Massive queue for V Festival tickets

More than 150 music fans were queueing in Wolverhampton today to get their hands on V Festival tickets – with some braving the elements since 8pm last night.

More than 150 music fans were queueing in Wolverhampton today to get their hands on V Festival tickets – with some braving the elements since 8pm last night.

People brought sleeping bags, camping chairs and pillows for the wait.

They survived on sandwiches, burgers, coffee and beer. This year’s festival includes a line-up boasting The Killers, Stone Roses, Happy Mondays, David Guetta and Sir Tom Jones.

First in the queue were Wolverhampton friends James Bull, aged 21, Daniel Hodson, 22, Ben Osborne, 23, and Giuseppe Fitzpatrick, who was today celebrating his 18th birthday.

James, a landscaper from Finchfield, was to first to arrive for tickets and said he wanted to see DJ David Guetta.

Giuseppe, an A-level student at Codsall High, said: “I got here at 11.50pm last night straight from Noel Gallagher’s gig in Birmingham. He was amazing and I’m basically paying £200 to see him again at V.”

Sisters Eleanor and Harriet Cox, aged 21 and 19, from Lower Penn, were wrapped up in sleeping bags. They were second in the queue, which snaked through Queen Square.

Harriet, an architecture student, said: “This will be my ninth year at V and I can’t wait to see The Killers. I’m a bit tempted to see Tom Jones, too.”

Weston Park in Staffordshire will host the festival on August 18 and 19.