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Common Stage Arena

The Common Stage is one of the main focal points of the festival, located on Southsea common. The stage is notorious for playing host to incredible high profile acts with stellar production. Previous years have seen The Streets, Sam Fender, Rudimental, The Prodigy, Paul Weller, Stereophonics, Elbow, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds & The Flaming Lips grace the stage.

Castle Stage Arena

The Castle Stage sits adjacent to Southsea Castle – a stunning historical landmark belonging to Henry VIII, built in 1544! An incredible arena, perfect for watching your favourite artists.
Along with the iconic ‘Victorious letters’ create a superb backdrop and a great opportunity for a festival selfie.

Beats and Swing Arena

The Beats and Swing team bring the very best of hip hop, swing and something in between to their arena in the centre of the festival site. With awesome headliners, mass swing dance sessions, hula shaking and more!

Acoustic Stage Arena

Sponsored by Rhino AV

Pull up a hay bale, sit back and enjoy the chilled out atmosphere of this intimate stage; a great opportunity to see some hugely popular artists up close and personal.

Henry's House at Southsea Castle

The stunning Southsea Castle and lighthouse, once belonging to Henry VIII make for a truly unique festival experience! Climb the ramparts and enjoy the views of the Solent with a glass of bubbly while listening to an amazing lineup of DJs.


This year comedy is bigger than ever at Victorious! The brand new Big Top Comedy & Cabaret tent will have you cracking up all afternoon with performances from Omid Djalili, Jason Manford, Dara O’Briain and many more.  Last year saw performances from Katherine Ryan, Joel Dommett, Russell Kane, Milton Jones and more!

When the laughs are over, stick around and dance to big hits from your favourite tribute bands.

Market Way

Market way is the perfect pathway between the Common and Castle Stage. Lined with quirky market stalls there is plenty to look at as you wonder through. From thrift stores, handmade goods, arts, crafts, seriously good food & roaming entertainment it’s full of hussle and bussle.

Southsea Skatepark

With mini wheelers kids sessions in the mornings and roller discos and BMX demos come the afternoon, Southsea Skatepark is an awesome place to hang out at the festival

England Women's Beach Soccer

This year we’re incredibly proud to be sponsoring the England Women’s Beach Soccer Team! The medal-winning team, many of who are from the local area and train in Portsmouth will be hosting beach soccer taster sessions, penalty shoot-outs and more for kids throughout the festival.

Be sure to stop by the sand courts opposite the D-Day Museum for a kickabout!

Food Court

The Food Court located by the bustling Acoustic Stage is the perfect place to sample something delicious. You’ll be spoilt for choice!

Street Food Way

Feeling peckish? Venture to Street Food Way in between the Common Stage Arena and World Music Village. With loads of incredible food from all over you’ll struggle to choose!

Victorious Letters

The Iconic Victorious letters situated in the Castle Stage Arena makes the perfect festival selfie spot. You may even catch a glimpse of Batala Portsmouth’s drumming parade too!

Literacy Live!

This vibrant area of “calm and culture” will be overflowing with bookish events and talks throughout the day! For readers young and old!

Piano Tree

Sponsored by Portsmouth Music Academy

As you wander through the Fringe Fields keep your eyes and ears peeled for the Piano Tree! Created by the amazing team at PMA (Portsmouth Music Academy)

Stop by and have a tinker on the keys in between performances from piano maestros, ukulele choirs, and more.

All hand-painted by students at PMA, the piano tree is a sight not to be missed!

Neighbourhood Eats

Neighbourhood Eats is an area dedicated to talented local traders and situated alongside Street Food Way. Here you’ll find the best festival food Southsea & Portsmouth has to offer!

Exclusively available for local, independent food eateries for a subsidised rate, to help local businesses make the most of the festival trading opportunity on their doorstep.

Seaside Stage Arena

Back soon!

Due to major improvement works in the area for the Southsea Coastal Scheme, the Seaside Stage Arena won’t be open as part of Victorious Festival 2022.

You’ll still be able to find the awesome Casemates Stage located a little further into the site along Market Way and with over 13 stages including bigger and better comedy you won’t miss a thing! Plus other areas of the Seafront are still open if you want to visit the Seaside during your visit to Southsea.

We can’t wait to bring back this area soon, bigger and better than before!