In 2010 The Portsmouth Festivities took the theme of "The Victorians, Age Of Wonder". The Festivities got underway on Thursday 17th June with a Gala Concert. Then on Monday 21st the Royal Marines Band performed in Gunwharf Quays with an explosive finale as a countdown to the South Coast Proms which took place at the end of the Festivities week. This was a massive concert by the Royal Marines Bands on Whale Island. The events culminated in "Oh I do like to be beside the seaside" on Sunday 27th June 2010.
The Victorians' had a passion for leisure and recreation and the celebrate this there was a day of music, food and fun at the Southsea Bandstand. This ranged from bicycles to banjos, which closed with a daytime firework display which were detonated by the crew of the space shuttle Atlantis as a prelude to next years Festivities which will take the theme of space.
For details about the 2009 Portsmouth Festivities please click here