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V Festival  2013
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V Festival 2013

Saturday, Aug 17, 2013 12:00p
Hylands Park Colchester, England

V Festival 2013 at Hylands Park.

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Performers at this Event
Deacon Blue
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Formed in Glasgow, Scotland in 1985, when singer-songwriter Ricky Ross was advised by his song publishers to find a band to perform his compositions. Taking their name from the Steely Dan hit, Deacon Blue’s 1987 debut album RAINTOWN spawned six singles in the U....
James
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While uber-pop Manchester band James released albums in the 1980s (and existed as early as 1981), it was in the following decade that the band truly hit its stride. Led by the dramatic high register of Tim Booth and an arsenal of reflective, intellectual lyrics, the five-member group scored a string of hits on both sides of the Atlantic in the early-1990s, reaching an apex with the impish, yodel-happy “Laid,” an MTV staple and huge modern rock hit....
Ocean Colour Scene
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One of the more traditional minded acts of the thriving mid-1990s Britpop scene. ~ Rovi
Travis
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Along with Cast, Ocean Colour Scene, Kula Shaker, and Embrace, Travis was one of the most prominent British trad rock bands in the mid- to late '90s. Following Oasis' lead of crafting down-to-earth, heartfelt songs in the vein of classic British bands from the '60s, Travis was more successful and enduring than some of their peers due to their lively, impassioned songwriting and performances....
Basement Jaxx
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British duo who formed one of the top DJ/production units during the 1990s and 2000s, with music incorporating house, rap, funk, ragga, and disco. ~ Rovi
Stereophonics
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Stereophonics release their eagerly awaited new album 'Graffiti On A Train' on March 4th on their own Stylus Records label. Kelly Jones has been in this London pub before. But that's probably not surprising seeing that Jones, and his band Stereophonics, have been nearly everywhere before....
DJ Fresh
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Born in 1977, Dan Stein, aka DJ Fresh, is one of the most influential figures on the U.K. drum'n'bass scene. Influenced by tapes brought back from illegal raves by older friends, he bought his first turntables in his teens, and while at university, started playing late-night sets on local pirate radio stations....
Beyoncé
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Born September 4, 1981 in Houston, Texas, Beyoncé has become one of the most widely recognized and highly respected women in pop culture. She established herself as a founding member and front woman of Destiny's Child and later developed into an iconic solo artist, actress, philanthropist and businesswoman....
Jason Mraz
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Folk/pop singer-songwriter in the John Mayer vein whose 2002 album shot him into the spotlight. ~ Rovi
Kings of Leon
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Initially embraced as "the Southern Strokes" for their resurrection and reinvention of Dixie-styled rock & roll, Kings of Leon steadily morphed themselves into an experimental rock outfit during the 2000s....
Maximo Park
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Newcastle's angular pop quintet Maxïmo Park consists of singer Paul Smith, guitarist Duncan Lloyd, bassist Archie Tiku, keyboardist Lukas Wooller, and drummer Tom English. Like their friends and neighbors the Futureheads, and Field Music, Maxïmo Park craft smart, sharply catchy songs inspired by post-punk and new wave legends like the Jam, XTC, Wire, and the Smiths....
The Fratellis
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Scottish indie rockers with a brash fusion of glam, stripped-down acousticisms, and classic British punk. ~ Rovi
Jessie J
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Combining the vocal prowess of Beyoncé, the genre-hopping sounds of Gwen Stefani, and the feisty attitude of P!nk, songwriter Jessie J eventually overcame various career setbacks and health problems to become a star in her own right....
Scouting for Girls
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The whimsical indie pop group Scouting for Girls formed in 2005 in London, playfully modeling their name after a scouting handbook (Scouting for Boys) published in the early years of the 20th century....
The Courteeners
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Formed in Middleton, Greater Manchester, in late 2006, this U.K. indie band is frequently compared to the city’s most famous guitar rock exponents of the previous decade, Oasis, with frontman Liam Fray (guitar/vocals) exuding the confident swagger of his close namesake Liam Gallagher....
Calvin Harris
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Favoring a naughty schoolboy look that makes him seem even younger than his already tender years (22 when his first major-label album was released), Scottish artist, producer, and remixer Calvin Harris has a similarly youthful and forward-looking approach to his music....
The Script
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Irish trio that blend the Celtic soul of Van Morrison with contemporary R&B influences. ~ Rovi
fun.
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Following the Format's breakup in 2008, frontman Nate Ruess took his songwriting skills to Steel Train's Jack Antonoff and Anathallo's Andrew Dost, both of whom shared a similar affinity for vintage pop music and quirky, melodic hooks....
Ellie Goulding
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Having caught the public's attention in 2010 with her singles "Starry Eyed" and "Guns and Horses," British vocalist Ellie Goulding quickly rose to the top of the charts with her infectious electronic pop sound....
Paloma Faith
