Re:Claim Street Festival - its yours for the taking

Re:Claim Street Festival - its yours for the taking

A fresh new FREE city-centre festival is coming to the streets of Southampton on Saturday 25th September. Re:Claim is a brand new experience, taking over the city centre with music, sports, art, gaming and performance.

With activities stretching from Carlton Place down to The Esplanade, Westquay, Re:Claim brings together Southampton’s diverse creative forces and voices, alongside a few guest pieces from outside of the city, in a mainly free programme of sensational street experiences.

While there's lots for teens and young adults, the Re:Claim Street Festival is also a chance for people of all ages to step out of their comfort zones and discover something new, uncover more of what Southampton has to offer, and enjoy the thrills and vibrancy of street culture. Read on to find out what's on offer on the day.

Arts – (mostly FREE)

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Take part in free live street art at the Showcase Street Jam Live and watch the artists at work creating permanent installations at Westquay.

You can also enjoy the truly immersive sensory experience of the Arboria Luminarium on Saturday AND Sunday (entrance to the Luminarium is £5pp).

Find out more about the art activities at Re:Claim here. 

Sports - FREE

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Enjoy exciting skateboarding action and ‘have a go’ challenges and lessons at Skate Southampton’s Slamma4, marvel at the freestyle football displays and take part in skills and tricks workshops and Panna Cage Street Football challenges and games. In addition BMX and Mountain Bike riders of all levels can put their skills to the test at the Pump Track.

Find out more about the sport activities at Re:Claim here.

Beats - FREE

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With four container stages located through the city centre, a Jerk Jam Caribbean soundclash in Palmerston Park and a free showstopping finale on Saturday night starring Southampton’s premier UK Garage act FooR & Tyrone, you’re spoilt for choice with the live music options at Re:Claim.

Stages include Our Big Day Out stage (until 10.30pm), SoCo Music Project stage, Hip Hop Heritage stage and the BBC Music Introducing stage.

Catch FooR & Tyrone, Southampton’s biggest UK Garage act for free, one week after their appearance at the Isle Of Wight Festival, as they bring Re:Claim’s main schedule to a spectacular close at The Esplanade, Westquay.

Find out about the live music at Re:Claim here.

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Gaming - FREE

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From modern gaming to retro classics, racing rigs to dancing fun, there are dozens of gaming stations to be played in our free toob Gaming Marquee and on the 2 floors of gaming on the toob double-decker gamersbus as well as the chance to win prizes worth £500.

Find out about the Gaming options at Re:Claim here. 

Live Performance - FREE

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ZoieLogic Dance Theatre’s nationally acclaimed male youth dance company, FuzzyLogic, push the boundaries of male dance with a unique style by fusing high tempo, energetic contact work and exciting narrative contemporary dance. FuzzyLogic will perform a reworked version of their piece “Judged” at various times throughout the day in the Above Bar Pedestrian Precinct.

You'll also be able to see Born to Protest, part of the Hip Hop Dance theatre trilogy from Just Us Dance Theatre. Find out more about Live Performance at Re:Claim here.

Merch - FREE

Come to Westquay Level 2 near New Look for Merch where you can get creative and design your own free Re:Claim streetwear! Using our digital touch screen tech, design your very own bespoke T-shirt featuring the Re:Claim logo and designs inspired by the Festival – leaving you with something totally unique to suit your personality.

Find out more about Re:Claim Merch here.

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Organised by GO! Southampton, Re:Claim also unites local cultural partners such as Skate Southampton, Solent Showcase Gallery, SoCo Music Project, Westquay and more for an exciting collaboration of creativity and energy.  Re:Claim invites visitors and residents back into the city centre to Re:Claim the streets for themselves as we set our  sights on becoming a flagship event for the city as we bid for UK City of Culture 2025 status. For the full details head to www.reclaimsouthampton.co.uk - we will see you on the streets! 

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