VICTORIOUS ANNOUNCE SECOND WAVE OF ACTS
- JUST ADDED -
TRAVIS / EDITORS / THE BOOMTOWN RATS / WOLFMOTHER / THE HORRORS
MILKY CHANCE / RAT BOY / RALEIGH RITCHIE / IZZY BIZU / JP COOPER
PRETTY VICIOUS / LAUREN AQUILINIA / DAGNY/ SAMM HENSHAW
SOUND OF THE SIRENS/ LOADS MORE TBC
- ALREADY ANNOUNCED -
NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS/ MANIC STREET PREACHERS/MARK RONSON DJ
WILL YOUNG/ THE CORAL/ LEVELLERS/ ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN/ ASH/ JACK SAVORETTI
THE SELECTER/ SPACE/EMMY THE GREAT
Victorious Festival is delighted to announce their second wave of acts appearing over the August Bank Holiday weekend. Pioneers of melodic indie, Scottish band, Travis make a fantastic addition to the weekend. Awarded ‘Best Band’ at the BRIT Awards twice and having headlined Glastonbury after the release of their second album ‘The Man Who’ we’re thrilled to welcome them to the festival. The critically acclaimed Editors also join us on the Saturday, adding their own brand of dark indie rock to the festival. These new acts join previously announced headliners Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Manic Street Preachers and Mark Ronson.
The Irish New Wave band The Boomtown Rats with their renowned lead singer perform as our very special guests on Saturday afternoon. While, Australia’s answer to rock, Wolfmother will be arriving fresh from the recording of their latest album the suitably titled ‘Victorious’.
Adding to a line-up of long established music legends there are some hotly tipped newcomers who are sure to deliver unmissable performances at this years festival. Rat Boy, a teenager from Essex is hailed a great lyricist, delivering an authentic soundtrack of disaffected youth through his unique blend of hip hop. While South London Singer Songwriter Izzy Bizu has gained a long list of superstar supporters having supported Sam Smith, Rudimental and Foxes on their latest tours. The amazing 4-piece Welsh rockers Pretty Vicious and JP Cooper, an up and coming dreadlocked singer packed full of soul is sure to deliver a remarkable set.
Last year Victorious Festival welcomed 100,000 visitors to its beautiful beachside location on Southsea Seafront and were finalists in the UK Festival Awards for ‘Best Family Festival’ and ‘Best Major Festival’. With it’s incredible line up, huge free kids arena & family friendly atmosphere Victorious continues to be one of the best value festivals in the UK this summer with tickets currently costing just £30 a day.
Editors’ last album, ‘The Weight Of Your Love’ (2013) was the high watermark for the band in a ten year career that has seen plenty of highlights. Racking up Top Ten placings across Europe, (including number ones in Holland and Belgium and a fourth consecutive Top Ten in the UK), the album propelled the band to headline shows at Werchter and Lowlands in Benelux and high profile slots at Glastonbury and Reading, amongst a list of dates that spanned four continents and over one hundred venues and festivals, including their first ever shows in Africa.
‘The Weight Of Your Love’ followed Editors’ two consecutive UK Number One UK Albums, ‘An End Has A Start’ (2007) and ‘In This Light And On This Evening’ (2009). Their debut album, ‘The Back Room’ (2005) has now sold over half a million copies in the UK alone whilst the band have combined album sales of over 2 million across the world.
The Manic Street Preachers originally released ‘Everything Must Go’ in 1996, it was the band’s first massive commercial success and they are touring the 20th anniversay of the album this year. The record was certified triple platinum in the UK and went on to sell over a million copies and bag multiple Brit awards. It features four top ten singles (‘A Design for Life’, ‘Everything Must Go’, ‘Kevin Carter’ and ‘Australia’). Touring the record, the band played an early show in the tiny basement bar of the Haçienda to headlining to 20,000 people at Manchester’s Nynex Arena in less than twelve months. Although some songs from ‘Everything Must Go’ are still cornerstones of Manic Street Preachers gigs, several of the album tracks haven’t been played live since ’96.