Organisers of the UK’s ‘biggest metropolitan festival’, Victorious, have raised £155,794.87 for a number of local charities.

Victorious Festival (24-26 August 2018), takes place on Southsea Seafront in Portsmouth and aims to boost the local economy as well as supporting numerous good causes and charities around the city and the world.

Encouraging community involvement, the closest residents to the festival site are asked to nominate and decide who will benefit from each years donations.

The chosen charities so far have included Southsea Skate Park, Portsmouth LGBT Pride, children’s football kits for Prospect School, African Women’s Forum Liberian School, Southsea’s drinking water fountains for runners and dog walkers, Southsea’s floral winter bedding, The D-Day Museum and Cumberland House Natural History Museum and Butterfly house.

Victorious operations, infrastructure & procurement manager Terri Hall said: “From the off Victorious Festival was and is all about doing something lovely for the fine people of Portsmouth and those visiting; showcasing the city and the festival at its very best. It’s an amazing place, particularly its seafront where the festival is located.

“The festival has grown and grown over the years, but we have always ensured it is the best possible platform for highlighting the cosmopolitan, vibrant, friendly, seaside city, maintaining its local audience, as well as attracting folk from outside the city who come to enjoy the festival and explore the area.”

“The positive economic impact of the festival on the city is something we’re very proud of and this enables the ever growing charitable contributions and relationships.”

Festival director James Ralls said: “We are thrilled to have raised such a significant figure to support such fantastic charities.

“We want to continue to engage and support our community not only by involving the public in the event itself, but to enrich the local area with contributions in the form of continued charitable donations and the sharing of resources.

Victorious’ long term goal is to improve childrens’ literacy levels in Portsmouth and enthuse the city’s young readers.

Victorious produces an eclectic mix of live music and DJ performances, as well as a medley of locally sourced food markets and ale stalls, an arts and craft marketplace, a kids arena hosting themed games and live performances.

Friday 24 August- Friday night Opening Party – 4-11pm                                              

Saturday 25 August- 10am-11pm

Sunday 26 August – 10am-11pm

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