Get ready for an unforgettable experience where the maritime port meets the exhilarating atmosphere of a music festival as The Shipyard, delivered by GAC Pindar, returns to the Southampton International Boat Show; and this year it promises to be bigger and better than before!

At the heart of the action, The Shipyard is the epicentre of entertainment and a must-visit destination as part of your show experience. Here, the vibrant festival atmosphere merges seamlessly with the maritime spirit, creating an exhilarating backdrop for an array of live music performances, delectable street food and captivating entertainment.

This year, they’re taking the festivities up a notch as the show launches its all-new late-night Saturdays at The Shipyard, delivered by GAC Pindar. The party continues under the stars until 9 pm, allowing every moment at the show to be filled with joy and music. Gear up for a show-stopping opening party as the legendary Chris Moyles takes over the decks on Saturday, September 14. Starting at approximately 7 pm, prepare for a “90s Hangover” party that will have you dancing the night away to the biggest hits of the decade. Chris Moyles, a national treasure, and master DJ, promises a night of nostalgic beats that will leave you longing for more.

While headlining the show’s closing party on Saturday 22 September, will be the incredible Symphonic Ibiza. Prepare for a night of electric energy as Ibiza’s finest dance anthems meet the thrilling harmonies of a live orchestra. It’s not just a concert; it’s a high-octane dance extravaganza that will keep your spirits soaring!

Throughout the week the Shipyard stage will host a diverse line-up including the multi-genre sensation Chris Arnold, a special Beatles Dub Club DJ set that reimagines The Fab Four and the iconic sounds of ABBA performed by the acclaimed tribute band, Mamma Mania.

Look out for details of the full line-up and performance dates and times on the Southampton International Boat Show website.

And there’s more! Alongside all this amazing music, The Shipyard will also bring you the action live from the America’s Cup, with special guests direct from Barcelona, alongside live UK and international sport, including football, cricket and F1, on the Shipyard’s big screens.

Fuel up with an array of mouth-watering street food from renowned vendors like, Chicken and Blues, The Mac Shack, Seawise, The Duck Shed and Heard Burger to name just a few.

So don’t miss the chance to be part of this extraordinary fusion of music, food and maritime culture. Whether you’re a visitor or an exhibitor, start and end your boat show experience with the sensational opening and closing parties – perfect for letting your hair down and soaking in the festive vibes.

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Tickets for the Boat Show can be purchased online at

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The show is open from 10am – 6pm daily except on the final Sunday when the show will close at 5pm.  The Shipyard will remain open until 9pm on both Saturday 14 and Saturday 21 September.