Victorious Festival



Southsea Common, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO5 3AE
Sunset at the Victorious Festival main stage as Brian Wilson performs


Victorious Festival returns to Southsea Common for 2023, and for the first year the whole site will be open on Friday!

Expect some of the biggest names in music at Southsea Common, alongside great family entertainment, top comedy and a host of fun activities taking place Friday to Sunday over the summer Bank Holiday weekend.

2022 event

Returning to Southsea Common are Stereophonics, for the Friday night headline slot. It marks the Welsh band's second appearance at Victorious Festival, having rocked the Common Stage with a headline performance back in 2017. They will be joined on the Friday by Britpoppers James, as well as Primal Scream bringing festivalgoers in early for the afternoon special guest slot. Elsewhwere on the Friday line up are Self Esteem, fresh from her enormously successful 2021 with album-of-the-year nods aplenty, and excellent Derry singer-songwriter Soak.

Paolo Nutini headlines the Saturday, marking his return after not releasing an album since 2014. Nutini is joined on Saturday by Bastille, the Wombats and Declan McKenna, whilst festival favourites Ocean Colour Scene will also perform alongside their Britpop contemporaries Kula Shaker. The special afternoon guest slot is taken by Sugababes, touring again as the original and iconic trio - Mutya Buena, Siobhán Donaghy and Keisha Buchanan.

On Sunday it will be South Shields' Sam Fender to headline - with the heartland rocker capping an incredible rise to fame that has seen him headline London's Finsbury Park. The rock vibes continue throughout the day with Nothing But Thieves and Suede also performing, whilst Anne-Marie, Becky Hill and Sophie Ellis-Bextor bring the dance. Elsewhere the line up sees Example, Editors and Amy Macdonald perform, after The Libertines take to the stage in the special afternoon guest slot.

This year will also see a huge new comedy offer at Victorious Festival, which includes some big names. Rosie Jones hosts on Sunday, whilst local lass Suzi Ruffell handles proceedings on the Saturday. Jones is joined by Katherine Ryan and Russell Kane, whilst with Ruffell it's Joel Dommett and Milton Jones.

2022 will also see the return of off-site camping at Farlington Fields, where campers can avail themselves of free and regular shuttle buses heading out and back to the main festival site quickly and efficiently.

If you're travelling into Portsmouth for Victorious Festival, why not stay a little longer, explore the area and explore the other great things to enjoy on the seafront which remain open throughout the bank holiday weekend?

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Friday - 5 to 12 yrs£8.00 per person per day
Friday - Adult£40.00 per person per day
Friday - Under 5's£1.00 per person per day
Saturday - 5 to 12 yrs£8.00 per person per day
Saturday - Adult£45.00 per person per day
Saturday - Under 5's£1.00 per person per day
Sunday - 5 to 12 yrs£8.00 per person per day
Sunday - Adult£45.00 per person per day
Sunday - Under 5's£1.00 per person per day
Weekend - 5 to 12 yrs£24.00 per ticket
Weekend - Standard Early Bird£125.00 per ticket
Weekend - Under 5s£3.00 per ticket

Prices correct at the time of writing. See website for latest information and availability. Ticket upgrades for VIP and car parking available during booking - additional costs apply.


Map & Directions

Road Directions

Victorious Festival offers on-site car parking right next to the entry point. This must be booked in advance via the ticketing website.

The campsite will also have sufficient parking, as well as the regular shuttle bus so festivalgoers needn't drive anywhere across the whole weekend.

As the festival aims to be as green as possible, it recommends travelling by other means where possible, as there are good public transport links, as well as secure bicycle storage.

Public Transport Directions

Festivalgoers are encouraged to be as green as possible, by walking, cycling or using public transport where possible to get to and from the festival. There will be secure bicycle storage at the site's entry points.

The nearest railway stations are Portsmouth and Southsea (1 mile), Portsmouth Harbour (1.2 miles). and Fratton (1.4 miles).

The hovercraft to and from Ryde on the Isle of Wight lands just outside of the festival site. The fastcat and some ferry services arrive at or near Portsmouth Harbour train station.


  • Victorious Festival 2019 highlights

Opening Times

Victorious Festival 2023 (25 Aug 2023 - 27 Aug 2023)
Friday - Sunday10:00 - 23:00

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