This weekend Victorious Festival finally returns to Southsea Seafront bringing a whole host of live music and more to Portsmouth. Headlining the seaside based festival will see Madness, The Streets and Royal Blood take to Southsea Common on the weekend of the 27th, 28th and 29th August 2021. There’s more to see beyond the main stages and more established acts, so be sure to check out some of our favourite emerging bands and artist below!
The full lineup for Victorious Festival 2021 and stage times can be found here.
In Brief: Formed from the ashes of Portsmouth favourites Kassassin Street, Idol State return with their debut performance at Victorious Festival 2021 bringing their own blend of dance/electronic psych music. They’ve just released their first single ‘Gripping at the Handrails’ and it’s well worth a listen.
When and where? Saturday 28th August – 19:10 – Beats & Swing Stage
Roxanne de Bastion
In Brief: Roxanne de Bastion is an alternative pop, singer-songwriter whose music is both charming and catchy. Her second album set for release in November.
When and where? Sunday 29th August – 17:45 – Acoustic Stage
In Brief: Barbudo are a pop-funk duo whose music is mellow with disco sensibilities. They’ve just released their latest single ‘Sunshine’ that can be heard below.
When and where? Sunday 29th August – 18:30 – The People’s Lounge Stage
In Brief: Maple Sky are a Southampton based jazz-pop band. We also saw them live for the first time last week and would highly recommend them based upon that.
When and where? Sunday 19th August – 14:00 – The People’s Lounge Stage
In Brief: Brighton based SLANT are set to bring their “cosmic glam-rock” performance to the infamous Seaside Stage on Sunday 29th.
When and where? Sunday 29th August – 17:30 – Seaside Stage
In Brief: Singer-songwriter Lauran Hibberd creates infectious, witty “slacker-pop”. She recently released her latest EP ‘Goober’ and there isn’t a bad track on it.
When and where? Saturday 28th August – 19:45 – Acoustic Stage
In Brief: Fake Empire are a Portsmouth based post-punk trio who are set to release their debut album next month.
When and where? Saturday 18th August – 14:00 – Seaside Stage
In Brief: BASH! are a Southampton based indie-pop band who’ll be sure to bring the party to the People’s Lounge Stage. They specialise in fun, chirpy pop and even if that’s not necessarily your thing (like myself), they’re still brilliant live and worth checking out.
When and where? Saturday 28th August – 16:00 – The People’s Lounge Stage
Me and the Moon
In Brief: Me and the Moon return to Victorious Festival bringing with them charming, acoustic folk-tinged indie-pop.
When and where? Saturday 28th August – 12:15 – Common Stage