V Festival Ready to Rock. The two-day multi-site V Festival is gearing up for another summer at Hydes Park and Weston Park. This year’s festival line-up boasts hip-hop star Eminem with duet partner Rihanna and indie band Arctic Monkeys with rapper Plan B. The festival kicks off on Saturday 20th August and finishes on Sunday 21st August. Campsites open at 10 AM Friday and close around midday on Monday.
Pulp’s lead singer Jarvis Cocker is at least partly responsible for the V Festival’s origin, since the singer voiced his wish to play two different outdoor venues in two days back in 1996. Festival organizers scrambled to get other acts into the lineup and camping was added. Though the venues have changed over the years, the V Festival’s unique format has stayed the same.
A variety of tickets are available for both V Festival sites, including V Festival Weekend Tickets (no camping), V Festival Camping Tickets (for the whole weekend) and V Festival Day Tickets (Saturday or Sunday only). Tickets go on sale this Friday. If you’re in for a musical weekend with a dizzying number of acts, including Duran Duran, the Script and Tinie Tempah, don’t miss out. Buy your V Tickets 2011 at Seatwave.com.