V Festival is here again, I know it is not the hippiest of festivals around with its high corporate advertising and heavy branding 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 festival fun.
So if your into your pop you’ll probably like this festival. Back in 1997 I was a festival virgin and was given a free ticket to V Festival Chelmsford, after drinking lots of cider and being sick I had a great time which I mainly spent in the dance tent. This festival might not be everyone’s cuppa tea but it draws the crowds for a weekend of festival fun.
So whats going on this year?
The V Festival is a two day festival spread across two sites with the bands switching days between Hylands Park in Chelmsford and Weston Park in Staffordshire. The Festival gets under full swing on Saturday 20th August and continues on Sunday 21st with the bands swooping out from one location to the other.
This years line up includes a bill of predominantly commercial acts so has a very pop like feel to it, if you love your pop music then you’re in for a real treat with the likes of Rhianna, Justin Bieber, Bastille, Jess Glynn and many more.
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 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.
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, also to compliment the long list of music acts there are a great number of comedians gracing the stage including the crazy Bill Bailey who is not to be missed as the man is a genius.
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 to a festival or if you are going back for more the thing to remember about going to any festival is to have a great time and not to worry about what other people think.
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