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V Festival: The nine things you need to bring to the festival

PUBLISHED: 11:00 10 August 2017 | UPDATED: 13:33 10 August 2017

Before you drive home make sure you are fit to do so. Picture: YUI MOK/PA WIRE

Before you drive home make sure you are fit to do so. Picture: YUI MOK/PA WIRE

Watch our quick check list video so you can make sure you pack all the essentials.

With only eight days to go until the festival kicks off it is time to start thinking about packing.

Luckily for you, we have created a short video displaying the essentials that need to be in your suitcase. Why not use it as a checklist?

For a full list of the items you can/can’t bring click here.

This year Pink and Jay-Z are headlining the weekend; other acts such as Jess Glynne, Craig David and Ellie Goulding will also be performing.

Familiarise yourself with the full line-up here.

The festival starts on Friday, August 18 and the weather is forecasted to be warm but cloudy, the perfect conditions to enjoy a festival.

If you are reading this wishing you were going, there is still time!

Tickets for the festival are still available and you can purchase them here.

Essex police have worked with festival organisers to ensure the event is as safe as possible, read more here.

Trianon buskers performing before the first concert of 2018 will be raising money for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).

Police have upped patrols around the Whitehouse area of Ipswich to help crack down on drug crimes.

A former Stowmarket woman is set to take on a gruelling trek to the summit of an Indian mountain to raise money for a charity close to her heart.

A man and a woman were punched as they walked in Ipswich at the weekend.

A Suffolk road-worker died on a country road that should have been closed to traffic while work was taking place, a court has heard.

The reading SATs results have been annulled at one of Ipswich’s best-performing primary schools after several words taught in the classroom appeared on the test.

Dozens of over 50s took part in the return of the ActivIpswich pentathlon, which puts on sport taster sessions to get older people into regular activity and exercise in a social environment.

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