Travis, Editors and Bob Geldof ready to rock at Portsmouth’s Victorious Festival

Fran Healy of Travis performing on the main stage at the Isle of Wight Festival in 2005
Fran Healy of Travis performing on the main stage at the Isle of Wight Festival in 2005
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IT’S already a star-studded bill – but now the line-up for this year’s Victorious Festival has got even bigger.

Scottish rockers Travis, Editors, Wolfmother and The Horrors have been snapped up to wow crowds at the August bank holiday weekend spectacle.

Bob Geldof, left, and Pete Briquette of the Boomtown Rats

Bob Geldof, left, and Pete Briquette of the Boomtown Rats

The Boomtown Rats – led by singer Bob Geldof – will be the first big act of the weekend set to perform.

It comes after The News exclusively revealed that former Oasis guitarist and songwriter Noel Gallagher, will headline Victorious with his band High Flying Birds on the Sunday.

Other stars that have been booked include Manic Street Preachers, The Levellers, Ash, The Coral and Brit Award-winning artist Mark Ronson.

Festival director Andy Marsh is hugely excited about the calibre of talent ready to blow Southsea away from Saturday, August 27, and Sunday, August 28.

The festival has doubled in size compared to last year, it’s growing all the time.

Victorious Festival director Andy Marsh

Andy says ticket sales have gone through the roof – and Victorious is on course to welcome 120,000 visitors over the two days.

Last year’s event attracted 99,658 spectators.

Andy said: ‘It’s brilliant. What’s more, there is still going to be another chunk of names to be revealed in May so it’s really exciting.

‘The festival has doubled in size compared to last year, it’s growing all the time.

Editors

Editors

‘We are trying to attract a bit of everything so there’s something for everyone.

‘We look to see who is available and that dictates what we can offer.

‘But we’re really 
pleased with the names we have got.

‘Everyone is feeling excited.

‘The sun is shining and people are thinking about festivals.’

Tickets can be bought 
from victoriousfestival.co.uk, which includes a booking fee.