V Festival

"I'm a little hungover, I'm not gonna lie. But I'm having a good time" - Justin Bieber, 20/08/16 

For the past three years a weekend in mid/late August has always been my favourite time of the year. Okay, the weather may not always be ideal and wearing wellies four days in a row really does kill your feet but everything else about V Festival is absolutely incredible. Somehow sitting around on the damp grass surrounded by friends and tents, drinking cheap cider and laughing away is the perfect way to spend a weekend.

Held on two sites; Hylands Park in Chelmsford, Essex, and Weston Park in Staffordshire, V Festival has, over the last 21 years, become one of the nation's favourite and biggest festivals. With star studded line ups and crowds exceeding 180,000 people it is certainly an experience and one that is definitely worth having!

For one weekend, faces of UV paint, extreme amounts of glitter, and four days of unwashed hair is totally acceptable and you know what? I love it. In the past we have always gone as a group of four but this year we decided (with it being V Festival's 21st birthday and all) to almost triple that number to eleven people and going with a larger group was so much better than I could have imagined.

My favourites of the weekend were undoubtedly Justin Bieber and Little Mix. Yes, Bieber may have mimed some of his songs, but that didn't matter. His stage presence was insane and the vibe of the crowd was like nothing I've ever experienced at V before. It's not often you'll see a group of lads aged twenty-something completely lose it to Baby and have so many people embrace his performance with absolutely no shame or regrets.

Little Mix, somehow, manage to slay every single performance they do and Sunday's performance was no exception to this. With a clever mash up of their new single Hair and Willow Smith's I Whip My Hair and throwing it back to old classics and Beyonce covers the four girls kept the crowd going and were clearly overwhelmed at the vast number of people who turned up to watch them take to the stage.

Over the course of the weekend I was blown away by Sia, Bastille and Years & Years too. Sia offered a breathtaking performance with incredible dancers and phenominal vocals and  Olly from Years & Years had so much energy and enthusiasm.

So well done V Festival and thank you for another weekend filled with music, friends, cider and lots of glitter!


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