DRUM and bass superstars Rudimental brought shock and awe to Southsea Common as they wrapped up a glorious day two of Victorious Festival.

The London group, who everyone from Ed Sheraan, John Newman, Ella Ayre and Tom Walker wants to work with, played all of their electrifying hits alongside an explosive light show.

But the day belonged to a singer who has captured the imagination of music fans up and down the country, despite only releasing his first album in May.

West Lothian’s Lewis Capaldi is storming the charts and festivals everywhere and here he drew more than 30,000 fans to the second Castle Stage.

Victorious Festival has seen nothing like it before. Walkways were blocked off to manage crowds, other set times were altered and hundreds of fans sat on the walls of Southsea castle to catch a view of this engaging entertainer.

“If you’ve enjoyed my set, please tell everyone, but if you haven’t, then keep it to yourself!” Capaldi joked after singing his hit Someone You Loved.

He shouldn’t worry, there won’t be many dissenters.

West Lothian provided another highlight as Capaldi’s pals The Snuts added Victorious to their long list of festivals this summer with a 12pm start on the Castle Stage.

Frontman Jack Conchrane, lead guitarist Joe McGillveray, bassist Callum Wilson and drummer Jordan McKay smashed through their set that included singles Glasgow, Seasons and new tune All Your Friends.

“It’s like Tenerife up here!” joked Jack, while wearing an unseasonal cagoule, before adding, “are we one of your favourite bands yet?”

Whatever the answer to that, their new fans in the south have another chance to see them when they headline The Joiners in Southampton on September 17, though be quick, as tour dates in Sheffield, Manchester, Liverpool and Motherwell have already sold out.

Back on the main stage, girl supergroup All Saints declared “It’s our last show of the summer and we’re going to go for it!”

They didn’t disappoint. Hit songs Never Ever, I Know Where It’s At and covers of Under The Bridge and Message in a Bottle were loved by thousands and brought back memories of their 2018 performance at Common People in Southampton.

But it was their best song, Pure Shores, that saw thousands of hands in the air. Just like Happy Monday’s lunchtime slot this time last year, this set saw everyone get in a bouncing mood for the rest of the day.

Ocean Colour Scene drew on acoustic sounds for singles The Circle and Better Day, but The River Boat Song and The Day We Caught The Train were traditionally all-electric full band.

It was a second appearance at this year’s festival for prolific lead guitarist Steve Craddock after he played with The Specials on Friday.

Later, young songwriter James Bay made sure everyone was ready for Rudimental with a storming sunset performance. His hits Pink Lemonade and Hold Back The River bookended a memorising set.

The day also saw performances from Tim Burgess, The Rifles, Bloc Party, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Badly Drawn Boy, The Twang, The Hives and Republica, who played hits Ready to Go and Drop Dead Gorgeous.

Portsmouth’s Crystal Tides headlined The Seaside stage, while Southampton’s Sunstreets played on The Real Ale Stage where singer Lisa Vibert, guitarist Matt Cook, bassist Matt Williamson and drummer Sam Turner played new single What’s Out There.

Victorious Festival continues today with temperatures expected to reach 26 degrees. Tickets at victoriousfestival.co.uk or at the box office.

TODAY: Manchester legends New Order headline the main stage after sets by Plan B, The Vaccines, Razorlight, Starsailor and Southampton’s Band of Skulls. Meanwhile, Clean Bandit, Tom Grennan, Ash, Idlewild, The Futureheads and The Sherlocks (4pm) are on The Castle Stage.