Date: 20 Aug 2005
- 21 Aug 2005
Venue: Hylands Park, UK
(UK Festivals Awards)
Weekend verdict: V Good!
F-list celebs, crowd surges, and incessant queueing couldn't take the gloss off what really mattered at the weekend's V Festival...
the music. Franz, Oasis, the Kaisers, and loads more rocked it!
Mixed weather predicted for V Fest
Saturday looks likely to be a rainy one at both legs of this weekend's V Festival, but the good news is that the sun should
be shining again by Sunday. Don't forget your wellies ... or your sunnies!
Last minute lineup change for V
Tyler James have been forced to pull out of this weekend's V Festival due to 'unforeseeable circumstances', leaving the door
open for Bronze Age Fox to step in with their quirky pop electronica.
Nine Black Alps step in at V
Nine Black Alps have been added to the lineup of this weekend's V Festival, filling in for 22-20s who've been forced to drop
out due to illness.
Vote an unsigned band to V Festival
Virgin Mobile has launched a search for the best new unsigned bands in Britain, and is giving them a chance to win an opening
slot on the main stage at this weekend's V Festival
Win Last Minute tickets to V Festival!
Hold the doors! If you'd given up all hope of being at this weekend's long sold-out V Festival, this could be your golden
ticket! We've got the world's last pair of tickets with camping for Weston Park Staffs up for grabs. Hurry!
Final acts confirmed for V Festival
The final 18 acts have just been confirmed for the 10th anniversary V Festival. This brings the total line up to a storming
82 acts playing over two days at Chelmsford and Staffs on 20-21 August.
V Festival security goes Orwellian
Police on site will be using futuristic facial recognition equipment to spot and weed out known troublemakers among the festival
crowds as part of increased security measures.
More acts for V Festival
Four more acts have been added to the newly named Channel 4 Stage at this year's V Festival, which takes simultaneously at
Hylands Park, Chelmsford, and Weston Park, Staffs, on 20-21 August.
Beddingfield and K-Os for V Festival
Pop swoonster, Natasha Beddingfield, and US rapper, K-Os, have been added to the sold-out V Festival lineup, which takes place
across two sites next month.
More for V Festival
A further 10 acts for this year's 10th anniversary V Festival have just been added, including Sonic Youth, The La's, Turin
Brakes and Rooster.
The Streets to join Oasis at V Festival
The Streets have been announced as Oasis' 'special guests' at V Festival. They're basically co-headliners but it seems the
Gallaghers aren't overly keen on sharing the honour...
Tony Christie, Idlewild, and more for V
Current top-slot crooner Tony Christie has been added to the V Festival lineup, along with Idlewild, I Am Kloot, The Hives,
Tom Baxter and KT Tunstall.
The Polyphonic Spree and more for V
Nine more acts have been confirmed for this year's V Festival, including The Roots, Tom Vek, The Departure, The Stands, and
The Polyphonic Spree.
V Festival sold out
V Festival has officially joined the growing list of major festivals to have sold out faster than ever before.
The Ordinary Boys added to V Festival
The Ordinary Boys have been confirmed for this year's V Festival. Tickets for the two mammoth events in Essex and Staffs have
nearly sold out - but we know where you can still get them....
V Festival weekend tickets sold out!
Weekend passes for this year's V Festival have sold out in record time (just four days). Now the only way to see Oasis and
Franz on the same bill is to buy one of the few remaining Staffs day tickets.
V Festival tickets selling fast!
Tickets for this year's V Festival went on sale at 9am Friday morning and already weekend camping passes for Chelmsford have
sold out! Better act now or miss out on the whole thing! Buy here ...
Oasis to headline V Festival
Oasis have been confirmed as the festival's headliners along with Scissor Sisters and Franz Ferdinand - and there are loads
more acts that have been added to the bill.
Prodigy and Chemical Brothers for V
Dance pioneers The Prodigy and The Chemical Brothers have been announced to play this year's V Festival, headlining the second
stage on alternate days.
First free festival tickets up for grabs!
VF's famed 'money-can't-buy' competitions are back for 2005, giving you the chance to win tickets to the sold-out T In The
Park and V Festival. Oh and then there's our Dream Summer comp...!
New Order for V and Glastonbury
New Order will play this summer's V Festival according to leaked tour dates on the internet - which also reveal the band will
be playing Glastonbury as predicted.
Franz Ferdinand for V Festival
Scottish art-rockers Franz Ferdinand have been confirmed to headline this year's V Festival alongside Scissor Sisters - and
it will be their only UK festival performance for 2005!
Scissor Sisters confirmed for V
US band Scissor Sisters are the first act officially confirmed to headline this year's V Festival, with the second bill topper
expected to be announced in the next two weeks.
Line-up announcements this week!
Three major UK festivals - Download, T In The Park, and V Festival - are expected to unveil their headline bands this week,
as well as confirm dates when tickets are to go on sale.
Oasis and Maroon 5 for V Festival
We've heard a strong rumour that tickets to V Festival 2005 may go on-sale this week, accompanied by a major announcement
- Oasis and Maroon 5 to headline, with Scissor Sisters and Ian Brown on the bill!
Jamiroquai plans for UK festivals
Jamiroquai have revealed they're hoping to play a few summer festivals as part of a forthcoming world tour.
Festival rumours round-up
Yes it's only January but the rumour mill is already in full swing, with speculation rife as to who will be playing where
at this summer's festival. We round up the early contenders...
The UK Festival Awards - at last!
If you're reading this, chances are, your life is enriched every year by one or more festivals. Like us, you're probably desperate
for a way to say a simple "thank you" to the organisers and artists that make each summer unforgettable. Well, here it is!
Tickets for V 2005 on sale now!
To celebrate a decade of V Festivals, organisers have followed the example set by T In The Park and made weekend tickets for
next year's events available at this year's prices - for a limited time only.
V Festival - Chelmsford 2005 Discussion