V festival has announced its bill and tickets are in sale this Friday.
It’s very pop…very, very pop.
Is the counter culture gathering that once signified the festival now truly over and V just mapping out the future? Should a festival have to be loads of blokes with guitars? or is Jessie J going to be more fun?
Instead of the current trend of having one or two ironic pop acts chucked on the bill which V itself started, it has gone the whole hog and pop dominates with a strand of indie squashed in there somewhere.
No one can complain about the magnificent Beyonce headlining- that would be like seeing the Supremes play Woodstock but the there are also ‘bands’ like the Script who are not in the same division and there are other examples of dull modern Cowell pop and corporate knitwear pop all over the bill.
What do you think? Should festivals be ‘rock n roll’, was V festival ever rock n roll? After all this is the festival famous for having soap stars and minor celebs that you had never heard of backstage in their designer wellies.
Should the music fan be more broad minded and get really excited about the opportunity to see the Script? Despite criticism are indie fans more tolerant of other musics? It’s not like you get guitar bands on at big pop events…is this the future of festivals?