Travel and Accommodation: Victorious Festival

TRAVEL

Victorious Festival is a fantastic day festival that runs Friday Evening 6pm – 11pm, Saturday 10am – 11pm and Sunday 10am – 11pm. The festival venue is in Southsea, Portsmouth, United Kingdom. You can get to Southsea by Rail, road and ferries.

TRAINS

Portsmouth has 3 train stations in walking distance of the festival site;

  • Portsmouth & Southsea – 25 min walk
  • Fratton – 27 min walk
  • Portsmouth Harbour – 30 min walk

If walking isn’t for you there are regular buses and many taxis in the area that can take you direct to the seafront from these stations.

Please check train options before you make your travel plans – there are works in the area including the ‘Waterloo & Southwest Upgrade 2017’ which may effect your journey.  Please make sure you check train times before you travel.

 

ROAD

1. BY CAR

If you simply must drive then please see below for East and West approaches into the city as illustrated here. There will also be yellow highway signs along the way to assist you. Over the weekend there will be live updates on the best sites for parking on the festival’s Facebook and Twitter pages so please do subscribe/like to these to keep up to date.

2. COACHES

Don’t worry about being the designated driver, missing the last train or taking it easy on the last night! The festival has

teamed up with Big Green Coach to make getting to the festival easy. You can hop on a low cost executive coach with a load of other revellers from 25 pick-up locations across the UK. Better yet – secure your travel straight to the festival with only £10 deposit – pay the rest later!

3. GOCARSHARE

The festival has  teamed up with the friendly peeps at GoCarShare to help encourage people to share car journeys by offering lifts. Just click on the festival’s page, add your journey, whether you are driving or looking for a lift, and they will match you with someone going the same way. Go on, not only will you be saving the planet a little at a time, but you’ll be saving pennies too!

The festival is on the Seafront after all! Ferry services operate from France, Spain, the Isle of Wight and Gosport on a regular basis.

 

BOATS & FERRIES

From the Isle of Wight:

HOVERTRAVEL 

The closest crossing to the festival site. You can travel from Southsea back to Ryde at the following times:

Hovertravel operate every 30 minutes throughout the date between Ryde and Southsea and evening services from Southsea include 1930, 2000, 2100, 2130, 2200, 2230, 2300, 2330.
Plus on Saturday and Sunday they will also be operating extra late night crossings at 12:00am and 12:30am!

Pre Booking is recommended

>Hovertravel are also letting everyone with a Victorious Ticket jump on their ‘Hoverbus’ for just £1! With pick ups at the Portsmouth Harbour and Portsmouth and Southsea Train Station this is a great way to get to the festival site!

WIGHTLINK FERRIES

You’ll be able to head back each night on the Foot Passenger Catamaran from Portsmouth Harbour (to Ryde Pier Head) at 20:2021:2022:4523:3001:00 and on the Car Ferry from Portsmouth (to Fishbourne) at 20:0022:0023:5903:00 with additional sailings on Friday night at 20:3021:30.  Visit their website to book your tickets now.

It is recommended to book your return ferry journey in advance to be sure of getting home and securing the best prices!

From Gosport:

GOSPORT FERRY

30 minute walk away but near very good bus routes and taxi services. The Ferry runs until midnight with a smaller late night boat operating until 4am.

ACCOMMODATION

The Victorious festival offers off site camping facilities for people who want the whole festval and camping experience. People who do not wish to camp can get themselves a hotel or hostel.

Off- site camping  

Farlington fields campsite is a relaxed, family friendly festival campsite located conveniently just off of the motorway in farlington. Open from friday 25th august 10am until monday 28th august 2pm & with a free shuttle bus to and from the festival site. It’s a great place to stay when visiting victorious festival. Located on the beautiful Farlington playing fields. These entirely flat and grassy fields are situated just off of the M27 / A27 and provide the perfect spot for camping.

