Saturday / Sunday Headliners Plus Other Acts Announced For Victorious Festival

by | Feb 3, 2020 | Music Festivals, Rock/Media/News

Victorious Festival (28-30 August) – the UK’s biggest metropolitan festival – has today announced a huge wave of incredible artists including headliners The Streets, Royal Blood and many more with Ian Brown, The Kooks, and others already announced.

The Streets @ LOTF (Simon Jay Price)

Mike Skinner of The Streets (Simon Jay Price)

Headlining Saturday and needing no introduction is Birmingham hip-hop act, The Streets. With a career spanning near to 20 years and fronted by vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Mike Skinner, The Streets’ debut album Original Pirate Material, released in 2002 is widely regarded to have changed the face of British rap music, and second album A Grand Don’t Come For Free was a huge worldwide success spawning hit singles like Fit But You Know It and Dry Your Eyes. With hotly anticipated album, The Darker The Shadow The Brighter The Light scheduled for release in 2021, expect a mix of classic hits and new releases!

Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher , Royal Blood (Lucy Kingsford)

Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher of Royal Blood (Lucy Kingsford)

Headlining Sunday is English Rock duo Royal Blood who followed up their self-titled 2014 album with 2017’s How Did We Get So Dark? – to a similar reaction – with hits such as Come On Over, Little Monster and I Only Lie When I Love You. With a sonic force that brings the primal essence of precocious rock ‘n’ roll, soaring hooks and deft melodies, their live set is sure to be a highlight of this year’s festival.

Chic freak out at Guilfest 2012, Good Times. (Photographer: Simon Jay Price/Photographer:Simon Jay Price)

Nile Rogers of Chic (Simon Jay Price)

The stellar line-up also sees Nile Rodgers and Chic. Having sold over 100 million records including huge worldwide hits Good Times, Everybody Dance and Le Freak. Nile has worked with a staggering list of true music legends, including Michael Jackson, Madonna, David Bowie, Diana Ross, Prince, Mick Jagger and most recently, Daft Punk and Pharrell Williams on hit single ‘Get Lucky’.

Jack Steadman, Bombay Bicyle Club at Citadel Festival (Simon Jay Price/Photographer: Simon Jay Price)

Jack Steadman of Bombay Bicycle Club (Simon Jay Price)

Following rave reviews from their latest studio album, Everything Else Has Gone Wrong, Bombay Bicycle Club also join the bill and promise to bring indie music to the forefront with a mixture of acoustic melodies, energetic instrumentals and throbbing basslines.

Bestival 2017 (nosa malcolm)

Rag ‘n’ Bone Man (Nosa Malcolm)

Also on the bill is singer-songwriter Rag ‘N’ Bone Man – known for his deep, baritone voice, Craig David’s TS5, BBC Sounds for 2016 finalists Blossoms, The Fratellis, Welsh rockers Feeder, La Roux, Jonny Marr, Miles Kane, DJ Fresh, indie-rockers Mystery Jets, Morcheeba, Reef, Twin Atlantic, Stereo MC’s, Cast, Eve, Glasvegas, Jaguar Skills, The Snuts, Aaron Smith, John, Wild Front  and Andrew Cushin.

Tom Ogden of Blossoms performing at The Roundhouse Camden on 23 March 2017 (Simon Reed)

Tom Ogden of Blossoms (Simon Reed)

Of the new announcements, Festival Director, Andy Marsh said: “We couldn’t be more excited about this year’s festival. Our first wave of artists were extremely well received and we’re delighted to bring a second wave that is equally as strong. Going into our ninth year, we really tried to raise the bar and with more artists still to be announced, plus a whole host of family content and world music still to come, we’re convinced this is going to be our best year yet!”

 (Simon Reed)

More Victorious Sunshine (Simon Reed)

Founded in 2011, Victorious Festival is the UK’s biggest metropolitan festival of music and family entertainment, taking place over the weekend of 28 – 30 August 2020, in the spectacular seaside location of Southsea.

Early bird tickets for Victorious Festival are on sale now. Current prices from just £30 per day (fees apply).

By Simon Reed

I am a music, event and portrait photographer, shooting pictures mainly in London and on the South coast. I tend to like bands with guitars - they move about more. When I'm not photographing music, I write about it and sometimes conduct the odd interview. Also in occasional spare moments, I control air traffic and walk Zebedee, Florence and Dougal, the springerdoodles.

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