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Blast reporter Joni Stephens

Blast reporter Joni Stephens

Joni's Blast arts diary

Find out more about Shropshire's Blast arts reporter Joni Stephens and what she's up to this summer.

Monday, 18 August

V Festival 2008

Josh from BBC Radio Shropshire's Friday Night Gerbil show came with me to take pictures and we had a great time at the 2008 V Festival at Weston Park. Roots Manuva and Lenny Kravitz were outstanding and made the weekend for me.

Before I went I looked at the website for information, as I hadn't been before. What was really funny was that there was no mention of wellies anywhere! How can a festival website miss out wellies on their camping list?! Over the two days, I managed to do 230 miles somehow - nuts!

Oh man and the car in mud was funny. As I arrived on Sunday to park the car, I got a little stuck on one side so I had to sway the car through, then push down on the gas-well! You should have seen the car behind me all splattered in mud. I went very red"

One thing about V though... I started to wonder by the end of Saturday whether V was about entertainment, or purely promotion. It didn't quite have the same festival feel as the Workhouse Festival in Llanfyllin, but overall it was still a great weekend.

I'm at Shrewsbury Folk Festival next weekend. Let's see how it compares – it's a bit different, but hey worth a shot. I've been for a few years now and always had fun. I'll be in the Merchandising tent if you're around to say hello!

last updated: 27/02/2009 at 17:13
created: 31/07/2008

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