Held over a large site, and offering a bill of predominantly commercial acts, crowd favourites, and radio friendly indie upstarts in a corporate festival atmosphere.
V Festival returns for a 21st year on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st August 2016.
Latest additions .
Rihanna tops the bill on Saturday and Justin Bieber on Sunday, they lead the first acts who include Rick Astley, 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, Tom Odell, Laura Mvula, Corinne Bailey Rae, Sigala, Zak Abel, Gavin James Mnek, WSTRN, Alx Veliz, Anne-Marie, 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, Moxie Raia, Bebe Rexha, The Main Level, Jodie Abacus, KStewart, Ady Suleiman, Tom Zanetti & K.O. Kane, and more across 4 stages.
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 Annie Mac, Gorgon City, Wilkinson, Monki, and Danny Howard.
For the line-up details, day and stage splits, as available see the V Festival line-up page.
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!
With a capacity of 90,000 the site will open (for weekend campers) from 10am Friday until midday Monday. The arena will be open from 12 noon on Saturday and Sunday to 11pm. Weekend Ticket holders (camping and non camping) should exchange their tickets for wristbands at the wristband exchange tent. Day ticket holders do not need to exchange their tickets for a wristband.
Car parking will be available on site at £20 per car, or there is a park and ride scheme from Telford. Camper vans are allowed on site, the ticket prices for which have not yet been announced. The Big Green Coach will be expected to run 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.
Here is a short eFestivals film about V Festival 2009.
There'll be more information here when available.
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