About the event

Wink, wink, nudge nudge, get ready for a right old knees up at The Blue Lagoon.

‘Downtown’ presents Knees Up! at The Blue Lagoon, Portsmouth

It’s time to go back to our roots (yeah) and celebrate the camp and the kitsch with cabaret madness bursting at the seams of our cheap sequin and chiffon finery. Bringing together the best variety of acts from Portsea Island and beyond The Shift presents ‘Knees up!’

Entertainment so light you’ll be more than happy to spread this on your toast.

We’ve lip-synced our way through London nightclubs, strutted around in heels at all the art galleries and travelled the length and breadth of country with just a suitcase.  But now we are back for our regular ‘Knees Up!’ at the lido.  Local Pompey Dinlo ‘The Fabulous Josh’ and ‘Welsh Auntie BopaRhys’ take you on a journey through their favourite cabaret acts, lamenting on lost careers on the Westend stage and the joys of the Working Men’s Clubs all to the soundtrack of Donna Summer.

It’s like Saturday night television… but on Friday! Swing by, grab a cocktail and take a seat for the most glam show in town.


This event is taking place at The Blue Lagoon, Hilsea Lido, London Road, Portsmouth, PO2 9RP

Full bar facility and Basket Meals will be available at the venue – orders and payments to be made on night.

There is free parking and nearby Hilsea Lido bus exchange