Victorious festival in Portsmouth has announced its second wave lineup, with more artists adding to the roster for the August Bank Holiday event. Headlining Sunday night on the Castle Stage are Nile Rodgers and Chic. Saturday evening sees Frank Turner in Southsea, with his eight-album catalogue of punk-folk.
Also joining the line-up are Annie Mac and Ella Eyre on Sunday afternoon, with Clean Bandit, Jade Bird and Lottery Winners set to feature too. Female rock act Rews also play on Saturday. Of the many artists added to this second wave, Victorious have added a raft of female performers, creating a more nuanced and balanced lineup.
Legendary DJ Annie Mac takes the special afternoon slot on Sunday, temporarily transforming Portsmouth into Ibiza. Another exciting addition to Sunday is MOBO award winner Ella Eyre whose vocals have featured on a host of hits including her BRIT award winning collaboration with Rudimental. Clean Bandit will appear on the Seaside stage with a DJ set featuring vocals from lead singer, Grace Chatto.
There are two female fronted bands who shouldn’t be missed. Liverpool indie rock band The Mysterines are fronted by vocalist Lia Metcalfe who brings an intense energy to their live performance. Intriguing and quirky, Porridge Radio, fronted by Dana Margolin, also play on Saturday.
Founded in 2011, Victorious has plenty of sleepover options for out-of-towners, including off-site camping. There’s also the popular option of University of Portsmouth accommodation.
Early bird tickets for Victorious Festival are on sale now. Currently from just £30 per day (fees apply)