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Wednesday, 10 August 2016

V FESTIVAL 2016

With so much happening over the past couple of months, this year's summer seems to have flown by. From the muddiest ever Glastonbury to fully grown adults charging around the streets catchhing Pokemon. Its been pretty mad, and now entering the last few weeks of summer, it seems like its only just beginning. As we prepare to celebrate V Festival's 21st birthday, we will take you through this year's must see artists. So if you've got a ticket then listen carefully, and if you don't, then try not to get too jealous as we take you through V Festival 2016. 

Justin Bieber
Virgin Media Stage
Sat 20 Aug - Hylands Park, Chelmsford
Sun 21 Aug - Weston Park, Staffordshire

It was around this time last summer when Justin Bieber turned his Beliebers from screaming 12 year old girls to clubbers who dance the night away every weekend. With 4 UK number 1's, 10 UK top 10's and a combined total of 428 weeks in the top 75 charts, Justin Bieber will most definitely be a highlight of V Festival. 

Rihanna
Virgin Media Stage
Sat 20 August - Weston Park, Staffordshire
Sun 21 August - Hylands Park, Chelmsford

There's only one pop-star on the planet sassy enough, sexy enough and worthy enough to match Justin as a headliner, and Bad Gal RiRi is that one. After dropping her massive single 'Work' featuring Drake, the video has gone on to reach for than half a billion views on YouTube! With this song, and other countless hits, Rihanna is certianly set to but on a breathtaking show. 

Sia
Virgin Media Stage
Sat 20 August - Hylands Park, Chelmsford
Sun 21 August - Weston Park, Staffordshire

Making her V Festival debut appearance, Sia has earned a spot on the main stage after a massive 7th studio album. Although already a prolific song-writer, writing with artists such as Britney Spears and Beyonce, Sia has earned massive success with songs like 'Cheap Thrills' and 'Titanium' in collaboration with David Guetta.

Little Mix
Virgin Media Stage
Sat 20 August - Weston Park, Staffordshire
Sun 21 August - Hylands Park, Chelmsford 

Little Mix are the liveliest girl group in music today, and with the release of 'Hair' in April this year, they have certainly showed they can still release top tunes after last year's number one hit 'Black Magic'. If this year's performance at V Festival is only half as good as their performance at the Brits back in February, then we're in for a massive treat. Don't miss Little Mix this year! 


Troye Sivan
MTV Stage
Sat 20 Aug - Hylands Park, Chelmsford
Sun 21 Aug - Weston Park, Staffordshire

The past year or so has been absolutely manic for the 21 year old Australian singer. After releasing his first album 'Blue Neighbourhood', which features the hit singles 'Youth' and 'Wild', Troye Sivan's first performance at V Festival will be new, exciting and one not to miss. 

Craig David's TS5
Dance Arena
Sat 20 August - Weston Park, Staffordshire
Sun 21 August - Hylands Park, Chelmsford

The legend himself is back with his brand new TS5. Craig David is a multi-talented musician and his current life as a DJ has proven that. He's sold over 13 million albums worldwide and boasts 13 top hits, and with his latest singles 'Nothing Like This' and 'One More Time', he has certainly proved why he was named as the headline act in the Dance Arena. 

Rick Astley
MTV Stage
Sat 20 August - Hylands Park, Chelsmford
Sun 21 August - Weston Park, Staffordshire

Rick Astley is a name at V Festival that everybody will know. Whether that's because of his timeless classic 'Never Gonna Give You Up', or because of his latest album '50' which earned a number 1 spot in the UK top charts, Rick Astley is sure to have a blinder of a performance. So please don't turn around and desert us until you've seen him on the MTV Stage at V Festival... Sorry, couldn't resist! 

JoJo
V Street Stage
Sat 20 August - Hylands Park, Chelmsford 
Sun 21 August - Weston Park, Staffordshire

Having sold over 8 million albums worldwide, JoJo's new album 'Mad Love', which is to be released later this year, is one of the most highly anticipated of 2016. The Massachusetts born singer has recently released 'F*ck Apologies' in collaboration with Wiz Khalifa which has already received a lot of praise from her adoring fans. She's definitely one not to miss at V Festival this year. 

Bill Bailey
The Glee Comedy Tent
Sat 20 Aug - Weston Park, Staffordshire
Sun 21 Aug - Hylands Park, Chelmsford

One of V Festival's funny guys this year, Bill Bailey will be sure to make your sides split. He is a natural born performer. He's an actor and a musician as well as a stand up comedian, and his vast knowledge of all things musical is cleverly intertwined with his comedy mind, making him one of the most most entertaining comedians in The Glee Comedy Tent. 

Zara Larsson
MTV Stage
Sat 20 August - Hylands Park, Chelmsford
Sun 21 August - Weston Park, Staffordshire

The Swedish born singer has become one of the world's biggest pop-stars after winning Sweden's version of 'Got Talent' at just the age of 10. 8 years, 3 top 10 hits and nearly half a billion views on YouTube later, Zara Larsson has a spot at V Festival and is one of our top picks for the weekend.

Blonde
Dance Arena
Sat 20 August - Hylands Park, Chelmsford
Sun 21 August - Weston Park, Staffordshire

This deep house duo from Bristol are sure to make a big impact in the Dance Arena at this year's V Festival. Making hits with artists such as Melissa Steel, Craig David and Alex Newell, Blonde have become a big name on the house music scene. Their set will require you to bring your best dancing shoes, so get to the Dance Arena and don't miss Blonde! 

The Sugarhill Gang
V Street Stage
Sat 20 August - Hylands Park, Chelmsford
Sun 21 August - Weston Park, Staffordshire


I said a hip-hop... and that's about all I know. Anyway, The Sugarhill Gang are masters of old school hip-hop and disco, and their hit single 'Rapper's Delight' is one which everyone knows. So get your flairs on, perm your hair, and get down with The Sugarhill Gang at V Festival on the V Street Stage this year. 








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