The Band Perry – “Fat Bottomed Girls” ((CMA Music Festival 2012))

The penultimate weekend of August brings numerous events and festival s to England in the form of musical celebrations. One such event is V Festival which takes place simultaneously in the cities of Chelmsford and South Staffordshire. Where Chelmsford organizes V Festival at Hylands Park; all the proceedings of the event in South Staffordshire tale place at Weston Park. The line-up for both the cities remains all the same and shifts city to city each day. For instance, the performers at Chelmsford on Saturday would move to South Staffordshire on Sunday while Saturday’s performers of South Staffordshire would move to Chelmsford on Sunday.

Sponsored by Virgin Media and organized by Virgin Group, the festival has been named V Festival. It is aired on 4 Music and Chanel 4. V Festival tickets are sold at many points in England as well as largely on the internet. Online sales have increased greatly in previous years owing to the increasing popularity of the event and ever growing influxes of music lovers in England. It began as a small rock concert but over the years, V Festival has attracted numerous other genres and today, pop acts are more commonly performed on its stages. Many world renowned bands and musicians such as Mel C of the Spice Girls fame, Kaiser Chiefs, Girls Aloud, Cold Play, Razorlight, N.E.R.D and Faithless have performed at the V Festival. Around the same time, Leeds and Reading festivals also take place and together, all the three events welcome millions of music lovers to England during the month of August. Beginning in 1996, V Festival would always take the name of the year, such as V96 followed by V97, V98 and V99 and so on. Since 2003, the event has been officially called and mentioned as V Festival. The complete line-up for 2011’s event has not been announced as yet but a few of the names release include Rihanna, Eminem, The Wombats, D12, Wiz Khalifa, Ziggy Marley, Example, Labrinth, Clare Maguire, Parade, The Pierces, Slaughterhosue, Morning Parade, Primal Scream, The Saturdays, Stornoway, Morcheeba, Big Country, Chipmunk, Beardyman, Katy B, Professor Green, I Am Kloot, French-Soler, Alex Winston, Example, Cast, Aloe Blacc, Glasvegas, Gomez, Frankmusik, The Knux, Calvin Harris, Bruno Mars, Lostprophets, Kaiser Chiefs, Razorlight and many others.

The festival will have five stages namely Virgin Media Stage, 4Music Stage, Big Blue Tent and Virgin Media Undercover Stage. Like every year, 2011 is also expecting V Festival to be bigger and more exciting while music lovers have already begun flooding in England.  

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