Disabled access at Victorious Festival
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ACCESS INFORMATION

Accessibility At Victorious

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.

Drone photo of Victorious Site

Apply for Personal Assistant Tickets

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.

Please purchase your ticket before completing your application. Do not purchase the ticket for your personal assistant. You will require your ticket confirmation email to complete the form. Please note, PA tickets are only available with the purchase of a full adult ticket. Tickets can be purchased online here.

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We will review and confirm bookable access facilities at the end of each month prior to the application deadline of the 30th July 2020. Please ensure you have submitted your application prior to this date. We are unable to guarantee we will be able to process your application after this date.

 

Apply for Accessible Platform Pass

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.

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Apply for extenuating Circumstances

Our Extenuating Circumstances application service is for festival go-ers who cannot attend the festival without bringing specific items such as medicine, seating or food (to meet medical/dietary requirements.) That otherwise may not be permitted on the festival site.

In order to apply, please complete the relevant form below.

DIETARY FORM
MEDICAL FORM
SEATING FORM

Access Entrances

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.

Toilets & Mobiloo

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.

Mobiloo picture

Blue Badge Parking

We have plenty of disabled parking bays in the festival car park. Disabled parking is free to those with a current blue badge. To use these bays please bring a valid blue badge to display in your vehicle at the event.

Please note these are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Sensory Space at The Waterfront Garden Centre

The Waterfront Garden centre on Ave. De Caen (map entrance Gate C) offers a sensory space with a lovely relaxed atmosphere to visit during the festival. There will be a friendly and approachable team to help make you at home if you’d like to explore or take a break from the festival crowds.

The Waterfront Garden Centre is a Portsmouth City Council Social and Therapeutic Horticultural project that runs throughout the year offering horticultural, retail, and employment skills to a variety of team members including volunteers and adults with learning disabilities. Set up in 2017 and has been growing ever since, it is the only project of it’s kind, and the only garden centre, in the city. Find out more here

Open Saturday and Sunday during festival hours*.

Waterfront Garden Centre - Sensory Space

BSL Services & Hearing Loops

We have portable hearing loops on-site at entrances and at the access information point. If you require the use of one, please ask entrance gate managers who will assist you and locate the nearest loop.

It is important that our deaf community can enjoy and access the festival and share in the magic. 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

BSL Interpreters at Victorious

Accessible Camping Info

The Farlington Fields Offsite Campsite has a spacious accessible camping area with its own accessible toilets including a high dependency toilet and will be located close to the welfare and medical tent. The field will also be located close to the free shuttle buses that will be running down to the festival throughout the day.

In order to elect to camp in this area simply purchase your Weekend Camping – Accessible Zone ticket from the ticket pagePlease note this ticket includes your festival entry for all three days and access to the offsite campsite.

Campsite parking will be free to blue badge holders at the campsite. Please bring a valid blue badge to display during the event.

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.

For further campsite information please visit the Offsite Camping page.

Travelling to the Festival Site

Please click here for information on travelling to the festival site.

Travelling to the Campsite

Please click here for information on travelling to the campsite.

Contact Us

If any of your queries are not answered above, please email access@victoriousfestival.co.uk

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.

Attitude is Everything

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 2020.

To find out more about Attitude Is Everything visit their website here.

Attitude is Everything Silver Award Banner

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