V Festival 2009 Chelmsford

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Saturday 22 August 2009 Sunday 23 August 2009

Hylands Park

London Road
Chelmsford CM2 8WQ
United Kingdom
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Tel: 01245 605520
Web: www.chelmsford.gov.uk/hylands

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2009 sees the 14th edition of the colossal V Festival.

The first ever simultaneous twin-site, multi-day festival, V has a solid reputation for delivering a diverse selection of the biggest bands in a user-friendly environment.

As Richard Branson explained in his recent biography, V came about when he recognised that festivals were attracting more mainstream audiences who were there primarily for the music and not so much to ‘rough it’. So he set about creating an event tailored to these fairweather festival-goers, with the typical Virgin emphasis on customer-friendliness and irreverent fun.

Whilst it may not provide an emotional connection or an escape from the capitalist world, V is brilliantly successful at what it tries to be. If you want to go and see the world’s biggest headline rock acts and a few pop artists you might not normally catch at a festival (Kylie, Girls Aloud, McFly, Atomic Kitten), safe in the knowledge that it will never be a mud-bath and the organisers care about keeping the bar queues short and the toilets stocked with loo roll, then V’s your baby and is ideal for first-time festival-goers.
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  • myangel

    Keane were incredible - blew me away. Think they were buzzing as well, and how humble was Tom?! Think he wasn't expecting that kind of reception. The Enemy are hugely underated - everyone should be loving them lots more. Noisettes - she has a truly unbelievable voice, going out to buy their album asap. NOASIS!!!

    27 Aug 2009 Reply
  • mleask11

    MGMT and Elbow = Awesome. Fuck Oasis

    26 Aug 2009 Reply
  • jasminesamantha

    amazing. snow patrol were ridiculous. fantastic. :D

    24 Aug 2009 Reply
  • skittle_xo

    MGMT and Biffy Clyro were amaaaazing!

    24 Aug 2009 Reply
  • Georgeypoos

    MGMT made my life.

    24 Aug 2009 Reply
  • nroberds

    keane were unbelievable. maybe it was just my condition at the time making it seem more amazing than it was but, myself and everyone around me were blown away. unexpectedly, i might add.

    24 Aug 2009 Reply
  • jjbeeson

    Sneaky Sound System, Biffy Clyro, The Killers and Keane were the best =)

    24 Aug 2009 Reply
  • setlistfm

    Just added a few setlist in the review section - to see more setlists of the V-Festival, have a look at the right side of The Streets setlist. Have fun and rock on ...

    24 Aug 2009 Reply
  • itsBilly

    Lady Gaga & Lemar were amazing :D

    24 Aug 2009 Reply
  • Nudnicca

    Taylor Swift, Lily Allen and The Killers = Amazing! :):):) [2]

    23 Aug 2009 Reply
  • sasquatch3402

    Taylor Swift, Lily Allen and The Killers = Amazing! :):):)

    23 Aug 2009 Reply
  • jjbeeson

    It's Tommorow!! Red Camping's where i'll be =)

    20 Aug 2009 Reply
  • polpetta1980

    stage times are not out before the V weekend

    20 Aug 2009 Reply
  • sasquatch3402

    for the V stage that is

    20 Aug 2009 Reply
  • sasquatch3402

    any1 know the stage times on saturday?

    20 Aug 2009 Reply
  • stuartwhite

    Gutted about the Sunday night clashes between Snow patrol, The Enemy and Lady Gaga, then later on with Oasis and MGMT!

    19 Aug 2009 Reply
  • stuartwhite

    weekend yellow camping - Hylands Park

    19 Aug 2009 Reply
  • magical_bertie

    I'm going on the Sunday! Oasis, woo!

    19 Aug 2009 Reply

    anyone wanna swap their red tickets for my yellow (x2) ????!!!!

    3 Aug 2009 Reply
  • CountInFives200

    gahhh i cant wait to see killers :D

    28 Jul 2009 Reply
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