NEILSTOCK 2018, organised by The BC Experiment, will kick off on Saturday July 14 at The Victoria in Woolston at 1pm, raising money for Southampton Doing It For The Kids.

Featuring old school legendary Southampton band, Black Couch, who will share the stage with Pete Harvey’s Neko Roshi and John & Perry’s, The Flying Alexanders.

Also, joining in the mayhem, will be Steve Winch and The Inception, and an acoustic set by Southampton talent, Dan Owers.

Black Couch were a Southampton band formed in the early '90s from the ashes of REV UP!

They had a large following and loyal fanbase, performing extensive tours in the UK.

In 1996 they shot the video for their lead single, Alone Again, in the Bargate Shopping Centre, Southampton, followed by a gig to promote the release of the single.

In 2006, they were signed to EMI and wrote the Fifa English World Cup song, Savva Nuvva, and played at the finals in Germany.

After drummer Joe’s recent brush with death, they decided to put the band back together for a one off bash only, and celebrate Neilstock, a local festival which ran for three years over 20 years ago to celebrate a loyal fan, Neil Mcilveen’s, birthday.

Neilstock 2018 has been brought back to celebrate Neil Mcilveen’s 50th birthday and at the same time, raise money for Southampton Doing It For The Kids.

The venue was where The Black Couch first rehearsed and played many moons ago.

Black Couch current line-up is Rikki Valentine, Jim Gore, Stan Hailstone, Joe Bowers and Rob Mcnicoll and they will be performing many of their classic songs, including Union Jack and The Man Who Never Dies.

Check out their Facebook page for more details: