Another year and another Victorious Festival done. What is easily now Portsmouth and Southsea’s biggest event in the calendar, Victorious has grown from a small DIY event in the dockyard to a fully-fledged and internationally recognised festival. Year upon year the festival is tweaked and improved, especially with the inclusion of the World Music area (nestled nicely amongst the palm trees on the mini golf course) which really gave it an authentic festival vibe; complete with genuinely interesting food and good vibes. As the festival grows, so does the calibre of the line-up; I’ll be super honest and say that very little of the bands that play truly excite me, however I saw Noel Gallagher play on the Common in my home town. How can you sniff at that? The ticket prices are still amazingly good value for money and there is simply nothing better than a festival you can walk home from. I’m already looking forward to seeing who they announce for next year. Long may it live.