A SECOND wave of artists performing at this year’s Victorious Festival have been unveiled.
Razorlight, Scouting For Girls and British Sea Power are among the bands announced by the festival’s organisers.
Dance giants 2manydjs and Sub Focus were also revealed to The News yesterday, along with Menswear, Slow Club, Foy Vance, Justin Robertson, Bog Rolling Stones, Mark Morris and DJ sets from Alt J and Terri Hall of The Specials.
As reported, they will join the likes of Dizzee Rascal, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Seasick Steve and Naughty Boy in the two-day festival’s line-up on August 23 and 24.
Victorious organiser James Ralls said: ‘We have had a really good response to the first artists we announced and so hopefully we will to these, too.
‘There has been an amazing amount of work put into securing these artists.’
The organisers say they hope the move from the Historic Dockyard to the Southsea Castle area this year will attract even more people, with capacity at the new venue double that of 2013 with 40,000 people a day.
James said last year’s event pulled in thousands from outside of the city.
‘I think that 30 per cent of visitors were from outside Portsmouth last year and we hope that will be up to around 40 per cent this year. It will bring in some much-needed spending into the local economy,’ he said.
Andy Marsh, who is also organising the festival, said: ‘We think Victorious may be the best value-for-money family festival in the country. It is a chance to see loads of big acts, entertain the kids and enjoy a variety of attractions without breaking the bank.
‘We cannot thank Portsmouth City Council enough for securing this amazing site for the next five years.
‘They share our vision and excitement for the future for Portsmouth and Southsea.
‘The event will be fantastic for the local economy, business, tourism and our cultural presence.
‘We wanted to create a festival with no limitations that could be enjoyable and affordable for all ages,’ said Andy.
Early bird tickets for the event cost £15 until April 10. Tickets will cost £20 thereafter.
Child tickets cost £6, with under-fives gaining free entry.
As part of the deal, festival-goers will get free entry to the D-Day Museum and the Blue Reef Aquarium.
Ale lovers will be treated to a beer festival at The Pyramids Centre and families will be entitled to free use of the pools.
A free children’s arena with entertainment will also be provided.
To buy tickets, call 0844 871 8819 or visit victoriousfestival.co.uk/