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The Prodigy press photo.

Victorious Preview: The Prodigy

I loved The Prodigy growing up through the 90’s and well into my University years. When I heard about them playing this summer’s Victorious and was beaming! One of my earliest memories of the band are when they were featured on the 1995 Angelina Jolie movie, Hackers. As a kid when it spewed out ‘Voodoo People’ during one of the chase scenes, it added a massive sense of anxiety. It was this moment then led to going out to purchase Music for the Jilted Generation right away.

Seeing them play in my home town at one of my favourite festivals is going to be a right treat and I will be there with bells on to see them bust out some electronic dance and absolute classic old school music.

The band evokes so much nostalgia with absolute classics like ‘Smack my Bitch Up,’ ‘Breathe’ and ‘Out of Space.’ I have been fortunate enough to see them a handful of times and loved every performance more and more. The energy of Prodigy during their live shows is something that I encourage everyone to experience first hand. I’m not sure that their mature ages will affect that in any way.

Keith Flint is a total character and oozes stage presence, I can’t wait to see what they do at Victorious. Liam Howlett has always been a favourite musical genius of mine and when you look back over the history of albums and individual tracks, the musical progression is quite amazing. A bunch of lads from Essex who broke into the music scene and whose music was played at festivals, clubs and gigs all over the world.

When the announcement was made that the Prodigy would be appearing at the festival my friends and I were definitely going to be there. This exclusive set will headline and for me personally and I am really excited to see how it is all going to be executed. Roll on August and Southsea Common! See you all at the front of the crowd for a dance.

With Friday tickets available from £38.50 and Saturday and Sunday at £49.50 a day Victorious Festival continues to be one of the best value festivals on the south coast.


Im a local girl with big love for her beautiful city. A Scuba Diving Instructor and Travel Writer/Author by trade and now a trainee teacher, I love being busy and filling my days up with as much as possible. Writing for Strong Island in my free time helps me stay connected with whats going on in Portsmouth and gives me an opportunity to tell everyone about all of the great things that go on here.

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