Music preview 2019

By Richard Derbyshire

2019 is set to be another big year of music as some of the most exciting bands tour the south and local acts headline their own shows.

The Vaccines, Manic Street Preachers and Kaiser Chiefs are all booked in, while The Joiners and Heartbreakers will bring the best new music to Southampton.

Enter Shikari are one of the first big names at The Guildhall, while local singers Calum Lintott and Jerry Williams kick things off at The Joiners in January.

Southampton’s Toreador are at Heartbreakers in the new year, while Scottish Album of The Year nominees Neon Waltz headline there in March, fresh from supporting DMA’s and The Sherlocks.

The Vaccines, who supported The Rolling Stones at St Mary’s in May, play The Guildhall in February. It is a homecoming for singer Justin Young, who grew up in The New Forest and went to school at King Edwards in Southampton.

IN February, Radio 1’s Phil Taggart brings his Slacker night to The Engine Rooms, with special guests The Magic Gang. Southampton’s Pioneers are at the same venue in March for their biggest show so far.

Welsh rockers Manic Street Preachers are at The Guildhall in May, marking 20 years since the release of their album This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours. They are no strangers to Southampton and signed their first record deal while gigging at The Joiners in 1991.

Reunited Nineties stars Sleeper headline at The Engine Rooms in March, coinciding with the release The Modern Age, their first album in 22 years. Fellow Britpop legends Suede play The Guildhall in April.

Kaiser Chiefs were one of the big names at Victorious Festival last summer and will bring all their hits to The Guildhall in February. Common People 2018 main stage stars James and Scottish singer Tom Walker continue the big shows in March before Suede come to town in April.