Southampton Solent University’s 8th SMILEfest continues tonight with gigs taking place across the city.
Students will be taking over the popular Free Music Fridays at The Alexandra Beer Emporium in Bellevue Road, where the highly rated Submariner, Lost Focus and Toreador play a free gig. Across town at The Strand in Hanover Buildings there is a hip-hop night featuring artists including Chester P and more. Meanwhile, The Engine Rooms will host a mega 5 hour DJ set from Mr Scruff.
SMILEFest kicked off earlier in March and one of the highlights of the event – the Music Industries Conference Day – took place this Wednesday. The event sees amazing guests from the music industry share their knowledge and experience with Solent University students. Amongst the guest this year were the Sex Pistols’ bassist Glen Matlock, legendary photographer Pennie Smith, music writer Neil Kulkarni and there was a special performance and Q+A session with electronic music pioneer, Richard Barbieri.
The festival continues with events running across Southampton until the end of the month. You can see all the events on the Official Facebook Page or by visiting the official website https://smilefest2016.wordpress.com/