Bieber plans biggest stage production in V Festival history





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As the countdown continues to V Festival 2016, sponsored by Virgin Media, excitement is set to reach fever pitch amongst fans today, as details about the scale of Justin Bieber’s exclusive headline performance are revealed. The set is alleged to be the most challenging production the festival has ever seen in its 21-year history – one requirement will see 800 gallons of perfectly purified, 40-degree water soak the superstar, front of stage. With just over three weeks to go until the festival, Justin Bieber is this week celebrating the news that he reached No.1 in the Spotify Global Streaming Charts for his track with Major Lazer and singer MØ, knocking Drake off the top spot. Also announced today are the hotly anticipated stage splits for the festivals UK sites at Hylands Park in Chelmsford and at Weston Park in Staffordshire across the 19th to 21st August.   As the festival marks its 21st anniversary next month, organisers have gone the extra mile this year, exclusively securing some of the biggest recording artists on the planet. Tickets for both V Festival sites have been furiously snapped up leaving only a very limited few tickets remaining for those lucky enough to bag one.

Virgin Media Stage

Performing exclusively at his only European festival this summer, Justin Bieber will headline the Virgin Media Stage on Saturday 20th August in Chelmsford and Sunday 21st August in Staffordshire. Bieber’s most recent album Purpose smashed UK chart records earlier this year by simultaneously charting three singles in the top five spots. Also exclusively headlining the Virgin Media Stage will be international, Bajan megastar Rihanna, who returns to V Festival this summer after a break of five years, with what promises to be a supercharged performance on Saturday 20th August in Staffordshire and Sunday 21st August closing the Chelmsford site. 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 and was one of the standout performances at this year’s Coachella Festival, will take to the Virgin Media Stage in Chelmsford on Saturday 20th and Staffordshire on Sunday 21st. Joining her on the same day of performances will be British indie rock favourites Bastille, Grammy winner Jess Glynne, singer-songwriter James Morrison, Joe Jonas’ pop rock band DNCE, American singer-songwriter Halsey and recent chart-topper Mike Posner. Global DJ phenomenon David Guetta, one of the most successful artist DJ’s in UK chart history, will be getting the crowds at Weston Park in Staffordshire jumping on Saturday20th and again in Chelmsford on Sunday 21st. Sharing the Virgin Media Stage on the same day will be the world’s biggest girl group Little Mix, BBC Sound of 2015 winners Years & Years, BRIT Award winners Travis, recently reformed legendary girl group All Saints, festival favourite Example and fast rising American singer-songwriter Bebe Rexha.

MTV Stage

Taking the top spot at this year’s MTV Stage, on Saturday 20th in Chelmsford and Sunday 21st  ;in Staffordshire,will be legendary group Faithless who return to V Festival for their seventh time. Joining them will be two-time BRIT winner Tinie Tempah, party starter JohnNewman, chart topper Troye Sivan andcelebrated hit maker Rick Astley, (whose recent new album debuted in the UK at No.1), Grammy winner Foxes, Grammy nominated Londoner MNEK, Swedish singer-songwriter Zara Larsson, Irish rock group Walking on Cars and Canadian singer-songwriter Alx Veliz. BRIT award winners Kaiser Chiefs will also be bringing their many hits to the MTV Stage on Saturday 20th in Staffordshire and Sunday 21st  ;in Chelmsford. The MTV stage continues with singer-songwriter Jake Bugg, BRIT award winner Tom Odell, Mercury Prize nominee Katy B, X Factor Star Fleur East, Danish chart-topping soul pop band Lukas Graham, , British DJ and  ‘Tropical House’ record producer Sigala, US hip hop artist Big Sean, English rapper Lethal Bizzle and soulful singer, young Londoner Zak Abel.

Dance Arena

The Dance Arena will be jumping with performances from UK garage favourite Craig David TS5 on Saturday 20th in Chelmsford and Sunday 21st  ;in Staffordshire. V Festival goers will be able to dance non-stop to DJ sets from Wilkinson and Sigma, Kurupt FM, MistaJam, My Nu Leng, Monki and Tom Zanetti & KO Kane. On Saturday 20th in Staffordshire and Sunday 21st  ;in Chelmsford, the Dance Arena audiences will be able to witness pulsating performances from the garage music extraordinaire DJ EZ and deep house favourite MK. Joining them in the arena will be Tchami, Flight Facilities, Blonde, Philip George, Low Steppa, Jonas Blue and Icarus.

