Singer-songwriter Paolo Nutini and Brit Critics’ Choice winner Sam Fender have been announced as headliners for Southsea’s Victorious festival.

This comes as organisers have this morning released their second wave of major performers for the latest chapter of the ever-growing August bank holiday event.

Other stars added to the line-up include psych-rock veterans Primal Scream and indie rockers The Libertines, featuring infamous frontmen Carl Barat and Pete Doherty.

Joining the Sunday acts is Anne-Marie, a coach on ITV’s The Voice UK, who has achieved chart success herself earlier this year.

English pop rock band Bastille, known for its hits Pompeii and Happier, has also been added to the Saturday billing, which will additionally include dance act Example, Irish rock band Inhaler, post punk band White Lies and English rock band Suede.

Ocean Colour Scene, indie rockers Editors and singer songwriter Amy Macdonald are among the other seasoned acts added to the running order.

Mercury Prize nominated Turin Brakes, rock band The Subways, legendary British DJ Andy C plus a Hot Chip Mega Mix will also be taking to the stage during the weekend - which will feature Stereophonics as the Friday night headliner.

Festival director Andy Marsh said: “We can’t wait for this year’s festival – we built the excitement with our first wave of artists, and we’re thrilled to be able to announce even more amazing acts for 2022.

“Stay tuned as we’ve got even more acts to announce between now and the festival.”

The event organisers have also expanded the comedy acts in a bid to vary this year’s entertainment.

Star of The Duchess and team captain on 8 out of 10 Cats, Katherine Ryan proves a notable addition for the Southsea festival.

Joining her will be host of The Masked Singer Joel Dommett and comedy veteran Russell Kane, as well as Mock The Week and Live At The Apollo regular Milton Jones.

Among those previously announced are Liverpudlian three-piece The Wombats, singer-songwriter Declan McKenna, Sugababes, alt-rockers Nothing But Thieves, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, experimental pop project Self Esteem and New York indie trio We Are Scientists.

Victorious Festival runs from August 26 to 28 on Southsea Common. Early bird tickets are already on sale from £45 per day.