TENS OF THOUSANDS of revellers partied at Weston Park - and brought an estimated £6 million into the Staffordshire economy in the process according to the county council.
More than 90,000 people attended V Festival at the weekend to see world- renowned acts including Kings of Leon and Beyonce.
Although they were greeted by downpours on Friday morning conditions dried up for the rest of the weekend and festival-goers were relatively mud-free by the time they arrived in Stafford on Monday morning.
Highlights included sets from The Script and Stereophonics. But Beyonce, who brought the festival to a close on the main stage on Sunday, attracted criticism for arriving on stage more than 30 minutes late.
The number of revellers requiring medical assistance at this year’s V Festival rose by 20 per cent on last year.
A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service told the Newsletter that 1,385 people had been treated by on site staff by Monday morning, 227 more than 2012, but added there had been no major incidents this year.
Firefighters saw incidents go down however, attending 37 calls at the festival compared to 54 last year.
Roads around the Weston Park site were busy on Friday and Monday but other than the expected congestion, no major problems were reported by the county council’s highways team.
Trading standards officers seized around 300 items of counterfeit clothing from three traders off site on Sunday, along with 120 counterfeit or reused wristbands and tickets and 176 “legal high” items, all off site.