20 Aug 2011 - 21 Aug 2011


The headliners for V Festival 2011 Chelmsford are Arctic Monkeys, and Eminem!

V Festival 2011 Chelmsford Line Up

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Big Green Coach have announced that they are working directly with this year's festival, providing ticket and travel packages for fans.

The environmentally responsible travel company has a number of weekend camping passes for both sites with coaches running from a number of major cities.

Head to the Big Green Coach website for more details.

Greasy, knotted hair? Lack-of-roll-mat back? Looking and feeling awful just because you're at a festival is now a thing of the past. Stay beautiful! Look out for the Vanity Van...

Their mobile salon, which will be parking up at Isle Of Wight Festival, Glastonbury Festival, V Festival and Creamfields this summer, offers everything from hair washing and styling to an intensive unwind massage and He-Shi spray tan.

You can also wow fellow festival-goers with make-up, face and body art, airbrush tattoos, eyelashes, nails, facials, waxes, full festival recovery packages and much more.

Plus, if you book a package through Virtual Festivals, you'll be given a free gift as well.

Click here to see what Vanity Van offers and to book a treatment.

The first ever simultaneous twin-site, multi-day festival, V has a solid reputation for delivering a diverse selection of the biggest bands in a user-friendly environment.

As Richard Branson explained in his biography, V came about when he recognised that festivals were attracting more mainstream audiences who were there primarily for the music and not so much to 'rough it'. So he set about creating an event tailored to these fairweather festival-goers, with the typical Virgin emphasis on customer-friendliness and irreverent fun.

Whilst it may not provide an emotional connection or an escape from the capitalist world, V is brilliantly successful at what it tries to be. If you want to go and see the world's biggest headline rock acts and a few pop artists you might not normally catch at a festival (Kylie, Girls Aloud, McFly, Atomic Kitten), safe in the knowledge that it will never be a mud-bath and the organisers care about keeping the bar queues short and the toilets stocked with loo roll, then V's your baby and is ideal for first-time festival-goers.

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V Festival 2012 tickets on sale now

Early Bird V Festival 2012 tickets went on sale this morning (24 August) at 9am.

Eminem closes V Festival 2011 with star-studded show

Eminem paid tribute to those killed and injured at last week's Pukkelpop stage collapse in Belgium, as a host of special guests - including Rihanna - joined him for his headline set at V Festival 2011 in Chelmsford.

The Wombats: 'Tord saw someone wanking to Rihanna'

Indie lad-rockers The Wombats spoke to Virtual Festivals at V Festival Chelmsford 2011.

Glasvegas bottled off at V Festival 2011

Scottish rockers Glasvegas were reportedly bottled off at V Festival 2011 after just four songs.

Aloe Blacc: 'I'd love to see Imogen Heap play festivals'

Aloe Blacc has confessed to VF that he'd like to see Imogen Heap play festivals during an exclusive V Festival 2011 interview.

Alex Winston: 'A man shook his breasts at me while I was onstage'

Alex Winston told VF about the time a man shook his breasts at her while she was onstage, during an exclusive V Festival 2011 interview.

N-Dubz at V: 'Who wants to come backstage and get drunk?'

N-Dubz and The Saturdays did battle on a pop-dominated second day of V Festival 2011's Chelmsford leg.

CAST: 'Never let a horse into your dressing room'

CAST offered some sage advise during a V Festival 2011 interview with Virtual Festivals: "Never let a horse into your dressing room."

Rihanna covers Bob Marley at V Festival 2011

Rihanna covered Bob Marley during a relentless set as the Chelmsford leg V Festival 2011 ahead of headliner Eminem.

Jessie J plays emotional homecoming V Festival set

Jessie J played an emotional homecoming set on the 4Music Stage as the Chelmsford leg of V Festival 2011 got into full swing.

Plan B has spat with drummer at V Festival 2011

Plan B played an incident-packed set at the Chelmsford leg of V Festival 2011, as Arctic Monkeys' headline performance loomed.

Arctic Monkeys use Kane at V Festival

Arctic Monkeys were joined by Miles Kane at the end of a triumphant headline set, as day one of Chelmsford's V Festival 2011 came to a close.

Weather watch: What to pack this weekend

It's time to look ahead to this weekend's V Festival, Green Man and Beautiful Days forecasts.

The Enemy named as V Festival 2011 'Special Guests'

The Enemy have been confirmed as a last-minute addition to the V Festival 2011 line up.

Hard-Fi unveiled as V Festival 2011 'special guests'

Hard-Fi have been added to the bill for V Festival 2011.

V Festival 2011 comedy line up revealed

V Festival organisers have announced that they are to have a comedy tent for the first time, revealing the line up.

Jessie J will play V Festival and The Big Chill 2011

Jessie J has announced that she will be playing The Big Chill and V Festival - from a chair.

