Preview: Victorious Festival 2013, Portsmouth


If you’re staying in Southampton this summer, it might be worth popping on the train on the 24th August for Portsmouth’s Victorious Festival, which is hosting an impressive selection of indie favourites and local acts.

Over the weekend, the main stage hosts a diverse mix, from 80’s funk band Level 42, to Maximo Park and Katy B. However, where the line-up really shines is on the indoor stage (presented by popular student spot Little Johnny Russell’s). The combination of The Cribs, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Nine Black Alps, Delphic and The Joy Formidable is certainly a winning one. There is also plenty of acoustic acts, such as local boy Sean McGowan, if that’s more your thing.

If the music, along with a real ale festival and extensive ‘Smugglers Markets’ including vintage clothing, wine tasting and Pie & Vinyl records, isn’t enough for you, Victorious Festival has one more thing up it’s sleeve. For the August weekend only, entry to Portsmouth’s naval attractions will be free – this includes the HMS Victory, HMS Warrior 1860, The Mary Rose and National Museum of the Royal Navy.

And if maritime history isn’t really for you, the festival is still an absolute steal at £15 per day for advance tickets.


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