Best Ever V Festival

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This weekend the mighty V Festival, sponsored by Virgin Media, celebrated its most successful year yet as 340,000 music fans descended on Weston Park, Staffordshire and Hylands Park, Chelmsford.

The sold out 2-day event saw headliners Kings of Leon and Beyonce give triumphant performances, plus a host of mind blowing sets from mind blowing sets from Calvin Harris, Jessie J, The Vaccines, Olly Murs, Steve Angello, Rudimental and many more. Festival organisers have announced that a limited amount of early bird tickets will go on sale on Thursday 22 August at 9am at this years prices. 

Headliners Kings of Leon wowed crowds with their set, opening with ‘The Bucket’ before blasting through classics from their early days including ‘Holly Roller Novocaine’, ‘Molly’s Chambers’, ‘Four Kicks’, ‘On Call’, plus hits ‘Use Somebody’, ‘Sex on Fire’ and the new single, ‘Supersoaker’. The American indie rockers got the crowd up on shoulders singing along in what marked an incredible end to the day. Other amazing performances came from The Vaccines, Basement Jaxx, Stereophonics, Calvin Harris, Rita Ora, and Seasick Steve who was joined on stage by special guest Led Zeppelin guitarist John Paul Jones. 

There was only one pop queen on everyone’s minds this weekend and that was of course Beyonce. She took to the stage and blew crowds away with a hit filled and energetic performance, ripping through an awe inspiring set of hits. Wowing crowds with her flawless vocal, powerhouse dance moves and stunning costumes, Beyonce affirmed her place as ‘Queen B’ and showed the crowds just why she is the world’s foremost pop diva. The Script, Jessie J, Two Door Cinema Club and The Courteeners all had crowds in the palm of their hand as they took to the stage in what marked an unforgettable weekend of live music.  

Festival Directors Bob Angus, Simon Moran and Dennis Desmond commented: “We’re delighted to have celebrated V Festivals 18th year with an incredible line-up that featured headline performances from two of the hottest acts in music today.  Beyonce put on a spectacular show whilst Kings of Leon were majestic, 2013 has been a truly spectacular year.” 

Published on 19 August 2013 by Ben Robinson

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