Report praises Victorious Festival

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A REPORT praising the success of this year’s revamped Victorious Festival has been produced.

The document by Portsmouth City Council’s head of development and culture services found that the site was ‘well planned’ and consideration for residents was taken into account.

It found that only two complaints were made about noise during the event, held over the August bank holiday.

They were investigated and it was concluded that noise was within agreed levels.

In total, 63,601 tickets were sold for the music spectacle, headlined by the likes of Dizzee Rascal and Sophie Ellis Bextor, on Southsea Common.

Recommendations have been made that Portsmouth council officers continue to help deliver the event until at least 2018, with a view to extending that agreement to 2020. The festival will be talked about in more detail at a meeting being led by Councillor Linda Symes, cabinet member for culture, leisure and sport, on Friday.

Cllr Symes will also be asked if she would congratulate the festival’s organisers on their ‘very professional approach, delivery and responsiveness around all aspects of the event’.