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Hospitality Southampton

Hospitality Southampton

Hospitality Southampton

City Spotlight: Southampton


Southampton is one of our favourite cities on the south coast and in a few weeks Hospitality is hitting its streets for the 3rd time this year! Over the years we’ve brought High Contrast, Logistics, Danny Byrd and many more to the green coastal city. This time around we’ve got Netsky, Camo & Krooked, Metrik and Krakota coming along to represent – what a treat.

Southampton is a place that we love to visit, because although it’s a small city it showcases the best in electronic music in some amazing venues. Our last shows have been held at Engine Rooms, an intimate music venue that went by the name of Mo’Club until 2014. What first began as a roller disco hub became the the primary home of Warehouse Southampton, an event under the Dirty Box Promotions umbrella responsible for a large percentage of the city’s raves. When it re-branded itself as Engine Rooms, the owners explained that they wanted the venue to host more live music and become an entertainment space for an array of industries, including music, comedy, theatre and exhibitions.  Luckily they continued to host big electronic nights, including Hospitality! Alongside this, Engine Rooms is home to various music shows, such as live country bands to grime to of course… drum & bass. Leaders of The New School is a prominent jump up drum & bass event that also takes place here.

Before the wheels were in motion at Engine Rooms we used to throw huge parties at Junk, a club that pioneered the clubbing scene in Southampton and is still one of the city’s best venues today. This little gem started out 11 years ago and has put on well over 2000 parties, bringing the best names from the underground club scene to it’s decks, including Hospital’s Logistics, Fred V & Grafix and the one and only London Elek. Junk also holds a weekly D&B night on Tuesdays called ‘Rawww’, which has a mixed crowd of both locals and students.

Alongside the smaller venues dotted around the city, you can get your big clubbing fix from Switch, a much larger scale space right on the main high street, which caters for crazy student nights, house and techno shows and drum & bass, with the chart toppers Sigma having taken to the booth as well as Hospital’s Lynx, Nu:tone and Krakota. It’s home to ‘On A Mission’, a night solely dedicated to drum & bass. They’ve reached national recognition, voted as ‘Best Breakthrough Promoter’ at the 2016 drum & bass awards!

On top of these venues there’s the South’s most popular festival, Common People, which was launched in 2014 by the Bestival founder Rob Da Bank. It’s held every May Bank holiday weekend and showcases an array of music from Primal Scream to David Rodigan. This summer Hospitality did a take over with Camo & Krooked, London Elektricity, Fred V & Grafix and Etherwood.

You can join in on the fun on Friday 4th November at Engine Rooms with a very special sets from Netsky, Camo & Krooked, Metrik – who’ll be presenting his brand new album ‘LIFE/THRILLS’ and Krakota! Tickets are available now via the link below, don’t sleep!


Words by Philippa Ghosh


Posted 18th October 2016 in Blog, Features

Hospitality Southampton 12.02.16

Hospitality Southampton @ Engine Rooms, February 2016. Photos by James White.

Posted 17th February 2016 in Media, Photos