For over two decades The Wedgewood Rooms has been at the cutting edge of music. Working in partnership with independent regional promoters PVC , it has built a legendary reputation as arguably one of the best small venues in the UK, playing host to some of the biggest bands, and breaking new acts in the world; Gorillaz, Oasis, Pulp, Editors, PJ Harvey, Muse, Scissor Sisters, Paloma Faith, Catfish and The Bottlemen, Barenaked Ladies, Buzzcocks, Damon Albarn, Biffy Clyro… the list is endless and reveals the huge range and diversity of talent on display at The Wedge.
Even after bands go on to fill large capacity venues and stadiums they return to the cosy confines of The Wedge for Festival and Tour warm-ups. Portsmouth fans have been lucky enough to spend an intimate evening with Primal Scream, Kasabian, James, Feeder, Placebo, Supergrass, Razorlight, all here at the Wedge.
The venue also aims to encourage and support new talent, hosting an annual Showcase for local bands, many of which go on to secure prestigious support slots with touring acts and gaining recognition within the local music community.
With the addition of a smaller sister venue, The Edge, newer and local acts are offered a unique space to perform in and promote their own shows.