With festival line up announcements in full swing we are all picking our festival of choice to attend this year. We’ve already compiled a list of our favourites, however with the announcement of the new RiZE festival in place of V Festival which we were recently told would not longer be in action we figured we needed to talk about it.

 Although audiences have been told that its a ‘brand new festival’ and not a simple name change we can’t help but compare. Headliners such as Liam Gallagher and Stereophones have already been confirmed and with other performances including Years & Years, Rag’n’Bone Man, Bastille and James Bay amongst others, we're hoping RiZE will not disappoint those who were fans of V Festival.

 The event will take place over the same weekend in which V Festival was formerly held, August 17th and August 18th in Chelmsford. Although V Festival was also held in Staffordshire this is unfortunately not the case for RiZE as it will only be happening at Hylands Park.

 It is being hosted by the same companies, SJM Concerts and Festival Republic but it is set to have a completely different look and atmosphere. Most seem to be very excited about the news of a new festival and with ticket prices relatively low for a festival at £59.50 per day plus booking fees and £115 for the weekend, tickets are being snapped up.

 Make sure you secure your tickets before the event is sold out, general addmission tickets as well as camping and VIP tickets are available here.