About us

Southampton Festivals is a non-profit company limited by guarantee. Number 08667041. It was set up in 2013 by Directors Tony Gumm and Charlie Hislop, with a set of Southampton Festivals Company Objects that allow us to pursue our belief: 

Southampton is a city full of art, culture, heritage and talent. There is plenty to celebrate and enjoy, and to attract visitors. By developing as a festival city, we believe it can also attract investment, support business, build aspiration, create jobs and opportunities for local people. 


Southampton Festivals is proud to be supported in our work by our patrons:-

  • Les Buckingham  – Curator, Solent Showcase Gallery
  • John Denham       – MP
  • Sally Lynskey       – CEO Business South














Contact Southampton Festivals

Telephone: 02380711676

Email:  Charlie@southamptonfestivals.com – Tony@southamptonfestivals.com

Offices:                         Tower House, Town Quay Road, Southampton, SO14 2NY

Registered address:  51, Station Road, Netley Abbey, Southampton, SO31 5AE



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