As warm weather approaches and locals look forward to various summertime events, including Music in the City, the Echo looks back at a similar event three decades ago.

During the mid-1990s, Southampton hosted the vibrant Summer of Music Festival, a celebration that captivated crowds with a diverse array of outdoor musical performances.

It was a beloved local event that brought the city together with music across various genres.

The spectacular took place across various venues throughout the city, from the large Southampton Sports Centre to even an open-top bus!

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These pictures were snapped during the fiesta 30 years ago in 1994.

The festival was embraced by the people of the city and offered a variety of music-based experiences for attendees.