CONSTRUCTION work has started on building the main stage for this year’s Victorious Festival.
And this year’s site map has been published showing where superstars including Noel Gallagher, Manic Street Preachers and DJ Mark Ronson will perform, along with the new World Music Village.
Excitement is building ahead of the spectacle – the biggest Victorious to date.
Organisers hope the spectacle – capable of holding 120,000 visitors over the two days – could be a sell-out.
Victorious Festival director Andy Marsh said: ‘We’re down on site putting up the main stage, which is pretty exciting.
‘I know ticket sales are going better than last year, and that’s when we saw 100,000 people come to Victorious over the weekend, so we’re confident this year could be a sell-out. Everything is positive.
‘It feels like there’s a clear run-up to the event now and everything is slotting into place.
‘It’s a great thing for Portsmouth and puts the city on the map.’
The August Bank Holiday bonanza this year includes new arenas including a world music village to satisfy everyone’s musical tastes.
The Common Stage on Saturday, August 27 features the likes of the Manics, Travis, The Coral, The Levellers Wretch 32 and The Boomtown Rats. Then headlining the same stage on Sunday is Oasis legend Noel and his band High Flying Birds.
I know ticket sales are going better than last year, and that’s when we saw 100,000 people come to Victorious over the weekend, so we’re confident this year could be a sell out.Victorious Festival director Andy Marsh
Elite performers tearing it up on the Castle Stage over the weekend include; Annie Mac, Editors, The Horrors, Mark Ronson, Wolfmother and Ash. Tickets are still available from victoriousfestival.co.uk
THE newly-instated Hayling Ferry plans to take passengers to this month’s Victorious Festival.
The service has revealed it wants to put on extra journeys so spectators are able to get to and from the music spectacle.
Bosses say they are analysing how much demand there will be for more crossings over the weekend and will be publishing more details next week.
People are being asked to leave a comment saying when they intend to leave the festival on the Hayling Ferry Facebook page so a plan can be worked up. A community celebration was held this month marking the ferry’s return.