Calvin Harris joins V Festival 2011 line up

Calvin Harris will replace Duran Duran on the V Festival 2011 line up.

Introducing... the Virtual Festivals Vouchers app

Having visited a slew of summer festivals already, we realise that they're getting more expensive. So to save you some cash, we're proud to introduce the Virtual Festivals Vouchers app!

Simon Le Gone: Duran Duran out of V Festival 2011

Duran Duran have cancelled their V Festival 2011 appearances after signer Simon Le Bon damaged his voice.

Hanson added to V Festival 2011 line up

90's pop-sensation Hanson has been added to the line-up of V Festival 2011 which returns from 20-21 August in Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Staffordshire.

Stay beautiful! Get a Vanity Van festival makeover

Greasy, knotted hair? Lack-of-roll-mat back? Looking and feeling awful just because you're at a festival is now a thing of the past. Stay beautiful! Look out for the Vanity Van...

V Festival 2011 bill beefs up

D 12, Ziggy Marley and Kassidy have confirmed to play V Festival 2011, which will take place in Weston Park, Staffordshire and Hylands Park, Chelmsford from 19- 21 August.

Buy Reading and Leeds 2011 tickets below face value

Reading and Leeds 2011 tickets are currently going for well under face value on secondary ticketing sites like viagogo.

Professor Green, more for V Festival 2011

Professor Green, Labrinth and Chiddy have all been added to the V Festival line up.

Update: Dolly Parton not playing V Festival 2011

Rumours that the 'Queen of Country' is set to play V Festival 2011, fuelled by the event dates being added to her myspace schedule, are denied by event organisers.

Festivals to get pop-up hotel rooms in 2011

A new "pop-up hotel room" company for this year's festivals could represent the last chance for festival-goers to get a ticket for Glastonbury Festival 2011.

More acts confirmed for V Festival

More acts have been confirmed for V Festival today (5 April).

Great Big Green Ideas competition opens!

A Greener Festival is launching its annual competition for Great Big Green Ideas.

Glasvegas added to V Festival bill

The Scottish gloom-rock hopefuls have been confirmed for V Festival.

Coach & camping V Festival tickets still on sale

After a scrum of eager V Festival 2011 fans tried their best to get tickets to see Eminem, Arctic Monkeys, Rihanna and more, passes to both events sold out in a matter of hours.

UPDATE! V Festival 2011 tickets still available!

V Festival 2011 tickets are set to go on sale at 9am on Friday (4 March) with the festival to return to Weston Park in Staffordshire and Hylands Park in Chelmsford from 21-22 August.

Rihanna added to V Festival 2011 line-up

It has only taken V Festival 2011 organisers a matter of hours to reveal that the Special Guest to play before Eminem at this year's event will be Rihanna, following the first line-up announcement late last night (Monday).

V Festival 2011 line-up announced tonight

The V Festival 2011 line-up will be announced tonight at 11pm.

Eminem, Arctic Monkeys for V Festival 2011

As predicted by Virtual Festivals Eminem is set to return to the UK to headline V Festival 2011 along with Arctic Monkeys.

Festival favourites win at BRIT Awards 2011

Festival favourites Mumford & Sons, Tinie Tempah and Plan B all scooped prizes at last night's BRIT Awards.

Early bird V Festival tickets for Virgin Media customers

Virgin Media customers can register to get access to V Festival tickets ahead of their general release.

Jessie J confirms Glastonbury, The Big Chill

Jessie J has revealed in an interview with Radio One DJ Zane Lowe that she is booked to play Glastonbury Festival and The Big Chill Festival in 2011.

Eminem, Arctic Monkeys rumoured for V Festival

Eminem and Arctic Monkeys have been strongly rumoured to be V Festival 2011 headliners this morning (January 4).

V Festival 2011 tickets pre-sale closes

The V Festival 2011 tickets pre-sale has now closed, organisers have announced.

V Festival 2011 tickets on sale today

A limited number of V Festival 2011 tickets are available to buy today (Thursday 9 December) at limited bargain 2010 prices.

V Festival 2011 tickets on sale Thursday

A limited number of pre-sale V Festival 2011 tickets will be released at noon on Thursday 9 December at 2010 prices.

Use VF discount code to buy Festival Annual 2010

You can now get the Festival Annual 10 for an even cheaper price of 11.95 by entering our special code.

Ticket scammers target 2011's big events

Websites selling non-existent tickets to Britain's biggest events grossed an estimate of 12million last year and continue to exploit consumer laws.

V Festival 2011 Chelmsford dates confirmed

V Festival 2011 Chelmsford dates have been announced.

V Festival organisers warn of fake ticketing site

V Festival organisers have warned fans not to buy festival passes from unofficial websites.

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The Wanted @ V Festival 2011 Chelmsford

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