Gig Review – V Festival, Chelmsford, 19 and 20 August 2017

So, P!nk and Jay Z then? Should be pretty cool to shoot. Well yes they would be, if we were allowed to! It really is odd when you get major festivals that deny photography access to the headliners. P!nk banished photographers to a far away mixing desk on Saturday night and Jay Z banned all bar a sole Getty photographer from having access to his set.

Fortunately I knew that before I went, so this year was all about catching established artists on the rise and some really interesting new ones like Emani Williams and Elle Exxe, the latter of whom was probably the revelation of the weekend for me – even if I was only one of two photographers who bothered to catch her set.

The rest of the weekend was decent enough, with plenty of good artists to shoot.