V Festival

V Festival 2016 V Festival is here again.! I know it is not the hippiest of festivals around with its high corporate advertising and heavy branding. This coupled with the fact that the type of music has changed a lot since I first went (which now mainly deals out large doses of pop). But it has live music, beer and a great atmosphere for people who want a two day shot of fun.


So if your’e into your pop then you will love this event. Just because it plays mostly pop does not mean that it isn’t a great party to attend. It is in fact a fab festival and was my very first! You always have a love for your first. It was always hold a special place in your memories.

Back in 1997 I was a festy virgin and was given a free ticket to V Festival Chelmsford. After running around, dancing and drinking lots of cider, let’s just say I was a little unwell. Thank goodness I managed to keep it off of my newly purchased hippy clothing… Unperturbed I still had amazing time – the majority of which was spend in the dance tent.  This might not be everyone’s cup of tea but,  it sure draws in the crowds.

So whats going on this year?

Similar to Reading and Leeds, V Festival is a two day event spread across two sites. The bands switch days between Hylands Park in Chelmsford and Weston Park in Staffordshire.  The party starts and gets in full swing on Saturday 20th August. Because it is a multiple day event, it continues on Sunday 21st.

This years line up includes a bill of predominantly commercial acts so has a very pop like feel to it. This is not an issue however if you love pop music! If pop is your thing then you  are in for a real treat. You will be able to catch the like of Rhianna, Justin Bieber, Bastille, Jess Glynn and many more talented artists.

Don’t worry if the thought of a whole weekend of pop music has got you running scared, V Festival has a long list of dance acts, DJ’s and Indie bands for you to see. Also to compliment  the long list of music acts there are a great number of comedians gracing the stage. On stage will be the crazy Bill Bailey who is not to be missed as the man is a comedic genius.

Virgin (V)

Due to the shall we say more corporate nature of V Festival (any guesses to who the sponsor of the event is? No? Virgin would be the one hence the ‘V’), music enthusiasts and regular festival attendees usually tend avoid this festival. Truth be told I have never been again and have no intention of doing so but, that’s more about my tastes of music than anything to do with the festival it self. The festival has earned the rather aptly named nickname of being a ‘Virgin’ Festival as many first time festival goers flock to the event. This tends to be a festy for the younger generation and that’s not a bad thing. It is a great festival to start on and feed your thirst for more.  Once you have been to one festival, you will want to try them all!

So for two days across 7 stages you have great opportunity to relax and unwind as the V festival takes you on your festival journey. Whether this is your first outing or, if you are going back for more, the thing to remember is to have a  great time and not to worry about what other people think. Dress how you like and express yourself. Don’t be afraid to wear you boldest hippie clothing – you won;t be the only one, I promise.

With different options for camping including the ever popular glamping (glamour camping) V Festival has something for everyone.

For more information please visit the Festival Website Here