With the Staffordshire based event just around the corner, V Festival always proves to be one of the most popular summer festivals the UK has to offer.
The two day non-stop party offers festival-goers the chance to dance the weekend away to live, high-profile acts, enjoy the sunshine (hopefully!) and make plenty of memories with friends.
In celebration of this year’s 20th anniversary, the festival will kick-start with a night of tearing up the dance floor with a special ‘birthday party’ for the festival - hosted by Club MTV DJs.
V Festival has revealed 20 tips for attending this year’s anniversary weekend - from style advice, how to charge your phone and staying connected on the field.
1. Remember your tickets.
It’s your one-way ticket to the biggest party of the year, so set yourself a reminder on your phone to pack them and avoid the panic pat down dance when you get to the gates.
2. Carry a torch.
There’s nothing worse than having to stumble around trying to navigate your way back to what you thought was your tent, only to unzip someone else’s. Check out what is available at www.amazon.co.uk
3. Stay switched on.
You’ll need to save your mobile phone juice for all those #selfvs you’ll be taking over the weekend, so bring your phone to one of Virgin Media’s Recharge Towers and get juiced up. Alternatively, pre-order a pocket charger from volt ahead of the festival and swap it during the weekend for a fully charged one. getvolt.co.uk/vfestival
4. Stay connected.
Stay connected to everything you love while you’re at V Festival. Connecting to Virgin Media’s free supercharged wifi means you can stay in touch with your crew or upload pictures to social media to show everyone at home all the fun they’re missing out on (not forgetting the hashtag #VFestival).
5. Rock the bum bag.
Keep your belongings on you and be hands free, while paying homage to V Festival’s humble ‘90s beginnings and the decade’s ultimate fashion accessory.
6. Cut some shapes.
Bust out some serious dance moves in V Festival’s new dedicated dance tent, where you can get down to the likes of Duke Dumont, Oliver Heldens and Hannah Wants.
7. Attend a house party.
Virgin Media’s our house is back with their unmissable house party, featuring an exclusive set from Jungle in Weston Park.
8. Tune in to V Festival.
Listen to the official ‘20 years of V Festival’ playlist on Spotify to get the party started ahead of the festival.
9. Don’t forget the dry shampoo.
For a low-maintenance festival look, go straight on the first day, wavy on the second day and finish with it ‘up’-town funk.
10. Get yourself a waterproof.
Easier to transport than an umbrella, you can tie it around your waist and throw it on when the skies open - or when the sun goes down to keep you warm.
11. Try something new.
Smirnoff will be launching its new Smirnoff Ice Double Black with Guarana at V Festival and it’ll be available at festival bars throughout the weekend.
V Festival is all about bringing people together and, most importantly, having fun - so take a break from the music and head to the Glee Club Comedy Tent to laugh your socks off to some of the best comedy talent around.
13. Take a back seat.
14. Peg it down.
Bring extra tent pegs for extra piece of mind and ensure your tent doesn’t turn into a flying blimp, whilst making friends with campers who forgot to pack theirs.
Those clever masterminds at Halfords have created a service where you can pre-order your tent online and collect it when you arrive on-site at V Festival.
16. Apply sun-tan lotion.
You’re going to be outside the whole time, so make sure you bring sun cream to protect yourself from the elements. Otherwise, you could end up looking as red as the V Festival logo.
17. Play ball.
Visit Carling’s Game On Tent to enjoy a game of table football and a nice, ice-cold pint of Carling.
18. Forget bar tokens.
V Festival has abolished bar tokens this year, so you can pay as you go.
Stay hydrated, stay healthy. At the risk of sounding like one of the oldies, remember to drink water to keep you hydrated throughout the weekend.
20. Have fun.
You are celebrating the 20th anniversary of V Festival, so get ready for the good times, incredible headline acts and endless #selfvs. Dance like nobody is watching.