Victorious Festival


Victorious is celebrating its 11th year and with each year the line up grows whilst price of admission stays low. Last year we were treated to Royal Blood, The Manic Street Preachers and The Streets. This year we are treated by headline shows from The Stereophonics, Paolo Nutini, Sam Fender and dozens of other great artists over 3 days on the Hampshire sea side.

Here are our top five must-see festival picks:


James have been playing festivals for nearly 40 years! If there is an act who know how to pull off a festival set it has to be this legendary Manchester band. Armed with an arsenal of bangers including ‘Laid, ‘She’s a Star’ and ‘Tomorrow’ and with a revigorated lineup, James are certain to entertain and if you are lucky they may even play ‘Sit Down’ … just don’t bank on it. Catch them Friday night.


If you have not seen the New York duo, then you have missed out on what has become half indie-rock half, stand-up comedy. Keith Murray and Chris Cain may enjoy fooling around on stage, but their songs are no laughing matter especially when they have riffs like ‘The Great Escape’ and ‘It’s a Hit’. Catch them Saturday evening,


Since they reformed back in 2010 Suede have proven that they aren’t going to be a legacy act and have released three critically acclaimed albums over the last decade and they have not sounded better. Brett Anderson will probably be the best dressed man at the festival, but this wont get in the way of him flying into the audience to sing ‘Metal Mickey’. Sadly they aren’t booked to play on a Saturday night.


Rebecca Taylor has gone from strength to strength over the last year, expect slick dance routines, belting choruses and some lovely pre-song banter. Check her out Friday night evening.


Celebrating their first UK number one album. The liverpudilan trio will make their Victorious debut on Saturday night and they are certain to make everyone dance to Joy Division and a whole lot more.

Elsewhere on the bill are the afternoon special guests Sugababes and The Libertines as well as Bombay Bicycle Club and Nothing But Thieves. And if you want more than just music there is a comedy tent headlined by Joel Dommett and Katherine Ryan.

Tickets or more information for The Victorious Festival click here. Day tickets start from around £50 to £155 for the weekend. Which is a total bargain considering that most of these acts would charge more than a day ticket price for just their show. Snap them up before they sell out, its going to be a festival lineup to remember.

Victorious Festival