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.

There’s live music from outstanding acts, bustling markets, a champagne bar, real ale village, world music village plus a large children’s area.

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.

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

2017 Festival – 25-27 August

Victorious  has announced its third wave of artists on a burgeoning line-up that already features headliners Stereophonics, Madness and Elbow and many, many more.

Back with their eagerly awaited sixth studio album – Risk to Exit –Maximo Park are a welcome addition to the Victorious bill. Known for their showmanship and exhilarating live performances the Geordie rockers are guaranteed to be a festival highlight.

Special Sunday afternoon guests The Dandy Warhols are sure to bring a slice of sun-drenched psychedelic vibes with them to Portsmouth. The veteran acid-pop leviathans are best sampled live and their blissed-out sound will be the perfect entrée to the 2017 Victorious finale.

Needing no introduction whatsoever are legendary noise-rock purveyors The Jesus and Mary Chain. With an incredible career spanning more than 30 years The Jesus and Mary Chain are one of the most influential rock bands of modern times inspiring acts from My Bloody Valentine to Radiohead. Back on tour and back in form with their first studio album in nearly 20 years – critically acclaimed long-player Damage and Joy – theirs will be a performance not to be missed.

Other acts include heavy indie rock duo Band of Skulls, alt-rockers The Hunna, neo-psych four piece Temples, up and coming dance-indie crossover Bad Sounds and the feted Black Foxxes.

Festival director Andy Marsh said: “We thought it wouldn’t be possible to make the 2017 line-up any better but we’ve just smashed it! This third wave of acts combines solid, stone-cold legends with the very best of up and coming British indie rock.

“Add it to the line-up we’ve already announced with bands like Stereophonics, Elbow, The Charlatans, Franz Ferdinand and Jake Bugg not to mention the pop acts like Olly Murs and Rita Ora and Victorious has got to be the most exciting, most diverse festival programme anywhere this summer.”

Held in the spectacular seaside location of Southsea overlooking the Solent, Victorious Festival is an amazing family friendly experience with the best live acts, an enormous free kid’s arena, bustling markets, real ale, real food and an atmosphere not to be missed.

There’s also a new stage for Victorious Festival 2017 – The Butserfest Stage. Partnering up with Butserfest, a festival founded by East Hants Council in 2007 with a reputation for discovering the next big thing in alternative and rock music there will be Deaf Havana, Pulled Apart by Horses, Sikth, Young Guns & Dinosaur Pile Uo amongst others adding a whole new dimension to the line up.

On the popular World Music Village featuring artists from around the world are award winning Neneh Cherry, Macka B,  Black Slate and Des-C.

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