THOUSANDS of music-lovers flooded to the city over the weekend bringing in over £5m to the local economy.
Paloma Faith, The Prodigy and The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson took to the stage at Victorious Festival in Southsea.
Portsmouth South MP Stephen Morgan said: ‘I’m so proud we have the UK’s largest metropolitan festival here in Portsmouth.
‘Bringing together thousands of local people and visitors to enjoy music and family activities, the festival also brings in over £5m to our local economy.’
Revellers packed out Southsea Common despite the wet weather.
Mr Morgan added: ‘Where else in the world can you listen and enjoy acts with the beautiful and historic backdrop that is Southsea seafront as a performance stage?
‘With another Victorious under our city’s belt, it’s a festival which is well and truly continuing to put Portsmouth on the map.’