|When is V Festival?|
|What is V Festival?|
Founded in 1996, The V Music Festival is a major music festival held every August at two parks in the United Kingdom. The festival is hosted at two different locations during the same penultimate weekend while sharing the same artist lineup. Musical guests perform at one location on Saturday and then swap locations for the Sunday event. The two event sites are Hylands Park in Chelmsford and the Weston Park in South Staffordshire. Typically a rock festival, the V Festival has started to include pop, electronica music, rap, reggae, and hip-hop in recent years.
Some of the biggest musical acts to peform at the V Music Festival include Daft Punk, The Verve, James Brown, Flaming Lips, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters, Coldplay, Snow Patrol, Phoenix, Queens of the Stone Age, Reel Big Fish, Muse, The Strokes, N.E.R.D., Kings of Leon, The Killers, Oasis, Franz Ferdinand, Maroon 5, RadioheadKanye West, MGMT, David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Nero, and Frank Ocean.
The name "V Festival" rcomes from the festival's main sponsor, Virgin Media, which is a brand of the Virgin Group Ltd.