FUN at the fairground, an array or aromas wafting from the catering vans and many market stalls to browse, for those who have never been to V Festival, there is so much more you need to know about it.
So the music reviews are in and everyone already knows that Beyonce strutted her stuff in numerous costumes and Kings of Leon completely rocked Weston Park but what did the barrage of reviews forget to mention?
Of course, and understandably, the crowds flock to V Festival to see their favourite bands and singers in live action, and this year the line-up certainly did not disappoint.
But, there are many other attractions at the event which can just as easily turn the weekend into a fantastic one that you won’t forget in a hurry.
This year the V Healthy area at Weston Park proved to be a massive hit, with thousands of revellers packing it out to pick up something tasty to eat.
The wide range of foods to tempt the tast buds made it a tough task to choose a meal but everything from ostrich burgers to chicken tikka and chilli wraps and fresh fruit smoothies and pasta dishes seemed to go down well with the people gobbling them up.
Inside the area there were also lots of benches for people to sit down at to eat their food in a civil manner.
There was also a hidden gem inside the V Healthy area.
For people feeling a bit dishevelled, dirty and unkempt, there was a secret (well only secret if you didn’t visit the V Healthy area) salon, where people could get their hair washed, dried and styled.
The queue was not enough to deter, with swarms of festivalgoers taking advantage of the relatively cheap offering and there was also a face painter on hand in the salon, giving sparkly and colourful makeovers to those who fancied a new look.
As fabulous as V Healthy was, you didn’t have to visit it if you were feeling hungry as there were also countless catering vans outside of that area, where people could pick up everything from Mexican cuisine to noodles and Yorkshire puddings to fish and chips.
After filling up on the food on offer, during breaks between bands there is plenty of time to shop at the market stalls on site.
Whether you want a new T-shirt or hoody or hats and sunglasses, or if you want to add to your growing collection of bracelets, there is plenty to browse and buy.
There were also clubs around the arenas, where people could show off their own vocals by giving karaoke a go, there was a silent disco after hours and DJs playing after their sets if people wanted to give a band a miss and strut their stuff instead.
Over the course of the weekend there was also always a steady flow of people to the fair on site, although it did get busy when the main headline acts had finished for the night at around 11pm.
From a ghost train to fun house and with all sorts of twisty, spinney, fast and furious rides to try, there was hours of thrills to be hand when the sun went down.
Finally as if the waltzers, mouth-watering meals, shopping, pamper treatments and karaoke madness wasn’t enough, for everyone splashing out on VIP wristbands, there were although treats to be enjoyed.
Paying an extra few pennies meant that those living it up in luxury at V Festival had access to a champagne bar overlooking a lake, cosy hammocks and other areas to relax away from the main arena.
The long list of facilities and attractions shows that there is much more to V Festival than music, something for everyone to add the ‘wow’-factor to their weekend.