LEGENDARY musicians Johnny Marr and Ray Davies are among the next batch of top performers to be confirmed for this year’s Victorious Festival.
The former Smiths guitarist and Kinks frontman will be joined by Primal Scream, Super Furry Animals, Mystery Jets and The Subways as excitement over the summer spectacle heats up.
Just getting one of these big names would have been great, but to secure all of them is just amazing.Festival co-organiser Andy Marsh
Acts already confirmed for the festival include global rap star Tinie Tempah, Basement Jaxx and The Flaming Lips, who will be one of the main acts appearing on the all-new Southsea Common stage over the August Bank Holiday weekend.
Tickets for both days are still up for grabs – with around half of the tens of thousands available having already been snapped up.
Festival co-organiser Andy Marsh said: ‘This line-up is just amazing – it makes you go “wow”.
‘I’m really excited about Ray Davies, he isn’t performing a lot this year so it’s great more and more people are getting to know about Victorious now.
‘Just getting one of these big names would have been great, but to secure all of them is just amazing.
‘This shows we are going in the right direction.
‘We want to be a permanent fixture on the festival circuit and right up there with Reading and Leeds and all the other big ones.
‘It would be nice to get on that circuit and for Portsmouth to be known as the place to come.’
There are a huge range of other activities in store – including the return of the silent disco and beer tent and a bigger and better entertainment section for children.
The bandstand area will this time round be transformed into an ‘acoustic village’ showcasing some of the UK’s brightest up-and-coming talent.
Veteran rock band Texas, singer-songwriter Ella Eyre and The Fratellis are also other top names on the bill.
Tinie Tempah and The Flaming Lips are the main acts on Saturday, August 29, and Ray Davies and Basement Jaxx will close the festival on the Sunday.
The chance to get £18 early-bird tickets has gone, but day passes costing £25 each are now available until 4pm on Friday, July 3. Tickets cost £30 afterwards.
It’s £6 for five to 15-year-olds and £1 for under fives.
To buy tickets, go to victoriousfestival.co.uk