V Festival (Chelmsford) 2013

Bruno Mars (crowd)

Saturday 17th to Sunday 18th August 2013
Hylands Park, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 8WQ, England MAP
£185 - weekend, combined coach, and VIP camping packages still available
Daily capacity: 90,000
Last updated: Mon 29th Jul 2013

Offering a bill of predominantly commercial acts, crowd favourites, and radio friendly indie upstarts in a party atmosphere. V Festival returns on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th August 2013.


Latest additions are Naughty Boy, Seasick Steve, Lawson, & Vox Empire.

Beyonce, as a European festival exclusive headlines Saturday and Kings of Leon will headline Sunday. Also confirmed are Stereophonics, The Script, Emeli Sande, Tom Odell, Calvin Harris, Beady Eye, Jessie J, Two Door Cinema Club, The Vaccines, Basement Jaxx, Olly Murs, Paloma Faith, James, Rita Ora, The Courteeners, Jason Mraz, Fun., Labrinth, Ellie Goulding, Travis, Kendrick Lamar, Of Monsters and Men, Maverick Sabre, DJ Fresh, Jessie Ware, Maximo Park, Lianne La Havas, Rudimental, James Arthur, Scouting For Girls, Little Mix, Deacon Blue, Ocean Colour Scene, The Fratellis, Gabrielle Aplin, Steve Angello, DJ Fresh, Mark Owen, Katy B, Netsky, Nina Nesbitt, K-Koke, Lissie, Conor Maynard, The Pigeon Detectives, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Monsta, Misha B, Hoffmaestro, Sam Smith, Tori Kelly, A*M*E, Goldie Lookin' Chain, Nell Bryden, Ed Drewett, Moya, Silhouette, The Saturdays, The Heavy, Jaguar Skills, Eels, McFly, Everything Everything, 5ive, The Original Rudeboys, Jamie Cullum, James Skelly & The Intenders, Lewis Watson, The Skints, Lucy Spraggan, Diana Vickers, John Newman, Exit Calm, and Laura Mvula. With more acts yet to be announced


Early bird tickets are no longer on sale. Weekend tickets with camping are priced at £185, weekend tickets with no camping are priced at £160. Day tickets are priced at £89, and a car park pass pass is priced at £20, and a campervan pass is priced at £99, with luxury VIP camping, and combined coach packages still available.

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Registered disabled customers are permitted to one helper free of charge, if you need more than one helper please purchase a second ticket for that person. (The second helper may not gain access to the viewing platforms, please visit here for full information.)

Get there by coach

Big Green Coach is running coaches to V Festival (Chelmsford) from 28 locations.
To book, click here.

Opening times

With a capacity of 90,000 the site is open (for weekend campers) from 10am Friday until midday Monday. 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.

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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