Victorious Festival is a three-day music festival held in Portsmouth, United Kingdom. It was founded in 2011. In its first year, the festival was named the Victorious Vintage Festival. For the first two years, the festival was held in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, while subsequent years were held in the Castle Field and Southsea Common areas of Southsea.
Southsea Castle, Southsea Skatepark, the D-Day Museum and other local attractions are within the festival boundaries and are only accessible to ticket holders during that time. In 2016, the organizers announced the launch of a charity, the Victorious Foundation, which seeks to protect disadvantaged children. Part of the proceeds from ticket sales is given to the local D-Day Museum. In 2015, the festival's impact on the Common and the smell from waste caused complaints from the residents.
The 2017 festival extended the duration to include a first night party headlined by Madness. Camping facilities were provided for the 2017 festival at a site at Farlington playing fields after camping on Southsea Common was ruled out. Portsmouth City Council has agreed to allow the festival until 2027 and hoped that the festival would bring over £5.8m a year for the local economy. In 2017, a majority stake in the festival was sold to Global Entertainment with the hopes that bigger acts may be secured in future.
- Victorious Festival official website
- Victorious Festival: Find out about the three friends behind the music extravaganza, The News, 5 February 2016
- Victorious Vintage festival attracts 35,000 to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, The News, 4 June 2012
- Victorious Festival returns to Portsmouth, Buzz, 11 August 2016
- Plan journeys to Victorious Festival to avoid delays, Portsmouth City Council, 25 August 2016
- Music festival unveils creation of Victorious Foundation to support most vulnerable children in Portsmouth, The News, 2 April 2016
- Victorious Festival raises £43,000 for D-Day Museum, The News, 11 December 2014
- There’s an awful smell on Southsea Common!, The News, 4 September 2015
- Portsmouth to pocket £58m jackpot thanks to ten-year Victorious Festival contract deal
- Portsmouth’s Victorious Festival is sold in major new deal, The News, 22 March 2017
- Dizzee Rascal heads Victorious Festival line-up, The News, 1 March 2014
- Victorious Festival: 2015 hailed as best yet, The News, published 30 August 2015, updated 31 August 2015