rumours circulate that V Festival might be coming to an end

published: Wed 27th Sep 2017

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Saturday 19th to Sunday 20th August 2017
Hylands Park, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 8WQ, England MAP
weekend with camping: £189; weekend no camping: £165; days £89
daily capacity: 90000
last updated: Thu 20th Jul 2017

Music Week (here) are reporting they've heard from numerous sources that V Festival in Staffordshire won't go ahead in 2018, and that while an event is still expected to take place at Hylands Park, Chelmsford it might not be under the V Festival name. They understand that the event's promoter Festival Republic are expected to make an announcement next month.

After many years of a near-instant sell-out when the first bands were announced, the event has often struggled to sell well in recent years. A refocus towards a more pop-oriented bill has improved things sometimes but not always, and this year - with headliners Jay-Z and Pink - there were discounted ticket deals available, a sure sign of slow sales.

V festival was started in the 1990s by Richard Branson alongside promoters MCD, SJM & Metropolis, and a controlling stake was acquired by Festival Republic's parent company Live Nation in 2013. 



Saturday 19th to Sunday 20th August 2017
Hylands Park, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 8WQ, England MAP
weekend with camping: £189; weekend no camping: £165; days £89
daily capacity: 90000
last updated: Thu 20th Jul 2017


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