Victorious Festival returns to Southsea Common for 2022, with a host of the biggest names in music heading to Southsea Common, alongside great family entertainment over the summer Bank Holiday.
The 2021 event saw headliners The Streets, Royal Blood and Madness joined by a host of top acts and up-and-coming bands. Madness kicked things off with a hits-packed set on the Friday night, heralding the return of live music with singalongs including One Step Beyond and It Must Be Love. Before them, The Kooks drew an enormous crowd to see a set packed with tracks from their debut album, which turned 15 this year. Ex-Joy Division and New Order bassist Peter Hook also performed, playing nothing but huge hits from his previous bands.
Saturday saw enormous crowds gather for Craig David's TS5. The solo performance/DJ set mashup was rapturously received by the Common Stage audience, who were treated to hits not just from his own back catalogue but a host of R&B bangers from years gone by. Elsewhere, the likes of Rag 'N' Bone Man, Blossoms, Reef and the Fratellis got mass singalongs going with festivalgoers enjoying the glorious weather. The evening ended on the Common Stage with a celebratory set from The Streets, with Mike Skinner in top form, whilst on the Castle Stage, the Manic Street Preachers returned to Victorious Festival, with a setlist comprising their biggest hits, as well as tracks from album 14, The Ultra Vivid Lament.
On Sunday it was down to Annie Mac to get the party started, playing an hour-long DJ set in the mid-afternoon to set festivalgoers up for a day of celebrations. The day got more guitar-oriented as the bands went on, with Fontaines DC bringing Dublin snarl to the main stage, followed by Supergrass on their welcome return to live music, and finally a huge set from Brighton rockers Royal Blood - replete with firework finale. Over on the Castle Stage, meanwhile, bona fide legend Nile Rodgers was taking the crowd through decades of huge pop hits, with a romp through his impressive repertoire.
Tickets are on sale now for 2022, with the event taking place on 26, 27 and 28 August.
2022 will also see the return of off-site camping at Farlington Fields, where campers can avail themselves of free and regular shuttle buses heading out and back to the main festival site quickly and efficiently.
If you're travelling into Portsmouth for Victorious Festival, why not stay a little longer, explore the area and see the other great things to do along the seafront?
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Friday - 5 to 12 yrs||£8.00 per person per day|
|Friday - Adult||£40.00 per person per day|
|Friday - Under 5's||£1.00 per person per day|
|Saturday - 5 to 12 yrs||£8.00 per person per day|
|Saturday - Adult||£45.00 per person per day|
|Saturday - Under 5's||£1.00 per person per day|
|Sunday - 5 to 12 yrs||£8.00 per person per day|
|Sunday - Adult||£45.00 per person per day|
|Sunday - Under 5's||£1.00 per person per day|
|Weekend - 5 to 12 yrs||£24.00 per ticket|
|Weekend - Standard Early Bird||£125.00 per ticket|
|Weekend - Under 5s||£3.00 per ticket|
Prices correct at the time of writing. See website for latest information and availability. Ticket upgrades for VIP and car parking available during booking - additional costs apply.
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- Victorious Festival 2018 highlights