The V Festival is an annual event of music held in the United Kingdom every year during the penultimate weekend in August. The musical event is held simultaneously at two parks sharing the same bill where in artists perform at one location on Saturday and then swap on Sunday. The sites are located at Hylands Park in Chelmsford and Weston Park in South Staffordshire. The “V” represents the Virgin Group, while the event being sponsored by Virgin Media and televised on Channel 4 and 4 Music.
The event started in 1996 when Jarvis Cocker of Pulp’s expressed that he would love to play two outdoor venues in two days. Pulp’s promoters got together and came up with the idea of organizing the stages at Victoria Park Warrington and Hylands Park Chelmsford giving fans in both the North and South a chance to see the band. Then came the idea of adding more bands to the bill, putting on a second stage and letting people camp for the weekend. In the end Victoria Park was just too small for 3 stages and camping. So in August 1996 there was one day of artists in Victoria Park and 2 days at Hylands Park with camping. The northern leg of V97 was switched to Temple Newsam, Leeds to provide room for camping and three stages. In 1999 the Northern leg of the festival was moved to Weston Park in Staffordshire, and has remained there since. One can also buy the V Festival Tickets online and enjoy the ultimate musical feast. Many of the online stores like Viagogo, Seatwave, Getmein! Etc. and are priced at £228.00 to £242.00.
Many of the renowned artists and bands have performed during this event all these years. The V Festival 2014 line up includes Beyonce, Calvin Harris, Ellie Goulding, Emeli Sande, Jason Mraz, Jessie J, Kings of Leon, Labrinth, Olly Murs, Paloma Faith, Rita Ora, Stereophonics, The Courteeners, The Script, The Vaccines, Two Door Cinema Club and many more massive acts who will be performing over the two fantastic days.