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Victorious Festival, Portsmouth

Client: Victorious Festivals Ltd
Event: Victorious Festival
Event Date: August Bank Holiday Weekend every year.
Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

For a decade Acorn have worked in partnership with Victorious Festivals Ltd to successfully deliver stages and temporary structures for the Victorious Festival in Portsmouth. In this time, Acorn have watched Victorious evolve to become the UK’s biggest metropolitan festival taking place only a stone throw from the sea.

In 2022 Acorn provided multiple structures for the Victorious Festival that took place from 26th to 28th August that included:

Common Stage – An Acorn 6 Tower Spaceroof Stage
  • Stage dimensions were 20m wide x 16.7m deep between towers at 2m high with a 5.2m deep rear extension. 470 steel truss wings were in place on each side of the stage to support video screens.
  • Front of House dimensions were 7.7m wide x 6.2m deep.
  • 8 x 390 truss delay towers were installed to hang PA from.
  • The Accessible Viewing Platform for Common Stage was 18m wide x 6.2m deep with a finished floor height of 1m.
Castle Stage – An Acorn 18m Dome Stage
Saddlespan Stage
  • A Layher system sub-structure size 10m wide x 10m deep was built to a height of 1.4m and covered with an anti-slip phenolic plywood platform. This was then covered by a saddlespan tent hired from GigTent.
VIP Platform
  • A Layher scaffold sub-structure with dimensions of 27m wide x 14.5m deep built to heights of 2m, 1.5m, 1m covered with an anti-slip phenolic plywood platform was installed for use as the VIP Platform
  • 3 Watchtowers were installed in the campsite for lookout points at a size of 2.5m wide x 2.07m deep and decked at 3.8m high.

“Victorious Events has been working with Acorn for nine wonderful years! Acorn have become part of the Victorious family helping to deliver the main stages for one of the biggest metropolitan festivals in the UK, Victorious.”

Tiffany GaskellHead of Operations & Infrastructure