DJs delight the crowds at Mutiny in the Park

Mutiny in the Park at Victoria Park in Porstmouth. Picture: Melanie Leininger

Mutiny in the Park at Victoria Park in Porstmouth. Picture: Melanie Leininger

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THOUSANDS of music-lovers partied into the night as a park was transformed for a festival.

Mutiny in the Park, held in Portsmouth city centre’s Victoria Park, saw revellers dance away as top DJs performed.

Pete Tong headlined – despite being on stage a bit later than planned after a delayed arrival from Ibiza.

Maddison Perryman, 25, was with her friends at the event. She said: ‘It’s amazing. It’s about time Portsmouth did something like this.’

Maddison added she had turned out especially to see house music DJ MK, who had stepped in on the bill for BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe, who had to return to New Zealand for a family matter.

And there was plenty for all with five stages pumping out music across the park and beyond.

It was the first time the event had been put on.

Harriet Leonard, 26, from North End, was with her friend Jessie Green, 22, from Baffins.

Harriet said: ‘It’s really good to get something in Portsmouth.’

Organiser Luke Betts said 5,000 had gone through the gate – and he is already planning a bigger one.

He said: ‘I live in Southsea and to be able to do this on my doorstep is great.

‘We’ve had such fantastic support. The idea of the day was to set a big precedent.

‘We’re looking to go to 20,000 capacity somewhere in the Portsmouth area.’

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