PORTSMOUTH’S PREMIER MUSIC FESTIVAL RETURNS
It has been a long year…and with renewed optimism in a summer and autumn that sees a new normal, it is exciting to hear Victorious Festival‘s initial lineup for their much-anticipated return after 2020 didn’t happen, for obvious reasons.
Victorious Festival will be happening over the 27th – 29th long August bank holiday weekend. Know as the UK’s biggest metropolitan festival, Victorious will return to Southsea seafront this summer with a phenomenal initial lineup including Madness, The Streets, Royal Blood, and much more!
Kicking off the weekend on Friday night, headliners Madness are guaranteed to bring the party to Portsmouth with a set packed full of crowd-pleasing hits from Our House to Baggy Trousers. Moving on to Saturday sees The Streets headlining, who changed the UK rap scene forever in 2002 with debut album Original Pirate Material and have continued to carve out a place in the nation’s hearts with anthems like Has It Come to This? and Dry Your Eyes. Brighton power duo Royal Blood also debut as headliners closing out the 9th edition of the Victorious Festival with their high-energy brand of alt-rock on the Sunday night.
Backing up the heavyweight headliners is a line-up brimming with a host of incredible artists ensuring a memorable weekend for music fans. Legendary singer-songwriter Richard Ashcroft will deliver an unmissable set on Saturday at Victorious. Ashcroft began his career as the frontman of iconic Britpop band The Verve whose 1997 album Urban Hymns remains one of the UK’s best-selling albums of all time.
…Know as the UK’s biggest metropolitan festival, Victorious will return to Southsea seafront this summer with a phenomenal initial lineup…
…Supergrass are set to take to the stage on Sunday…
Across the weekend the bill is loaded with unmissable performances from The Kooks, The Fratellis, Cast and Feeder ensuring indie fanatics get their fix. 90’s popstars Craig David and Melanie C will both be live at the festival and are sure to be a huge family hit with sing-along hits like Never Be The Same Again, Too Much, Fill Me In and 7 Days in the mix. Supergrass are set to take to the stage on Sunday. The band’s debut album, I Should Coco, was Parlophone Records’ best-selling debut album since The Beatles’ Please Please Me while their smash hit single Alright saw them achieve international success. Having recently reformed for a string of shows in 2020, Victorious presents a rare opportunity to watch this remarkable Britpop band live. Feted Dublin punks Fontaines DC also join the line-up. With NME dubbing their latest album, A Heroes Death, ‘a five-star instant classic’ it’s a set to catch.
Speaking about this year’s festival Andy Marsh, festival director, said: ‘‘This year’s line-up is my personal favourite. It feels like we have achieved an exciting combination of headliners, rising artists, and the return of some family favourites too. We believe there really is something for everyone to enjoy this Summer and we can’t wait to welcome you all!’’
Early bird tickets for Victorious Festival are on sale now, currently from just £30 per day (fees apply):