Getting to Victorious Festival

Getting here

Getting Here Map

Directions to Victorious Festival

On foot

Portsmouth is a beautiful seafront city and is very flat! If you are able to walk to the festival we fully recommend strolling to the event on Southsea Seafront.

There are 4 entrances to the festival site.

A.) Clarence Esplanade, Southsea, PO5 3PB (near Clarence Pier)

B.) Clarence Parade, Southsea, PO5 3RJ

C.) Palmerston Road, Southsea, PO5 3PT (opposite Meat and Barrel – Restaurant/Bar)

D.) Jack Cockrill Way, Southsea, PO5 3ST (next to the Pyramids Leisure Centre)

Cycle

Cycling has never been so popular! Why not cycle to the festival? The site will have bicycle parks for those of you wishing to ride that will be guarded during festival opening hours… But please remember – don’t drink and cycle!

**please note while guards will be patrolling the area – bikes are still left at the owners risk**

A bike park is located near to the following entrance:

Entrance C, Palmerston Road, Southsea, PO5 3PT (opposite Meat and Barrel – Restaurant/Bar)

Coaches

Big Green CoachWe’re delighted to be working with Big Green Coach as our Official Coach Travel Partner to Victorious 2020.

They will be running Day Return Coach services on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

All coaches are timed to arrive before the music starts and will wait around until the bitter end to get you home, in fact, you can sleep all the way back!

No hotels, no leaving early for the last train home, no being designated driver! Don’t miss a minute of action when you book low-cost return coach travel.

Skint? No worries – secure your travel straight to the festival with only £10 deposit – pay the rest later!
Choose coach travel only or get your Official Day Entry ticket with travel as a package.

Pick-upsBasingstoke, Bath, Bognor Regis, Bournemouth, Brighton, Bristol, Chichester, Fareham, Guildford, Havant,  London (Victoria Coach Station), London (Croydon), Oxford, Poole, Reading, Salisbury, Southampton, Waterlooville, Winchester and Worthing

Not only is Big Green coach an affordable and convenient way to travel to Victorious – Big Green Coach is green! They work with Cool Earth and will protect 5 square foot of rainforest for EVERY customer that travels with us. They have already protected more than one million square foot!

Book here

Buses

Xela BusFirst Group and Stagecoach offer bus services within & around Portsmouth. Their timetables can be found on their websites. Please check before making travel plans.

Trains

Portsmouth has 3 train stations in walking distance of the festival site;

  • Portsmouth & Southsea – 25 min walk
  • Fratton – 27 min walk
  • Portsmouth Harbour – 30 min walk

If walking isn’t for you there are regular buses and many taxis in the area that can take you direct to the seafront from these stations.

Please check train options before you make your travel plans

Boats & Ferries

The festival is on the Seafront after all! Ferry services operate from France, Spain, the Isle of Wight, and Gosport on a regular basis.

From the Isle of Wight:

Hovertravel 

The closest crossing to the festival site.

Hovertravel operates every 30 minutes throughout the day between Ryde and Southsea.

We expect these to be very busy so we recommend pre-booking!

Please see their website for crossing times and to book.

Wightlink Ferries

Live on the Isle of Wight? Wightlink ferries also some fantastic deals on weekend travel to the festival.

Please see their website for crossing times and to book.

From Gosport:

Gosport Ferry

The Gosport Ferry runs until 12:30am with a smaller late-night boat operating until 4am.

The Gosport Ferry terminal is next to The Hard Interchange, a 30 minute walk away from the festival. Here there are very good bus and taxi services.

For more information see their website.

From Hayling Island:

Hayling Ferry

There is a 64 passenger ferry operating between Hayling Island and Eastney. They also operate a bus service taking people from Eastney down towards the festival on the Saturday and Sunday.

For full details please see their website.

By Car

We are trying to be as green a festival as possible so if you can use public transport, walk or cycle then please do. If you simply must drive then please see below for East and West approaches into the city as illustrated in the ‘getting here map’ at the top of the page. There will also be yellow highway signs along the way to assist you.

