Victorious Festival 2022: Saturday

A winning set from Ocean Colour Scene with new boys Inhaler and The K’s also gracing the main stage on the Saturday of Victorious Festival.

Victorious Festival 2021

The Victorious Festival returns with another feast of live music on Southsea Common. The grey haired gig goer survives another three day onslaught.

Can I Pick My Top 10 Gigs of 2019 – from 195 performances?

At the end of a mammoth year of gig going, snapping pics as I go, I have reflected on it and tried to pick my top ten gigs.

Glorious Victorious – a sunny Friday in Southsea

Festivals can get by with grey skies and drizzle but it’s hard not to enjoy bands when it’s blazing sunshine and blue skies. Friday at Victorious Festival is a bit of an intro day with a mid-afternoon start with the main Common Stage and not much more starting up until Saturday. First up for me …

Victorious Gems: Part 1. Slow Readers Club.

Headliners at the Victorious Festival (August Bank Holiday weekend, Southsea Common) are usually ‘very experienced’ and appeal to the more mature end of the broader festival going crowd (myself included), but with so many acts there is still always the chance of a couple of new gems. A couple from 2017 that I really enjoyed …

Victorious Gems: Part 2. Crows

I was drifting across the Castle Stage area at Victorious Festival in 2017, early afternoon, with friends on the way somewhere and we put the brakes on when we saw CROWS. I hadn’t heard of them. They hadn’t released much at all at that point – just a few tracks available. The lead singer was …