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A familiar presence on the London underground circuit for several years, the multi-talented Paloma Faith eventually broke into the mainstream thanks to her theatrical image and retro-soul sound....
Rudimental
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Seemingly appearing from nowhere in 2012 with their U.K. number one single Feel the Love, London based electronic outfit Rudimental had originally come together a few years earlier as the production name of duo Piers Agget and Kesi Dryden....
Olly Murs
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With a "cheeky chappy" persona to match Robbie Williams and vocals reminiscent of original Pop Idol Will Young, former call-center worker Olly Murs was one of the success stories of the 2009 season of The X Factor, finishing runner-up to Joe McElderry in the hotly contested final....
Emeli Sandé
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An R&B singer/songwriter and jazz-soul artist with a highly resonant voice and diverse set of cross-genre musical influences, Emeli Sandé broke through with her hit 2012 debut, Our Version of Events....
Of Monsters and Men
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Of Monsters and Men is an amiable group of day dreamers who craft folkie pop songs. But last year, the normally mild-mannered six pack transformed into total rock stars after stomping out their competition during Músiktilraunir, a yearly battle of the bands in their native Iceland....
Two Door Cinema Club
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Mixing electronic polish with guitar-driven hooks à la Phoenix and the Postal Service, Bangor and Donaghadee, Northern Ireland's Two Door Cinema Club feature singer/guitarist/programmer Alex Trimble, guitarist/singer Sam Halliday, and bassist/singer Kevin Baird....
The Vaccines
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Infectious London-based indie rock outfit the Vaccines formed in the late 2000s around the talents of Justin Young (vocals, guitar), Árni Hjörvar (bass), Freddie Cowan (guitar), and Pete Robertson (drums)....
Kendrick Lamar
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Platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated rapper Kendrick Lamar is one of the rare artists who has achieved critical and commercial success while earning the respect and support of those who inspired him....
Beady Eye
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British alt-rock outfit Beady Eye formed in 2009, several months after the rivalry between Oasis siblings Liam and Noel Gallagher reached a boiling point at a summer festival, resulting in Noel's departure and the band's dissolution....
Maverick Sabre
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Multi-genre singer, rapper, and guitarist Maverick Sabre was born Matthew Stafford in the London borough of Hackney. He moved to Ireland during his childhood but returned to England for the sake of pursuing music....
Labrinth
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Simon Cowell knows more than a little something about how to succeed in the music business, so when Labrinth became the first non-talent show artist in six years to be signed to Cowell’s label, it rightfully made headlines....
Rita Ora
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Born in Pristina, Kosovo but raised in London, R&B singer Rita Ora made her first official appearance in 2007 when she guested on Craig David's single "Awkward." A year later she joined Tinchy Stryder on his single "Where's Your Love," but her big break came in 2009 when an open-mike performance attended by one of Jay-Z's A&R men landed her a deal with the rapper's label, Roc Nation....
Jessie Ware
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A diverse handful of guest appearances and solo singles across 2010 and 2011 situated Jessie Ware in a line of remarkable soul-inspired U.K. vocalists including Tracey Thorn, Sade, Lisa Stansfield, and Caron Wheeler....
Lianne La Havas
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Offering a mostly acoustic and hushed hybrid of alternative folk and soul, Lianne La Havas was born and raised in London, England, the daughter of a Jamaican mother and Greek father. The singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist was a member of the Paris Parade with Christian Pinchbeck (a future member of Elephant), but the act proved to be short-lived....
James Arthur
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James Arthur was the victor of the British X Factor's ninth series in 2012, winning the public vote with a rendition of Shontelle's rousing ballad "Impossible." Born in Middlesbrough, England, Arthur had written and performed in various bands since the age of 15, as well as performing solo in pubs and bars in his hometown....
Tom Odell
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Born in the West Sussex town of Chichester, British singer/songwriter Tom Odell spent his formative years studying at the Brighton Institute of Modern Music. Raised on a steady diet of Elton John, Leonard Cohen, and Bob Dylan, Odell's songs are emotional, raw, and hushed affairs that have drawn comparisons to Jeff Buckley....
Little Mix
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Surpassing the achievements of One Direction and JLS by becoming the first group to win The X Factor in the U.K., four-piece girl band Little Mix were one of the few success stories to emerge from the underperforming and controversial eighth season....
Laura Mvula
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Laura Mvula, a native of Birmingham, England who trained at the city's Conservatoire, arrived in late 2012 with a unique orchestral pop sound -- a mix of classic pop, jazz, and soul with creative and accessible twists -- that attracted accolades months before the release of her first album....
Location & Nearby Info
Hylands Park
Writtle
Colchester, England CM2 8WQ
01245 605 500
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Reviews & Comments
USER REVIEWS
Oct 03, 2009 - akselsoft on Jason Mraz
Too Short - bad Knaan

