The Virgin Media V Festival, the three day music festival being held in Chelmsforshire and Staffordshire, has caused Twitter storm after only one of the three-song set from show headliners Pink’s performance was broadcast by MTV, who are covering the festival. Tickets for the festival had sold out quickly, and most fans were looking to catch the live performance in full on TV. Meanwhile, there was trouble on the stage for Just Like a Pill singer when the set structure caught on fire. After a great entrance when she ‘flew’ onto the stage, mounted atop a crane, the fire briefly interrupted her performance.
However, the popular artist came back to finish the performance as soon as the organisers got the situation under control. More than 70,000 fans have come to enjoy the festival, and Pink’s performance at the Hylands Park was accompanied by Jay Z’s show at Weston Park. The pair switched venues for the second day of the festival to keep up the festivities. Other popular performers including Mercury-nominated grime artist Stormzy, who tweeted his excitement ahead of the festival on Saturday, and Ellie Gouldling also arrived at the festival venues for their respective performances.
The festival is also courting controversy with the number of arrests that have been made, as police tightens up security following terrorist attacks at concerts in Europe as well as Liverpool over the last year. At least 32 people have been arrested on drug charges so far, and police have recovered and tested an extremely dangerous drug called Pentylone and N-Ethylpentylone, which is likely to be sold as MDMA.