Police have temporarily closed one of the entrances to Victorious Festival's camping site to stop traffic building in the area.

Those travelling to the off-site tenting area in Farlington, many from Southampton and the rest of Hampshire, will have to wait while the traffic management company get set up, officers confirm.

Hampshire police tweeted the news as some revellers were unintentionally skipping the queue into the site, causing traffic jams.

They said: "We are sending the campers to the top of the road, u-turn and join the queue."

Those choosing to use the campsite are then ferried down to the event, held in Southsea, Portsmouth, via a shuttle bus

The festival, which kicks off today, will host the likes of 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.