Portsmouth’s Victorious Festival is set to return for the fifth year running. The music festival, which takes place along Southsea’s seafront, is boasting it’s biggest line up yet, with acts including Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Mark Ronson and Annie Mac.
The festival last year drew a 100,000 strong crowd over the two days to see the likes of Basement Jaxx, Johnny Marr and Ray Davies of The Kinks as well as an array of local talents. Taking place over the August bank holiday (27th and 28th August) it faces competition in the form of Reading Festival, Creamfields and South West 4.
Andy Marsh, the festival’s director said ‘It has seen an amazing growth thanks to good value for money and trying to offer a great two days out for all the family and music lovers’.
A huge part of the festival is showcasing Portsmouth’s local talents such as Jerry Williams and Kassassin Street ‘We always find time for the local acts, hopefully one or two will breakthrough at some point and we love to give the opportunity to play on a large stage’.
The festival began in 2012 with rather humble beginnings, set in Portsmouth’s historic dockyard with only a handful of acts and a venue about a quarter of the size of this year’s event.
‘[We’re expecting] close to 60,000 a day
‘We are always planning ahead but the plan will always be to grow organically and keep things as fresh as we can’.