Crowds pour into Cosham to enjoy Mutiny Festival

(Front Row - LtoR) Dan Smith, a DJ at the event and Kelly Eastwood with (Back Row - LtoR) Kayleigh Duff, Katie Lilley and Stacey Burckett.   Picture: Keith Woodland
(Front Row - LtoR) Dan Smith, a DJ at the event and Kelly Eastwood with (Back Row - LtoR) Kayleigh Duff, Katie Lilley and Stacey Burckett. Picture: Keith Woodland

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Glittery tattoos, colourful fancy dress and some great tunes made Mutiny Festival a resounding success.

The event held on King George V Playing Fields in Cosham saw thousands enjoy the star-studded set list.

Steve Angello wows the crowd with his music, light and effects show.  Picture: Keith Woodland

Steve Angello wows the crowd with his music, light and effects show. Picture: Keith Woodland

Music-lovers came from all over the south and beyond to soak up what was on offer.

Scarlet Martin, 18, and Willow Tarrant, 22, had come from Ringwood.

Scarlet said: ‘It is amazing. It’s a really good festival. I’m really excited to see CeeLo Green and Example.’

Josie Ciutacu, from the Isle of Wight, was there with 12 of her friends to celebrate her hen do. The 30-year-old is marrying Darren Hendry on June 17.

Groove Armada entains the Big Top crowd.   Picture: Keith Woodland

Groove Armada entains the Big Top crowd. Picture: Keith Woodland

The friends were wearing an array of brightly-coloured fancy dress with feathers, and they had an effigy of the groom with them.

Josie said: ‘It is great. I absolutely love it.’

Paige Henaghan, 23, had come from Sittingbourne in Kent along with her friend Cassie Edwards, 28, from Rainham.

Cassie said: ‘I went to uni here and know some of the people here. We are staying overnight at Gunwharf. The festival is great, it’s been brilliant so far.’

Steve Angello wows the crowd with his music, light and effects show  Picture: Keith Woodland

Steve Angello wows the crowd with his music, light and effects show Picture: Keith Woodland

DJ Dan Smith, from Cosham, was one of the first to play in the VIP bar.

He said: ‘These kind of events should be held every week.’

Festival-goers were also treated to a wide range of stalls, including the giant deckchair and glitter tattoos from Capital FM and hair services from Green Mango Natural Salon.

Mollie Hogan, 18, from Gunwharf Quays, who works at the salon, was there with her friend and salon model Abbie Catlin, 19.

Sister Bliss entertains the crowd.   Picture: Keith Woodland

Sister Bliss entertains the crowd. Picture: Keith Woodland

Abbie said: ‘This is the first festival I have ever been to and I have been helping on the stall. It has been really good.’

Mollie said: ‘It is so exciting for us to here, I’m enjoying it.’

A group of friends enjoying the sunshine and music from the main stage were Ben Ward, 26, from Drayton, Mark Roberts, 35, from London, and Joseph Braikar, 35, from Southsea.

Mark said: ‘It is very friendly, there’s nice vibes and nice weather. It’s been good.’

Ben said: ‘Everyone is happy and the sun’s out, what more could you want?’

Another group were enjoying a funky house set, complete with saxophonist and fire-eaters, at the secret Astoria stage.

Sister Bliss entertains the crowd.  Picture: Keith Woodland

Sister Bliss entertains the crowd. Picture: Keith Woodland

They were Jase Grenney, Lauren Clift, Matthew Beckett and Nicky Beckett, from Portsmouth, who had gone all out and went in Nintendo fancy dress.

Jase, who was dressed as Yoshi, said: ‘We ordered our costumes months ago especially, they have come from America. The reaction’s been brilliant.’

As well as music and stalls, a funfair saw rides such as dodgems and a swing ride.

One of the organisers Elliott Dalton said: ‘There was an awesome crowd of people. It was a really exciting two days and it was in a great location.’