♥V Festival – Hylands Park, Chelmsford ♥
V was celebrating their 21st birthday, their line up consisted of artists such as Justin Bieber, Rihanna, David Guetta, Little Mix, Years & Years, Stormzy, Sia, Example, Big Sean, Tinie Tempah, John Newman and the list goes on.
I had no idea what to expect and what to bring to a festival as this was my first one. It was better than i expected. It was not the most comfortable place, however by the end of the night you were knackered so it was not particularly hard to fall asleep. The festival was cleaner than i thought it would be, the toilets were cleaned often and usually had toilet paper inside, the only annoying part was the girls line, my friends and i often found ourselves sneaking into the boys ones as there was rarely a line.
The campsite was quite a walk from all the stages which was a downside, however the atmospheres of each artist was incredible. Although being caught in a mosh pits, which your friends have created was not always that fun (My feet and legs are severely bruised) The atmosphere for Rihanna especially, was something i had never seen, her set was incredible and everyone was hyped. Justin unfortunately was clearly not in the right mood, he was lip syncing, began to cry and explain how he was hungover. His set was still good, we all enjoyed ourselves massively, regardless if the act is not what you expected, being with your friends and slightly intoxicated is honestly the best mix.
During the weekend i think i ate, 2 lots of chips, a couple of slices of pizza, some noodles and random crisps. Next time i would definitely bring more food for myself as you need a lot of energy throughout the day, and festival food is not cheap. Also drink as much water as you can, crowded areas will make you over heat and become dehydrated so quickly. Another tip, make sure you are always with a friend, i made the mistake of losing all of my group and have never been so scared, luckily it didn’t take too long to find them again.
♥WHAT TO BRING♥
- Wipes of any kind, showers aren’t always the cleanest and accessible, so find some wipes to keep you feeling fresh.
- Food; Breakfast bars to crisps
- Portable Chargers
- Clothes; Shorts, Trackies, Jumpers, Tops, Long Socks (for wellies) etc
- Make Up
- Toothbrush & Toothpaste
- Bum Bag
- Sleeping Bag
- Tent (obvs)
- Fold away chair
- Rain Coat
- I CANT THINK OF ANYTHING ELSE RN BUT THERE ARE SO MANY YOUTUBE VIDEOS.
Overall THE WEEKEND WAS GREAT!!! i was with a bunch of my favourite people seeing some of my favourite artists, i honestly didn’t think a festival was for me, i became closer with people, and managed to make new friends aswell.
Thank you V fest, it was amazing