Madness are the first headliner to be announced for Victorious Festival headlining the first night of, the now three day event, happening from Friday 25th to Sunday 27th August (bank holiday weekend) at Portsmouth's Southsea Common.
Billed as an Opening Party, Friday night will feature a huge headline show from Madness with support from Craig Charles' Funk & Soul Club and many more heavyweight acts still to be announced.
Said festival director Andy Marsh, "Heading into our sixth year we wanted to shake things up a bit and what better way than to open proceedings with a massive party. We wracked our brains for the best party band out there and the answer was literally a no-brainer, it had to be Madness.
"We’re delighted that the guys have agreed to headline our new Friday night slot, its going to be incredible, and when Craig Charles opens his trunk of funk there’s no doubt it’ll be a night to remember!"
Madness added, "We’re really looking forward to this show and it’s an absolute honour to play the very first Victorious opening party. Now we know Portsmouth likes to party but they better start preparing, cos we’re gonna blow the doors off!"
Friday’s opening party will start at 6pm and close at 11pm. The event will include the Castle Stage, Real Ale Village, Southsea Castle and the Champagne Bar. There will be no kids area until Saturday.
Early bird tickets are priced at £20, £8 kids aged 5-15 years, and £1 for children aged under 5 years. Plus booking fees.
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