Let's put this into perspective. We traveled from Ottawa to Vancouver expressly to see this show. First time at GM Place - WTF? No bar inside to have a drink BEFORE the show - just concessions?

Bushwalla opened and was awesome. Only three songs - but audience participation that was magical. He then introduced K'Naan. This is the reason why people usually skip the opening act. He started with some really nice tunes but then went into a lecture about Somalia and Africa and the political situation there. Look, we get it - you're all about Africa - but no one came to get lectured. Shut up and play - which he didn't - he would interrupt songs to make political statements and then even called out the wrong city (TO instead of Vancouver).

To make it worse, after he left, it took over 45 minutes for Jason's stage to get set. How do I know? When you can play the entire standard Cars album and then some, you're definitely in there way too long.

When Jason did finally come out, it was closer to 9 than the 7pm the show started at. He played for one hour before the encore - 60 minutes - 10 songs, very nice, a great duet with Bushwalla, but with 10 songs, you really shouldn't try to pull in the audience participation on the 3rd song as though you had been playing for a while. We had pretty good seats where we could see the stage and their faces. Until they did the encore - at the other END of the arena. Nice idea but his back was to the audience the entire time. People were leaving - some to try and get to the front. I felt for the floor audience who had been waiting since 5pm to get in (we saw them) and then they got 1 hour and then had to rush the other stage.

We left at that point - I know his last song was to be Butterfly - he played three songs in the other area. Not sure how he got back to the main stage but he did.

I think the stadium production isn't the way to see Jason Mraz - he wanted to please everyone and in the end, didn't please anyone. And dump K'Naan - he obviously doesn't get how to be an opening act. I wish Bushwalla had done the entire opening thing.

Apr 25, 2008 - think on Kings of Leon
Kings Rock!

Great Band and some feel good music. Live performance is awesome.

Apr 07, 2008 - supermatt on Kings of Leon
Huge Fan!

Tried to see them in LA with Bob Dylan but got lost and missed them. I would reccommend them to anyone.

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