Disabled access at Victorious Festival
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ACCESS INFORMATION

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.

Aerial shot of Victorious Site. Portsmouth’s coast with a view of the sea and a beautiful sunset

 

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.

Click here to apply.

Poster explaining that Personal Assistant tickets are available to be requested from now

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.

Click to Apply now

Aerial shot of a viewing platform during Victorious in 2019, with wheelchair users and those with sensory issues enjoying the festival without the crowds blocking their view

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.

A festival entrance showing barriers that are wide enough for people with extenuating circumstances to pass the queue

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.

A disabled festival go-er giving Victorious two thumbs up for their accessibility infront of a Mobiloo van

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.Blue badge holders only sign that will be displayed at the disabled car park

We have two Quiet areas.

1.) Next to Ave.de Caen Welfare*
2.) Waterfront Garden Centre – a quiet sensory space*

*open on Saturday and Sunday only.

Waterfront garden centre with a sign greeting Victorious festival go-ers and several flowerbeds

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

British Sign Language Interpreters signing a performance at the main stage to people from the viewing platform while the sun sets

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 pagePlease 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.

For further campsite information please visit the Offsite Camping page.

Victorious Festival campsite at Farlington Fields offsite campsite with several tents and a sign asking campers to keep the campsite tidy

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

Please click here for information on travelling to the campsite.

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.

If you’d find it easier please download the information as a PDF here.

If you’d like the information in Easyread format please download here.

If you’d prefer an audio format please listen below.

We want Victorious to be a festival that is accessible for every festival go-er so we are proud to work with Attitude Is Everything, a disability-led charity that improves deaf and disabled people’s access to live music and to have been awarded Gold on their charter of best practice for our commitment to being accessible.

Paul Hawkins from Attitude Is Everything said, “It has been an absolute pleasure to support Victorious to achieve Gold on our Charter of Best Practice. We’ve been really impressed with how the festival has engaged as a whole staff team, including undertaking Disability Equality Training and being responsive to customer feedback. Their dedicated access team has 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 2022.

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

 

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