Part 2: 6 More bands you cannot miss at Icebreaker Festival 2017

Icebreaker Festival returns this weekend on Saturday, January 28th and takes place across 12 different venues in the heart of Southsea, showcasing over 100 bands. In the first part of our “bands you can’t miss at Icebreaker Festival” we brought you the likes of Ben Goddard, Me and the Moon, Temples Of Youth, Veludo Planes, Echoic and Arcade Hearts and that post can be found here. But here are our final six bands that you definitely mustn’t miss at Icebreaker 2017!

Tickets for Icebreaker 2017 are available to purchase here.

The Bayonettes

When and where? 18:20 at Little Johnny Russells

The Bayonettes are a rock band based in Portsmouth. The band self-describes their sound as “energy filled, guitar driven indie rock and roll, a heavyweight modern sound with a hint of 90s Britpop for good measure”.


Broken Links

When and where? 17:30 at Little Johnny Russells

Broken Links are an Eastleigh based death-electro, pop-rock trio. I first listened to the band last year whilst looking at potential other bands that I wanted to see at Icebreaker 2016 and was rather impressed when finally seeing them live!



When and where? 15:50 at Little Johnny Russells

Minque are an electronic pop duo from Southsea who released their debut album ‘Opia’ last month. Minque are the only band on this list that we’re yet to see, but we’ve heard lots of great things about them live, so are a must to check out!



When and where? 14:55 at the One Eyed Dog

Ever is an electronic pop artist based in Salisbury who I came across Ever by accident last year when turning up to another band far too early. It paid off though!  You can also read the interview we did with Ever last summer here.


Bel Esprit

When and where? 21:10 at the Edge of the Wedge

Bel Esprit are a Southampton based, indie-rock band. We finally got to see them live at Southsea Fest last year and couldn’t recommend that you get to see them enough!


Fugitive Orchestra

When and where? 20:20 at the Wine Vaults

Fugitive Orchestra is a Portsmouth based solo musician with a name taken from a J. G. Ballard novel and a sound self-described as “Alternative, Jazz-infused, Bluesy Hip-Pop”. Fugitive Orchestra was also our track of the day earlier last year with the track ‘Captain Of A Sinking Ship’.



Tickets for Icebreaker 2017 can be purchased online here or on the day from Wedgewood Rooms.

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