Victorious Festival

Victorious Festival, the UK’s biggest metropolitan festival, is held on The Common and Castle Field in Southsea on the August Bank Holiday weekend.

The Common Stage is one of the main focal points of the festival and it plays host to incredible acts.

Other stages include The Castle Stage (alongside the historic Southsea Castle & Lighthouse, once belonging to Henry VIII), The Rhino Acoustic Stage and the Casemates Seaside Stage featuring up and coming talent from Portsmouth and the surrounding areas.

Revellers can expect an eclectic mix of live music and DJ performances, from some of the biggest names in the music industry, as well as a medley of locally sourced food markets and ale stalls, an arts and craft marketplace, a jam-packed kids arena hosting themed games, live performances and much, much more.

Ticket price includes entry to the Seafront Attractions including D- Day museum, Southsea Castle & Southsea Skate Park.

2021 Festival

27-29 August

Friday: Madness, The Kooks, Feeder, Peter Hook & The Light, Terrorvision, Lottery Winners

Saturday: The Streets, Richard Ashcroft, Rag’N’Bone Man, Craig David presents TS5, Blossoms, The Fratellis, Frank Turner, Morcheeba, Reef, The Lathums, Stereo MC’s, Black Honey, Seth Lakeman, Porridge Radio, The Holloways, Bloxx, The Mysterines, Wild Front, Rews, Lauren Hibberd, Emily Burns, Andrew Cushin, Me and The Moon.

Sunday: Royal Blood, Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Supergrass, Fontaine’s D.C., Annie Mac, Miles Kane, Ella Eyre, Melanie C, Jade Bird, Clean Bandit (DJ set), Cast, Glasvegas, The Snuts, Jaguar Skills, Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, Beans on Toast, Kawala, Lily Moore, Billie Marten, Fenne Lily, Liz Lawrence, The Clockworks, Louis Berry, Nia Wyn, Roxanne De Bastion.

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Previous Events

2019 Festival

23-29 August

Music: The Specials, James Bay, The Hives, The Rifles, Clean Bandit, The Vaccines and more.

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2018 Festival

New for 2018 is the comedy tent.

The Libertines and Kaiser Chiefs topped the bill for Friday night. Topping the Sunday bill with a UK festival exclusive was one of the most exhilarating, influential and chaotic electronic bands of the past 20 years –The Prodigy. Following six no.1 albums and jaw-dropping live performances across the world, the original masters of big beat remain one of the most successful electronic acts of all time. This live show at Victorious 2018 proved to be an unparalleled festival finale. Headlining Saturday night was singer, songwriter, musician and household name Paul Weller. Following widespread critical acclaim for his 13th studio album A Kind Revolution, the former Jam and Style Council’s frontman, crafted an unforgettable set blending new material with old favourites.

Fresh from enjoying the success of her Number 1 hit album‘The Architect’ at the end of 2017, double platinum-selling singer-songwriter, Paloma Faith was also gracing the stage on Saturday. Known for her retro-soul sound and eccentric style, Faith’s chart topping hits are as unique as they are infectious and her dynamic live show ignited the Victorious party.

Following a lengthy five-year hiatus and promising to “herald in a new era”, indie rockers Friendly Fires brought their brand of indie-dance to the stage on Sunday night with an incendiary live performance showcasing brand new tracks.

Also topping the bill on Sunday and headlining the Castle Stage was London-based electro-pop trio, Years & Years. The three-piece  delivered an energetic set fusing old hits and new material.

Other acts included Madchester veterans, Happy Monday’s, infectious art-rockers Everything Everything, rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer Example, Mercury-award winning indie rock band, Gomez, The Amazons, Embrace, Gaz Coombes, Billy Bragg, Pigeon Detectives, The Bluetones and Sleeper.