Jamiroquai headline first night of Victorious festival

Tens of 1000’s of music lovers have made a visit to the Hampshire seaside for the annual Victorious festival, being kicked off by 90s funk band Jamiroquai.

The group, fronted by Jay Kay, are the headliners for the first night of the three-day occasion held on Southsea Widespread in Portsmouth.

Different highlights from the weekend embody Membership Foot rockers Kasabian, with the ultimate night headline slot being taken by Grammy and Brit award winners Mumford & Sons.

Away from the principle phases, the occasion consists of Henry VIII’s historic waterfront fortress reworked by native florist Ewa at Blossom Boutique right into a bar with DJ units – in addition to curler discos being hosted within the close by Southsea Skatepark.

And soccer followers are in a position to decide up some ideas from the staff behind the England ladies’s seaside soccer squad, which usually prepare within the grounds of the festival web site.

Additionally the Youngsters’ Area options roaming dinosaurs in addition to adventurous sights together with a climbing wall and zip wire.

Different acts performing throughout the weekend embody Alt-J, Ben Howard, Sigrid, Ellie Goulding, Natalie Imbruglia, Pleasant Fires, Annie Mac, Blossoms, The Charlatans, Belle and Sebastian, Jake Bugg, Kaiser Chiefs, Exhausting-Fi, The Vaccines, The Divine Comedy, The Coral, The Enemy and Katy B.

And DJ Pete Tong is performing his Ibiza Basic with a 50-piece orchestra for a re-imagination of dance hits reminiscent of Proper Right here, Proper Now and Impress.

Guests to the festival have been warned of doable visitors congestion on Saturday, with South Western Railway companies disrupted by the RMT strike motion.

Councillor Steve Pitt, chief of Portsmouth Metropolis Council, stated: “Victorious Festival and a financial institution vacation all the time means a busy weekend in Portsmouth and the prepare strikes would possibly imply extra individuals are tempted to journey by automotive however we’re asking everybody to stroll, cycle or lease an e-scooter the place doable.

“If individuals can plan their journeys and make little modifications the place they’ll it could possibly assist them and everybody else get round a bit extra simply.”

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