So as you may have gathered from my Instagram feed or just general social media chitchat, this year, I spent my August bank holiday weekend at Victorious festival in Portsmouth, alongside all my family. This weekend, like any other festival was spent sipping cider, listening to good music, and lots of dancing, I mean what’s a festival if there’s no dancing involved?!
Victorious is a festival that my family and I have attended for the past 3 years, and every year it never fails to disappoint, there’s a feeling of infectious happiness and excitement as soon as you step foot into the venue. If you’re into bands that aren’t as mainstream and well known, or are looking to find some new music then this is the perfect festival for you.
Situated on the outskirts of Portsmouth, it has the most stunning views that look out onto the coast of the Isle of Wight. I’ve never attended a festival with views quiet as pretty as these, its beautiful to sit and watch the sunset into the sea, whilst enjoying quality music.
Not only was my weekend full of good music but also alongside the stages, there are rows and rows of boutique pop up shops filled with everything from vintage clothing to steam punk accessories. We began our day spent here, by looking around at these independent boutiques, I love the diverse range of stalls that they host, and there really is something for everyone.
Like I say, this festival is perfect for those out to discover new music, with an array of various different stages, I can assure you that there will be something of interest to you, also something to keep you busy for the whole day. I’m a lover 90’s music, so when I found out that Rhythm of the 90’s were playing I was just a little bit excited to say the least. There’s something so freeing about letting your hair down and enjoying yourself to old school 90’s classics, these were definitely my favorite act of the day.
“Glitter makes you fitter”, I feel like a festival isn’t a proper festival until you’re covered in glitter. Admittedly I’m always reluctant to spend the extortionate amount its costs at festivals to get glitter, but not at Victorious. I came across a stand that was doing exactly what I wanted and all just for a donation of your choice, what was even better was that all the donations went straight to charity; and I’m all for helping a good cause where I can!
The festival hosts a vast selection of cultural food shacks, ranging from Thai to Carrabin, and Chinese to Spanish, there really is something for everyone’s taste buds, even for the fussy eaters like myself. Of course I went for the Italian option, as whenever there is pizza or pasta involved, I’m never going to turn it down. Right next to the Castle Stage was the Wood Oven Pizza Co., with a queue tailing right through the field. Believe me when I say I’ve eaten a lot of pizza in my mere 18 years of living, and I mean a lot, but this pizza is defiantly up there with one of the best that I have eaten.
Overall Victorious is the perfect festival for those willing to explore new music, not only this but it is the perfect family friendly festival. I’ve attended the festival for 3 years now, each year with the acts getting bigger and bigger, I’m excited to go back and witness the festival grow even more.
If you would like to check out my vlog of the whole day, and get a feel for what the festival is really like, here is a link to my YouTube channel! https://youtu.be/ExSg_2eYp9c
All my love,