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To enter, buy an early bird ticket by midnight on the 30th September 2021 & be in with a chance to win one of these […]

Early Bird tickets for 2022 on sale now!

Early bird tickets are now available for Victorious 2022! Why not think about locking in low-price early birds now, and […]

Thank you!

We’d like to thank every single festival-goer who came and supported the Victorious Festival this weekend. Celebrating with friends and […]

The Strongbow Archer is back!

We’re super excited to welcome back The Strongbow Yard and Refreshing the Nation to Victorious 2021! The Strongbow Yard DJs […]


We’re excited to announce that Manic Street Preachers will be headlining the Castle Stage on the Saturday! Catch them perform […]


You will need to submit details for NHS Test and Trace to release your e-tickets. We can’t wait to get […]


Following extensive discussions about the measures we have put in place to reduce risk for visitors, artists, and workers at […]

Covid Update

Covid-19 Info and Entry Requirement Update

The health and safety of our festival family is of the utmost importance to us so we’ve been working super […]

World Music Village is back!

We’re thrilled to that the World Music Village will be back again for 20201 with another corking line up of […]


Live performances from Andy & The Odd Socks and Maddie Moate plus loads of fun activities from Jedi Training to […]

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Even more artists added to 2021 line up!

We’re excited to announced a new round of incredible line-up additions including Nile Rodgers and Chic, Annie Mac, Ella Eyre […]

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Good news for Victorious 2021

Victorious 2021! Following the government’s roadmap announcement, it looks like we’re in for a great British summer! Planning for Victorious […]

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Payment Plan option now available!

We’re very excited to announce Payment Plan Tickets as an alternative way for festival-goers to secure their ticket to Victorious […]

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We Miss You!

We hope you have spotted our ‘We Miss You’ sign on Castle Field this week! We wanted to let you […]

Important Announcement

Firstly, we’d like to say a huge thank you for your patience and support while we’ve been navigating our way […]

Event Update – We hope to see you in sunny Southsea in August

We want to keep everyone updated about our current plans for Victorious Festival 2020. Want to stay up to date […]

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Manic Street Preachers join 2020 line up!

We’re thrilled to announce the Manic Street Preachers will be joining the line up for Victorious 2020! Saturday is proving […]

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Big Line Up News!

We’re thrilled to announce another huge wave of acts to the Victorious 202o line-up! Headlining Saturday and needing no introduction […]

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Hop on a Big Green Coach! New Pick-up destinations!

We’re delighted to be working with Big Green Coach as our Official Coach Travel Partner to Victorious 2020. They will […]

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Christmas Giveaway!

Buy your Friday or weekend tickets before midnight this Saturday (21st December 2019) and you’ll be entered into a prize […]

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Line Up Announcement – Release #1

We’re thrilled to unveil some of the incredible acts joining Victorious Festival 2020 for the Friday just in time for […]

2020 Early Birds on sale now! From £25!

Victorious will be back next year on the 28/29/30th August for another amazing weekend of entertainment. Early bird tickets are […]

Lost Property

We’ve partnered with NotLost who will return your lost items via post or free collection! Just fill out the form […]

Thank you and see you next year!

And that’s a wrap. We cannot believe how incredible this weekend has been! From the stunning Southsea sunshine to all […]

It’s hot! Stay safe in the sun!

The weather forecast for this weekend is looking fabulous! While we want everyone to enjoy sunny Southsea this weekend, it’s […]

Travelling to Victorious

PLANNING YOUR JOURNEY Walk or use public transport: Plan your journey ahead of time and walk or cycle if you’re […]

Stage Times Released

With under a month to go until Victorious 2019 now is the time to start planning! Check out the stage […]

Less than 40 days to go!

Time flies when you’re having fun! We can’t believe it’s less than 40 days to go until Victorious 2019!!!  

Comedy Tent returns to Victorious 2019!

We’re excited to announce the return of the comedy tent to Victorious 2019 hosted by the hilarious PM Promotions! See laugh out […]

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World Music Line Up Revealed

We’re thrilled to announce the line-up for the World Music Village! Curated by the charity Arms Around The Child, world […]

Literacy Live

Literacy Live returns!

