Information FAQ

V Festival Information

Information on the V Festival 2017, if you have any questions please contact us

When is V Festival 2017

The V Festival will take place on the Saturday 19th August 2017 and Sunday 20th August 2017

Where does V Festival take place

V Festival 2017 is a dual site festival it takes place at Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Staffordshire over the same weekend the bands who play on the saturday on one site play the sunday at the other.

What time does the Music Finish at V Festival

The music finishes at 11pm (23:00) each night at both Weston Park and Chelmsford

When is the V Festival 2017 announced When do V Festival Tickets go on sale?

V Festival Tickets 2017 go on sale at 9am 3 March 2017

More Information

Official V Festival Site

V Festival Tickets 2017


Why V Festival?

The 2016 V Festival promises to maintain its impeccable festival standards with a scorching, diverse line-up . The first V took place in ‘96, adopting the appropriate name of ‘V96.’

21 years old, and V Fest is running alongside some of the UK’s largest (and well-known) festivals, such as Reading and Leeds Festival, Glastonbury and T in the Park.

What makes V Festival bigger and better than the rest is the fact that it was the first festival ever to take place in two places over the same weekend.

While punters stay firmly rooted to their wet tents, the bands make the effort to travel down the country and play the same set to music thirsty fans.

This gives music fans, from the North and the South of England, a chance to share the same experiences and witness some of the finest bands around.

It also allows musicians the chance to play two huge live dates back-to-back and enjoy the dedicated crowds of North and South.

This years V Festival has a diverse mix of bands playing. You can slosh about in the mud to the likes of the Kings of Leon, Muse, Kaiser Chiefs, The Pigeon Detectives, The View and The Kooks, or you can chill out with Duffy.

Oh, did we mention that the incredible Amy Winehouse will also be making an appearance?

If the grimy Rock scene doesn’t float your boat then you can catch some of the UK’s finest Pop acts including the Sugababes, Girls Aloud, Robyn, and hot new artist, David Jordan.

V Festival Hotels

If you don’t fancy camping why not book a hotel near to Chelmsford or Telford for Weston Park

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Flights to V Festival

If you are coming to V Festival from overseas, the nearest airport to V Festival Hylands Park Chelmsford is London Stansted.

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Tents Camping Equipment

Firebox are one of the leading gadget and lifestyle websites they have a huge collection of cool and useful gear including tents and torches etc.

Top Historical V Festival moments

1. 2006 proved to be the most successful year of the V Festival so far. With tickets selling out in three hours, both days were crammed full with eager music fans, with over 158,000 people attending both days.

2. V96 kicked off its first year with great magnitude. Sinking heavily into the Brit Pop fanaticism that had swept the UK off of its feet, the line-up saw the likes of Pulp, Supergrass, Cast, Elastica, Super Furry Animals, Lightening Seeds, Shed 7 and Sleeper all play over the two days. A Brit Pop dream.

3. In 2006, Radiohead put on a splintering performance. They blew the crowd away with an eerie, sincere version of Creep, everyone’s favourite Radiohead song, but one that the band detests playing live.

V Festival Travel Directions and Travel Information

Weston Park
On the A5 in Weston-under-Lizard, 30 minutes from central Birmingham. The nearest rail stations are Stafford and Wolverhampton or Telford in Shropshire.

By Car From M6 Southbound off at J12 then A5 Westbound for 10 miles to the V Festival

From M6 Northbound off at J10a then M54 to J3 to the V Festival.

From South Wales M4 to A449 then A40 to M50, M5, M6 North as above.

From North East M1 to J28, then A38 to A5 Westbound to the V Festival.

From South East M40, M5, M6 Northbound as above or M1, M6 as above.

There will be road signs as you approach the V Festival site to bring you in the most convenient entrance.

V Festival Camping

Weston Park: The campsites open at 10am on Friday 19th August and close on Monday 22 August at noon. The arena will open at 12noon on Saturday and Sunday and the bands will finish at 11pm. Sleeping in vehicles in the car parks is not permitted.

Hylands Park: The campsites will open at 12noon on Friday 19 August and close on Monday 22 August at noon. The arena will open at 12noon on Saturday and Sunday and the bands will finish at 11pm. Sleeping in vehicles in the car parks is not permitted.

5 comments on “Information FAQ

  1. At previous v festivals I have been to at Stafford, they had early bird camping (arrive thursday). However last year this didn’t happen due to licencing issues. V also said that the early entry would be available this year (2010) but I can’t find information/tickets anywhere. Does anyone have an idea whether the Thursday camping will be happening this year?


  2. we are attending weston park on the weekend but cant seem to find a schedule on v web page for artist and time and stages?

    any ideas! thank you

    joanne r 🙂

  3. I have a weekend camping ticket am I able to purchase a weekend car parking ticket on arrival or should I have already of brought one?

  4. I was looking at the camper van tickets to upgrade to. Would that be an extra £100 per person for the camper van ticket? We have the red camping tickets was just looking to take the caravan instead of tent.

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