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The weather at V Festival 2015 will be a mixed bag with sunny spells in Chelmsford but some downpours in Staffordshire Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Wireless might be over and Glastonbury already a distant memory but pop fans still have the UK's V Festival to look forward to. This year's music event is set to be one of the biggest yet, with the festival celebrating its 20th birthday.

Kicking off on 21 August, thousands of ticket-holders will be flocking to sites located in Chelmsford and Staffordshire to enjoy a weekend filled with performances from some of music's biggest stars including Calvin Harris, Ellie Goulding, James Bay, Hozier and Paloma Faith, to name but a few.

Before you set off with your tent, crates of cider and wellies in tow – hopefully you will not need the latter – make sure you are clued up on everything that will be happening at the 2015 V Festival...


Hylands Park in Chelmsford, Essex, will once again serve as the main site for V Festival, while ticket-holders will also be making their way to Weston Park in Staffordshire, West Midlands.



First buses will be operating a shuttle service between Chelmsford Rail Station and Hylands Park for a £5 return. The full timetable can be found on their website. Abellio Greater Anglia has warned festival-goers travelling from London to Chelmsford that Oyster cards will not be valid on the train.

Watch a preview of the V Festival 2015 line-up:


National Express West Midlands will be operating a return shuttle service for £10 from Stafford Rail Station and Wolverhampton Fryer Street to Weston Park. The full timetable can be found on their website.

On both sites, a weekend parking ticket can be purchased for £20.


A round-up of the performers not to be missed over the weekend...

Hylands Park – Saturday 22 August

Weston Park – Sunday 23 August

Virgin Media Main Stage:


Calvin Harris

Sam Smith


Ellie Goulding

George Ezra

Calvin Harris
DJ Calvin Harris will be headlining the Virgin Media main stage at V Festival 2015 REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

MTV Stage:

Olly Murs


Tom Jones

Jess Glynne

Fuse ODG

Clean Bandit

Sure Arena:




Jessie Ware

Paloma Faith

Wretch 32

The Dance Tent:

Marvin Humes presents LuvBug

Toddla T

Hannah Wants



Shift K3y

Paloma Faith performing
Brit award winner Paloma Faith will be performing tracks from her hit 2014 album A Perfect Contradiction REUTERS/Dylan Martinez



Those lucky enough to be camping at Hylands Park on Saturday can safely tuck those wellies away as BBC Weather predicts a dry day, with temperatures reaching 28C. Sunday will be slightly cooler with temperatures dropping to 22C, while rain should be expected briefly in the afternoon.

V Festival weather
Ticket-holders heading to Hylands Park, Chelmsford should look forward to high temperatures on Saturday 22 August BBC Weather


It will not be as pleasant in Weston Park, with temperatures expected to peak at 20C on Saturday. The weather will be particularly unsettled on Sunday with a top temperature of 19C and showers, so do not forget that raincoat.

V Festival weather
V Festival-goers should expect some showers over the weekend at Weston Park, Staffordshire BBC Weather