SOUTHAMPTON'S biggest free music festival is back.

Music in the City is set to return to the streets of Southampton for its 13th annual outing this weekend after the pandemic forced it online in 2020.

The pop up festival bringing live music to a variety of weird and wonderful venues around Southampton takes place on Saturday October 2 and Sunday October 3.

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It celebrates the array of musical talent from the region and will see more than 1,000 artists from over 150 acts perform in 22 venues.

On Saturday, Southampton will come alive with the sounds of free live music from all genres in spots which will this year include the newly pedestrianised Carlton Place.

Expect everything from rock to classical, jazz to punk and folk to blues, in some of the city's best settings, including God's House Tower, an incredible 700-year-old building which has under gone a £3.1 million refurbishment project, Holy Rood Church from around the same era and some of the city's historic wine vaults, as well as a number of outdoor stages.

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Madison Heights, The Flying Alexanders, Lottie J, Taylor Made, Nick Tann, Ken Wood and The Mixers and the Southampton University Brass Band are among the acts from a diverse list of local talent to perform.

The following day, enjoy a Sunday lunchtime concert at The 1865 featuring a Southampton All Stars lineup. Enjoy the sounds of city artists who have played and recorded with some of the biggest names in popular music including George Michael, Tom Petty and Diana Ross.

Southampton City Art Gallery will also see City of Southampton Orchestra and Flautissimo perform on the Sunday.