V Festival 2013 is going to be huge, with Beyoncé confirmed for her only European festival performance this year. American rockers Kings of Leon are also headlining across the two weekends of 17th & 18th August at Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Staffordshire.
And that’s not all, festival-goers can also look forward to seeing: Stereophonics, The Script, Emeli Sandé, Calvin Harris, Beady Eye, Jessie J, Two Door Cinema Club, The Vaccines, Basement Jaxx, Olly Murs, Paloma Faith, Rita Ora, The Courteeners, Fun., Labrinth, Ellie Goulding, Kendrick Lamar, JessieWare, Rudimental, James Arthur, Little Mix and many more also confirmed.
As usual, there’s an eclectic line up of acts
Brace yourselves for the high priestess of pop, Beyoncé, who will be bringing her high octane performance to headline the Virgin Media Stage. This will be her one and only European festival appearance this year and a great opportunity to see the supertar for all those who missed out on getting tickets for her upcoming world tour.
Multi-million album selling American rockers Kings Of Leon are also confirmed as headliners and return to the festival with big hits including Sex On Fire and Use Somebody.
Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 1st March through www.VFestival.com.
V Festival organisers stress to fans that purchasing tickets from unofficial outlets could lead to disappointment. Let’s not have people buying them just to flog on eBay people – this makes us all very angry here at KTB.
About the festival
V Festival is now in its 18th year and brings the very best in popular music together for one epic summer weekend. Last year saw sets from headliners The Stone Roses and The Killers with other show stopping performances from the likes of David Guetta and Ed Sheeran. V Festival is now established as the biggest festival in the UK with over 170,000 fans attending across the two sites and was the first festival to establish rotating acts across two sites.
Of course, the problem is it can get very busy. We definitely enjoy the camping aspect but suggest you get there early on the Friday to get a decent pitch and be prepared to be trampled on within the arena and stage areas. In fact, we went to the 2012 festival and it was the busiest yet (too busy really) and the new queuing system for getting drinks was a disaster. Let’s hope this changes for 2013.
What we would say is that it is very eclectic. There’s cheesy pop which means you can sneek off to see a guilty pleasure before catching the coolest acts in music.
The Glee Club Comedy Tent will also makes a return this year, although we’ve never been fans of comedy at what is essentially a music festival. Why would you? But let’s hope the Silent Disco is back; definitely the funniest moments from V Festival 2012 for us were had bopping along here and it’s a great place to go after the acts have finished.
Don’t like the idea of slumming it? How about V Style camping?
V Style camping is set to return this year giving festival fans the chance to get the best of both worlds. They can dance the days away with their favourite artists and then chill out in luxury in ready built Pod Pads, Cloud Yurts, Hearthworks Tipis and pop-up hotel rooms. VIP upgrades are available and include such things as VIP toilet access (note it girls), and exclusive bar and lounge areas.