Our last day of interviews sees us catch up with Flowvers and Hallan, both great bands. Its been so good to highlight local talent and share with you their thoughts and memories of Victorious. Please look out on my Instagram stories for an Insta takeover by the Flowvers!
Highlighting Victorious this week has been a fab thing to do, creating the playlist with Ella from Missing has brought back some decent memories of sunshine down at the seafront.
The end of January saw Icebreaker come back as the South Coast’s biggest unsigned band festival. Offering a huge array of talent, from all across the UK, and packing it into a small geographic area means you don’t have far to walk to see great bands over the 2 days. Covering just two streets in Southsea and now in its 7th year, I went along to support local musicians as well as unsigned bands from near and far. At £12 a ticket, the value is fantastic for such talented musicians – you’d normally pay that just to see one act on their own!
Having Victorious fever and thinking about what musicians are playing this wknd it got me thinking about Tom Bryan who kind of blew me away at the Southsea Folk Awards. He came along and played a half-hour set during the break. Out of all the people that were there watching him, nearly half of the crowd came to me after to ask who he was and how incredible he was to watch!
Festival glitter has been around a while but it really does still hold a “wow” factor when it comes to festival fashion. I caught up with Ed from The Southsea Abode to see what he thought was going to be in style this year at our very own Victorious Festival. Ed is my hairdresser and owns the Southsea Abode which sits at the top of Albert Road. He’s going to have a stall at the festival all weekend called ‘Sparkle’ so if you’re feeling the party mood you can pop along and enjoy being glitter pampered for a while – let Ed and his team spoil you!
Let’s face it if you’re larging it up at a festival – you’re more than likely going to be pretty haggard the next day – unless you’re sensible & don’t drink, gasp! As much as I would like to pretend I am an angelic little being, I love a ‘few drinks’ every now & then as much as the next person.
So, without sounding like your Mum, here are my top tips on going to a festival & still feeling fabulous… or at least preserving a shred of your health & wellbeing!
With Victorious nearly upon us, I’ve been looking into the local creatives and businesses you can take a visit to on Market Way. Today I wanted to shine a light on the fabulous Megan Elizabeth Designs owned by … well … Megan!
What a weekend planned for the 14th and 15th July with the Southsea Food Festival that has been going now for 12 years and has just grown each year to be such a great event with a buzzing atmosphere. Offering a real celebration of food for the whole 2 days, it is a chance to see the local food businesses we have step outside of their shops and produce some really mouthwatering festival food! With over 60 stalls and lots planned for both days, if you love food and a touch of gin you know it is somewhere you need to head down to.