The Talking Heads has been an important live music venue for Southampton for many years, and following the end of its tenancy in Portswood, the brand is coming to Southampton city centre with TWO venues: the Maple Leaf (16-22, The Polygon) and The 1865 (Brunswick Square).

The 1865 is a flexible 750-capacity venue located in the heart of the city and has hosting a broad variety of live shows for the last two years. Recent sell out shows include: Levellers, Hawkwind, Alestorm, Dr Feelgood, Mud Morganfield, Trevor Nelson, The Story So Far, Kirk Fletcher, State Champs, and Amon Amarth.

Southampton Solent University has a strong connection with The 1865, with BA Hons Music Promotion students having worked for the venue as in-house marketers, and a graduate of the same course continuing to run their events. We have also supported the venue for Independent Venue Week, and the venue is used for a range of events including Solent TV’s 48 Hour Film Challenge

Upcoming shows include: Rufus Stone [sold out], Korpiklaani, Fairport Convention, Pentangle, Big Country, Kirk Fletcher, and Dr Feelgood, with more announcements coming very soon.