the University and offer live music in The Stags on Friday evenings, free entry. Pop down and check it out!


Flora, Union President


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    Friday 13th Apr 2018 1:28pm


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