We’re excited to welcome back Literacy Live for the second year running. Curated by the team at Bookollective this “Oasis […]


Over 120 Acts just added!

A combination of over 120 new, unsigned, self-releasing and local artists are set to perform to huge audiences across the […]


Mr Bloom, Peppa Pig & The Octonauts join Victorious 2019

We’re excited to announce that our huge, completely free Kids Arena will feature CBeebies star Mr Bloom, the legendary, larger-than-life […]

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Beats and Swing are back!

Great News! Beats and Swing are back for Victorious 2019! With incredible artists like Dub Pistols, Slipmatt & MC Chalkie […]

Band of Skulls return for Victorious 2019!

We are thrilled to announce the return of Band of Skulls at Victorious! The Southampton rockers performed an incredible sun-soaked set […]

Even more Acts added to the bill!

We are thrilled to be adding even more artists to an already brimming line up! Joining the Sunday bill is […]

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Travel in style with Big Green Coach

The wonderful Big Green Coach are our official Coach Partners for Victorious Festival 2019! They will be running both Weekend […]

New Order headline Sunday!

We’re excited to announce New Order as the fourth and final headliner at this years’ festival! Rising from the ashes of […]

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We’re growing!

Due to popular demand, we’re growing our Friday festival site! Due to the popularity of our recent lineup announcement, we’re thrilled to be expanding the […]

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2nd wave of acts released!

Our 2nd wave of acts has just landed!!! Headlining the Saturday is multi award-winning four-piece Rudimental! Following their hugely successful […]

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Grand Total For Charities Raised Now Over £182,000!

We are proud to be a part of Portsmouth and love being able to make a contribution to awesome local […]

1st wave of acts released!

We are thrilled to announce our first round of acts, giving you a taste of what’s to come at Victorious 2019!  Friday […]

We’ve been awarded Silver for being accessible to deaf & disabled music fans!

We’re proud to announce we’ve been awarded Silver on Attitude is Everything Charter of Best Practice for our commitment to being accessible […]

Black Friday Prize Draw!

Buy your ticket online today by midnight tonight for a chance to win one of these awesome prizes! You could […]

Early Birds are ending…

That’s right folks, Tier 1 Early Birds end on Sunday 23rd December These incredible value tickets are Perfect for Christmas […]

Fireworks at Gunwharf Tonight!

The nights may be darker but that doesn’t stop the people of Portsmouth from enjoying a night of fireworks. Tonight […]

We’ve made the shortlist!

We’re so excited to be “in the running” for two UK Festival Awards! We’ve made the shortlist for both Best Family Festival […]


We are thrilled to announce we have been entered into the following categories in the UK Festival Awards! Best Major […]

Victorious to be major sponsor of Portsmouth Guildhall’s new studio space

We are delighted to announce that Victorious will be supporting the development of the new Guildhall Studio space! In a […]

Thank you! Early Bird Tickets for 2019 on sale now!

THANK YOU We’d like to thank every single festival-goer who came and supported Victorious 2018 this weekend from the bottom […]

Victorious Festival Day 3!

We can’t wait for day 3 of Victorious 2018!!!? There is some wind and rain in the forecast so please […]

Remaining Tickets

Remaining tickets for the weekend are still available online here. Tickets will also be available from the box office located […]

Keeping our festival family safe

Victorious Festival has always been and always will be a family friendly festival. We pride ourselves on keeping our festival […]

Cast of The Jungle perform ‘Sounds of Refuge’ at Victorious 2018!

 We’re thrilled to have the debut performance of ‘Sounds of Refuge’ performed live on the World Music Stage sponsored by […]

Line up times out now!

Hooray! Our line up times are out now! Just head to the nav bar at the top of the page […]

Win a Family VIP Ticket to Victorious Festival 2019!

WIN A Family VIP Ticket to Victorious Festival 2019! You and your family could be joining us at Victorious Festival […]

The Strongbow Yard is back!

