We want Victorious festival to be accessible to everyone! We hope you find the following accessibility information helpful.
Victorious Festival takes place on Southsea Seafront. Large areas of the site are flat, most of the terrain is grass. We also have concrete paths running across the site. We ask that you prepare for all conditions you may encounter when deciding what you will need to bring to the festival.
We operate a free personal assistant (PA) ticket scheme for those who would be unable to attend the event without assistance. Please note that you will be asked to send proof of eligibility.
Our raised viewing platforms are located at the Common and Castle stage. They are designed for wheelchair users and impairments groups who would not be able to stand in crowds. Please note, the viewing platforms are subject to capacity.
The Extenuating Circumstances application service is for festival go-ers who cannot attend the festival without bringing a seat or food to meet medical needs. Both food and seating are not usually permitted on site.
Please note, there is seating situated around the site and our catering team does try and ensure there are a wide variety of options available to meet most dietary requirements.
To apply click – here.
If you need to bring medication onsite with you, please keep it in its original packaging. We recommend you also bring a copy of your doctor’s letter or prescription to ensure security is able to easily identify the medication and allow you entry with it. There will also be a fridge available if you require cold storage for your medication at medical and welfare.
All of our entrances have accessible entry points for those who are unable to queue
for medical reasons. Please head to the accessible signage and make stewards aware that you have difficulty standing or queuing for long periods of time.
All toilet blocks across the festival site include a disabled toilet.
Disabled toilet facilities are also located at medical and welfare tents on site which you are welcome to access. The toilets are open throughout for use by any customer who feels they require use of them. We also have a Mobiloo (high dependency toilet unit) on-site during the festival. Please note, if you require use of the hoist please bring your own sling.
We also have a Mobiloo in the accessible zone of our offsite campsite in Farlington Fields.
We have portable hearing loops on-site. If you require the use of one, please ask entrance gate managers who will assist you and locate the nearest loop.
Performance Interpreting Ltd will be providing registered qualified BSL interpreters & interpreting performances from the accessibility platform throughout the weekend.
To let us know you are coming and would like to use the BSL Access service please email Office@performanceinterpreting.co.uk
The Farlington Fields Offsite Campsite has a spacious accessible camping area with its own accessible toilets including a high dependency toilet located close to the welfare and medical tent. It is also located close to the free shuttle buses that run to the festival site each day.
In order to elect to camp in this area simply purchase your Weekend Camping – AccessibleZone ticket from the ticket page. Please note this ticket includes your festival entry for all three days and access to the offsite campsite.
Campsite parking is free to those who can display valid blue badges.
Free personal assistant camping tickets are available for those who require a higher level of support at events. In order to apply for a PA camping ticket, you will need to fill out our PA application form.
Please be aware that you will be asked to send proof of eligibility.
If any of your queries are not answered above, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you find it difficult to communicate via email due to an access requirement, please let us know a telephone number we can contact you on and a member of our access team will give you a call within 7 working days.
We want Victorious to be a festival that is accessible for every festival go-er so this year we were proud to work with Attitude Is Everything, a disability-led charity that improves deaf and disabled people’s access to live music.
In our first year working with them, we were thrilled to have been awarded Silver on their charter of best practice for our commitment to being accessible.
Paul Hawkins, Festivals and Volunteering Manager for Attitude Is Everything said, “It has been an absolute pleasure to support Victorious to achieve Silver on our Charter of Best Practice. We’ve been really impressed how the festival have engaged as a whole staff team, including undertaking Disability Equality Training and being responsive to customer feedback. Their dedicated access team have worked hard to make the festival as accessible as possible and we look forward to supporting them to progress further up the Charter in the future.”
Victorious looks forward to continuing its commitment to the charter and improving accessibility in 2021.
To find out more about Attitude Is Everything visit their website here.