V Festival (Chelmsford) 2009

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Saturday 22nd to Sunday 23rd August 2009
Hylands Park, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 8WQ, England MAP
£152.50 w/e with camping, £132.50 no camping - SOLD OUT
Last updated: Wed 12th Aug 2009

Offering a bill of predominantly commercial acts, crowd favourites, and radio friendly indie upstarts in a party atmosphere. V Festival returns on Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd August 2009.

Headlining on the Saturday will be The Killers and Sunday it's the turn of Oasis. The main stage will also see Razorlight, The Specials, Lily Allen, The Script, Taylor Swift, Snow Patrol, Elbow, James, Biffy Clyro, James Morrison, and Ocean Colour Scene.

The 4 Music Stage has Fatboy Slim, Pendulum, The Ting Tings, The Wombats, Dizzee Rascal, Keane, The Enemy, Paolo Nutini, and Katy Perry.

The Arena Stage has Lady Gaga, Happy Mondays, Ladyhawke, The Human League, The Saturdays, MGMT, and The Streets.

The acts announced for the Virgin Mobile Union Stage include Pete Doherty, British Seapower, Alphabeat, The Twang, Mystery Jets, Gary Go, and more.

The line-up is now complete. For the line-up details, day, and stage splits, please click here.

A limited amount of 'early bird' tickets were available to buy for a short while after the 2008 festival. Tickets were priced at £152.50 for a weekend pass with camping, or £132.50 for a weekend pass without camping, or £73.50 for a day ticket these options have all SOLD OUT. There are only combined coach ticket packages still available.

To buy tickets with coach packages, click here.

The site is open (for weekend campers) from 10am Friday until midday Monday. New to V this year will be an indie club night within The Arena from 7pm to 11pm on Friday, plus a fun fair in the arena and just outside red campsite with rides to include a giant wheel, and a reverse bungee amongst other new additions. On Saturday and Sunday the arena will open at 12 noon and close at 11pm (when the bands finish).

Weekend with camping ticket holders must exchange their ticket for a wristband at the wristband exchange tent. Both weekend ticket holders (without camping) and day ticket holders do not need to exchange their tickets.

Please note, if you have a weekend ticket (without camping) then your ticket will consist of three parts. The left hand section is to be handed in to the stewards at the gate on Saturday, the right hand on Sunday and the centre is to be retained by yourself. Do not lose any of these sections as you will not be granted admittance and duplicate tickets will not be issued.

There is ample parking on the festival site, parking is £5 plus booking fee in advance (purchased with your tickets or contact the ticket seller) or £10 on the gate. The Big Green Coach will also be running coaches into the two sites from destinations across the UK.

Please note for both festival sites 1 campervan pitch is for a campervan, caravan or camping trailer and a maximum of 4 persons per pitch. There are no tents, cars or vans allowed in the campervan site.

There are to be no campfires and no glass allowed on site. No alcohol is permitted to be taken into the arena. The only containers permitted in the arena will be those carrying non alcoholic liquid in collapsible plastic, foil or cardboard forms of not more than 1 litre.

The bars are operated on a token system. Tokens are purchased from the token booths then exchanged at the bar for drinks. Some token booths will remain open for 1 hour after the bars have closed so vouchers can be redeemed.

Lockers are situated outside the arena by Gate 3, prices are as displayed.

There'll be more information here when available.

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