Victorious Festival

No setlist for this one yet, band started with Snowden, then Rise. Also played were Black & White Town, Kingdom of Rust, Pounding, The Cedar Room & The Fear. A wee media review is up at the Daily Echo.

Friday  also saw Manchester-born band Doves on the main stage and what could be the start of the last heatwave of summer.

Doves frontman Jimi Goodwin was momentarily overwhelmed with their reception at Victorious. “My cup overflows with love for you,” he joked after taking a second look at the huge Southsea Common crowd.

But perhaps he should not have been surprised. This band, with twin brothers Jez and Andy Williams on guitar and drums respectively, were huge in the first decade of this century, clocking up two number one albums, The Last Broadcast and Lost Souls, and supporting Oasis at Wembley.

Even now, their hit singles Black and White Town, Pounding and Here Comes The Fear are still on regular rotation on Radio X.