All the upcoming events at The Portland. You can use the buttons below to change view view-button or filter by category and tag.

Jan 20 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Ghosts Of Men + Rough Cut Kings + Section 8
In the Autumn of 2014, a freak musical collision forced Ghosts Of Men to become but two. This is the fallout; A truly massive guitar sound and huge groove laden drums mixed in with seductive vocals make for a musical experience that is at the same time as fresh and...

Read more

Tickets Jan 21 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Mr Clean -sounds of The Jam
Recently described as the UK’s most exciting and energetic tribute to the Woking 3, Mr Clean stand out amongst other tributes, and are now the most sought after Jam tribute band in the country because of their authentic and energetic sound and performance! All three members of Mr Clean are...

Read more

Tickets Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
*SOLD OUT* Open Deck
*This is an 18+ event, advance tickets only* The concept is very simple: bring down your records, play them on our turntable, enjoy dancing and hang out with other music lovers. There are no restrictions on genre, style, period or provenance; if you like it, we want to hear it,...

Read more

NECRO DEATHMORT + CAM DEAS + 23 HANGING TREES
People of Cambridge, we have listened and learned. We now know that what you want in bleakest January is dark electronic music that refuses to soothe in any way. We aim to deliver this to you for 2017… Necro Deathmort Britain’s most and/or least meta group drown doom riffs in...

Read more

BansheeVa, Dig and Warning Shadows - Benefit gig
STRAWBERRY FAERIES PRESENT A PSYCHEDELIC START TO 2017 Thursday 26th January at The Portland Arms, Cambridge. A Scarecrow Corner benefit gig featuring: BansheeVa Dig Warning Shadows + DJ Admission £5 on the door. The fourth in a new season of benefit gigs for Scarecrow Corner at Strawberry Fair on Saturday...

Read more

Green Mind presents HOPE AND SOCIAL (Independent Venues Week show)
Folk/Rock heroes from Leeds who take influence from the likes of Deus, The Frames and Led Zep. Their gigs are uplifting and life affirming events. Just do it. https://www.facebook.com/hopeandsocial Under 18s welcome when accompanied by an adult   Part of Independent Venue Week    
Jan 28 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
R*E*P*E*A*T Presents SUPERGLU + supports
R*E*P*E*A*T Excitedly Presents Superglu https://www.facebook.com/supergluband/ “Punk with a pop flourish. Matching askew melodies to some wry, acerbic lyrics, the whole package is shot-through with a punk energy” – Clash Magazine plus The Lost Volts 3 piece pop rock https://www.facebook.com/TheLostVolts/?fref=ts Matty and the Bullsharks “Alt Rock Punk Integrated Ska’dems” https://www.facebook.com/mattyandthebullsharks/?fref=ts Janet...

Read more

Tickets Jan 29 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Open Bike
*This is an 18+ event by advance ticket only* Open Bike is back ! thank you all for making the first event such a success, and a special mention to all band members who made the transitions so brilliantly. This time we are going to try and avoid allowing the...

Read more

City Roots Festival and Green Mind present: Steven James Adams Band
Cambridge Folk Festival presents City Roots, a series of events in February 2017 which embraces the spirit of the Festival, strengthening the link between folk and roots music and the City of Cambridge. Former singer/songwriter with Cambridge’s legendary Broken Family Band returns. In the wake of critically acclaimed solo album,...

Read more

Tickets Feb 4 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
RockSoc Night
Cambridge RockSoc and Belligerent Promotions proudly present: SERRABULHO (Portugal – Happy Death/Grind) https://www.facebook.com/serrabulhogrind/ http://serrabulho.bandcamp.com/ Formed in 2010, Portuguese legends Serrabulho have played hundreds of gigs all over Europe and supported the likes of Gutalax, Avulsed, Devourment, Toxic Holocaust and many more! They also played numerous festivals including Obscene Extreme (CZ)...

Read more

Feb 6 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Fame Lab Heat 1
Fame Lab heat 1
Feb 7 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Fame Lab Heat 2
Fame Lab heat 2
Feb 8 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
False Hearts EP launch
We are ‘False Hearts’, a rock band from Cambridge with Emma Hodgson singing, Adi Bowes playing drums, Ali Westwood playing guitar and Ady Biggs playing bass. With a love of groups such as Halestorm, Shinedown and The Pretty Reckless forming our bond, we have made a name for ourselves on...

