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Portsmouth To Host Summer Music Festival
Level 42 and Maximo Park have been announced for the 'Victorious' Festival in Portsmouth!
It'll be held over the August bank holiday weekend 2013 (24th and 25th August) - 10am-Midnight
Organisers say there'll be 5 stages of live music, DJs & performers (including indoor big top), a real ale and food festival (over 100 real ales), boutique Market, crafts, clothes, fairs, picnic areas and free access to the Historic Dockyard attractions (including the new Mary Rose museum).
Level 42, Maximo Park, Charlotte Church, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, The Feeling, DJ Yoda, Mike Skinner (The Streets) and many more are confirmed for the Victorious Festival 2013.
Ben Miles, Events Co-ordinator at the Belle Isle bar and restaurant said:
"Working off the back of the hugely successful "Victorious Vintage" jubilee weekend last year we have been given permission to take things a step further.
"Look forward to a festival that caters for all members of the family, young and old.
"We learnt so much from last year's event, we will be adding more headline acts, a real ale and food festival, a huge children's arena, markets, the Historic Dockyard attractions, DJs, a Silent Disco, and plenty of indoor entertainment just in case the great British summer turns up to wash us out!"
The theme to the festival will be 'maritime' in keeping with the world-famous naval attractions and traditions reflective of Portsmouth and Southsea.
Lincoln Clarke, Chief Executive of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard said
"The Victorious Festival will be a great addition to the Historic Dockyard events calendar, allowing us to showcase the attractions to an audience who may not have thought to visit before.
"We are delighted to be working with local businesses to build an event that the whole city can enjoy and to also re-affirm Portsmouth as a desirable visitor destination."
Victorious Festival will see a continuation of the relaxed ethos of last year's event with festival goers treated to an acoustic arena carpeted in fake grass and scattered with sea side deck chairs, an alcohol free children's area, street entertainers, boutique and creative markets and plenty of local produce food stalls to choose from.
This year the music line-up is catering for all ages and preferences and the organisers say they are thrilled to have secured such great names, with many more to follow. The website will be updated as acts are confirmed and will detail which of the days they will be performing. The event will also showcase the best of the region's bands and unsigned talent. The full line-up will be announced closer to the event.
The Victorious Festival team are keen it remains an event for people of the local area and are urging residents that if they would like to get involved or can offer something to the event then they get in contact via firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event also plans to include local schools in curating and presenting the "Kids Deck" arena. Details will be sent to schools and community groups in the coming weeks.
Festival goers need an event ticket (valid for one day), which will include all the day and evening entertainment, plus the Historic Dockyard attractions! The event runs from 10am-midnight both days. Early Bird Tickets are priced at £15, under 5s are free, children age 5-15 years are £5. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 21.
Visit www.victoriousfestival.co.uk for more information and tickets.
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