V Festival 2011

The popular music gathering V Festival located at Hylands Park was held this weekend, visitors have regarded it as a resounding success. Some of the biggest artists in the music business joined together to put on one hell of a festival. Big music names at V included Eminem, Rhianna, Arctic Monkeys, Plan B, Calvin Harris and Chase & Status.

The festival season is officially upon us with numerous other major festival happening within the next few weeks. V is one of the biggest festivals there is with a capacity of 90,000; for yet another year the festival sold out.

Bruno Mars opened up proceedings offering some of his own material and covers of popular tracks. From his own collection Bruno sang The Way You Are and Grenade; both which were massive hits and popular among the crowd. Covers he performed to an exceptional level included Billie Jean, Seven National Army and Smells Like Teen Spirit.

Artists to follow included Example and Jessie J, both whom were both well welcomed. Example belted out hits to get the crowd going and Jessie J sang numerous of her songs whilst sat down due to her currently having a leg cast on.

One of the headline acts did not have a brilliant night due to sound difficulties. At times Plan B was drowned out by his backing band and at some points he could not be hears at all. He offered some beatbox remixes to try and defeat the technical difficulties. Stand By Me and Kiss From A Rose were both delivered perfectly by the up and coming star.

The much anticipated Arcitc Monkeys offered some of their old classics, including a performance of Mardy Bum from their first album. Many fans had spoken of their excitement about seeing the band perform at V. After offering some of their newer songs many festival goers were left disappointed, many of the fans suggested the Artic Monkeys had lost the clout they previously had.

Despite being an old hat at festivals one of the best received artists was Dizzee Rascal. In true Rascal style Dizzee interacted with the crowd and jumped from one edge of the stage to the other. Offering old hits and covers from others Rascal was regarded as a fantastic performer.

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