We’re excited to announce that Johnny Vaughan and Gordon Smart will be back broadcasting their Radio X show LIVE from the Strongbow Yard across the festival weekend! We […]

BIMM confirmed as sponsors at this year’s Victorious Festival, with a line-up that includes DIY Magazine favourites FUR and other genre-transcending bands

BIMM confirmed as sponsors at this year’s Victorious Festival, with a line-up that includes DIY Magazine favourites FUR and other […]

HSDC to sponsor Victorious Festival

Havant & South Downs College (HSDC) are excited to announce they will once again be sponsoring Victorious Festival, taking place in […]

29 Best European Music Festivals!

Flightnetwork crowned us one of the 29 best European music festivals! Awesome! You can discover the other 28 here!

New Friday Opening Hours!

Due to popular demand, we are excited to open the Friday of Victorious at the earlier time of 1pm! This […]

Literacy Live! New for 2018!

We’re excited to announce Literacy Live for Victorious 2018!  A brand new addition to the festival’s arts and culture programme and brought to […]

Welcome back Portsmouth College!

Victorious Festival is once again, thrilled to have Portsmouth College on board this year with student participation at the forefront of our […]

World Music Village Back for 2018!

We’re thrilled to announce the World Music Village lineup for 2018! Curated by global charity Arms Around the Child, the World […]

Comedy comes to Victorious!

We’re thrilled to announce that we’re introducing comedy to Victorious 2018! The brand new comedy tent will feature a fantastic […]

Andy & The Odd Socks, Cook & Line, Paddington™ and more join The Kids Arena line up!

We are utterly thrilled to announce our Kids Arena lineup for Victorious 2018! The Kids Arena stage will boast headline performances from Andy […]

Highbury College on board for Victorious Festival 2018

We’re proud to announce Highbury College will be sponsoring Victorious Festival once again this year. Over the weekend, staff and […]

over 130 acts just added!

We’re excited to announce over 130 up and coming, unsigned & self-releasing artists have been added to the Victorious bill! […]

The Beats & Swing Tent is back!

Great news! The Beats and Swing Tent is back for 2018 with an exciting new location in the Common Stage […]

Brian Wilson, Sleaford Mods, The Cribs & More just added!

We’re thrilled to announce that the legendary Brian Wilson will be joining us at Victorious Festival 2018 along with The […]

Travel to Victorious with Big Green Coach from just £23 return!

We are very proud to be working with Big Green Coach again as our Official and Exclusive Coach Travel partner […]


Since announcing The Prodigy and Paul Weller as our 2018 headliners we’ve had an unbelievable amount of support – Thank […]

The Prodigy and Paul Weller headline Victorious!

We are thrilled to announce huge Saturday and Sunday headliners, electronic pioneers The Prodigy (Sunday) and rock legend Paul Weller (Saturday)! Saturday support comes from double platinum-selling, singer-songwriter Paloma Faith, Madchester […]

Trader & Caterer applications open for 2018!

Now is the time to apply to be a catering trader or market trader at Victorious Festival 2018! Click here […]

Campervan & Caravan pitches now available at the offsite campsite!

Hooray! Campervan & Caravan pitches are now available at Farlington Fields offsite campsite! With a FREE camp & ride shuttle […]

Apply to perform at Victorious 2018!

The band and performer application process for Victorious Festival 2018 is now open! We get a lot of amazing submissions […]

The Libertines, Kaiser Chiefs, Shed Seven & Lightning Seeds announced for Friday Night 2018!

We’re thrilled to announce our Friday night line-up! The Libertines, Kaiser Chiefs, Shed Seven and Lightning Seeds!! Twenty years since formation The Libertines are […]

Friday Night Super Early Bird Tickets sold out!

That’s right folks! Our Friday Night Super Early Bird Tickets have now sold out! But fear not – The next […]

Awesome News! ‘Best Smart Marketing’ Nomination by AIF!

Awesome news just in! We’re thrilled to announce we’ve also been nominated for ‘Best Smart Marketing’ by The Association of […]

Offsite Camping is Now On Sale!

