V Festival (Chelmsford) 2016

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Saturday 20th to Sunday 21st August 2016
Hylands Park, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 8WQ, England MAP
£189 with camping
Daily capacity: 90,000
Last updated: Wed 27th Jul 2016

Offering a bill of predominantly commercial acts, crowd favourites, and radio friendly indie upstarts in a party atmosphere.

V Festival returns for a 21st year on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st August 2016.



Justin Bieber, tops the bill on Saturday and Rihanna on Sunday, they lead the first acts who include Sia, David Guetta, Faithless, Kaiser Chiefs, Bastille, Little Mix, Jess Glynne, Jake Bugg, Lukas Graham, Years And Years, Halsey, Tinie Tempah, Example, Craig David, Katy B, Travis, DJ Ez, Sigma (DJ Set), James Morrison, John Newman, Troye Sivan, All Saints, Fleur East, Big Sean, Soul II Soul, Flight Facilities, Foxes, Lethal Bizzle, DNCE, Walking On Cars, Gorgon City, Wilkinson (DJ-set), Kurupt FM, MistaJam, Monki, My Nu Leng, Jonas Blue, Lightning Seeds, JoJo, Bibi Bourelly, Angel, Rick Astley, Mike Posner, Zara Larsson, Tchami, Blonde, Philip George, Low Steppa, Icarus, The Sugarhill Gang, MK, Moxie Raia, Bebe Rexha, The Main Level, Jodie Abacus, KStewart, Ady Suleiman, Tom Zanetti & K.O. Kane, and more.

BBC Radio 1 will host a new stage on Friday night across both Chelmsford and Staffordshire sites. The BBC Radio 1 Summer of Dance stage will bring its all new Summer of Dance line up including Eric Prydz, Danny Howard, Mistajam, DJ Ez, and Annie Mac.

For the line-up details, and stage splits, as available see the V Festival line-up page.


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The early bird ticket offer has ended.Tickets are priced at  £189 for a weekend with camping, or £165 without camping, and £99 for a campervan pass. VIP options are also be available.

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)

Make sure any tickets you buy are legitimate. eFestivals always links to official ticket outlets (and doesn't host adverts for unofficial outlets unlike other festival websites!) so you can be sure that any ticket bought via eFestivals will get you into the festival of your choice. Do not purchase tickets from unofficial or secondary ticket outlets or auction sites as they often are unable to supply the tickets, and might not even give you a refund - there's lots of dodgy operators out there!

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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