Despite the heavy downpour Sunday afternoon at Victorious Festival, I can happily say it was another fantastic year for the festival with an exciting and diverse choice of artists across its stages.
My particular highlight was playing my own music during my DJ set on the AMP Stage and catching performances from Everything Everything, Paloma Faith, Friendly Fires and of course, the ‘evil rave’ behemoth that is The Prodigy, who absolutely smashed Sunday’s headline slot. Be very proud Victorious – this festival firmly marks Portsmouth as a festival hot spot.
On the drum and bass front this week, Rave.Era and Subspace Audio will be teaming up at The Old Barn in Milton tomorrow to present Kyrist; the Bristol-based artist has been picking up traction in the scene recently with releases on the likes of Critical, Proximity, Dispatch, and Lifestyle Music as well as performing at Metalheadz events. Support comes from Smellz, Jungalice, Adromeda b2b Dizlocate, Luke Loud b2b Diversion, Foreman and MCs Range, Doyle and Grafta. Advance tickets cost £6, doors open 7.30pm until 1am. More details at facebook.com.
Tomorrow, over at Tiger Tiger in Gunwharf Quays hosts Enclosure, their brand new Saturday night, with 50 per cent off drinks from 5pm until 9pm and four different club rooms: Jewel, Decadia, Kanaloa and The Club. Doors from 9pm until 3am, advance tickets cost £11 and include vouchers for two drinks with more details at facebook.com.
Sunday, The Marmion in Southsea hosts the Southsea Soulcial’s free Motown residency from 6.30pm until 10.30pm. More details at facebook.com.
Monday, Delight at The Astoria in Guildhall Walk provide the usual dose of alternative clubbing goodness from 10pm until 2am. Tickets cost £4 with more details at facebook.com.
And finally, on Wednesday, Chichester-based indie-rock band Dutch Criminal Record host the launch show for their Waiting On The Weekend EP. Wild Front and Colour of The Jungle provide support. Doors open from 7.30pm, tickets cost £5. Go to wedgewood-rooms.co.uk.