V Festival 2016, sponsored by Virgin Media, will be graced by global chart royalty this summer as Justin Bieber and Rihanna take the coveted headline slots.
V Festival comes of age in 2016, celebrating its 21st birthday at the two festival sites in Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Staffordshire, across the weekend of the 20th and 21st August 2016. And with Justin Bieber and Rihanna topping the bill ahead of stellar support from artists of the calibre of Little Mix, Bastille, Jess Glynne and many more, you won't want to miss out.
General tickets go on sale on Friday 26 February at 9.30am – find out more at www.vfestival.com
Performing exclusively at his only UK festival this summer, Bieber, who also shares his age with the iconic festival, will treat lucky ticket holders to his debut V Festival performance and a sneak peek of his upcoming tour, Purpose. The Grammy winner recently smashed UK chart records by simultaneously taking three of the top five UK singles spots, so is sure to attract thousands of fans.
To cement the line-up with true superstar status, Rihanna is set to round off the bill with another electric performance as she returns to V Festival after five years. The Bajan singer will work the Virgin Media stage at both the Chelmsford and Staffordshire sites as she brings the hotly anticipated Anti World Tour to her only UK festival of the summer.
Now you Sia
Performing just ahead of Bieber and Rihanna on the Virgin Media stage will be Australian superstar songstress, Sia, who has written for some of the world's biggest artists including Beyoncé and Britney Spears, and she even penned headliner Rihanna's hit Diamonds. Global DJ phenomenon and occasional Sia-collaborator David Guetta will also be in the area, bringing the party to the festival.
As well as international chart-toppers, a host of homegrown British talent will also feature on the star-studded bill. Legendary V Festival favourites Faithless return for their seventh time, while BRIT Award winners Kaiser Chiefs will bring the hits. Further British talent includes BBC Sound of 2015 winners Years & Years, singer-songwriter Jake Bugg, UK Garage legend Craig David with his TS5 set, The Voice UK and X Factor star Rita Ora, two-time Brit winner Tinie Tempah and festival favourites Example and Katy B.
Halsey will grace the festival as well as Troye Sivan, who – with a unique acting, blogging and musical background under his belt – is sure to deliver an unmissable set.
Rock'n'roll all night
Bringing the rock'n'roll will be BRIT Award winners Travis, singer-songwriter James Morrison and Joe Jonas’ pop rock band, DNCE. Grammy winner Foxes, X Factor star Fleur East and legendary British-Canadian girlband All Saints will each add a pop flavour to the weekend. Soul II Soul will bring the good vibes, while Lethal Bizzle, DJ EZ, Sigma (DJ set), Flight Facilities, and Big Sean will bring the pounding beats and furious flow to a phenomenal V Festival 2016 line up.
A recap of the full line-up so far:
Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Sia, David Guetta, Faithless, Kaiser Chiefs, Years & Years, Jake Bugg, Bastille, Rita Ora, Tinie Tempah, Jess Glynne, Little Mix, Craig David's TS5, Katy B, Halsey, Example, Troye Sivan, DJ EZ, James Morrison, Travis, John Newman, Foxes, DNCE, Sigma (DJ set), All Saints, Fleur East, Soul II Soul, Big Sean, Flight Facilities, and Lethal Bizzle with more acts still to be announced.
Tickets go on general sale on 26 February at 9.30am, with fans advised to visit www.vfestival.com, where all official outlets are detailed. V Festival organisers again stress to fans that purchasing tickets from unofficial outlets could lead to disappointment.
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