Solent Music is working with the ABP Southampon Half Marathon and 10K to bring music to several venues around the course.

On Sunday 24th April, thousands of runners will be taking part in the second ABP Half Marathon and 10K events in the heart of the city of Southampton.

The  half marathon course passes iconic local landmarks including Bargate, QE2 Anchor and St Mary’s Stadium, before heading to Bitterne, Portswood and Southampton Common and then back to Guildhall Square.

Southampton Solent University is the official education partner of the event, and Solent Music is providing musical performances from students and alumni at a number of sites around the course:

Mettricks Tea & Coffee House @ Bargate (2 East Bargate) LINK

10am Sarah Pardoe   |  Lauren ‘n’ Ollie

Mettricks Tea & Coffee House @ Old Town (117 High Street) LINK

10am Charlotte Forman   |   Boundless Kings

Coalporters Amateur Rowing Club @ Northam Bridge LINK

10.30 Natalia Data   |   Kelly Lammerts

Rideride cycle workshop @ Bitterne Triangle (24 Manor Farm Road) LINK

10.30am Kyle Hollow

Woodmill Outdoor Centre @  Woodmill Lane, Swaythling LINK

10.45am Matas Jasiukenas

Brewhouse & Kitchen Southampton (47 Highfield Lane) LINK

10.55am Bialas   |   ko_plune

Raising money for local causes is the main aim and focus for this event, through runner donations and charity places for the Mayors Charities and funds towards the upkeep of the Southampton Running track and Sports Centre.

Dr Chris Anderton (Course Leader of BA Hons Music Promotion and BA Hons Music Management and manager of Solent Music):

“This is a fantastic opportunity for our students to support a great cause and to encourage the runners as they make their way around the course. Our performers and technical crews from the BA Hons Popular Music Performance, BA Hons Digital Music and BA Hons Live Sound Technology courses are looking forward to the challenges of running multiple events across the city, and wish all the runners (including quite a few staff and students of the University) a great time!”