V Festival Australia 2008

V Festival 2008The major acts lineup has been announced, major sponsors have come along for the party, all that’s left now is tickets to sell out and March 29th to approach. Hurry up damn it!

I have my shiny ticket to the Gold Coast – Avica Resort – V Festival on the 30th March, 2008 and am amped! This years major acts lineup is incredible, including The Smashing Pumpkins, Queens of the Stone Age, The Jesus & Mary Chain, AIR, The Presets, Modest Mouse, Cut Copy and Hot Hot Heat. A shell-shocker list of up and coming acts as well as established legends in their own music genres. Absorbing all that is The Smashing Pumpkins, AIR and Queens of the Stone Age will be my personal feat for the day.

This is the second V Festival to land in Australia and has quickly entrenched itself as one of the major highlights of Australian music festival calendar, competing alongside Big Day Out and Splendor in the Grass. Atendees from last year’s V Festival dressed to a cult 90’s pop theme with fluorescent sunglasses, bright casual clothing and as many accessories as possible. Guys too.

The organisers ability to ‘fly in’ classic U.S. and European acts on-demand sets itself apart from other Australian festivals who are dependent on artist touring schedules. Seeing AIR and Modest Mouse in Australia is practically unheard of.

The Gold Coast event is hosted in an open-stage environment at Avica Resort – assembled on a world-class golf course – which allows atendees to explore multiple stages and seek refuge from acoustic bombardment with food and drink areas nearby, alcohol is readily available. Get your drink cards before you enter from the Tickets booth. The day is set to be awesome, I can’t wait! Holler back in the comments below if you’re coming and which event!

Note: Jagger-bombs were not available at the 2007 event, they mixed Jaggermeister and Red Bull in a cup and gave it to you. That’s equal to being slapped to the face. Thoughts?