Voted the best family festival in 2018, Victorious is the UK's biggest metropolitan festival situated on Southsea Common. The fun-filled festival takes place across August bank holiday weekend with headline acts and incredible entertainment.
Boasting a 437,573m2 area with three main stages, over 250 bands and artists performing over the weekend, discover things at your own pace together. You can even enjoy market way, real ale village, world music village, VIP enclosure, Southsea Castle champagne bar and many more.
Isle of Wight Festival
Right on Portsmouth's doorstep, the Isle of Wight Music Festival hosts international artists, local bands and entertainment from across the UK. Travel on a hovercraft and ferry service and you are on the Isle of Wight. Journeys can be completed in less than 20 minutes by passenger services. The event takes place in Newport at Seaclose Park every year.
Other great music options in Portsmouth
Outside of music festivals, Portsmouth has many venues and organisations who host concerts as well as listing events every week.
Throughout the year, Portsmouth Guildhall hosts a wide range of gigs and concerts designed for all the family. It is a popular venue in the city centre next to pubs, bars and restaurants.
Portsmouth Gig Listings
For the latest gig listings, visit the Portsmouth page on Skiddle to see what venues are hosting bands. The page is a one stop shop for all things music and entertainment - perfect for music lovers out there.