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Wet weather causing delays for V Festival traffic

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Due to the wet weather this morning & non festival related traffic issues the roads are moving slightly slower but we are moving. #VWeston

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Dont forget to keep checking @essex_travel for live travel information with the #Vfestival in #Chelmsford this weekend.

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We are getting people in to the car parks as quick as possible. #VWeston

Thousands arriving for V Festival

Thousands of people are arriving in Chelmsford ahead of this weekend's V Festival. Around 120,000 people are expected to attend the two-day event at Hylands Park.

Among the artists appearing over the weekend are Beyonce, Kings of Leon, Stereophonics, The Script and Emeli Sande.

Campsites in Hylands Park and Weston Park opened on Friday and will close at noon on Monday. The main arena will open at 12 noon on Saturday and Sunday and the bands will finish at 11pm.

Click here for safety and security advice from the V Festival organisers

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Matthew Hudson

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Locals get first option on V Festival tickets

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Music fans enjoy last year's V Festival Credit: ITV News Anglia

People living in Essex will get first dibs on V Festival tickets before general release on Friday. Beyonce is among the performers who'll be appearing at Hylands Park near Chelmsford.

The Script, Emili Sande and Jessie J are also playing. Official tickets go on sale on tomorrow.

The festival takes place on the 17th and 18th August.

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