V Festival, Chelmsford
Until Mon Aug 18
Time Out says
Posted: Wed Mar 5 2014
Justin Timberlake, The Killers, Chic with Nile Rodgers, Elbow, Ed Sheeran, Lily Allen, Blondie, Paolo Nutini, Example, Bastille, Katy B, Example, Chase & Status, Alesso, Kaiser Chiefs, Manic Street Preachers, Above & Beyond, Tom Odell, Sub Focus, Axwell & Ingrosso, Rizzle Kicks, Sam Smith, Embrace, The Human League, Kodaline, Miles Kane, The Magic Number, Newton Faulkner, George Ezra, M People, All Saints, The Wonder Stuff.
This mainstream-friendly dual-venue festival continues to draw a truly staggering array of the most popular names in rock and pop, thanks to a budget that appears to be bottomless. Thus, they're bringing the sexy back by bringing in JT as the big headliner, with further huge sets from The Killers, Chic, Elbow and Blondie, as well as EDM-tastic house from jet-setting DJs including Alesso, Axwell and Ingrosso. There's also the Glee Club Comedy Tent for laffs, and if you fancy a bit of luxury, you can splash out on the 'V Style' camping range, which features nifty-looking bell tents, pods, huts and even Winnebago-esque 'airstreams'.