AS the sun set, Southsea rocked.
Day one of Victorious Festival was a triumph as thousands took advantage of its new seafront location - and even the weather played ball.
Music fans packed the arenas for a wealth of quality live performances.
There was a party atmosphere in the Real Ale Festival Tent as festival goers tested the tipples and enjoyed the music.
The Seaside Stage near the bandstand was the perfect setting for people to chill out in the sunshine, enjoy the surroundings and take in performances by the likes of Public Service Broadcasting and Tom Odell.
Sophie Ellis Bextor made an appearance, and indie favourites Razorlight rocked the Castle Stage with crowd pleasers including Before I Fall To Pieces, Golden Touch and America as the sun went down, ahead of Dizzee Rascal last night.
Fairground rides, a Kids Arena and stalls, plus the bonus of free entry to seafront attractions including the D-Day Museum and Blue Reef Aquarium ensured there was more than enough entertainment - all set against the stunning Solent backdrop.
If day one was anything to go by, and with another cracking line-up on offer today, Victorious Festival is the place to be.