Exciting news! Offsite Camping is now on sale! Whether you’re visiting the festival from near or far, Farlington Fields campsite […]

Nominated for Best Major, Best Family & Best Metropolitan Festival in the UK Festival Awards

Exciting news! We’re thrilled to announce we’ve been nominated for not one…but three UK Festival Awards . Hooray! Best Major Festival Best […]

The official Victorious Video for 2017 has just landed!

We’re thrilled to release the official Victorious Festival video for 2017! Created by our awesome media partners Strong Island Media […]

Sunday Highlights!

The heatwave continued for the final day of Victorious 2017. Thousands of festival-goers enjoyed all day sunshine while they watched […]

Saturdays Highlights!

The sun continued to shine on Southsea for day 2 of Victorious Festival 2017! The Stereophonics blew the crowd away […]

Fridays Highlights!

Friday saw Madness, The Charlatans, Sundara Karma, Craig Charles Funk and Show Club and loads more take to the Victorious […]

Due to unexpected circumstances, The Jesus and Mary Chain will no longer be able to perform at this year’s Victorious.

Due to unexpected circumstances, The Jesus and Mary Chain will no longer be able to perform at this year’s Victorious. […]

The NEW Havant & South Downs College sponsor Victorious!

We’re excited to announce the NEW Havant & South Downs College as sponsors of Victorious festival. Havant Sixth Form College and South […]

Friday now open from 4pm plus more added!

We are thrilled to announce that due to the popularity of our brand new Friday Night we are now opening the gates […]

Become a scientist for the weekend with The University of Portsmouth!

Last year, the University of Portsmouth went palaeo at Victorious with an installation of laser cut acrylic dinosaurs designed by […]

We chat to British Sea Power’s Martin Noble about 15 year’s in music, crowd funding & marine biology

Last week we got the chance to chat to Martin Noble, guitarist in one of our favourite bands – British Sea […]

We’re using pedal power with Dirt 2 Road!

We’ve teamed up with the amazing team at Dirt 2 Road Limited to try and lessen our impact on the environment this […]

The Academy of Contemporary Music sponsors Victorious Festival!

Victorious are pleased to announce that The Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) will be sponsoring Victorious Festival for another year. […]

Kids Arena Line Up Announced feat. Mr Bloom, Peppa Pig & Paw Patrol!

We are thrilled to announce the Kids Arena line up for Victorious 2017! The Kids Arena stage will boast headline […]

New Butserfest Stage added to Victorious!

Deaf Havana, Pulled Apart By Horses, Sikth, Young Guns, Dinosaur Pile Up, SHVPES, Hacktivist and Fort Hope all join the […]

The World Music Village is back!

We are thrilled to announce the return of our popular World Music Village including the incomparable award winning Neneh Cherry?, […]

Over 150 artists added to the bill!

We’re excited to add another wave of artists to their already brimming line up! The recent additions are packed full of […]

Shy FX, Turin Brakes, Benjamin Francis Leftwich and more added to the bill!

We’re thrilled to announce even more acts ahead of the festival this August! Drum and bass pioneer Shy FX and […]

Maximo Park, The Dandy Warhols, Band of Skulls, & more join the line up!

We’re thrilled to announce Maximo Park, The Dandy Warhols, Band of Skulls, The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Hunna, Temples, Bad […]

Olly Murs, Rita Ora, Frank Turner & more added to the line up!

We are thrilled to announce our second wave of acts with pop idols and indie legends joining an already brimming […]

Become a trader or caterer at Victorious Festival 2017!

Applications are now open to become a trader or caterer at Victorious Festival 2017! Just click here to download the information […]

Beats and Swing are back!

Wow! Great news folks! Beats and Swing are back for 2017! The Beats and Swing lineup is brimming with even […]

Elbow’s new album ‘Little Fictions’ reaches UK Number 1

A huge congratulations to our Sunday Headliners Elbow on their second Number 1 album ‘Little Fictions’! Having just topped the UK […]

Stereophonics, Elbow, Jake Bugg & more just announced!

