With just 3 days to go until Victorious Festival 2015, we take a look at 10 acts who, in our opinion, are not to be missed!
1. Laura Mvula (Saturday, Common Stage, 15:45-16:30)
Billed as Saturday afternoon’s very special guest, British soul singer-songwriter Laura Mvula is bringing her serene sounding spectacular to Southsea. She first found fame when she was nominated for the Critic’s Choice award at the BRITs in 2013. Since then, she has won 2 MOBO Awards, an Urban Music Award and has been nominated for two further BRITs.
2. Peter Hook & The Light (Saturday, Common Stage, 17:00-17:30)
Former Joy Division and New Order member Peter Hook is bringing his band The Light to Victorious Festival and you can be sure to hear some of the classics from his glory days. The band features his son, Jack Bates, and also members of another of Peter’s old bands Monaco. Their tea-time set is not to be missed.
3. The Fratellis (Saturday, Common Stage, 19:00-19:45)
After ending their hiatus back in 2012, The Fratellis haven’t stopped touring and producing new music since and their 2015 festival tour sees them play at Victorious Festival. Although the band are famous for their two top 10 hits back in 2006, Chelsea Dagger and Whistle For The Choir, the three-piece will prove to you that their new material is just as worthy of the same success.
4. Primal Scream (Saturday, Common Stage, 20:15-21:05)
Fellow Scottish band, Primal Scream will be injecting their experience and energy into the willing Common Stage crowd, playing through their huge back catalogue of hits spanning over 30 years. The Mercury award winning band first broke into the mainstream after releasing Screamadelica and have had in total 8 top 40 albums. Their 50 minute set is sure to be packed with hits from these albums.
5. Tinie Tempah (Saturday, Castle Stage, 21:45-22:45)
International platinum-selling artist Tinie Tempah will be closing proceedings on the Saturday on the Castle Stage with a set filled with chart-topping hits. The star, who has collaborated with the likes of Labrinth, Swedish House Mafia and, most recently, Jess Glynne, has had 11 top 40 hits since he first came onto the scene in 2010 and that’s not even counting his hits as a featured artist. His most recent single, Not Letting Go, featuring Jess Glynne, made it to the top spot earlier this year and be sure to see it making an appearance during his set at Victorious Festival this year.
6. Dave McCabe (Sunday, Common Stage, 15:00-15:30)
Former Zutons’ frontman Dave McCabe is bringing his Ramifications solo show to the south coast for a rocking afternoon performance. Prepare to be ‘ramified’ as the recently formed band take you on a half an hour rocking rollercoaster ride!
7. The Wytches (Sunday, Castle Stage, 16:30-17:00)
The three-piece, based in Brighton after forming in Peterborough, call themselves a ‘surf-psych’ band and I for one am intrigued to find out what this really is. They have been described as having a very unique sound and it sounds like a very unique genre as well. What we can be sure of, though, is that they will be playing hits from their debut album Annabel Dream Reader, released just last year.
8. Hayseed Dixie (Sunday, Common Stage, 17:00-17:30)
Known for their unique fusion of bluegrass and rock music, Hayseed Dixie perform covers of classic rock hits as well as compositions of their own. The band released their debut album back in 2001, A Hillbilly Tribute To AC/DC, which references where there name comes from, which is a linguistic play on the name AC/DC. Expect a high tempo performance of singalong rock anthems pumping through Victorious Festival.
9. Ella Eyre (Sunday, Castle Stage, 19:30-20:00)
Pop princess Ella Eyre will be sure to keep the crowd dancing and singing along throughout her set, performing her chart-topping hits. Her biggest hit, featuring on Rudimental’s Waiting All Night, made it to the top spot back in 2013 and she is due to release her debut album, Feline, this Friday (28th August).
10. Basement Jaxx (Sunday, Castle Stage, 21:45-22:45)
Award-winning electronica duo Basement Jaxx will be bringing Victorious Festival to a triumphant close over on the Castle Stage. Expect their set to be packed with mega dance anthems from their six top 40 albums. It’s going to be a simply unforgettable performance, so make sure you don’t miss it!