Victorious Festival announces Nile Rodgers and Chic, Frank Turner, Annie Mac and more acts for 2021 edition in Portsmouth

VICTORIOUS Festival organisers have announced exciting new editions to the festival’s line-up.

Friday, 30th April 2021, 10:53 am
Nile Rogers will headline Victorious Festival on the Sunday of the August Bank Holiday weekend. (Photo by Alexandre Schneider/Getty Images)

Iconic singer-songwriter Nile Rodgers will headline the Castle Stage on Sunday along with his legendary band Chic.

Rodgers has written, produced, and performed on albums that have sold more than 500 million units and 75 million singles worldwide including the much loved We Are Family which he penned for Sister Sledge.

Other classic hits include Good Times, Everybody Dance and Le Freak.

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Spanning five decades in the music industry, Rodgers has worked with music royalty including Michael Jackson, Madonna, David Bowie, Diana Ross, Prince and Mick Jagger.

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Also now performing is Punk-folk singer-songwriter Frank Turner who will take to the stage on Saturday to perform his eight album catalogue.

Legendary DJ Annie Mac will now take the special afternoon slot on Sunday with her upbeat set expected to temporarily transform Portsmouth into Ibiza.

Also taking centre stage on Sunday will be MOBO award winner Ella Eyre whose stunning vocals have featured on a whole host of hits including her BRIT award winning collaboration with Rudimental, Waiting All Night.

For indie fans, organisers have revealed that Lancashire’s Lottery Winners will bring their upbeat brand of indie pop to the stage on Friday.

After the successful release of their debut album and a string of popular singles including Start Again, the band recently took on a sea shanty cover of Nickelback’s Rockstar. Nickelback spotted the cover and added their own vocals to the mix, with the version amassing over 1.7 million views .

Other artists unveiled include Jade Bird and Clean Bandit, featuring a DJ set with vocals from lead singer, Grace Chatto. The artists will join previously announced headliners Royal Blood, The Streets and Madness.

Organisers remain committed to the festival going ahead in line with the roadmap out of lockdown which currently hopes to end social restrictions on June 21, although the festival’s managing director James Ralls has previously called for a government backed insurance scheme.

Early bird tickets for the August Bank Holiday event retail at £35 per day.

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