Read more

Green Mind presents MENACE BEACH + Bruising + Grieving
Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult https://www.facebook.com/menacingbeaches “Like many of Leeds’ buzziest rock bands, Menace Beach have ties to Hookworms leader Matthew “MJ” Johnson, who produced their album at his increasingly busy Suburban Home Studios. Johnson also serves as a sometimes member of the band, but little of...

Read more

Strawberry Fair Portland Ballroom Benefit
Once upon a time … there were three wondrous acts that in the not too distant past have graced the Strawberry Fair Portland Ballroom stage. They will be performing tonight to help us raise funds for the 2017 Fair. The evening will be a magical affair that embraces the Strawberry...

Read more

Tickets Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Green Mind presents BEN WATT
https://www.facebook.com/benwattmusic Under 18s welcome with an adult BEN WATT with Rex Horan Following sell-out shows with his band in 2016, Ben Watt returns for more UK dates in early 2017, this time changing things up with a stripped-back approach. He performs a string of new shows on guitar and piano,...

Read more

Feb 14 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Mayflower Folk Club
Mayflower Folk Club presents… Acts TBA
Tickets Feb 15 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Green Mind presents THE POP GROUP
***Tickets from the November show are valid for this event*** https://www.facebook.com/ThePopGroupOfficial Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult Legendary post punk provocateurs The Pop Group will be performing their new studio album ‘Honeymoon On Mars’ on a seven date UK tour in November 2016, following its release on October...

Read more

Feb 16 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Wonky Pony presents
Wonky Pony provisional
Tickets Feb 17 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Portland Comedy Club
Our Monthly night of comedy. Headline: Tim Clark With Phil Cooper, Dan Offen, William Lee MC: Lenny Sherman
Green Mind presents The Lost Volts + Catholic Action + Special Guests
https://www.facebook.com/TheLostVolts/ https://www.facebook.com/catholicactionband THE LOST VOLTS Fast rising Cambridge pop/rock band, who’ve played all over the city, including rammed shows at Cambridge Junction. CATHOLIC ACTION Catholic Action are a product of Glasgow’s famously fertile music scene but have won fans across the UK thanks to their peerless pop masterpieces. After a...

Read more

Feb 19 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Open Deck night
Tickets Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Green Mind presents CLOCK OPERA
https://www.facebook.com/clockopera ‘ a pulsing swirl of baroque synths and shape-shifting drum patterns’ Clash Magazine ‘If the themes are familiar then at least Clock Opera imbue them with a twisty, nervous heroism instead of indie’s usual fatalist whingeing.’ Q Magazine
LAST GANG IN TOWN present TNS RECORDS TOUR
LAST GANG IN TOWN present TNS RECORDS TOUR  TNS records has been supporting and helping some of the best and hardest working bands in the UK. It’s about time another TNS tour happened, and it’s kicking off in Cambridge! THE ROUGHNECK RIOT – Warrington’s Guinness-fuelled punk-as-folk rockers the Roughneck Riot...

Read more

Tickets Feb 25 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Spitfires + Meriden Sound System
The Spitfires + Meriden Sound System The Spitfires are a Watford-based 4 piece who have released 2 albums (Response, A Thousand Times) and have extensively toured since their inception in 2012. The band have scored a national UK number 1 vinyl single with ‘So Long’ and have entered the UK Independent...

Read more

Green Mind presents PINEGROVE + Lomelda
Pinegrove https://www.facebook.com/Pinegroveband/ Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult “Pinegrove’s debut LP Cardinal recalls some of the most consistently likeable rock bands of the past 20 years in their most easygoing phases: There’s the rootsy shamble of early Wilco, the wiggly guitar solos and general guilelessness of pre-prog Built...

Read more

Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Green Mind presents THE NIGHTINGALES
www.thenightingales.org.uk www.facebook.com/thenightingalesuk http://thenightingales.bandcamp.com/ Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult Described in John Robb’s definitive book on ‘post punk’ (Death To Trad Rock) as “The misfits’ misfits” and comprising an ever fluctuating line up, based around lyricist/singer Robert Lloyd, the Nightingales enjoyed cult status in the early ’80’s as...

Read more

Tickets Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Green Mind presents TALL SHIPS
https://www.facebook.com/tallships Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult “…Essentially one huge build to a brief climactic high, it doesn’t so much as seek a beat for more than two minutes but subtly evolves in its own time into a fractured shuffle before the Sigur Ros-esque delicate guitar line is...

Read more

Tickets Mar 2 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Ryan Hamilton + support
An acoustic evening with Ryan Hamilton and friends. Featuring stories and songs from the critically acclaimed “Hell of a Day”, and the highly anticipated new album from Ryan Hamilton & The Traitors. Ryan will be joined by a few very special guests.