Tag: Victorious Festival

Live: Victorious Festival 2016

Victorious refuses to stop growing. Every year causing a massive shutdown of the city, as the festival performances expand to dominate every square inch that southern Portsmouth has to spare. One can’t begin to imagine what pressure is on the musicians, to be the centre of a city’s attention. The sheer size of the crowd seeking that energy even seems to perplex a traditionally blunt Bob Geldof of Eighties new wavers The Boomtown Rats – “what the f— are you all doing up so early on a Saturday afternoon?”. It is just as well that the eccentric performance full of skipping about the stage...

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Festival: Victorious Festival 2016

 The festival for music lovers a stone’s throw from the sea, second wave (get it) of acts announced.  Victorious Festival is delighted to announce their second wave of acts appearing over the August Bank Holiday weekend. Pioneers of melodic indie, Scottish band, Travis make a fantastic addition to the weekend. Awarded Best Band at the BRIT Awards twice and having headlined Glastonbury after the release of their second album ‘The Man Who’ we’re thrilled to welcome them to the festival. The critically acclaimed Editors also join us on the Saturday, adding their own brand of dark indie rock to...

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Live Review: Victorious Festival @ Southsea Seafront.

Southsea’s Victorious Festival is now in it’s fourth year and has seen nigh on exponential growth in that time. The site certainly is vast. Although the festival has no less than 10 performance spaces of varying size and scope – much of it showcasing local talent – my attention was focused on the two principle Castle and Common stages. With a few clashes and a not inconsiderable transit time between them, getting the best out of Victorious does take a little planning. It rained practically all day on Saturday and Castle stage afternoon acts such as Birmingham band Jaws and...

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