We are thrilled to announce legends Stereophonics and Elbow as our headliners for Saturday and Sunday at Victorious Festival 2017! […]

New for 2017! Portsdown Hill Offsite Camping

Roll up your canvas, pack your backpack and dig out your camping gear – this year there will be offsite […]

Madness confirmed for Friday Night Opening Party!

We’re thrilled to announce Madness will be headlining the brand new Friday Night Opening Party at Victorious Festival 2017! With […]

£25 a day Early Birds end 18th December!

£25 a day Tier 1 Early Birds come to an end on Sunday the 18th December. Buy early and secure […]

Shortlisted in the UK Festival Awards!

Wow! We are thrilled to announce that thanks to your support we have been shortlisted for ‘Best Major Festival’ at […]

We won an award!

We’d like to say thanks to Creative Network South for the ‘Most Creative Business’ award! The ‘Most Creative Business Award’ was […]

Official Victorious Festival 2016 Video!

We’re thrilled to reveal our 2016 video! Created by the awesome team at Strong Island Media to the soundtrack of […]

Day Two Highlights!

The weekend saw huge crowds enjoying an action packed August bank holiday weekend with over 10 stages filled with artists […]

Tips for heading home – Free Festival bus and more!

If you are exiting the site from The Common Stage head to Gate A (Clarence Pier) If you are exiting […]

Day one – Highlights!

Summer officially arrived in Portsmouth as the sun shone on hundreds of thousands of festival go-ers as they streamed down to […]

Remaining Tickets on sale at the gate and online!

Remaining tickets are on sale online or at Gate C only! This gate is located near Avenue De Caen.  Get […]

Line up times out now!

We’re thrilled to announce that this year’s line up times are now available on our website! With more stages than […]

BJH Windows & Conservatories sponsor this year’s festival!

Victorious Festival is delighted to have BJH Windows & Conservatories sponsor this year’s festival. Based in Farlington, Portsmouth, this family […]

Check out the Victorious Festival Map!

News just in….the Victorious Festival Map is here! Get familiar with the site layout and all the amazing areas at […]

We chat to Rowan Bastable, lead singer of Kassassin Street!

We’re thrilled to have Portsmouth’s very own Kassassin Street perform at Victorious 2016! We were lucky enough to catch up […]

Canvas Coffee team up with ilovedust to create some seriously cool Noel cups!

The incredible team at Canvas Coffee Shop have teamed up with design crüe Ilovedust to create these amazing Noel Gallagher […]

Southdowns College return to Victorious Festival!

We are delighted to announce Southdowns College will return once again to Victorious Festival! They will be bringing tons of talented up-and-coming artists from […]

E-Lec Solutions light up Victorious

You can’t have a festival without light! We proud to announce E-lec Solutions will be back powering up some of […]

The University of Portsmouth announce strategic partnership with Victorious

We’re thrilled to announce that Victorious Festival has developed an exciting strategic partnership with The University of Portsmouth. This partnership will […]

Portsmouth College at Victorious Festival

Portsmouth College is delighted to be partnering with Victorious Festival for the second year in a row! We can’t wait […]

Verisona Law Partner Victorious!

The legal team at Portsmouth’s leading law firm is set to take a break from the office this summer as Verisona […]

Return coach travel from just £23 with National Express!

This year we’re thrilled to announce National Express as our official coach partner for Victorious Festival 2016! With returns from […]

Even more acts for 2016! Tones of up and coming, unsigned and new artists across multiple stages!

Victorious Festival is excited to announce even more acts for 2016! Tones of talented up and coming, unsigned and new […]

New for this year! World Music Village with Neneh Cherry!

Brand new for 2016….Introducing the World Music Village presented by Arms Around the Child!   Prepare to be transported across […]

Kids Arena Announced!

We’re thrilled to announce the full line up of fun for our Kids Arena where all activities and attractions are […]

Annie Mac, Public Service Broadcasting & Wretch 32 join Victorious 2016!

