In case you requested me to call my favorite pageant, I’d let you know with no hesitation that Victorious Pageant is the one I’m going again to, 12 months after 12 months – and it solely appears to get higher and higher. Right here’s why I feel you must add Victorious to your pageant calendar this 12 months:
The road up
Contemplating it’s not one of many largest festivals within the UK (as in – it’s not your Glastonbury, Studying and Leeds, Isle of Wight Pageant and many others), I’d say the road up this 12 months simply rivals that of the large hitters. With Stereophonics, Paulo Nutini, Sam Fender, Becky Hill, Bastille, The Wombats, Sugababes and plenty of extra (plus comedy from the likes of Russell Kane, Joel Dommett and Katherine Ryan), in my view it’s their finest lineup but (and I’m simply praying to the scheduling gods that there aren’t too many clashes!) I noticed Stereophonics at Victorious Pageant in 2017 and so they have been unbelievable so I can’t wait to see them once more, we noticed Becky Hill at Isle of Wight final 12 months and he or she was an actual spotlight, and in the event you noticed any of Sam Fender’s set at Glastonbury then you definately’ll know simply how anticipated his Victorious look goes to be!
(I ought to most likely additionally point out that weekend tickets to Victorious will set you again simply £170 for adults, which I at all times suppose is so affordable given not solely the lineup, however the enormous quantity of different leisure and actions on supply).
It’s so household pleasant
We took each the children on the Saturday final 12 months (Reeva was 6 and Alba was simply 1) and so they completely liked it.
Victorious is heralded for a way good it’s for youths and this 12 months seems no completely different – with their children enviornment that includes appearances and meet and greets from quite a lot of acquainted names just like the Octonauts, Yolanda’s Band Jam and Child Shark. I’ve to say that seeing Andy and The Odd Socks on the Youngsters Enviornment final 12 months was most likely one among my pageant highlights, I had an enormous smile on my face all through their set! There’s hundreds to do within the children’ space, from bouncy castles, to den constructing, to face portray, to children’ karaoke, and with childrens’ tickets being as little as £1 for underneath 5s and £8 for 5-12 12 months olds, it’s a extremely fairly priced time out for them.
The number of phases
Victorious is a lot extra than simply its ‘Widespread Stage’ (named on account of its location on Southsea Widespread) – there’s the World Music Stage and the Individuals’s Lounge, the place you may see world and numerous artists from the world of hip hop, jazz, afrobeat, reggae, soul and extra. The Seaside Stage has beautiful coastal views and usually options up and coming native expertise. The Fortress Stage sits adjoining to Southsea Fortress – I like the truth that you may sit on the hillier sections for nice views of the stage. Lastly, one new addition for 2022 is the comedy tent within the Fringe Fields – the lineup for that is good and I can’t wait to see some nice acts right here this 12 months. (Why do I really feel like I’ll be doing plenty of working between fields and tents, I’ll definitely be getting my steps up!)
… And a lot extra
I really feel like I’ve not even scratched the floor of the entire issues I’m trying ahead to seeing this 12 months – there’s the superb Champagne Bar set inside the fortress, their Market Method, internet hosting plenty of thrift retailers, craft stalls and native companies, an unbelievable array of meals stalls and road meals distributors, their Beats and Swing Enviornment, and the extra chilled out acoustic stage, a circus and fairground rides, and their Literacy Reside literary space – you’re definitely spoiled for selection by way of methods to spend your day. I’m already in countdown mode!
Victorious Pageant is from 26-28 August, and you should buy tickets on the web site.