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We have reached the last bank holiday weekend of the year, and what better way to celebrate it than a two-day festival right on your door step.

Last year saw Victorious Festival take over The Dockyards and this year they are back on Southsea Seafront.

This year it will feature an even bigger line up. Saturday sees headline acts such as Dizzee Rascal, Razorlight, Scouting for Girls, Tom Odell and The Pigeon Detectives. Or on Sunday see acts including Seasick Steve, Naughty Boy, Shed Seven and Ocean Colour Scene.

There will be stages and tents galore with a whole host of local talent in attendance too. Featuring names like Chip Jacks in the Beats & Swing tent, Matt Jarvis in the Strong Island tent, and such names as Delight, Waster, Det Sync and Funk Klub in the Silent Disco Arena. For only £20 a day entry, you have to agree they have achieved a cracking line up.

Get behind this event and attend to ensure we get this kind of thing every year in Portsmouth.

Sunday night sees a good collection of bank holiday specials and the ones catching my eye are Flamingos Bar and HKC Bar.

Firstly, Flamingos Bar welcomes none other than the new collaboration of DJs Solis and Sam Bylett , going by the name of Soul Divide.

From 7pm until 3am they will be joining residents Dan Morten and Reece Hewer to end the weekend in style.

Not only is it free entry all night they will also be offering you £3 drinks offers until 10pm and of course a juicy selection of cocktails.

Meanwhile, HKC bar will be hosting The Final Cocktail from 8pm until late.

Funny man and talented DJ Darren Crook will be taking control of this night and he will be joined by Punch Funk big man DJ Simon Blann for an evening of shenanigans no doubt.

I asked what kind of music to expect and was told to expect a variety of sophisticated house music, some very Berry classics and a big splash of Disco.

Arrive early as bank holidays are always busy.