We’re excited to announce even more incredible acts for Victorious 2016! Annie Mac | PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING | Wretch 32 […]

New for this year! Happy’s Circus!

Brand new for this year…Introducing Happy’s Circus! By day be mesmerised by the traditional circus shows featuring Acrobats, Aerialists, speciality […]

Beats & Swing Tent back for 2016!

We’re thrilled to announce that the Beats & Swing Tent is back for 2016! With incredible acts & DJs Jenova Collective, […]

2nd Wave of acts announced! Travis, Editors, The Boomtown Rats and more!

We are delighted to announce our second wave of acts appearing over the August Bank Holiday weekend. Pioneers of melodic […]

Contributions to the community!

Victorious Festival has already raised thousands for the community. £64,700 has been raised by the festival for the re-furbishment of the […]

University of Portsmouth Accommodation!

The University of Portsmouth have released some great affordable accommodation options for over the Victorious Festival weekend! You can snap up […]

Great News for the local economy!

An independently commissioned economic impact report from Bluegrass Research shows awesome results for the local economy. Great news for Portsmouth! […]


That’s right folks, Tier 2 early bird tickets priced £25 end on Friday 25th March. Nows the time to secure […]

Returns from just £23 with National Express Coaches!

This year we’re thrilled to announce National Express as our official coach partner for Victorious Festival 2016! With returns from […]

1st Wave of Line up announced! Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds & Manic Street Preachers headline Victorious 2016

We’re thrilled to announce our first wave of acts! Bring on August! Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds (Sunday Headliner) | Manic […]

Premium Upgrades now on sale!

Celebrating a special occasion at Victorious?! Treat yourself to a Premium Upgrade Ticket! Premium Upgrade bolt on tickets are available […]

Trade at Victorious Festival

Are you a trader or caterer looking for a pitch at a major music festival? Look no further! You can […]

Apply to play at Victorious Festival!

Fancy performing to thousands at Victorious Festival 2016!? Applications are now open for bands and performers! To apply click here, […]

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Victorious Mobile App

A good friend of Victorious Festival? has designed and made a this handy mobile app! Designed for your personal festival planning. […]

Southsea-saurus at Victorious Festival!

Have you seen dinosaur in the city?  Dinosaurs are taking over Portsmouth! This summer we need your help in making […]

Clarence Pier Funfair deal!

Clarence Pier, just a short walk from the Victorious Festival site are offering a great funfair deal over the festival […]


Every year Victorious donates a proportion of their ticket receipts to charities voted for by local people. This year the […]

Canoe Lake Leisure Sponsor this years Kids Arena!

We’re very excited to announce that this year’s Victorious Kids Arena is to be proudly sponsored by Canoe Lake Leisure! […]

Spotify Playlist!

Get yourself in the mood for the bank holiday and familiarise yourself with some of the incredible acts playing Victorious […]

Portsmouth College sponsor Victorious Festival!

We are delighted to announce that Portsmouth College will be sponsoring Victorious Festival for 2015! We think it’s the perfect […]

The Flaming Lips, Tinie Tempah, Basement Jaxx, Texas & many more announced!

We’re thrilled to be announcing some amazing acts today! Flaming Lips, Tinie Tempah,  Basement Jaxx,  Texas (band),  The Fratellis,  Ella Eyre,  […]

Victorious raises £43,000 for D-Day Museum

TENS of thousands of pounds have been raised for the D-Day Museum thanks to this year’s Victorious Festival. The organisers […]

Victorious Brings £4m to local economy!

Research carried out by an independent survey highlighted the huge success of Victorious Festival for the local area. The findings […]

Shortlisted for Best Family Festival & The Extra Festival Activity Award in the UK Festival Awards!

We’ve been shortlisted for Best Family Festival and The Extra Festival Activity Award! We’re thrilled to be shortlisted and would […]

Victorious 2014 Highlights! Watch now!

Victorious Festival Highlights! Were you there at Victorious 2014!? Check out this fantastic bit of footage – maybe you’ll even […]