About Let's Rock Southampton!

LRS_logo_300 Let’s Rock Southampton! returns to Southampton Common on Saturday 11th July 2015! With a fabulous line-up of artists to bring you the very best of the 80s, and an action packed day of general 80s madness, there is plenty to do for everyone at this Family Friendly Festival!

Tons of attractions to keep the children happy, such as our free Bigtopmania circus, a super funfair including water rides and soft play areas, as well as children’s entertainers from BBC/ITV, Let’s Rock Southampton! offers the perfect day out for all the family.  Multiple bars and a wide range of quality food outlets, selling everything from hotdogs to award-winning Tandoori, means every taste is catered for.  Posh toilets will also be available for those that like a little bit of festival luxury plus a new, fantastic VIP package.

Enjoy our “Changeover Party” which includes an array of entertainment during those dull band changeovers, including our “BigScreen Sing”, DJ’s from Absolute 80s, other Entertainers and TV legends to keep the party going for the whole day!  Don’t miss out on this retro blast!

How much are tickets and where can I purchase them?


Tickets can be purchased online, or from the following local outlet:

- The Mayflower Theatre, 22-26 Commercial Rd, Southampton, Hampshire SO15 1GE
Tel: 023 8071 1818

Tickets to this event are limited, so don’t miss out!
Tickets will NOT be available on the gate.

Problems purchasing your tickets online?  Please email


Adults: £tbc
Child (3-12): £tbc
Family (2 Adults & 2 Children): £tbc
Includes booking fee. Online purchases are subject to card service charges.


If you want to watch the event in style, then this is for you!


Posh toilet tickets

Posh toilet tickets allow you to access the new Posh Toilets – regularly serviced with attendants! Please note that these toilets are in a separate enclosure so one ticket will be required per person. Under 3′s are permitted with their accompanying guardian.

I am having a problem printing my e-ticket/haven't received my ticket

For all ticket enquiries, please contact our ticket agent Gigantic for assistance. Their email address is or you can call them on 0115 807 7900.

What time does the event start/finish?

Clock_smallThe gates open at 11.00am and we recommend that you get to Southampton Common early, so that you don’t miss any of the action!

The festival starts at midday and finishes at 10:30pm.

Please Note: The running order will be available on the day in the event programme and not in advance.

Southampton Common

SotonCommonSouthampton Common is an amazing, large open space to the north of the city centre of Southampton. It is bounded by the districts of Shirley, Bassett, Highfield and Portswood.

The Community Award winning Southampton Common is a much loved and well used green space and is also a Site of Special Scientific Interest. It is also home to Southampton’s Old Cemetery.

How do I get to Southampton Common?

southampton_mapDue to site protection, there is no parking permitted on site and the attending public should use the park and ride scheme which will operates from Wide Lane Sports Centre, Wide Lane, Eastleigh, Southampton SO50 5PE.

Park and Ride Route X81 (includes parking)

Park & Ride site at Wide Lane Sports Centre – Southampton Common

Adults: £3.00 return by advance ticket or on the day
Child: FREE but need a ticket (aged 12 and under)

Bus Shuttle Route X80

Red Funnel Ferries – Central Station – City Centre – Northlands Road (Common)

Adults: £2.00 return by advance ticket or on the day
Child: FREE but need a ticket (aged 12 and under)

All buses operate every 15 minutes 9:30am – 4pm and then 6pm – 11pm (reverse route) on Saturday 12th July

Tickets can be booked through the tickets link on our website.

Where can I park?

Due to site protection, there is no parking permitted on site and the attending public should use the park and ride scheme.

What food is available?


You can bring your own picnic into the main arena but we have a wide variety of catering on offer, including a large BBQ, Indian, Mexican and Chinese. Unfortunately, we can not allow alcohol to be brought in to, or out of the arena (a range of premium alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks will be on sale from our bars).

Can I bring my own alcohol?

Due to licensing restrictions, you are not permitted to bring alcohol into the arena. There is a wide range of premium alcoholic (and non-alcoholic) drinks available for purchase from our bars.

Can I bring soft drinks/water with me?

You are allowed to bring soft drinks/water with you, as long as these are unopened/sealed when you arrive. Anything considered open will be confiscated on the gate. Camel packs (or similar) are not permitted.

What items can I NOT bring with me?

As well as alcohol, no glass or sharp objects (including picnic cutlery) are permitted to be brought into the event and all guests will be subject to a brief search on entry as part of our security policy

Can I bring a barbecue?

Due to safety concerns, barbecues of any type are prohibited anywhere on the festival site.

Are dogs allowed?

Dogs are not permitted anywhere on the festival site.

Can I bring my own picnic table/chairs?

You can bring your own tables and chairs into the main arena but security may ask you to move them to the perimeter of the arena if they are causing any obstruction. Chairs and picnic tables are not allowed in the area between the sound desk and the front of the stage.

Can I bring a gazeebo/small tent?

Small tents (up to a height of 1m) are permitted into the main arena, however, security may ask you to move them to the perimiter of the arena if they are causing any obstruction. Gazeebo’s and larger tents are not permitted on site.


Please note that all tickets to this event are non-refundable and non-transferable. Due to operational issues beyond our control, some services may not always be available. In this unlikely situation, we are unable to offer refunds.


billyoceanPlease note that the line-up is subject to change, without prior notice, if circumstances beyond our control dictate this.

What facilities are there for disabled guests?

Let’s Rock Southampton! welcomes disabled festival goers and takes all reasonable measures to assist with their attendance and enjoyment of the event. At the same time, the festival takes place in the open countryside and disabled guests should be aware that the main arena, car park and surrounding areas are, naturally, fairly uneven and may be difficult to navigate.  Let’s Rock Southampton! stewards will be available, subject to peak movements, to assist disabled guests in getting in to the main arena.

The main car park is immediately adjacent to the arena entrance and parking stewards will ensure that any registered disabled guests are directed to the disabled parking area, which is very close to the main arena entrance.

Disabled toilets are provided on site.

There is no covered viewing platform at Lets Rock Southampton!, but there is a small area reserved for disabled guests. However, if disabled guests find that there are specific problems resulting from their disability, please contact one of the stewards who will be happy to do everything possible to help you.

How do I apply for a personal assistant ticket?

In our efforts to make Let’s Rock Southampton! accessible to everyone, we offer disabled ticket holders, subject to availability, a free ticket for a personal assistant.  This offer is open to those who hold a current higher rate of DLA (2013 or 2014), or other UK government approved supporting evidence of their requirement for a personal assistant.

IMPORTANT: This offer is only available to those people that would be unable to attend the festival without a full time assistant.  Every application is looked at on an individual basis and if anyone is found to be making a fraudulent application, we reserve the right to cancel both the original ticket and personal assistant ticket, before and during the event.

To apply for a personal assistant ticket, please follow the procedure below:
-  Buy a standard general admission ticket (must be online)
-  Email us proof of purchase (the email from Gigantic) AND a copy of your letter of award for DLA (or equivalent)

Please send your email to before 16th June 2015.