Founding member of 60s music legends The Beach Boys, Brian Wilson is set to give a Saturday performance of greatest hits at Portsmouth’s Victorious Festival this August.
Also joining the Victorious Festival line-up are dub-hop pioneers Dub Pistols, feted indie four-piece Stereo Honey, the calypso-tinged Cassia, indie-rockers Bang Bang Romeo, Electric Pyramid, Catherine McGrath, Fenne Lilly and Nathan Ball. Post-electro-punk agitators Sleaford Mods also join a line-up that already includes The Libertines, Kaiser Chiefs, and an summer 2018 UK festival exclusive performance from The Prodigy.
Victorious Festival organisers released this statement:
“Famed for illuminating the 60s with an infectious blend of pop, psychedelia, complex melodies and tight harmonies, Brian directed the Beach Boys away from generic surf stalemate to the soaring pop/rock masterpiece that is Pet Sounds – a pivotal moment in pop history.
Brian changed the rules of popular music forever and influenced a generation of musicians in the process.
His performance of greatest hits at this year’s Victorious Festival will be unmissable.”
The title of Beach Boys classic ‘Good Vibrations’ was displayed in large, white letters on a hill overlooking the festival’s Southsea Castle Field site over the weekend, hinting at the upcoming announcement. This is becoming somewhat of a tradition for Victorious, erecting an ‘it must be love’ sign in the same place before the announcement that Ska legends Madness would be appearing at the 2017 event.
The festival takes place on the seafront at Southsea, and is dubbed ‘the ultimate family friendly experience.’ If your toddler is a massive Prodigy fan, this could be the festival for you.
Ticket prices rise in tiers as each allocation is sold, with Saturday day tickets including Brian Wilson currently selling for just under £50 including fees. This also applies to Sunday tickets inclusive of The Prodigy’s festival exclusive performance. Friday tickets are currently £33, and whilst the festival offers ‘offsite camping’ via a shuttle bus as a £27.50 bolt-on, full weekend access tickets do not seem to be available. Get your tickets through the official website here.