27/28/29 AUGUST 2021
Victorious is held down on the seaside city of Portsmouth, Hampshire. Started by 3 friends, James Ralls, Ben Miles and Andy Marsh, they started out with the famous Little Johnny Russell’s, in Albert Road, Southsea. I went to the first ever Victorious Festival, when it was held inside the Historical Dockyard. The dockyard was its home for the first two years it was running, but outgrew that space and is now held in Castle Field and the common in Southsea. It was amazing when it was held in the Dockyard, wondering around the boats and listening to the music. I’m exited to see the difference, of this small grassroots festival now having grown much bigger and wiser over the years. Very excited as I have booked our tickets for this years festival!
Southsea Castle, Southsea Skatepark, the D-Day Museum along with a few other local attractions are inside the festival boundaries while the festival is taking place, so only festival ticket holders have accessible. So far the festival has raised £330,193.52 for charity. The festival supports a number of local and world wide good causes and charities. They ask the closest residents to the festival grounds to help nominate and choose who will benefit from each years donations, involving the local community is really important to them.
They remain very proud of their Portsmouth roots and if you would like to know more about who and what they have donated over the years or would like to nominate a charity please click here for more info.
I was really looking forward to seeing Morcheeba at the 2020 festival, and cant wait to see what they have in the line up for this year. (Though to be fair, covered in glitter and dancing in a field I don’t care what the lineup is, it will still be amazing!) In 2019 there was over 65,000 people all dancing close to the ocean, I cant wait to celebrate festivals reopening in one of my home towns, in the beautiful seaside town of Portsmouth, its super easy to get to by car or train, and you can camp now as well!
This seaside festival has had some big names over the years like, Ray Davies of The Kinks in 2015, Madness in 2017 and The Prodigy in 2018. The festival is held, On The Common (heads up to the Tribe Wars crew on that inside joke) so you get access to the beach, why not wonder down to the waves and take a moment of chill. The location is unlike any other festival, beach side and beautiful, yet in the heart of a huge city!
If your heading to Portsmouth for the first time, why not arrive a day or so early and check out some of the sites, like one of my favourite places, Pie & Vinyl. Shop for some epic records, and have one of their lush pies, their vegan one is one of my all time faves! Don’t worry if you don’t make it to their shop, as they much always have a stall at the festival. The first time I tired one of their pies was in the Dockyard for the first Victorious. Make sure you head to Albert Road, full of independent shops, from old junk shops to cutting edge fashion boutiques.
Victorious Festival has always been well known for providing lots of the mini humans and families. Child day tickets start at just £1.00 for under 5’s and £8.00 for 5-12, a super cheap family day out!
There are lots of options on where to stay if you don’t live locally to Portsmouth. Camping available in the Farlington Fields just outside the city, with shuttle buses to the festival. You could book one of the many city hotels, b&b’s or guest houses. (Please check out all the options, as I don’t know what restrictions the hotels may have for late arrivals etc or what their availability will be like.) Even The University of Portsmouth is offering up some great value accommodation, meaning you will only be a short walk to the festival. (More information coming soon on that!) You can check out their info on where to stay by clicking here.
If just buying a day ticket its a super cheap festival at only £30.00! (thats the early bird price, so will go up to I think about £45.00.) They do a payment plan as well, making it super affordable, which heck most of us need after 2020 craziness! Click here to check out all the ticket options and grab your self one!
If your local to Portsmouth, did you spot the sign “WE MISS YOU” sign, they wanted to let everyone know just how much they where missed. Along with the sign, they opened up some exciting competitions and early bird prices for tickets!
Now that the government has got its road map in place, planning for Victorious 2021 is very much underway! Ive brought my tickets and I cant wait to see what they have planned for us!
In the UK we have an amazing choice of festivals, add this one to your bucket list, as its not like any other. A bustling seaside city, access to the beach, cultural sites as well as everything you would expect from a UK music festival.
Make sure you say hi on the dance-floor this summer, we are so excited to have our tickets and start making up for 2020! – Alice xx
We have not received anything from Victorious for this write up/promotion.