Find out everything you need to know so you can enjoy V Festival from home
By Virgin TV Edit
Have you been missing live music? Well, we’ve got just the thing! For the first time in three years, we’re bringing back Virgin Media’s V Festival across three nights this August! Hosted by Maya Jama and Joel Dommett, each one-hour episode will be broadcast from V Festival’s old stomping grounds, Hylands Park in Chelmsford.
Expect live sets, as well as archive footage so you can relive the most iconic V Festival performances from your living room (tent optional, outfit involving sequins absolutely mandatory). Catch exclusive interviews with the performers and presenters as the artists remember their favourite V Festival memories and share their food hacks, fashion tips and festival tricks.
Interactive content will allow you to recreate the festival experience and dance like no one’s watching and sing like no one’s listening (except for *ahem* the people you live with). Watch this space for exclusive behind-the-scenes content and interviews with the stars! Your summer of sweet jams and electric acts awaits, with you in the front row.
Meet the performers…
Olly Murs first hit our screens in 2009 when he came second in the sixth series of The X Factor, where his cheeky chappie charm won over the public. In 2010, Murs released his debut single “Please Don’t Let Me Go,” which debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart, and he’s been creating bangers ever since. His career came full circle as he went on to co-present The Xtra Factor and The X Factor. He then became a coach and judge on The Voice UK in 2017, where he’s all about the #bantz and sourcing top talent.
Murs not only enjoyed attending V Festival before he performed there, but he’s taken to the stage four times in previous years. Of returning for 2020, he said, “Hylands Park, I’m back! I’ve got such special memories of Virgin Media’s V Festival. It’s always been good to me and I always enjoy playing there. Although we can’t all be there together, I’m looking forward to it and I’m ready to put on a great show for you guys to watch at home.”
Singer-songwriter Anne-Marie has appeared on the UK Singles Chart numerous times, for “Alarm,” “Ciao Adios,” “Friends,” “2002” and for Clean Bandit’s “Rockabye,” featuring Sean Paul, which came in at number one. At the 2019 Brit Awards, she was nominated for four awards, including Best British Female Solo Artist. We defy you to listen to “Peak (Stripped)” and not cry. Honestly, we’re getting goose bumps just thinking about it. She’s got the voice of an angel, this one.
Anne-Marie performed at the most recent V Festival in 2017. Of returning, she said: “It’s a shame I won’t see all your lovely faces in the crowd, but I can’t wait to play for you all, even while you’re all sitting on your sofas.”
“Some people think I’m bonkers, but I just think I’m free. Man, I’m just livin’ my life, there’s nothin’ crazy about me” – sound familiar? Yep, that’s rapper and MC Dizzee Rascal’s “Bonkers” that you’ve sung along to, flailed your arms about to and jumped up and down to numerous times. It was a number one hit, as were his songs “Dance wiv Me,”, “Holiday,” “Dirtee Disco” and “Shout.”
He released his debut album Boy in da Corner in 2003, which earned him the 2003 Mercury Prize. His follow-up albums Showtime, Maths + English and Tongue n’ Cheek went platinum, solidifying Dizzee Rascal’s status as an iconic grime artist.
As he prepares to get us pumped up, he said, “I can’t wait to perform live again. It’s been a long summer for us all, and a difficult one too, but Virgin Media’s V Festival will at least give us some of that festival experience back. Don’t worry, I’ll get you all dancing in your living rooms!”
When is Virgin Media’s V Festival on TV?
Virgin Media’s V Festival airs on ITV2/HD (CH 115/176) at 7pm for three nights between Friday 21 August and Sunday 23 August. It is also available for 30 days in Catch Up > Channels > ITV Hub.
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