Festival gives city economy boost of £5m

THOUSANDS of music-lovers flooded to the city over the weekend bringing in over £5m to the local economy.Â

Paloma Faith, The Prodigy and The Beach Boys' Brian Wilson took to the stage at Victorious Festival in Southsea.

Portsmouth South MP Stephen Morgan said: '˜I'm so proud we have the UK's largest metropolitan festival here in Portsmouth.

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'˜Bringing together thousands of local people and visitors to enjoy music and family activities, the festival also brings in over £5m to our local economy.'

Revellers packed out Southsea Common despite the wet weather.

Mr Morgan added: '˜Where else in the world can you listen and enjoy acts with the beautiful and historic backdrop that is Southsea seafront as a performance stage?

'˜With another Victorious under our city's belt, it's a festival which is well and truly continuing to put Portsmouth on the map.'