JUSTIN BIEBER and RIHANNA announced as V FESTIVAL 2016 Headliners



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V Festival 2016, sponsored by Virgin Media, will be graced by global chart royalty this summer as Justin Bieber and Rihannadominate the headline slots across the legendary festival weekend. V Festival’s 21st birthday celebrations will take place at the two festival sites in Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Staffordshire, across the weekend of the 20th and 21st August 2016. Full day by day line up to be announced Wednesday 24 February at 10pm, on after The Brit Awards.

Performing exclusively at his only UK festival this summer, Bieber, who also shares his age with the iconic festival, will treat festival goers to his debut V Festival performance and a sneak peak of his upcoming tour, ‘Purpose’. After smashing UK chart records by simultaneously holding the number one, two and three spot in the UK single charts, the Grammy winner is expected to pull the V Festival crowds in their thousands.

To cement the line-up with true superstar status, Rihanna is set to round off the headline bill with another electric performance as she returns to V Festival after five years. The Bajan singer will perform at both Staffordshire and Chelmsford bringing the hotly anticipated and unmissable ‘Anti World Tour’ to her only UK festival of the summer.

Adding to V Festival 2016’s international superstar line-up will be Australian superstar songstress, Sia, and superstar DJ, David Guetta – who are both UK festival exclusives for V Festival 2016Sia, who is world famous for her own critically acclaimed material, has also written for some of the world’s biggest artists including Beyoncé, Britney Spears and even penned headliner Rihanna’s hit ‘Diamonds’. Global DJ phenomenon David Guetta is one of the most successful artist DJ’s in UK chart history and is well-known for his energetic live shows, bringing the full-on party atmosphere and enthralling sold-out crowds across the world – this set will be unmissable. 

Also performing on the Virgin Media stage are British indie rock favourites Bastille, the world’s biggest girl group Little Mix, Grammy winner Jess Glynne and party starter, John Newman.

In another V Festival debut, BBC Radio 1 will host a new stage on Friday night across both Chelmsford and Staffordshire sites. Adding to this incredible new set up, the BBC Radio 1 Summer of Dance stage will bring its all new Summer of Dance line up, guaranteed to add chart topping dance anthems, the hottest artists, and newest releases into the mix. Further details including the line up will be announced during Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show (7 – 10pm) on Friday 4th March.

As well as international chart-toppers, a host of homegrown British talent will also feature on the star-studded bill. LegendaryFaithless return for their seventh time, while BRIT Award winners Kaiser Chiefs will bring the hits. Further British talent includesBBC Sound of 2015 winners Years and 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. 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 girl bandAll Saints will each add a pop flavour to the weekend. Soul II Soul will bring the good vibes, while ‘Fester Skank’ smash artist,Lethal BizzleDJ 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. 

We are excited to announce the arrival of a brand new VIP Camping location in 2016: The Vamping Lounge. Experience V Festival like a true VIP in this new camping area, situated next to the main Arena at Hylands Park, Chelmsford. The Vamping Lounge is a truly unique way to enjoy V Festival with all the luxuries. This decadent experience includes superior amenities and is an exclusive enclave limited to a small number of VIP campers, who will also have access to guest facilities and dedicated VIP car parking as part of their unforgettable VIP experience.

Tickets for this exclusive area are limited, so book now!

For those who want the ultimate V Festival 2016 experience the V Style luxury campsite offers customers the most decadent experience. V Style offers a boutique village of gorgeous Bell Tents, Yurts and Suites where you can glam up and wind down. V Style has got chilling out down to an art form: from recharging in your cosy, quiet digs, primping in the V Styled salon, to freshening up with a hot shower. It is also the perfect party base, too, with an exclusive café and late-night bar, and access to the VIP area.

For more information on V Style please visit

Tickets go on sale on Friday 26th February at 9.30am with fans advised to visit for official outlets. V Festival organisers stress to fans that purchasing tickets from unofficial outlets could lead to disappointment.

The full line up includes: 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.