The Victorious Festival, the UK’s biggest metropolitan music event, is gearing up for its 2023 edition with an impressive lineup that promises to be one of the biggest to date. This year, festival-goers will get the chance to see Club Foot rockers Kasabian take to the stage as headliners, alongside a slew of indie acts, folk-pop singers, and even a Mercury Music Prize winner.
The festival, which started in 2011, will be held in Southsea, Hampshire, over the August bank holiday weekend. As part of its 10th anniversary tour of their album An Awesome Wave, Mercury Music Prize winners Alt-J will be making an appearance, while other indie acts taking to the stage include Scotland’s Belle and Sebastian, songwriter of the Happy Valley theme song Jake Bugg, and English indie rockers Kaiser Chiefs.
But it’s not just indie fans who will have a reason to attend. Dance music enthusiasts can look forward to DJ Pete Tong presenting his Ibiza Classics with the Essential Orchestra on the Friday night on the Castle Stage with Southsea’s Tudor castle as a backdrop, followed by Annie Mac on the Saturday night.
In addition, festival-goers can expect to see a variety of other acts, including 90s acid jazz funk band Jamiroquai, singer-songwriter Beabadoobee, Aussie punks Amyl and The Sniffers, Mersey rockers The Coral, The Enemy, Katy B, Dylan, Inspiral Carpets, Crawlers, Newton Faulkner, and Wunderhorse.
Lead booker Andy Marsh said, “This year’s lineup is one of our biggest to date, and we’re thrilled to finally reveal more of the incredible acts our audience can look forward to in 2023. For the first time, Victorious will run for three full days, and we’re proud of the expansive offering we have for our festival goers covering music, comedy, and family entertainment.”
One of the most highly anticipated acts of the festival is, undoubtedly, Kasabian. The band, formed in Leicester in 1997, will be taking centre stage, performing hits from their seven studio albums including Fire and LSF. The band now features founders Sergio Pizzorno and Chris Edwards, along with Ian Matthews and Tim Carter, following former frontman Tom Meighan’s departure in 2020.
With a diverse range of acts on the lineup, the 2023 edition of the Victorious Festival is shaping up to be one of the biggest and most exciting music events of the year. Fans of all genres can look forward to a weekend of great music, entertainment, and fun with family and friends. Don’t miss out on the chance to see Kasabian and other top acts at this year’s festival – it’s not one to be missed!