News Archives - Victorious Festival



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! Celebrating an incredible 20 […]

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 […]

Lost Property

At the event, lost property is located at the Welfare Tent opposite the Kids Arena during festival opening hours.   […]

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 […]

There are tons of ways to travel to Victorious Festival!

There are tons of ways to travel to Victorious Festival! Car Road trips are rad! Why not book one of […]

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, […]

2015 highlights

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 […]