It’s rather pleasant outside and whilst we’re still occasionally getting a whiff of Indian Summer, there’s no stopping the inevitable slide into rain, wind, gutters full of leaves and longer evenings. What better time then to hark back to images of three of the best days of weather and music that Summer 2017 had to offer: Victorious Festival.

Crowd and Atmosphere at Victorious Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Crowd and Atmosphere at Victorious Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Crowd and Atmosphere at Victorious Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Crowd and Atmosphere at Victorious Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Crowd and Atmosphere at Victorious Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Crowd and Atmosphere at Victorious Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Crowd and Atmosphere at Victorious Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Crowd and Atmosphere at Victorious Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Crowd and Atmosphere at Victorious Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Of course, you don’t only go to the seaside for the sun, and Southsea’s 2017 Victorious Festival had arguably its finest ever line up this year.

Sundara Karma performing at Victorious Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Sundara Karma performing at Victorious Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

The Charlatans performing at Victorious Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

The Charlatans performing at Victorious Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Echobelly performing at Victorious Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Echobelly performing at Victorious Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Brink Theory performing at Victorious Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Brink Theory performing at Victorious Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

The Hunna performing at Victorious Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

The Hunna performing at Victorious Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Pete Doherty performing at Victorious Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Pete Doherty performing at Victorious Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Feeder performing at Victorious Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Feeder performing at Victorious Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Slaves performing at Victorious Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Slaves performing at Victorious Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

KT Tunstall performing at Victorious Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

KT Tunstall performing at Victorious Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

When the sun goes down, the party continues…

Crowd and Atmosphere at Victorious Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Jake Bugg performing at Victorious Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Crowd and Atmosphere at Victorious Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Crowd and Atmosphere at Victorious Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Crowd and Atmosphere at Victorious Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Crowd and Atmosphere at Victorious Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

…and the headliners come out to play.

Madness performing at Victorious Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Madness performing at Victorious Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Friday night headliners Madness performing at Victorious Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Stereophonics performing at Victorious Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Stereophonics performing at Victorious Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Saturday night headliners Stereophonics performing at Victorious Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Elbow performing at Victorious Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Elbow performing at Victorious Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Sunday night headliners Elbow performing at Victorious Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

… and who doesn’t want to be seen in front of that sign…

Crowd and Atmosphere at Victorious Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

Crowd and Atmosphere at Victorious Festival 2017 (Simon Reed)

We can’t wait to do it all again next year. Tickets for 2018 (24, 25 and 26 August) are available now at https://www.victoriousfestival.co.uk/ but if you want a bargain, be quick. The cheapest ‘Early Bird’ tickets priced at £25 for Saturday and Sunday have already sold out.

 

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