V Festival set to draw the crowds

THOUSANDS of revellers are expected to attend Chelmsford's Hylands Park for this year's V Festival this weekend.

THOUSANDS of revellers are expected to attend Chelmsford's Hylands Park for this year's V Festival this weekend.

Now in its thirteenth year, the two day festival - which also takes place in Weston Park, Staffordshire - will feature more than 100 acts across five stages.

Headline acts this year include Muse, The Verve, The Prodigy and Kaiser Chiefs.

Festival director, Bob Angus said: “We've planned all year for this weekend and now it's finally here I'm really looking forward to seeing everybody enjoying themselves.


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“The line-up is great, the sites look fantastic and we've got a record crowd of 170,000 people ready for the action.”

“Headliners Muse and The Verve will be treating us to outstanding V-stage performances whilst over at the 4 Music stage the headliners are The Prodigy and Kaiser Chiefs. They're guaranteed to take the stage by storm and get the crowd rocking.

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“Over at the JJB/Champion Arena we have Chemical Brothers, Ian Brown, The Script and the fabulous Jamie T to name a few.

“A short walk away you can catch the freshest talent on the block including Noah and The Whale and Das Pop taking centre stage at the Virgin Mobile Union and Sessions Stage.”

Since it started in 1996, performers have included Radiohead, Foo Fighters, Coldplay, Oasis, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Kylie Minogue.

In 2007 Sophie Ellis Bextor, Foo Fighters and The Killers performed at the festival.

Are you a keen festival goer? Do you enjoy V Festival? What do you think of the line up? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or send an e-mail to eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

In 1998 Robbie Williams opened the show with the line “Good evening. I'm Robbie Williams. You must be Chelmsford. I want to sleep with you all”.

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