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V Festival survival guide

V Festival is nearly upon us - and for those camping in Chelmsford or Stafford, it's time to start digging out the tent from the cupboard and searching for that old sleeping bag.

We present 20 top tips to help ensure you're thoroughly prepared for a brilliant weekend.

#1: Don't forget your ticket

Seriously, don't! Duplicate tickets won't be issued under any circumstances. You'll need your car park ticket for Hylands too and your V Festival Information Booklet will also come in very handy - you should receive one along with your ticket.

V at dusk - lovely

V at dusk - lovely

#2: Plan your travel

The official V Festival website has all the lowdown on how to get to Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Stafford. Take a minute to work out your route so that you don't waste valuable V time getting lost on the way.

#3: Fancy a drink?

Be aware that V Festival operates a token system in its bars. You can buy your tokens from the token booths in the arena and then use them at any bar, other than the Bacardi Bar. Tokens bought for Friday and Saturday can still be used on Sunday but refunds are only given on the day of purchase from the designated token booths during the last hour that the bars are trading.

Fed and watered

Fed and watered

#4: Don't get dehydrated

You can buy bottled water on site but there will be standpipes containing drinking water in the campsites and the arena. Bring yourself some plastic containers that you can refill.

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