Victorious Festival have just filled out their bill a lot more with the announcement of two more headliners and this is a festival where there is definitely something for everyone.
The Portsmouth based festival had previously announced their line up for the Friday which included the likes of The Libertines, Kaiser Chiefs, Shed Seven and Lightning Seeds set to perform by Southsea Seafront.
Today, however, they have just added plenty more bands to their bill with the announcement of two headliners for the Saturday and Sunday and plenty more in support as the rock legend Paul Weller is due to headline the Saturday and probably THE biggest name in electo The Prodigy announced to headline Sunday.
With them accompany some bands and names we wouldn’t normally report on *ahem* Paloma Faith, but there is a mix of solid rock names included on this bill such as The Amazons, Friendly Fires and the surprising inclusion of 90s Britpop band Sleeper who has a song featured on the Trainspotting soundtrack.
This is a definitely a festival that includes something for everyone!
A compilation of what has been playing on our Spotify’s throughout the week.
This week’s playlist includes the latest singles from Shed Seven, Don Broco and Marmozets as well as some absolute classic tunes we couldn’t resist listening back to from Cage the Elephant, Wolfmother and The Rasmus.
This will be a feature that runs every Monday which will include the songs we have been listening to throughout the week before, which will include anything from the latest songs released to personal favourites. We hope you enjoy!
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After stumbling across the gem that is ‘Black Magic’ on Spotify, The Amazons had my attention pretty early and with the release of their debut self-titled album not long after, I walked into this show with high expectations for big riffs and a solid show from the Reading based quartet.
Kicking off the night was The Pale White; another one of the bands that randomly found on it’s way onto one of my many playlists; unfortunately it wasn’t all quite smooth sailing for their first show of the tour, with technical difficulties interrupting them straight after their first song. From then on, sadly they lost the room, although playing songs such as ‘That Dress’ and ‘Turn it Around’ which are tracks that caught my attention, their lack of personality and presence on stage just made their set fall flat. It is still early days for the trio however, and I remain cautiously optimistic that this band will learn from these difficult early shows.
With the Waterfront filling up to i’m sure was almost capacity, The Amazons took to the stage blasting through tracks ‘Ultraviolet’ and ‘Burn My Eyes’ quickly and bring the energy up to it’s peak of the evening. Whilst looking back from the photo pit, i’m sure I saw a mosh pit break out from the get go which for a band I wouldn’t consider witness many during their shows, it evidence enough to the energy in the room.
‘Stay With Me’ their leading track from their debut album soon followed and had voices at full chorus along with them and it goes to show the quick rise in popularity of this band, which was then just reaffirmed with the crowd singing along to the breakdown riff during ‘Little Something’ with the band pausing taking in the moment.
It was clearly a special gig for The Amazons, with front-man saying on a couple occasions about this being their first headline tour and with rounding off the first night of their UK tour with ‘Palace’ and ‘Junk Food Forever’ this is a band that is only going to keep going from strength to strength and will soon be filing much bigger venues as they go. 8/10
Check out The Amazons on the remainder of their tour: