Thousands expected to make this year’s Victorious a sell-out

Victorious Festival Portsmouth Historic Dockyard 2012  Picture Adam Joyner
Victorious Festival Portsmouth Historic Dockyard 2012 Picture Adam Joyner

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THIS year’s Victorious Festival is on course to be sold out, with 38,000 people expected at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard over the August bank holiday weekend.

It is the second year running that the event has been held, using the ships and dockyard buildings as an impressive backdrop.

The musical line-up is as much of a draw, with something for everyone from young children to older music fans.

And at £15 for an adult ticket, which also includes access to all the dockyard’s attractions, including the new Mary Rose Museum, the tickets are selling fast.

One of the festival’s organisers Andy March said: ‘We’ve already sold more than 20,000 tickets, so I think we’re on track to sell out.

‘What I don’t want is for people to miss out.

‘About 1,500 people a day are looking at the website so it’s gaining momentum.

‘The weather is going to be absolutely brilliant as well, so we need to make people aware that they’ll need to grab their tickets now if they’re planning to attend.’

For children – who can enter the festival for free – Peppa Pig will be visiting on both days. There will also be side shows in balloon-modelling, face-painting and a host of games to join in with.

For adults, Level 42 will be joined by The Feeling and the Brand New Heavies on the main stage on Saturday, with DJ Yoda in the indoor arena.

And on Sunday, Maximo Park and Katy B will pay the main stage, where Charlotte Church will also be unveiling her new sound.

Popular 90s band Reef will also be playing the stage as part of their 20th anniversary tour.

Farlington’s Irving & Co Brewery is linking up with Leopold Tavern in Albert Road to provide a beer festival.

Tickets are available online at