Last year’s Victorious was a certainly a festival of two halves with hot sunshine on the Saturday, followed by torrential rain on the Sunday. But if you were one of the committed music lovers that sloshed your way down to the Common in your wellies you would have encountered a great community spirit of people determined to enjoy themselves – despite the weather. Fortunately, the storm blew over in time for the closing acts on Sunday evening, including the amazing Prodigy and sadly one of the final performances of their lead singer Keith Flint, who died earlier this year.
Unlike Glastonbury and Reading which almost makes a virtue of festival goers being caked in mud, Victorious, until last year, has always been lucky with the weather and according to newspaper reports, August 2019 is going to be hot, hot, hot – ‘A Churning vortex brings 86°F (30°C)’.
When you consider that over 120,000 people attended the festival last year, adding over £9 million to Portsmouth’s economy you can understand why Victorious has started billing itself as The UK’s biggest metropolitan music festival. Given its position a few metres from the sea, another description might be ‘The UK’s most stunning location for a music festival’
It all adds up to a great festival which can attract some heavy weight headliners – The Specials, Two Door Cinema Club, Rudimental, New Order, Bloc Party performing Silent Alarm as well as family favourites and up-and-coming artists – Clean Bandit and Lewis Capaldi. It’s also an opportunity to check out less well known acts and talented local performers that can be seen on the festival’s 13 stages, along with the return of the Comedy Tent, the Kids Arena, not forgetting the bustling markets and street food offerings.
Victorious Festival (23rd-25th August) – Adult tickets available from £40.00 – one of the best value festivals in the UK.
For more information and to purchase tickets please visit www.victoriousfestival.co.uk