Live Review: Victorious Festival 2016

“Victorious refuses to stop growing. Every year causing a massive shutdown of the city, as the festival performances expand to dominate every square inch that southern Portsmouth has to spare. One can’t begin to imagine what pressure is on the musicians, to be the centre of a city’s attention.”

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Victorious Festival (Simon Reed)

Rockshot wanted a massive review of two-day event Victorious Festival (headlined by Manic Street Preachers, and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds) in Portsmouth from me, and a huge montage of photos from photographer Simon Reed. I had laryngitis. I was sodden from the diabolical weather. I upset some Will Young fans for criticising him riding around the stage on a mobility scooter (and perplexed that they didn’t know that The Doors’ ‘Light My Fire’ isn’t a Will Young song)…

… but we delivered. CHECK IT OUT HERE



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