Victorious Festival Portsmouth. Apart from DJ’ing at the Hampshire based festival, myself and my partner Kirsty Herring were given the fantastic jobs of photographing the Beats & Swing tent for the weekend. Here is a small selection of some of my favourite pictures that we took over the weekend. I don’t do a great deal of event Photography, but when I do its always great fun! We hope to return to the festival again next year so look out for us!
Victorious Festival Portsmouth is held on and around Castle Field in the beautiful seaside location of Southsea. This year line up included:The Flaming Lips headline Saturday, and Basement Jaxx will be topping the bill on the Sunday. Also confirmed are Ray Davies, Tinie Tempah, The Fratellis, The Magic Numbers, Peter Hook and the Light, Honeyblood, Texas, Ella Eyre, Hayseed Dixie, Bipolar Sunshine, Ben Ottewell, The Darkness, Laura Mvula, We Are Scientists, Rae Morris, Seafret, Flyte, Twin Wild, Will Joseph Cook, New Desert Blues, Kassassin Street, Too Many T’s, The Bog Rolling Smiley Campbell Band, Mr Big Stuff, Matt Allens Mystery Breaks, The Mighty Bern Collyde, Paul Dillon Band, Electric Eden, The Plucking Misfits, Deluxe Flamingos, and many more
Beats & Swing is a club night held in Portsmouth, bringing eclectic and sometimes eccentric guests to town that play alongside local DJ’s, acts and dancers to put on a night that is like nothing else currently on offer in the area. They are invited to host a tent at Victorious Festival Portsmouth each year .Throughout the year they put on events at various venues to include The Wedgewood Rooms, The Edge Of The Wedge,The Eastney Cellars & The Isle of Wight Festival to name but a few. The genres are connected with a revival of swing dances like the Lindy hop, the popularity of Neo-Burlesque and the resurgence in an appreciation of vintage fashion and culture in mainstream society, championed by style icons Dita Von Teese and successful television shows like Boardwalk Empire.