Live Entertainment

Immerse yourself in an action-packed line-up of live entertainment…

There’s plenty to see and do at this year’s show! Visit the Bottle Boat Stage and Bar for live music, sea shanties, and live pirate fighting or  support your team and watch the Rugby World Cup on one of our big screens at Shipyard. Don’t forget to look to the sky for a showcase like no other!

What to look out for


Bringing the festival vibe to the show is the brand-new Shipyard food court and music stage

Bottle Boat Stage & Bar

Situated deep within Mayflower Park, hosting live music and a bar, this unique craft will be sure to catch your eye! It’s story is even more intriguing when you discover that this real-life bottle boat has once sailed across the Atlantic!

On The Water Stage

Expect to be wowed and impressed! With high-octane stunt demos, our world class team of extreme sports professionals is set – yet again – to amaze and entertain the whole family in an adrenaline-packed shows.
Watch as these powerful craft head out to compete in the final race of the 2023 season.
Be ready to look skywards, as we see the welcome return of the Red Arrows, Spitfire and Hurricane.

Rugby World Cup

If you’re a fan of rugby and boating, then we’ve got a fantastic opportunity for you to combine your two passions!

The Foredeck Stage

Industry news and analysis, interviews with boating superstars, debut product demonstrations and Q&A with manufacturers. The Foredeck stage is host to it all and jam-packed with features.

What to look out for

New to the Southampton International Boat Show and not quite sure where to start? We’ve created useful pages to provide you all the information you could possibly need to plan your trip and make the most of your day with us.