The Portsmouth Creates Hub is back at this year’s Victorious Festival, providing a dedicated area designed to support and showcase the vibrant grassroots talent that Portsmouth has to offer. Whether you shop for artisan gifts at the market, engage in free family arts activities, or enjoy live music performances, the Portsmouth Creates Hub has something special for everyone – and it’s all local.

The Portsmouth Creates stage is a highlight of our hub, featuring fantastic performances from local grassroots artists. It is a great opportunity to discover new music and support well-known Pompey artists who contribute to the city’s vibrant music scene.

Portsmouth Creates is dedicated to supporting the development of our city’s creative economy, working in partnership with artists, venues, and promoters to develop a localised plan for the growth of our grassroots music sector.

Under the banner of “We Create Market,” artists and makers from the creative community provide an authentic and diverse shopping experience. It’s the perfect place to find one-of-a-kind treasures while supporting local artisans.

For families, talented creatives run arts activities, ensuring that kids and parents alike can have fun while exploring the market and enjoying the music offered in the hub.

Gemma Nichols, Chief Executive at Portsmouth Creates, said: “This is such a fantastic opportunity for Portsmouth Creates. We can’t thank the Victorious Festival team enough for providing us with a platform to showcase Portsmouth’s creative sector in all its glory. Victorious Festival is a Founding Partner of Portsmouth Creates; their support is vital to our ongoing development as an organisation. In addition to this, having a shared ambition to champion, advocate, and support local grassroots artists of all levels is at the heart of our partnership. Victorious Festival is a highlight of Portsmouth’s annual events calendar with national and international reach, therefore the opportunity to have a presence on site is so valuable. The Portsmouth Creates Hub at Victorious Festival is a celebration of community, creativity, and collaboration.”

James Ralls, Director of Victorious Festival, added: “We love our hometown by the sea and we’re passionate about providing and supporting great opportunities for Portsmouth. Portsmouth Creates has a fantastic vision, and we support its mission completely. We’re thrilled to have the Portsmouth Creates Hub back at the festival and can’t wait to see what all the amazing local creatives and talented people showcase this year!”

Victorious Festival takes place on the August Bank Holiday. Visit Victorious Festival for more information.