Mutiny festival to return to Portsmouth

Mutiny in the Park at Victoria Park in Porstmouth
Mutiny in the Park at Victoria Park in Porstmouth
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  • Popular festival to take place in Cosham
  • Expected to attract an audience of 15,000
  • This year’s event takes place this weekend at Fontwell Park
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A POPULAR music festival will return to the city next year, on the back of the success of the Portsmouth Summer Show.

Mutiny will make a comeback to Portsmouth next May.

This is where the event began and the city is the ideal place for us to build on our success

Luke Betts, organiser

Organisers have worked with Portsmouth City Council to bring the popular dance music event back to the city on Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29.

Next year it will take place at Cosham’s King George V playing fields, which recently hosted acts such as Alesha Dixon, Blue and Professor Green at the Portsmouth Summer Show.

Mutiny is expecting to attract an audience of 15,000 people.

Organiser Luke Betts said: ‘I am absolutely delighted Mutiny is returning to Portsmouth.

‘This is where the event began and the city is the ideal place for us to build on our success. I’d like to thanks Portsmouth City Council for working with us to bring the festival home.’

Councillor Linda Symes is Portsmouth City Council’s cabinet member for culture, leisure and sport.

She said: ‘It is fantastic that Mutiny is coming back to Portsmouth. It is a great event which nicely complements the city’s current offering.

‘This move is part of our ongoing commitment to bring events to the north of the city.

‘The success of Portsmouth Summer Show demonstrates the appetite for events at this venue and I’m confident it has the potential to host more and more for our residents.

‘This shows Portsmouth is now a city open for business across all areas.’

This year’s Mutiny is taking place this weekend at Fontwell Park near Chichester and will feature international hip-hop legend Snoop Dogg.

This summer will also see the return of Victorious Festival, featuring Tinie Tempah, Basement Jaxx, Primal Scream, The Fratellis and Ray Davies.

And next week Portsmouth Live! will see Wet Wet Wet, Spandau Ballet, McBusted and Carly Rae Jepson performing in the city to celebrate the America’s Cup World Series.