Victorious is a three-day festival held over August Bank Holiday Weekend on the picturesque Southsea Seafront in Portsmouth, the United Kingdom. The festival was first held in 2011 under the name the Victorious Vintage Festival.
Victorious Festival currently takes place on The Southsea Common and Castle Field in the seaside location. Southsea Castle, Southsea Skatepark, and the D-Day Museum are some of the Portsmouth attractions located within the festival boundaries. Since 2017, the festival has also been providing camping facilities—Victorious Festival’s Offsite Campsite at Farlington Fields. Another option is staying at the University of Portsmouth facilities at a reasonable price.
Every summer, the Victorious Festival attracts over 120,000 festival-goers. Its lineups included the big names like Annie Mac, Manic Street Preachers, High Flying Birds, Mark Ronson, Madness, Stereophonics, Elbow, The Charlatans, Rita Ora, Olly Murs, Frank Turner, Jake Bugg, Franz Ferdinand, The Dandy Warhols, The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club, Slaves, Feeder, Frightened Rabbit, KT Tunstall, Sundara Karma, Raye, Lady Leshurr, Band of Skulls, Deaf Havana, Pete Doherty, The Libertines, Kaiser Chiefs, Paul Weller, Paloma Faith, Brian Wilson, The Prodigy, Years & Years, Friendly Fires, and many others.
The Festival is praised for its Kids Arena and general family-friendly atmosphere. It has many spots for relaxation and quality time, such as Castle Stage near Southsea Castle & Lighthouse or Acoustic Stage where you can lie down on a hay bale and view various performances. Seaside Stage offers beautiful views of the ocean and boats passing by, a perfect picture to go along with your favorite band soundtrack.