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V Festival site after thousands descend on Staffordshire

The aftermath of V festival Credit: ITV News Central

More than 500 volunteers are tidying up the V Festival campsite, with all the leftover tents to be given to charity.

The tents and camping equipment are collected, cleaned up and then donated.

Tens of thousands of music fans turned out to the three-day event in Staffordshire this weekend.

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More than 500 volunteers are tidying up and donating tents to charity Credit: ITV News Central


In the festival spirit - fancy dress fun at V Festival

Revellers having an 'udderly' good time by the Virgin Media Stage at Weston Park Credit: PA
All white on the night - but how long did this wedding dress cope with festival mud? Credit: PA
Pretty in pink - lad turned ladettes on day one of V at Weston Park Credit: PA
Fans packed right to the front of the Virgin Media Stage Credit: PA
Day glo is the way to go if you want to find your mates! Credit: PA
Face paint is the order of the day - especially if you want to get noticed at the front. Credit: PA

Pop royalty rocks V Festival first day at Weston Park

Rita Ora takes to the Arena stage on Day 1 of V Festival 2014 at Weston park in Staffordshire Credit: PA
Fireworks light up the sky for Swedish dance titans Axwell & Ingrosso for their headline set on the MTV stage Credit: PA
Lily Allen treated the crowds to her new album and her classics on the Virgin Media stage Credit: PA
Disco legend Nile Rogers and Chic show they still have what it takes in a line-up dominated by pop Credit: PA
Tiny Tempah was the penultimate act of the day on the MTV Stage Credit: PA
Scottish singer Paulo Nutini performed before tens of thousands ahead of headliners The Killers Credit: PA

Man airlifted from V Festival in Staffordshire

Sunrise at the V Festival in Staffordshire Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A man has been airlifted from the V Festival in Staffordshire after suffering chest pains.

The patient in his sixties, was taken to a nearby hospital for further treatment.

So far West Midlands Ambulance Service says it's treated 483 patients, with most needing attention for minor medical issues or existing medical conditions.

Yesterday three people needed treatment when they suffered serious side effects after taking a blue coloured pill they believed was Class A Drug ecstasy.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said:

“With nearly 300 staff and volunteers working tirelessly behind the scenes throughout the weekend, the team is providing a first-class medical service ensuring festival goers can enjoy themselves safely.”

– West Midlands Ambulance Service
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Emergency treatment for trio after taking pills at V festival

Three festival-goers suffered “serious side-effects” after taking a drug they thought was ecstasy at V Festival, prompting a police warning, the Press Association has reported.

The blue tablets, known as “Blue Ghost”, have left the three people at the music event near Telford requiring emergency medical treatment. Police have seized a small number of the tablets.

A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: “Emergency teams have treated three people who took a blue tablet they believed to be ecstasy at V Festival in Weston Park. All had serious side-effects after taking the tablets and needed urgent medical treatment.

“If you see anything suspicious contact the on-site police or security immediately ... if you have taken any of these tablets. contact emergency teams immediately.”

Anyone with any information about drugs can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or in an emergency 999.


Roads 'extra busy' due to V Festival at Weston Park

People are being advised to plan their journeys and give extra time today as almost 100,000 people descend on Weston Park in Staffordshire for this year's V Festival.

The M6 Northbound exit slip road is closed due to traffic management for the music festival at Weston Park at J12 A5 (Gailey).

The closure of the slip road may be lifted earlier than 6:00pm if traffic conditions allow.

Traffic on the M6 north heading to the V Festival should exit at J10a and take the M54.

Traffic building on M6 as people head to V Festival

Traffic is expected to be heavy on certain parts of the M6 today as around 90,000 people arrive for this weekend's V Festival.

Festival goers at Weston Park last year Credit: Katja Ogrin/EMPICS Entertainment

The M6 Northbound exit slip road is closed due to traffic management for the music festival at Weston Park at J12 A5 (Gailey).

The closure of the slip road may be lifted earlier than 6:00pm if traffic conditions allow.

Traffic on the M6 north heading to the V Festival should exit at J10a and take the M54.

Travel advice for road users heading to V Festival

V Festival Credit: Katja Ogrin/EMPICS Entertainment

90,000 people are expected to arrive at Weston Park in Staffordshire this weekend for the Midland’s biggest music festival.

The Highways Agency have advised the following:

- Allow extra time for your journey and plan an alternative route

- Follow signs for V Festival which will direct you on a specific route to Weston Park

- Traffic will be heavy on Friday on the M6 and M54

- The ‘smart motorway’ on certain parts of the M6 will be open from Friday to Sunday to accommodate more vehicles

- Traffic is anticipated to be busy in the same areas on Monday morning as people head home from the festival

James Arthur & Kiesza among latest names at V Festival

Kiesza performing on stage Credit: Katja Ogrin/EMPICS Entertainment

X Factor winner, James Arthur, and Kiesza are among the latest names announced to be performing at this year's V Festival, which takes place at Weston Park in Staffordshire.

It takes place on the weekend of the 16th and 17th August. Organisers have also released the stage splits for the festival today.

Acts announced in the line-up today are:

  • James Arthur
  • Kiesza
  • Neon Trees
  • Fuse ODG
  • Neon Jungle
  • Sheppard
  • James Bay

They will join acts already announced, including Justin Timberlake, The Killers and Bastille.

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