Victorious festival has announced that it will start on a Friday for the first time with ska-pop masters Madness kicking-off the new three-day format from the 25th, to the 27th of August.

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.

Madness can’t wait to get involved. The band said: “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, with tickets currently set at the unbeatable price of £20, Victorious Festival continues to be one of the best value festivals in the UK.

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