Victorious Festival 2022 Live Blog: Stereophonics and Primal Scream wow crowds on day one as day two of Portsmouth Festival kicks off

Last update: Saturday, August 27, 2022, 11:41 a.m.

Key events

  • Victorious Festival got off to a flying start, with so many top acts taking center stage today.
  • Today, Paulo Nutini will headline the Common Stage, with Bastille headlining the Castle Stage.
  • Other acts performing today include the Sugababes and the Wombats.

The Southsea Esplanade is closed to traffic but is now lined with stalls selling sweets and festival clothing.

Slipway on Southsea Esplanade. Pictured: Emily Jessica Turner.
South Seas Esplanade. Pictured: Emily Jessica Turner.

Chris Broom sat down with frontman and lead songwriter Dan Smith.

As of this writing, the band are set to release an extended version of their chart-topping album, Give Me The Future.

Now called Give Me The Future + Dreams Of The Past.

They are the headliner of Castle Stage today.

Bastille is headlining The Castle Stage on Saturday at Victorious Festival 2022. Photo: Chuff Media.

Chris Broom rounded up all of Victorious’ best photos yesterday.

From packed crowds to area performers, there’s plenty to see.

Crowds enjoying the Bombay Bicycle Club on Friday night. Photos by Alex Shute.

Journalist Elsa Waterfield captured Stereophonics performing at Victorious Festival!

Our Portsmouth entertainment expert Chris Broom gave a roundup of all the action at Victorious yesterday.

From pricey confections to thrilling crowds to stunning performers, it covers it all from day one.

James frontman Tim Booth moments before crowdsurfing at Common Stage. Photos by Alex Shute.

The weather promises to be warm and mostly sunny, similar to yesterday.

It will start with sunny intervals, before bright sunshine for most of the afternoon.

Cloud will settle later in the evening, but should dissipate by the time Paulo Nutini and Bastille perform.

Temperatures vary between highs of 21 C and lows of 17 C.

Crowds enjoying the Bombay Bicycle Club on Friday night. Photos by Alex Shute.

Welcome to the live blog!

We’ll bring you all the action from day two of Victorious Festival.

The stereo was awesome last night, hope everyone who went enjoyed the show.

I will also bring you updated weather forecast shortly.

Stereophonics will perform on the common stage on Friday evening. Photos by Alex Shute.

Headliners Stereophonics rock Southsea Common as the closing act on day one of this year’s festival.

That’s all from us for today – I hope you all enjoyed our posts throughout the day and join us tomorrow for more on day two!

Stereophonics title set to Victorious

Freewheeling… The Bombay Bicycle Club enjoyed his set – telling the audience how one of his very first gigs went down in Portsmouth

Bombay Bicycle Club on the main stage of Victorious

Members of Drumnation Tribe, a community group that meets at the Buckland Community Center, are decked out in bright colors while bringing the beat.

From left to right: Annette Wincott, Lucy Walker, Katie Row, Hazel Hockey and Jean Robson.

They’ve been performing at Victorious for about six years and will be hosting drum workshops over the weekend.

Katie said: “I’ve been in the band for about six months. I love being here, just buzzing around”.

Drumnation Tribe Members