We were already packed and ready to go before 9am on Friday morning and had already pitched our six man tent before midday. Although the festival itself didn’t officially open until Saturday afternoon, I was amazed at how much there was to do the night before.
Staying in the larger campsite of the two, I found that there was a much more livelier atmosphere; full of festival goers here, there and everywhere. Everyone is there to have a good time and to simply enjoy themselves, so it’s a great place to be.
When evening approached we wandered around the campsite to see what there was to do. Dozens of fairground rides were dotted around, but we made a beeline for the silent disco tent instead, which was brilliant!
Camping was an experience in itself; the last time I went to V, I didn’t camp so I didn’t know what to expect, but I thoroughly enjoyed it and it wasn’t as bad as I anticipated.
Over the course of the weekend, we managed to see over 20 artists and bands. Although there were so many acts performing over the two days it was important to compromise, because there were a few clashes with two ore more performances that we wanted to see. The highlight for me was Snow Patrol followed by The Killers on Sunday evening. The whole atmosphere and feeling during the last three hours of the weekend was incredible. Seeing thousands of people singing and dancing to the same songs was amazing.
The whole weekend from start to finish was one to remember; I’d recommend camping to anyone, it’s all part of the festival fun!