Unlucky for some, V Festival returns for its 13th year to fuel the ongoing debate of whether the event is an unashamedly corporate assault on live music or an essential player in the festival scene.
V Festival was the first event to have two bills swapping between two sites after Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker declared at V in 1995 that he’d love to perform at two outdoor venues in as many days. Today Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Staffordshire share the line-up duties.
With the cash to splash the festival certainly pulls in some of music’s biggest acts with Kanye West, The Killers and McFly all appearing last year but the two-dayer is mosre notable for its multi-genre contemporary bill.
Mainstream pop, rock and dance acts entertain the 75,000 revellers across four stages with a pinch of up-and-coming and unsigned artists thrown in for good measure. There is also a variety of food, drink and merchandise stalls onsite so fans can spend their shiny pennies over the weekend.
V Festival is also Heat magazine heaven with hoards of champagne sipping celebrities that turning up. So anoraks grab your cameras because V is renowned for having the longest guestlist in festival history!