milkshake festival 2016 report

Shot from milkshake festival 2016 report 

V Festival has become one of the most popular gatherings of music lovers in the world during the last ten years. Some amazing acts have hit the stage during that time, and organizers have just announced the lineup for 2017. People travel to V Fest from all over the world, with many flying from the US and Canada to enjoy the event. Today, we’re going to take a quick look at the lineup and then provide some tips for getting things ready in time. You still have a few months to make any preparations, and so there’s no reason to stress. This year’s V Fest is going to break records and blow attendees away. That much is guaranteed.

Lineup – Jay-Z, Pink, Rudimental, Craig David and more are heading down to V Fest this year. It’s going to be a huge party with artists like Jason Derulo, Sean Paul, Pete Tong, Jess Glynne, Clean Bandit, Madness, Dizzee Rascal, George Ezra, James Arthur, Anne-Marie, Jonas Blue, The Vamps, The Wombats, Calum Scott, Scouting For Girls, Busted, Krept & Konan, Hannah Wants and Raye. The organizers are still announcing more acts every day. So, don’t stress if your favorite hasn’t made the list yet. There’s still plenty of time.


Buying the right accessories – For people who’ve never visited V Fest in the past, we wanted to offer some tips about what you need to pack. A waterproof tent is perhaps the most important item because it’s almost guaranteed to rain in the English countryside. Spare mobile phone batteries are a must, and people should also make sure they take their wellies. Wear sensible clothing too. Keep your more extravagant attire for next year’s Milkshake Festival. While V Fest is never as muddy as Glastonbury or Woodstock in the US, it’s still possible to sink. If you forget any of those items, you’ll find lots of stalls selling them inside the festival.

Taking advantage of the opportunity  – Whatever you do at V Fest this year, make sure you capitalize on every moment. You’re going to spend time around some of the most famous musical acts in the world. So, ensure you keep a camera handy at all times. You never know when you might get a selfie opportunity. Amateur musicians and songwriters could also take copies of their work along. Who knows? You might stumble on Jay-Z’s manager and want him to hear your tracks. Check out the Nationwide Disc replication service or something similar. Getting hundreds of copies made cheaply is easy. So, you can give them out to whoever you encounter.

Arranging transport – Transportation to and from V Fest can become a real pain. There is often a lot of traffic in the area, and so you won’t want to rely on taxis. There are some public transport links you could use, and a train station nearby. However, it’s always best to ask a friend to drop you off and pick you up. If you’re traveling from the US and visiting V Fest, it makes sense to book your hotel in the surrounding areas. Just look on Google Maps to find the best places.


shot of the V Festival main stage

V Fest 2017 is going to be big. Hundreds of thousands of people are due to attend and rock out over the full three days. If you want to make sure you’re the first to get a ticket, you’ll have to wait by your laptop. They go on sale from 9am on Friday 3rd March.