The Guide’s top picks for the Victorious weekend

Big Child Man Child make their debut at The Guide Awards
Big Child Man Child make their debut at The Guide Awards
Have your say

Away from the famous names at this year’s Victorious, there is an embarrassment of musical riches from local artists on offer.

If you haven’t seen Southsea’s own resident psych-rockers Kassassin Street yet, why not? Fear not, there will be two chances to rectify that on Sunday. They play the Castle Stage at 12.15pm and the Seaside stage at 5.40pm.

The Kassassin boys aren’t the only ones making national waves at the moment. Jerry Williams has been attracting plenty of attention – her new video for Cold Beer featured on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch last week. She opens proceedings on the Common Stage at midday tomorrow, and is on again at the Nevada Music stage at 3.15pm. She’s followed there by another act well worth your time, the effortlessly funky Slick Minded Individuals.

For those whose tastes run to something a little heavier, check out the latter half of the Seaside Stage on Saturday. Headlined by the current reigning Guide Award-winning band Kodiak Jack, with Foxer, Underground Pilots, Tricorn and Sigma Falls all leaning to the harder side of things before them, it should get messy.

Gilkicker frontman Sam McCarthy better make sure his solo slot on the Strong Island Stage at 2.30pm tomorrow doesn’t overrun, or he’ll miss his own band’s spot.

Since making their debut at this year’s Guide Awards, Big Child Man Child have continued to impress everywhere they’ve been – find out why at 7.15pm in the Beats & Swing Tent on Sunday.

Others worth catching if you can include Electric Arms, Tom Bertram, The Machete, Veludo Planes and the always endearing Southsea Alternative Choir.