In April 2014, the team at The Astoria wanted to venture into all new territory: producing the very first outdoor dance festival to take place in Portsmouth City Centre.

Known as Mutiny in the Park, the highly anticipated event took place on July 19th, in Victoria Park.

A 3,000+ strong crowd of music lovers moved to the beats of both local and world-renowned, chart-topping DJs.

"Investment from JDI provided us with the funds to attract global stars and grow the festival far more quickly than we had ever planned to do.

Luke Betts, Founder


During the latter stages of the festival planning, the team were approached by JDI’s Investment team who saw an opportunity in the festival, and within weeks, the investment was secured.

The investment enabled the team to grow the profile of the festival and over the next 2 years attract global stars to perform at the event such as; Snoop Dogg, CeeLo Green and Steve Angelo

After securing a 7 year lease on the King George Playing Fields in Portsmouth, 2017 promises to be the biggest festival yet with international superstar, 50 Cent, listed as the headline act.



Mutiny Festival is a summer dance festival taking place in the historic naval city of Portsmouth, Hampshire.

Founded 2014

Luke Betts