As we’re left to reflect on another successful festival it seems hard to choose any favourites. For some Victorious was all about Rita Ora, Olly Murs and the Stereophonics, but here at Mr Teeth Reviews (in conjunction with Loud Noises Mag) we had our own itinerary.
So while I apologise for not seeing as many local acts as previous years, here are some of the best bands from Victorious Festival 2017.
Friday headliners Madness pulled in the crowds, but it was to be indie lads the Charlatans who stole the show. Here they are back in the early 90’s with hit single “The Only One I know”.
It was a special Saturday early afternoon slot from Frank Turner that would make day 2 take some beating. This is Frank showing singer-songwriters across the country how it’s done properly:
The Stereophonics were headlining one end of the festival site, but tucked away in the far corner was the Butserfest Stage. Deaf Havana may have been on last, however Pulled Apart by Horses became a personal highlights for the weekend:
Initially not an obvious choice for the list, but looking back Is Bliss are worthy of a mention. With the Jesus and Mary Chain pulling out last minute to be replaced by Pete Doherty, Is Bliss (having recently supported the Mary Chain) were the closest you were likely to get to a true alternative:
Probably the heaviest band to grace the main stage were Slaves. The unconventional 2 piece look like they should be more at home in a sweaty club, but live, they just sound huge:
Elbow showed a lot of love and truly deserved to be closing the weekend. Furthermore, it was a beautiful moment hearing everyone sing the chorus to hit single “One Day Like This”:
With so much to see and do, this is just a taster of Victorious Festival 2017. There will in the upcoming weeks be a full review of each day available at Loud Noises Magazine and Mr Teeth Reviews. For further updates follow us on Facebook and Twitter.