SOME of the greatest names in music are due to play one of the South's biggest festivals this weekend.

Madness, The Streets, Royal Blood, Manic Street Preachers and Nile Rogers are all due to perform as part of a bumper line-up taking place over more than 15 stages as Victorious Festival returns to Southsea Common.

After the event was cancelled last year due to the pandemic, this years event, taking place just yards away from the sea, is due to present Hampshire crowds with everything from seasoned festival veterans, to up and coming songwriters.

The Kooks, Feeder, Peter Hook, Terrorvision and rising stars Lottery Winners join Suggs and the rest of Madness on the main Common Stage on Friday, while on Saturday Rag ’n’ Bone Man, Blossoms and Hampshire’s Frank Turner are part of the build-up for English rapper Mike Skinner.

On Sunday, DJ Annie Mac, Miles Kane, Fontaines D.C., Supergrass and Liverpool legends Cast, who also play Southampton in January, will help prepare fans for the final night with rock duo Royal Blood.

Southampton acts on Saturday include Craig David TS5 on the main stage and Isle of Wight festival veterans Wild Front on the Castle Stage.

Local bands Crystal Tides, who also co-headline Golden Touch Festival at The Wedgewood Rooms in Southsea next week, and Idol State, who once drew big crowds at Victorious under former name Kassassin Street, are on the Beats and Swing stage on Saturday and Wigan act The Lathums, who release their debut album next month and play The 1865 in Southampton in October, play the Castle Stage on Saturday alongside Reef and The Fratellis.

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West Lothian four-piece The Snuts, who had a number one debut album in April, are on the Castle Stage on Sunday, joined by Spice Girl Mel C, Scottish rockers Glasvegas and singers Ella Eyre and Jade Bird.

Some of Britain’s best new songwriters are also due to be on show on the Acoustic Stage including Andrew Cushin, Billy Marten, Lauren Hibberd, Jerry Williams and Emily Burns, as well as Saturday headliner Seth Lakeman.

Taking place from Friday through to Sunday, tickets can be bought for the festival on the Victorious website.