23/07/18Experience a Victorious Stay at our B&B Accommodation
Experience a Victorious Stay at our B&B Accommodation
Glastonbury may be on a break this year but that doesn’t mean to say that 2018 has to be the year that music died. In fact, there are myriad melodic marvels going on close to Quay Quarters including Portsmouth and Southsea’s very own Victorious Festival, which is a mere 30-minute drive from our Chichester Harbour HQ.
What’s on stage?
Set to bounce bass off the Solent yet again for three consecutive days over the August bank holiday weekend, 2018 will be Victorious’ sixth year of block rockin’ beats. Each annual line-up has something to suit all music tastes with two main stages so named for their locations at the Southsea festival site: Common and Castle. You’ll also find a handful of smaller stages offering local talent, a children’s area, a comedy tent and a world music village. Also – making its debut this year – is literacy livew, a bookish bonanza.
Victorious Festival has come a long way since its inaugural event in 2013 at the prestigious and heritage – rich Portsmouth Historic Dockyards. With headline acts including Level 42, The Feeling, Katy B and Maximo Park – as well as a Real Ale Festival offering over 100 cask ales for thirsty sailors and a boutique market for thrifty shoppers – this was a ship-shape maiden voyage. Not only did visitors have all the entertainment on offer from the Victorious Festival team but they could also make the most of the Dockyard’s famous attractions, such as HMS Victory (believed to be the festival’s namesake) and the National Museum of the Royal Navy.
The crowds went bonkers for Bassline Junkie Dizzee Rascal in 2014 and treated Summertime Boy Seasick Steve Just Like a King at the 2014 festival, which also saw Chichester’s own Tom Odell play after his BRITs Critics’ Choice Award the previous year. With Tinie Tempah, Flaming Lips and Primal Scream playing on the Saturday and Ray Davies, Basement Jaxx and Super Furry Animals giving it their all on Sunday, it was Written In The Stars that Portsmouth and Southsea would Come Together All Day and All of the Night for one helluva Rendez-vu in 2015
Folk met rock when the Levellers and The Boomtown Rats were billed, and there was a blast from the nineties when Manic Street Preachers and Travis took to the stage on the Saturday of 2016’s Victorious Festival. that same weekend, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds pitted their melodies against Mark Ronson’s DJing skills to headline on the Sunday night when music fans flocked in their hundreds of thousands.
Last year, it was utter musical Madness, Baggy Trousers and all, when Victorious Festival added Friday night to the programme! the nest day, folksters Jake Bugg and Hampshire’s own Frank Turner lit up the Common stage before handing over to Welsh rockers Stereophonics who proved you can Have A Nice Day and crack a fantastic finale. Sunday was just as grand with the honeyed tones of Scottish songstress KT Tunstall blessing the Castle Stage, with hits from Suddenly I See to Other Side of the World, and melodious rock royalty Elbow providing a Magnificent crescendo to One Day Like This on the Common Stage.
Looking to beat 2017’s 120 000 ticket sales, this year everyone from Firestarters to Wild Wood fans will find something to bang their noggins to come 24-26 August. Oh My God, the Quay Quarters crew Predict a Riot on Friday when Kaiser Chiefs are set to get instrumental while Saturday looks to have a more chilled vibe with The Modfather himself, Paul Weller, offerering classic hits such as You Do Something To Me and The Changingman. But, the 2018 Victorious Festival crowds had better Breathe, Climbatize and get ready for a Hot Ride in Southsea’s cool sea breeze on the Sunday when electro-dance masters Prodigy will get things pumping.
It’s an excellent music festival; so grab a glow stick, don a floral headdress or get a pint of the good stuff and enjoy the festivities!
The practical stuff
Only 30- minutes’ car ride from Apuldram, near Chichester, Victorious Festival traffic can get rather busy all over the August bank holiday. So, as well as booking somewhere close and convenient to stay, consider using the Victorious park and ride service from Lakeside North Harbour Car Park in Portsmouth (PO6 3EN), which runs regular buses and has a late service so you won’t miss the headliners.
Presuming you stay at our luxury B&B accommodation, you’ll be all set with a hearty breakfast in your belly for a day of bopping, head-nodding or crowd-surfing. And, rest assured, there will be plenty to eat, drink and tempt your taste buds via local suppliers inspired by world-foods from the Victorious street market.
Designed to delight music buffs of all ages, if you’re staying at our child-friendly bed and breakfast or in one of our holiday cottages with the kids, there will be plenty of family-focused activities at Victorious Festival. The Kid’s Arena has a full entertainment programme and there are fair ground rides and copious ice cream vans as well as a nappy changing tent with all the amenities needed for baby’s comfort.
Feel Victorious when you stay at Quay Quarters
Bet you’re feeling pretty smug that you’ve sorted your Victorious Festival tickets, aren’t you? How would you like to feel like a true conqueror by booking excellent B&B accommodation that’s close enough to the action but far away enough for that much-needed post-festival comedown? Quay Quarters is the tonic to your frantic but fantastic festival gin.
It’s not too late, whether you need somewhere to stay for Victorious Festival 2018 and you’re seeking a last-minute luxury B&B to fab-up your festival weekend into a proper posh mini-break or you’ve got your early-bird tickets for Victorious Festival 2019 and you’re looking to get ahead of the game, contact Quay Quarters today and we’ll talk you through our B&B accommodation and luxury self-catering holiday cottage options and availability.
Country cottage farmhouse B&B or one of our, set in picturesque West sussex just down the road from Victorious Festival, a stay at Quay Quarters is just what you need while boogying the nights away and just after the weekend when you’re more pooped than pop-tastic. Come in, wash off the mud, lie your head on the softest pillow and – after a hectic weekend of rock anthems and festival crowds – let yourself be lulled to sleep by calling curlews.