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In pictures: Thousands attend Portsmouth's Victorious Festival

Bob Geldoff at Victorious Festival 2016 Image copyright TOM LANGFORD/VICTORIOUS FESTIVAL
Image caption Bob Geldoff and The Boomtown Rats performed at the festival on Saturday

Thousands of festival-goers have been revelling in music and family entertainment at the Victorious Festival in Portsmouth.

Despite the threat of heavy downpours, audiences were treated to sunshine on the first day of the event on Saturday.

The Boomtown Rats, Manic Street Preachers, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds and Will Young are among the highlight acts.

About 100,000 people are expected to attend the two-day annual event.

Co-director Andy Marsh said it was hoped the festival would expand next year to include an opening night and camping facilities.

Image copyright James White/Victorious Festival
Image caption The shun shone on the first day of the two-day event despite the threat of heavy downpours
Image copyright TOM LANGFORD/VICTORIOUS FESTIVAL
Image caption About 100,000 people are expected to attend the two-day annual event
Image copyright James White/Victorious Festival
Image caption The festival boasts a family area with a sandpit for younger revellers
Image copyright James White/Victorious Festival
Image caption Circus shows are also being performed during the festival
Image copyright Tom Langford/Victorious Festival
Image caption There are 12 stages at the festival including Common, Acoustic, Showcase and Seaside

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