In just a few weeks time (23rd-25th August) Victorious Festival returns to Southsea Common for 2019. The family friendly festival is a favourite amongst many especially for its unique seaside location as well as its extraordinary lineups. This year sees Two Door Cinema Club, The Specials, Rudimental and New Order headline the festival joined by the likes of The Vaccines, Razorlight, Ash and many more.
It’s not just about the headliners or bigger acts though, there’s a huge range of local as well as up and coming acts playing across the weekend so here are nine gems you can’t afford to miss across the weekend!
The full lineup for Victorious Festival 2019 can be found here.
In brief: Jerry William’s music is feel-good, witty indie-pop with a fun vibe. Her story-telling tracks will charm regardless of your taste in music and there’s something for everyone from upbeat ‘Grab Life’ to the emotional ballad of ‘David At The Bar’.
When? Saturday on the Castle Stage at 14:00 – 14:30
In brief: Singer-songwriter Alice Jemima combines subtle electronica with classical guitar influences and floaty atmospherics. Latest single ‘Dancing In Love’ taken from her forthcoming album ‘Everything Changes’ is a punchy, even dancier take on previous offerings.
When? Saturday on the Acoustic Stage at 19:45 – 20:15
Colour of the Jungle
In brief: Favourites live, Colour of the Jungle will be bringing their rock n roll inspired, emotion-filled, catchy alt-rock tracks to Victorious Festival. The band recently released ‘Steel Tray’ that’s been going down a storm live for a while.
When? Saturday on the Seaside Stage at 20:00 – 20:30
In brief: Hooli are always fun live and specialise in blues-tinged, indie-rock with a funky edge. The band recently released an EP of their favourite tracks to play live.
When? Saturday on the Seaside Stage at 13:15 – 13:45
In brief: Indie, dream-pop band from Portsmouth with hints of shoegaze, nostalgia and serene melodic instrumentation strewn throughout.
When? Saturday on the Seaside Stage at 21:30 – 22:00
Four Folds Law
In brief: Portsmouth based indie-rock with catchy tunes with a dash of pop sensibilities thrown in for good measure.
When? Saturday on the Seaside Stage at 18:30 – 19:00
The New Shoes
In brief: Gosport’s The New Shoes will pack their no-nonsense rock music into a brief 20 minute set. Their music takes influence from past and present creating a fresh sound with punk sensibilities.
When? Saturday on the Craft Beer Stage at 16:30 – 16:50
The Pearl Harts
In brief: The Pearl Harts are a garage-rock duo with punchy, punk-y tunes with attitude, heavy guitars and ear-worm riffs.
When? Sunday on the Castle Stage at 12:00 – 12:30
In brief: Just announced for the new Kings Theatre Stage*, fast rising Portsmouth based post-punk quartet Hallan will bring an intense live performance with urgent riffs and catchy melodies to the festival.
When? Saturday on the Kings Theatre Stage at 17:00 and Sunday on the Kings theatre Stage 16:50
* Seeing as the new Kings Theatre Stage has just been announced (02/08/19) this may get updated with more bands as they get announced.