December 7 2013 Latest news:
By Alan Davies
Monday, August 19, 2013
EARLY bird tickets for V Festival 2014 will go on sale later this week – at this year’s prices.
Following the Virgin Media sponsored event’s most successful weekend yet, a limited number of 2014 tickets will go on sale on Thursday, August 22 at 9am.
V Festival will take place over the weekend of Saturday, August 16 and Sunday, August 17 next summer. The first line-up announcement is not expected until February 2014.
More than 340,000 music fans descended on Weston Park, Staffordshire, and Hylands Park, Chelmsford, over the weekend for the 2013 edition.
The sold-out two-day event saw headliners Kings of Leon and Beyonce give triumphant performances.
And there were a host of mindblowing sets from the likes of Calvin Harris, Jessie J, The Vaccines, Olly Murs, Steve Angello, Rudimental and many more.
Festival directors Bob Angus, Simon Moran and Dennis Desmond said: “We’re delighted to have celebrated V Festival’s 18th year with an incredible line-up that featured headline performances from two of the hottest acts in music today.
“Beyonce put on a spectacular show while Kings of Leon were majestic, 2013 has been a truly spectacular year.”
Kings of Leon, who headlined in Essex on Sunday, wowed crowds with their set, opening with The Bucket before blasting through classics from their early days, including Holly Roller Novocaine, Molly’s Chambers, Four Kicks, On Call, plus hits Use Somebody, Sex on Fire and new single, Supersoaker.
The American rockers got the crowd up on shoulders singing along in what marked an incredible end to the day.
Other amazing performances came from The Vaccines, Basement Jaxx, Stereophonics, Calvin Harris, Rita Ora, and Seasick Steve, who was joined on stage by special guest Led Zeppelin guitarist John Paul Jones.
There was only one pop queen on everyone’s minds at Chelmsford on the Saturday, and that was, of course, Beyonce.
She took to the stage and blew crowds away with a hit-filled and energetic performance, ripping through an awe-inspiring set of songs.
Wowing crowds with her vocals, powerhouse dance moves and stunning costumes, Beyonce affirmed her place as ‘Queen B’ and showed fans just why she is the world’s foremost pop diva.
The Script, Jessie J, Two Door Cinema Club and The Courteeners all had crowds in the palm of their hand.
Visit http://www.vfestival.com for 2014 ticket details.
Organisers advise festival-goers to only book through official ticket outlets.