Victorious Festival 2023: 87 pictures of the crowds enjoying Victorious and some of the festival highlights
Jamiroquai, Kasabian, Mumford & Sons, DJ legend Pete Tong and the Kaiser Chiefs were among the many highlights of the weekend which also saw those attending enjoying comedy entertainment, visiting Southsea Castle and taking full advantage of the food, drink and festival atmosphere on offer.
Here are pictures showing just some of the highlights across the three days:
After splitting from her fiancé Paul Solomons after five years with the graphic designer, Kylie Minogue has compared being back in the studio to work on her upcoming sixteenth record to being in therapy.
It was the first weekend of the Second Summer of Britpop, and the reviews were in. On the stage of Finsbury Park, “a 59-year-old man from Sheffield in glasses and a dark green velvet suit with all the energy and elasticity of an eel” (Mojo) beguiled 45,000 giddy Saturday night believers. He “threw shapes like Robert Peston at a karaoke party during a Blair-era Labour Party conference” (The Telegraph). The 17-song set was stuffed with generational anthems, so much so that “by the time they played
This is the moment a herd of cows ran down a field to enjoy a free jazz performance. Upright bassist Kaisa Mäensivu, 33, was on her way to a gig when she came across a herd of cows happily grazing in a field. Kaisa was accompanied by saxophonist Max Zenger, 35, and her husband and drummer Joe Peri, 32. The trio had been on their way to a sound check at the Aland Sea Jazz Festival in Aland, Finland but decided to play a concert for the cattle. Kaisa, who lives in New York City said: "We drove by the cows and had our instruments in the car. "Since we were about to play on a jazz festival that day, we figured the cows should get a little jazz too!" The cows seemed to enjoy the sound of the group and happily approached to be serenaded, coming to the edge of their farm in Aland. Kaisa said: "They all started to approach us once we started playing, it was a hilarious surprise. "It was so funny how they reacted!" To Kaisa's surprise, the cows were big fans of jazz and listened for about 15 minutes, until the group had to leave. She said: "They stayed for about four songs, we played some originals too!"
Somebody returning to Tottenham Court Road station for the first time in years might think they’ve got off at the wrong stop. Where there was once a narrow exit spitting pedestrians onto New Oxford Street, there’s now a gleaming glass monument to Crossrail. Facing the south-eastern exit on Charing Cross Road is a gold-and-black box called The Outernet with walls that open to the public so they can gawp at video installations and adverts emblazoned over walls and ceiling. It’s very new, very loud
Christie’s is announcing a two-part auction of the late Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts' literary and jazz collection. The flagship auction will take place at Christie’s headquarters in London on September 28, alongside an online sale which will be open for bidding from September 15 to 29.