rumours circulate that V Festival might be coming to an end

By Neil Greenway | 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: 90,000
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. 

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