VictoriousÂ Festival gives Portsmouth anÂ economicÂ boost ofÂ Â£5m, city MP says
THOUSANDS of music-lovers flooded to the city over the weekend bringing in over Â£5m to the local economy.Â
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 Â£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.'