V FESTIVAL – JUSTIN BIEBER, RIHANNA and SIA Headline
Taking place in 2016 on the 20th-21st August, this huge musical bonanza has become one of the UK’s best loved festivals. Each year the event takes place across two days in two lush stately parks simultaneously – Hylands Park in Chelmsford and Weston Park in Staffordshire, each artist performing at one venue on Saturday and the other on Sunday. In keeping with its reputation as a heartland for some of the world’s top music, 2016 welcomes a dizzying array of talent including pop prince Justin Bieber, the mysterious vocalist Sia, songwriter Tom Odell, rock group Bastille and the ‘Work’ hit-maker Rihanna.
V FESTIVAL – A GLORIOUS MUSICAL WEEKEND
This eclectic weekend musical event has been creating unforgettable summer moments since its debut year in 1996. The festival was created after Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker expressed an interest in performing at two different outdoor venues in two days, and the inaugural year was a sure sign of things to come – the explosion of talent taking part included Pulp, Paul Weller, Super Furry Animals and Gary Numan. The event was split between two different outdoor venues in Warrington and Chelmsford, allowing audiences in both north and south England a chance to enjoy the music.
The rock and pop event eventually grew to settle in the grounds of Hylands Park in Chelmsford and Weston Park in Staffordshire. Having hosted rock royalty like Blur, Coldplay, Foo Fighters – not to mention pop icons Beyoncé and Justin Timberlake – this wide-ranging event offers music fans an action-packed epic weekend of live entertainment.
Virgin Media Stage
Years & Years
V Street Stage
Soul II Soul
Corinne Bailey Rae
The Lightning Seeds
Eliza and the Bear
Danny Slim Gray
Mark Olver (MC)