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Posted on Monday 25th February

Following on from the success of 2012 Jubilee Weekend's 'Victorious Vintage' event, on August Bank Holiday (24-25 August), Portsmouth Historic Dockyard will host the 'Victorious' Festival, presented by the Belle Isle bar and restaurant and The Boutique Market.

Bands and artists confirmed for the 5 stages of live music are intended to cater for all ages and preferences and include Level 42, Maximo Park and Charlotte Church, along with the regular Historic Dockyard attractions (including the new Mary Rose museum) as well as a real ale and food festival, a boutique market and a children's arena. The full music line-up will be confirmed closer to the time.

The festival has a 'maritime' theme in-keeping with the world-famous naval attractions of the venue, and the Historic Dockyard's chief executive Lincoln Clarke said:

'The Victorious Festival will be a great addition to the Historic Dockyard events calendar, allowing us to showcase the attractions to an audience who may not have thought to visit before. We are delighted to be working with local businesses to build an event that the whole city can enjoy and to also re-affirm Portsmouth as a desirable visitor destination.'

Visit www.victoriousfestival.co.uk to purchase tickets. Early bird tickets are only £15 and include Historic Dockyard attractions as well as the day and evening entertainment.

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