World Music Village gears up for Victorous Festival debut

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IT already boasts a huge music line up and a stacked family entertainment programme.

Now Victorious Festival is set to become even bigger as organisers have revealed a World Music Village will make its debut at the Southsea summer spectacle.

The arena is being put together by Arms Around The Child, an international charity based in Portsmouth, which works to support orphaned children.

The village will feature a headline DJ set from Neneh Cherry, a Grammy nominated, Swedish-born singer-songwriter best known for 1980s and 90s hits Buffalo Stance and 7 Seconds which saw her win an MTV Europe Music Award in 1994.

Next up, Natty will be bringing his urban music to the stage.

Make sure you don’t miss a performance from Liam Bailey, who has worked with superstars from DJ Fresh and Shy FX to Rita Ora and Tom Odell.

Liam combines American R&B, reggae sounds & vibrations, and blues.

The voice of Eva Lazarus will fill the field as her soulful sound spans across genres from reggae to drum and bass and soul.

Josh Osho joins the party situated somewhere between the boundaries of folk, blues and R&B.

The World Music Village will showcase different styles of dance and music throughout the day from a Bhangra Party, featuring Juggy D and Bollywood dancers to Latin dance workshops.

Also taking to the stage are Kasia Masai, Urban Voodoo Machine, Bongo Kanny, JJ Soul X and RU1FAM featuring Subajah.

The village will host a People’s Lounge, a space where people can get creative and showcase their art skills.

Visitors can take a stroll around the World Music Village flea market.

Head here to get into the festival fever with henna, hair braiding and other accessories.

And visitors will be able to sample cuisine from around the world including Brazilian crepes, Jamaican jerk chicken, coconut juice and patties.

Superstars Noel Gallagher, Manic Street Preachers, DJ Mark Ronson, Travis, The Levellers, Ash and Coral are just some of the other big names performing.

Tickets can be bought from victoriousfestival.co.uk