V Festival, Chelmsford
Time Out says
Calvin Harris, Kasabian and Sam Smith headline the pop festival in Essex
Calvin Harris, Kasabian, Stereophonics, Sam Smith, The Script, Olly Murs, Ellie Goulding, Hozier, Courteeners, Paloma Faith + more.
This mainstream-friendly dual-venue festival always draws a truly staggering array of the most popular names in rock and pop, thanks to a budget that appears to be bottomless. There's also the Glee Club Comedy Tent for laffs. No, it's not the most boutique of events out there this summer, but if you're after big acts and a party atmosphere then it's hard to do much better.