Areas to explore at Victorious Festival


Common Stage

The Common Stage is one of the main focal points of the festival, located on Southsea common & playing host to incredible acts. Previous years have seen Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Manic Street Preachers, The Flaming Lips & Ray Davies grace the stage.





Castle Stage

The Castle Stage sits alongside the historic Southsea Castle & Lighthouse, once belonging to Henry VIII! Watch incredible performances alongside this stunning landmark.

The iconic ‘Victorious letters’ create a superb backdrop and a great opportunity for a festival selfie.


RHINO AV Acoustic Stage

Pull up a hay bale, sit back and enjoy the chilled out atmosphere of this intimate stage. Previous years have featured special performances from Emmy The Great, Beans on Toast, Grant Nicholas of Feeder & Ben Ottewell of Gomez; a great opportunity to see some hugely popular artists up close and personal.

The acoustic stage is sponsored by Rhino AV, an events, conference and educational AV company based in the South who supply cutting edge technologies with professional and friendly service. Check their website out here!


Casemates Seaside Stage…Presented by Nick Courtney

Set in an stunning seaside location & presented by Nick Courtney (local promoter) watch the best up and coming talent from Portsmouth & surrounding areas. See cruise liners sore past while watching the next big thing.

Boutique markets, street food and pop up bars add to the festival flavour is this laid back arena.


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.




Kids Arena

All attractions and entertainment completely free to festival-goers! The Victorious Kids Arena is a must for all families visiting Victorious Festival.

Victorious Festival was a finalist in the UK Festival Awards for Best Family Festival in 2014 and 2015 and have been nominated again for 2016.

The fantastic Kids Arena also attracted the attention of BBC South Today!

Take a look at the amazing arena here.


Real Ale Village

At the heart of the Real Ale village you’ll find the Mayfield Studios stage showcasing the best in shanty style tunes and folk music. Perfect to accompany any ale.

As well as the Mayfield Studio Stage we will have a beer tent brimming with brilliant brews from an array of breweries near and far meaning there will be something for all hop heads, craft beer connoisseurs and those who just enjoy a pint.  There will also be some tasty food vendors providing the perfect pairing for your pint.

Mayfield Studio is a state-of-the art recording studio for musicians that also runs an artist development program to assist aspiring talent. For more information please visit:


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Photos by Max Pill.

World Music Village

Introducing the World Music Village presented by Arms Around the Child!

Prepare to be transported across the globe when you enter the World Music Village. With a variety of top performances – last year featured a DJ set from the Grammy nominated Neneh Cherry, and performances from Natty, Liam Bailey and Eva Lazarus alongside The Pan Jazz International Steel Orchestra, Chinese Dance, Spoken Word, Tai Chi Classes, Flea Markets and incredible World Food.

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Happy's Circus

Introducing Happy’s Circus!

By day be mesmerised by the traditional circus shows featuring Acrobats, Aerialists, speciality acts Rolla-Rolla and Sword Balancing plus loads of Magic performed by Happy’s Circus! Perfect fun for the whole family!

By night, dance to the sounds of the Soul Circus DJ’s playing the very best of Motown, Funk & Soul.

Completely Free to festival-goers!



Southsea Castle Champagne Bar

The stunning Southsea Castle, one belonging to Henry VIII plays host to Southsea’s popular Summer Champagne Bar. Climb the ramparts and enjoy the views with a glass of bubbly while listening to an amazing line up of DJs. A truly unique Victorious Festival experience.



Beats and Swing Tent

Immerse yourself in an electrifying atmosphere at the Beats and Swing tent! Taking the best beats from modern music genres and fusing them with classic swing and big band there’s sure to be a beat for everyone to dance too.

Featturing incredible acts & DJs, plus the usual Beats & Swing tent fun from Hoop Shaker and Happy Hula Monkeys & Swing for all!


RADWEB Showcase Stage

The Showcase Stage is back for another fun filled year of local acoustic performances. Situated at one of the main entrances and next to the Kids Arena it sets the scene as you arrive at the festival.

Sponsored by the wonderful team at Radweb – Creators of powerful Web Applications and eCommerce Solutions, based in Portsmouth.



Premium Enclosure / VIP area

Premium Upgrade bolt on tickets are available priced at £50 a day (+ Booking and

fees). This ticket includes dedicated site entrance, under cover common stage viewing platform & premium enclosure inc. exclusive bar, toilets, food traders, free face painting, balloon animals & children’s games. Please note food and drink is not included.

This is a Premium Upgrade for those who also have a Standard Entry ticket. Please Note: this ticket will not grant entry, it will only provide existing ticket holders with an upgrade. You will require both your Upgrade Ticket and your Standard Ticket to qualify for an upgrade on arrival at the event. The Premium Upgrade entrance is at GATE P.

Premium upgrade tickets can be purchased here.

Please note these Premium Upgrade tickets are not available for the Friday Night Opening party.