Virgin Media to live stream V Festival straight to the living room
Watch live from a PC, tablet or mobile
July 17, 2014 – Virgin Media today announced Rudimental and Hospital Records (All Stars) will headline its Our House stage at V Festival on Sunday 17th August, in Hylands Park, Chelmsford. And, for the first time ever, the sound-clash will be streamed live on Virgin Media’s YouTube channel.
Powered by Virgin Media’s superfast broadband network and with seven cameras capturing the action, viewers can tune in toa unique sound-clash between Rudimental and Hospital Records (All Stars), London Elektricity, Danny Byrd, Fred V & Grafix and Dynamite MC, hosted by MistaJam, on Sunday 17th August. Fans will be able to catch the show on a PC, tablet or mobile device through Virgin Media’s YouTube channel.
Chelmsford festival-goers can look forward to a stellar line-up across the whole weekend, including Naughty Boy, Shy FX and Redlight, Meanwhile, Staffordshire revellers will be treated to performances from artists including Sub Focus and Hannah Wants.
Our House is free to all festival-goers and will be at both sites – Weston Park, Staffordshire and Hylands Park, Chelmsford. The space will be powered by Virgin Media’s superfast broadband so fans can share their experience straight from the venue, as well as offering mobile recharge points. Virgin Media will be also offering free WiFi across the site so fans can stay in touch with friends at the festival or family at home. Plus Virgin Media Angels will also be across the sites, providing a helping hand – from directions to the stages to helping with luggage.
On-site Virgin Media customers will be treated to their own exclusive chill-out area – Our Garden – situated next to Our House. Those lucky enough to be in Our Garden can expect lots of special treats over the weekend, including chances to win amazing experiences such as access to the side of the stage to watch V Festival acts.
Richard Larcombe, brand and marketing director at Virgin Media, said: “This year we are inviting everyone to join in the ultimate house party experience, live from V Festival. By live-streaming the sound-clash from Our House, it means even more people can get involved and experience the festival – whether they’re logging on from their living room or their garden.”
V Festival is now in its 19th year and is renowned for bringing the very best eclectic music together for one mind-blowing weekend. Last year saw incredible sets from headliners Beyonce and Kings of Leon, with other show stopping performances from the likes of Jessie J, The Script and Ellie Goulding. V Festival has an unrivalled music pedigree where previous headliners have included Coldplay, Radiohead, Oasis, Eminem, Foo Fighters, The Stone Roses and The Arctic Monkeys. V Festival is now established as the biggest festival in the UK with over 170,000 fans attending and was the first festival to establish rotating acts across two sites.
Virgin Media is the first provider of all four broadband, TV, mobile phone and home phone services in the UK.
The company’s cable network – the result of multi-billion pound private investment – delivers ultrafast broadband to over half of all UK homes, with speeds of up to 152Mb, as well as market leading connectivity to thousands of public and private sector organisations across the country.
Virgin Media has developed the most advanced interactive television service, bringing together broadcast TV, thousands of hours of on demand programming and the best of the web in a single set-top box powered by TiVo. The company was the first to offer HD TV and 3D on demand to millions of British households.
The world’s first virtual mobile network was launched by Virgin Media and it is also one of the largest fixed-line home phone providers in the country.
Virgin Media is a part of Liberty Global plc, the world’s largest international cable company. Together Virgin Media and Liberty Global serve 25 million customers across 14 countries, helping connect people to the digital world and enabling them to discover and experience its endless possibilities.