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Festival: Stereophonics & Elbow Join Madness To Headline Victorious 2017

Festival: Stereophonics & Elbow Join Madness To Headline Victorious 2017
Crowd and atmosphere at the Victorious Festival, Southsea 29 and 30 August 2015 (Simon Reed)

Main Stage Victorious Festival (Simon Reed)

Having previously revealed Madness as the headliner for the all-new Friday night Opening Party, the festival is proud to announce legends Stereophonics and Elbow as top of the bill for Saturday and Sunday.

Guy Garvey performing at the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire on 2nd December 2015 (Simon Reed)

Guy Garvey of Elbow  (Simon Reed)

Celebrating an incredible 20 year career, Welsh rockers Stereophonics are guaranteed to deliver an immense set on Saturday night packed with hits from nine studio albums along with brand new material and a dynamic live performance that has earned them a reputation as one of the best in the business.

Support comes from indie-folk troubadour Jake Bugg, power pop trio Feeder, folk rockers Frightened Rabbit, alt-rock upstarts Sundara Karma, feted grime artist and rapper Lady Leshurr and lo-fi London four piece Palace.

Headlining Sunday and providing the perfect finale to the best Victorious Festival yet are Mercury-winning Mancunian maestros Elbow. Enjoying critical acclaim for imminent new album Little Fictions, Elbow’s beautiful ballads and life-affirming indie-rock anthems will make for a sublime crescendo.

Vrowrd and Atmosphere at Victorious Festival 2016 (Simon Reed | Musical Pictures)

Castle Stage Victorious Festival 2016 (Simon Reed)

Said festival director Andy Marsh: “We are immensely proud of this year’s line up. We’ve worked really hard to secure the very best acts – band and artists we personally love. We literally have the crown jewels of the British music industry night after night and we still have so much more to announce.

“It’s going to be a legendary weekend – the best Victorious yet – we can’t wait until August, it’s going to be incredible!”

Vrowrd and Atmosphere at Victorious Festival 2016 (Simon Reed | Musical Pictures)

Kids Arena Victorious Festival 2016 (Simon Reed)

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 kids arena, bustling markets, real ale, real food and an atmosphere not to be missed.

With Friday tickets currently set at the unbeatable Early Bird price of £25 and Saturday and Sunday at £32 a day Victorious Festival continues to be one of the best value festivals in the UK.

Vrowrd and Atmosphere at Victorious Festival 2016 (Simon Reed | Musical Pictures)

The sun goes down on Victorious Festival 2016 (Simon Reed)

For tickets and details go to: www.victoriousfestival.co.uk

Crowd and atmosphere at the Victorious Festival, Southsea 29 and 30 August 2015 (Simon Reed)

Victorious Festival 2015 (Simon Reed)

 

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Simon Reed

I am a music, event and portrait photographer, shooting pictures mainly in London and on the South coast. I tend to like bands with guitars - they move about more. When I'm not photographing music, I write about it and sometimes conduct the odd interview. Also in occasional spare moments, I control air traffic and walk Zebedee and Florence, the springerdoodles.

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