Please explore the Getting Here page tabs for information on:

Pre-booked parking

Park & Ride

Coaches

 Other local car parks

Getting dropped off

Car Sharing / Go Car Share

Taxis

Pre-book Car Parking

The Victorious Festival Pre-booked car park is located conveniently right next to the festival site.

Please note this is for pre-booked cars only. You cannot use this car park if you just show up on the day.

All tickets MUST be booked by the lead driver & they will be required to show their drivers licence at the gate on arrival along with the PRINTED ticket.

Car Park Opening Hours:
Friday:  12noon – 1am
Saturday:  8am – 1am.
Sunday:  8am – 1am.
Monday (after event) : 8am – 12noon.

All cars must be removed by 10am the following day. If you have pre-booked parking for 2 or more days, for example both the Saturday and Sunday – your vehicle may remain for the duration and must be removed by 12 noon on the Monday.

If you have booked for the Friday and Saturday, your vehicle must be removed on the Sunday by 10am.

If you book pre-booked parking and wish to leave and return again on the same day, please let the exit point know so they can stamp your printed ticket.

Car Park Sat Nav Postcode:
Clarence Parade, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 3LJ (Opposite The Queens Hotel)

Pre-booked parking tickets are on sale now and available here.

Lakeside Park & Ride

ADDRESS

Lakeside North Harbour, Western Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO6 3EN

TIMETABLE

Days of Operation: Friday 27th, Saturday 28th August and Sunday 29th August 2021.

Frequency: Based on load up and go. (About every 4 minutes peak 8 minutes off-peak)

The service runs between:

Friday: 12 noon – midnight

Saturday: 9am – midnight

Sunday: 9am – midnight

ROUTE

We offer a continuous bus service that travels between the Park and Ride at Lakeside, the campsite and the festival taking approximately 15-25mins

VEHICLES

All services will consist of all double-decker buses that are wheelchair accessible. (1 x wheelchair spaces per bus)

TICKET PURCHASES

  • Adults: £5 return
  • Children (under 12): £3 return
  • Under 5s: free

Tickets can be purchased from the bus ticket selling team at the Park and Ride site at Lakeside (located by the bus stops and/or the bus driver depending on the time of day). Please try to bring the correct change along.

park and ride

Portsmouth Park & Ride

Please note this car parks opening times as it closes early and is locked overnight.

For full details see their website

Other parking

For a list of all the public car parks in Portsmouth please click here. 

Getting Dropped Off

If you are getting dropped off by friends or family there will be two General Public pick up and drop off locations:

Pick Up and Drop Off Point A at Victoria Avenue (Near the Holiday Inn Hotel)

AND

Pick Up and Drop Off Point B at The Dell (Near the Pyramids Leisure Centre)

When you arrange to get picked up please make sure you arrange to be collected from one of these two locations.

Taxis

Below is a list of taxi numbers for the local area. Sharing taxi costs with friends can work out to cost a lot less than you think!

• Aqua Cars – 023 92 666666

• City Wide – 023 92 833333

• Andi Cars – 023 92 696969

• Uber – App available to download to your smart phone

There will be two drop off and pick up locations for taxis;

Point A at Victoria Avenue (near the Holiday Inn hotel)

or 

Point B at The Dell (just past the Pyramids Leisure Centre)

When getting your pre booked Taxi home please make sure you arrange to be collected from one of these two locations, these are also pre set UBER pick up locations.  

General Public pick up and drop off point are located at the same places.

Hackney Cabs

There will be one hackney cab rank located outside the festival site. Located between Debenhams and Knight & Lee on the junction of Osborne Road / Clarendon Road / Palmerston Road.

The Solent Go Travel Card

The Solent Go Travel Card makes travelling around Portsmouth by bus and ferry even easier! For more information and to sign up for your card visit the Solent Go website.

You can also explore ways to travel around the city with this very handy Hampshire Journey Planner.

Accessibility