Farlington Fields will be a fully functioning festival campsite with 24/7 security, medical, welfare, porta-loos, porta-showers, cooking and BBQ zones as well as washing-up stations, food stalls, mobile phone charging, non-alcoholic drinks and tea and coffee. Neighbouring the site is a Sainsbury’s Supermarket and petrol staying making your stay easy and convenient.

Tickets for camping per person are for £49.50. You can buy them here.

  Hotels and hostels

1. Seacrest Hotel 

Distance from the festival venue: 350m

Charges per night for a standard double bed room is Rs. 9,778

All of the en suite rooms have a dressing table or work desk and tea and coffee-making facilities. The bathrooms have free toiletries, as well as a hairdryer for guests to use. A full cooked breakfast is available each day, and includes free range eggs and yoghurts from a nearby Farm and Cumberland sausages from the local Butcher. There is also a lounge and bar area looking out towards the sea.

2. Stattons Boutique Hotel and Restaurant

Distance from the festival venue: 450m

Charges per night for a standard single room is Rs. 17,446

With room service available, all the stylish rooms have LCD TVs, Egyptian cotton bedding and luxury L’Occitane toiletries. The rooms are all individually designed with unique furniture and fittings. A full English breakfast is served each morning. Stattons Boutique Hotel offers a Boutique Gastro Pub serving a unique menu with beers, ales, wines and cocktails.

3. Florence House Boutique Hotel and Restaurant 

Distance from festival venue is 450m

Charges per night for small double room is Rs. 14,165

With room service available, all bedrooms and bathrooms are individually designed, offering stylish and comfortable furnishings. Each room boasts a LCD TV, and luxury toiletries. A full English breakfast is served each morning. Florence House Boutique Hotel offers a Boutique Gastro pub serving a bar menu with beers, wines and cocktails. Guests are also able to enjoy the garden area.

4. The Clarence Boutique Hotel

Distance from festival venue is 500m

Charges per night for one person is Rs. 7,439

The Clarence is a multi-award-winning, adults-only boutique hotel located just a short walk from Portsmouth’s seafront esplanade.This Edwardian residence has been stylishly converted to offer well-designed and individually styled rooms with a luxury bathroom. Free WiFi is also available. A full English breakfast is served each morning. The Clarence Boutique Hotel offers a small on-site lounge bar and guests are able to dine at the hotels boutique gastro pub serving a unique menu plus beers, ales, wines and cocktails located less than a 5-minute walk away.

5. Somerset House Boutique Hotel and Restaurant 

Distance from festival venue is 500m

Charges per night for an executive double room is Rs. 14,236

The Somerset House Hotel has been restored to the original splendour of its Edwardian roots. It offers boutique rooms with free Wi-Fi and free parking, just 400 m from Southsea Beach.With room service available, the stylish bedrooms all feature TVs. Individually designed bathrooms feature fluffy towels, designer toiletries whilst some have either walk-in showers or baths.

6. University of Portsmouth is also offering accommodations for revelers. You can know more about them here.

7. The Traveller

Distance from festival venue is 1 km

Charges per night for bunk bed is Rs. 2,914

8. Cavendish Place

Distance from festival venue is 1.5km

This property is 16 minutes walk from the beach. Situated in the centre of Southsea, Portsmouth, Cavendish Place offers a self-catered accommodation with free WiFi. The bedrooms are furnished with 100% cotton hotel linen and towels. Complimentary toiletries and bottled water are available. There is a shared lounge at the property.

9. Lady Hamilton

Distance from the festival venue is 2.9 km

Charges for a single room with a private bathroom is Rs. 6,614.

Featuring free WiFi, Lady Hamilton is set in Portsmouth, 500 m from Mary Rose Museum. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Rooms include a flat-screen TV. You will find a kettle in the room.

10. Ferry House Lodge

Distance from festival venue is 4 km

Charges for a premium single room is Rs. 7,493

Opposite Portsmouth’s continental ferry port, this well-appointed Hampshire guest house provides free secure private parking and WiFi. All rooms have en suite shower facilities, and some also have baths. Complementary toiletries, towels and a hairdryer are provided. Each room also has a TV and tea and coffee facilities.