Victorious Festival Announces World Music Line-up

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Victorious Festival (24-26 August ‘18), the UK’s biggest metropolitan festival, has today announced the line-up for it’s World Music Village.

Curated by the charity Arms Around The Child, world fans can expect a cornucopia of flamboyant, tropical and vibrant sounds from the four corners of the globe. 

Saturday promises a serious dub reggae party with legendary sound system Channel One, as well as a big return from Swedish hip-hop pioneer Neneh Cherry who had the whole village grooving back in 2016.

Sunday brings the energetic International Sounds of The Turbans along with Dr.DJ and his Bhangra Bollywood Dance party experience


The World Music Village has partnered with sponsors BIMM as a presenting sponsor to introduce some of the budding and fresh young talent coming out of the school. Look out for the bluesy, soulful music of Le Beaux and Tilda Allie, amongst others. 

Elsewhere on the bill is African, Latin and Reggae sounds from The Majestic, Fellowship of Groove and Africappella; contemporary hip-hop, reggae & bhangra from Danny Ladwa, local favourites Naan Breddaz & DR DJ with Bollywood Dancers bringing the bhangra dance party; latin rhythms and salsa dance grooves from Los Hombres, Tosca Bonito and DJ Tuli; and upbeat funk and big brass from Beatroot Funk. 

The World Music Village also hosts The People's Lounge Tent again this year. The People's Lounge is a cultural collective of artists, musicians, poets and DJ's.

This alternative enclave will display and celebrate Portsmouth's diverse local talent. Live music, spoken word poetry, visual art, Tai Chi and workshops will run throughout the weekend.

On Saturday TPL will host a day of hip-hop and urban vibes to explore the underground elements of Portsmouth's music scene. Get ready to feast on some of the city’s finest hip-hop with Slick Minded Individuals, Omar Baba, The Naan Breddaz (acoustic set,) Hang Dai and Kingdome all hitting the Lounge. 

On Sunday TPL will present jazz, funk and soul. The Rob Milner Quartet will be back in the Lounge with a jazz fusion set that will be sure to blow some minds and raise the spirits. Richard Muscat, Tash Alladin and The Southsea Groove Collective all return with one of their famous funk sets. 

Curated by global charity Arms Around the Child, the World Music Village is an unmissable fundraising celebration of cultural diversity. It aims to bring together an eclectic array of international flavours and sounds and Portsmouth’s homegrown talent to create a fusion of art, beauty and love that represents the global nature of the city. 

Published on 16 June 2018 by Ben Robinson

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