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Timberlake ready to rock Staffordshire at V

By Uttoxeter Post and Times  |  Posted: August 16, 2014

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FESTIVAL-GOERS from all over the country will be heading to Staffordshire for this year's V Festival.

The gathering, which starts this weekend at Weston Park, features headline sets from Paolo Nutini, The Killers, Example and the Kaiser Chiefs on the main stage.

But perhaps the most anticipated act to be headlining the festival will be Justin Timberlake, who is expected to draw a huge crowd to the main stage on Sunday night.

He'll be hoping for a better response than Beyonce got last year, after she was booed onto the main stage for keeping thousands of fans waiting in the rain.

As well as the more attention grabbing acts, the smaller stages have plenty to offer too.

Those at the GLEE comedy tent can look forward to Alan Carr and Boothby Graffoe amongst other funnies, while those with a keen eye for the up and coming can seek out Foxes, George Ezra and the Strypes.

It looks as though the party might be in for a bit of a dampener, with weather forecasters predicting a wet and overcast weekend.

Around 90,000 people are expected to attend the annual festival, with 25,000 cars arriving today.

Unlike in previous years, the event is not sold out, with some blaming the £200 ticket prices.

A series of temporary restrictions will be in place on the A41 on the first day of the festival, while the Highways Agency will open up a section of the M6 currently undergoing roadworks.

The Highways Agency said the M6 and M54 are likely to be far busier than normal, with traffic officer patrols and extra free recovery vehicles stationed on the motorways in an effort to clear up any incidents quickly and minimise disruption.

Festival organisers have been very clear about their entrance policy with regard to legal highs. Random searches may be carried out, and anyone with legal highs will not get in.

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