Organisers of a major music festival just across the county border in Portsmouth have unveiled their grand plan for the spectacle to become as big as Glastonbury.
Our sister paper The News has exclusively revealed that Victorious bosses are working on introducing camping next year and extending the event over three days in a bid to bring extra millions into the local economy.
Officials are working with organisations including Portsmouth City Council, the University of Portsmouth and the Ministry of Defence to open up sites in the city for people stay in tents.
Visitors would then be taken on shuttle buses to the Southsea Common festival arenas – which the Victorious team say will grow and go on to potentially hold up to 200,000 people a day, similar to the daily capacity at the world-famous Somerset mega attraction Glastonbury.
The major bid includes holding an opening Friday ‘party night’ on the Common, like the Isle of Wight Festival and Bestival, before the main action featuring major stars roars to life over the August bank holiday weekend.
And festival bosses anticipate the benefits to the region would surpass the £10m expected to be brought in on the back of this weekend’s Victorious spectacle, featuring Oasis legend Noel Gallagher, DJ Mark Ronson and Manic Street Preachers.
Up to 120,000 music-lovers could pack out the common.
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