Throwback Thursday - V Festival Over The Years


A Thursday wouldn't be a Thursday without a Throwback. As we count down the hours until the gates open at V Festival, we take a look at the headliners from all stages over the years. 

Eminem
Virgin Media Stage 2011


Our first throwback goes to Eminem headlining 5 years ago. Coming off the back of his seventh studio album "Recovery", which featured hits such as "Not Afraid" and "Love The Way You Lie", Marshall Mathers took to the Virgin Media Stage for the first time to deliver a knock-out set. 

Justin Timberlake
Virgin Media Stage 2014


This year may mark Bieber's first V Festival appearance, but he's not the first Justin to headline. Justin Timberlake made the Virgin Media Stage his own in 2014, performing tunes off his third studio album "The 20/20 Experience" which included the smash hit "Suits & Ties". 


Kasier Chiefs
4Music Stage 2008


Back in 2008 the boys from Leeds headlined the 4Music Stage. After 2 albums which boasted an already outstanding catalogue of bangers like "Ruby", "I Predict A Riot" and "Oh My God", the Kaiser Chiefs played a legendary set. This weekend will mark the 8th anniversary since that performance, and what better way to mark it than a headline slot on the MTV Stage?

Coldplay
Virgin Media Stage 2003


They may have just headlined Glastonbury for the second time in their careers this year, but Coldplay headlined V Festival some 13 years ago. Chris Martin and co had only released two albums by this point, but what big albums they were. 

Beyonce
Virgin Media Stage 2013


Queen B headlined V Festival 3 years ago and certainly did not disappoint. Coming off the back of her self-titled fifth studio album (which earned her a fifth consecutive number 1 in America) Beyonce's performance lived up to her name. Performing tunes such as "Drunk In Love" and "Single Ladies" to her adoring crowd, the Queen's set went down a treat.

The Killers
Virgin Media Stage 2009, 2012 and 2014


How were we supposed to finish this blog without an anthem to blast out? Three-time headliners The Killers always put on an excellent show, with what seems like big-tune after big-tune. "When You Were Young", "Somebody Told Me" and "Human" are all anthems which must be shouted and not sung.