Russell Howard, Frankie Boyle and Al Murray are among the big names set to appear on the comedy line-up at Victorious Festival this summer. 

Headlining Friday’s comedy line-up is Russell Howard, best known for writing and starring in ten seasons of Russell Howard’s Good News, and taking to the stage in Southsea off the back of his critically acclaimed UK and European tour.

One of the most controversial comedians of recent years, Frankie Boyle will push the boundaries of humour while casting a light on societal issues with a confrontational full-frontal delivery.

Daily Echo: Inside the comedy tent at Victorious Festival

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Offering classic British humour, everyone’s favourite pub landlord Al Murray has been announced as the final headliner for this year’s comedy stage. The Olivier Award nominee will bring his infamous alter-ego, The Pub Landlord to the UK's biggest metropolitan festival over the August bank holiday weekend. 

Joining TV funnyman Russell Howard on the opening day will be comedy queen and BBC Radio 4 star Suzi Ruffell, returning to the festival following her “Dance Like Everyone’s Watching” tour.

Touring Filipina comedian, actress and writer Ria Lina known for her appearances on BBC’s Live At The Apollo and Have I Got News For You joins Saturday’s stacked line-up alongside Fatiha El-Ghorri with her unique brand of unapologetic stand-up. Acting as main support on the festival’s penultimate day is compere Justin Moorhouse.

Hosted by the loveable Eastenders star Shaun Williamson, Barrioke will make its Victorious festival debut in the comedy and cabaret tent on the Sunday afternoon. Expect audience participation and plenty of laughs in one joyous karaoke session!

Elsewhere on the bill festival goers can enjoy Emmy Award-winning comedian Fiona Allen, Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist Abi Carter-Simpson and Paul McCaffrey plus performances from Brandon Palmer, Michael Frankland, Saaniya Abbas, Perry Reilly, Radu Issac and Andy Field.

The comedy and cabaret tent will also welcome Southsea Alternative Choir, Bog Rolling Stones, Bloody Grungers, House of Anthems, Beatles for Sale, The South Side Racketeers, HYPR, Rewind and Bingo Bango.

The comedy line-up runs alongside a stacked music bill featuring headline sets from Fatboy Slim (Friday), Jamie T (Saturday), Biffy Clyro (Sunday) and performances from Sugababes, Louis Tomlinson, Wet Leg, Courteeners, Pixies, Groove Armada (DJ set), Professor Green, James Bay and Razorlight.