Working @ V Festival!


So this is probably one of my posts that a lot of my friends have been looking out for. Well look no further, as it is (finally) here!

So yes, I worked at this year's V Festival. I was based at Hyland's Park V Fest located in Chelmsford, Essex. As I am part of a Recruitment Company; they are hired to locate staff for multiple events such as BBC Proms, Reading Festival, T in the Park & of course V Festival.

I have NEVER been to a Festival before, so I thought to myself "Why not sign up to work at V Tomi?". I knew that I would be seeing a lot of my favourite acts for free and also I would be getting paid to go at the same time - basically a win/win if you ask me ;)

I worked as bar staff on the Saturday & Sunday of V Fest. As a few of my friends work with this company, I was lucky enough to work with them all on the same bar and considering we were doing 12-hour shifts each day - I definitely needed them by my side. We were based right next to the main stage, which means I got to see my baby Sam Smith perform right in front of me (I genuinely cried internally throughout his entire performance). Other acts such as Ella Henderson, James Bay, Hozier, George Ezra, Ellie Goulding, Calvin Harris & The Script added to my shift. It was really amazing to listen to them do their thing whilst serving drinks such as J├Ągerbombs and Vodka Redbulls to the public.

Working at V was such an indescribable feeling to have. Sounds silly, but I've never lived the festival life before and it was such an eye-opener for me!

As we had to camp out for the weekend, we luckily were given our own staff camping site away from the general public. Staying at the campsite meant that I had to sleep in a tent for the first time in my life. It was a weird experience and never again do I want to use those outdoor showers as they really freaked me out. Serving the general public is one of my favourite things to do now - especially at a festival. You get such a mix of people asking for such common drinks. Many people tried to get me to give them extra servings, but considering my manager was over-watching the bar, it was never going to happen. I never expected to serve two guys with my friend to then end up talking to them for around an hour whilst they kept re-ordering more drinks.

The best part of V Fest was receiving these glow sticks :)

I still love the fact that she gave me these just because she was extremely happy after watching Ellie Goulding perform. I love serving people like that. Overall, I loved being behind the bar at V Fest and considering that this was my first ever festival - I'm so happy that it turned out to be such a great success. Can't wait to work or even attend many more festivals in the future!

"Good Times, Good Memories & Good Music."

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