V Street Stage

Headlining V Festival’s V Street Stage on Saturday 20th in Chelmsford and Sunday 21st  ;in Staffordshire will be legendary hip-hop act The Sugarhill Gang. Joining them will be Rudimental vocalist turnedsolo star Anne-Marie, Jojo, WSTRN, Angel, Ady Suleiman, Raye, Moxie Raia, The Main Level, Raye and Jodie Abacus. The V Street Stage on Saturday 20th in Staffordshire and Sunday 21st  ;in Chelmsford will welcome British Grammy award winners Soul II Soul. They will be joined by outstanding British soul singers Laura Mvula and Corinne Bailey Rae, Liverpudlian rock group The Lightning Seeds (who played the very first V Festival in 1996), singer Gavin James, Def Jam artist Bibi Bourelly, Eliza and The Bear, K Stewart, Freak and Claudia Kane.

Glee Comedy Tent

The V Festival Glee Comedy Tent will be roaring with laughter as an all-star line up of comedians entertain the crowds. The incomparable comedic talents of Bobby Mair, Dane Baptiste, Tom Stade, Andy Robinson, Jen Brister, Nathan Caton, Adam Hills, Ivo Graham, Sara Pascoe, Matt Richardson (appearing in Hylands Park on Saturday 20th only), Andrew BirdJoe Bor, Allyson June Smith (appearing in Weston Park Sunday 21st&nbs p;only)and MC Kevin McCarthy will be onstage on Saturday 20th in Chelmsford and Sunday 21st  ;in Staffordshire. And laughter keeps coming the with Bill Bailey, Josh WiddicombeKatherine Ryan, Danny Slim Gray, Craig Murray, Jarred Christmas, Andrew Stanley, John Fothergill, Michael Fabri, Alex Edelman, Tom Deacon, Funmbi Omotayo and MC Mark Olver who will be performing on Saturday 20th at Staffordshire and Sunday 21st  ;at Chelmsford.

BBC Radio 1 Summer of Dance

And to kick off the party weekend, V Festival 2016 will present BBCRadio 1 Summer of Dance Stage on Friday 19th August, featuri ng some of the hottest dance acts on the planet split across the Chelmsford and Staffordshire sites. Radio 1 DJs Annie Mac and Danny Howard will play both sites, travelling between them on the Friday via helicopter. Annie and Danny will be joined by Eric PrydzMistaJam and MK in Chelmsford, with Gorgon City (Live)Wilkinson (Live), and Monki in Staffordshire. 

The V Festival will take place at Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Staffordshire on the weekend of the 19th, 20th and 21st August 2016. Tickets are on sale now with fans are advised to visit V Festival organisers stress to fans that purchasing tickets from unofficial outlets could lead to disappointment.

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Pink Moon Camping

This year, V Festival goers can enjoy a hassle free weekend with a little help from Pink Moon Camping. The all new pre-pitched Pink Moon Camping option will singlehandedly remove the need to drag all the usual camping accoutrements onto the festival site by providing high quality pre-pitched accommodation and facilities. Pink Moon Camping guests enjoy pre-pitched tents, hot showers and a good night’s sleep to ensure they can relax and revive after a day of festival fun. Pink Moon Camping includes:

·   &nbs p;   A range of high quality pre-pitched accommodation

·   &nbs p;   Lovely loos

·   &nbs p;   Hot Showers

·   &nbs p;   Pamper parlour

·   &nbs p;   Mobile charging

·   &nbs p;   24 hour information/supervision/securi ty

Pink Moon Camping prices start from £90pp. To book, visit oon/

V Style Luxury Camping

V Style Luxury Campers will experience:

•        Dedicated entrance and parking area

•        Porters to help you with your luggage

•        Private walkway to the main arena

•        24-hour concierge and security teams

•        Deluxe accommodation all set up for your arrival

•        A tranquil setting perfect for catching up on some zzzzs

•        Luxurious showers and fancy toilets

•        V Styled salon kitted out with hair and beauty tools

•        Mobile phone charging points

•        Exclusive access to the VIP hospitality areas

•        Café serving delicious fare and a late-night bar

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Artist Facts & Stats

All Saints – 5 UK Number One singles, 2 multi-platinum albums

Angel – 3 UK Top 10s

Bastille – 2 UK Top 10 singles, 48 weeks in Top 40, 1 UK number 1 album

Bibi Bourelly – 1 UK Top 40

Big Sean – 3 Top 3 UK R&B singles, 7 Top 5 US Rap singles, 6 BET Hip-Hop Awards

Blonde- 2 UK Top 10 singles

Corinne Bailey Rae – 1 UK Top 10, 3 UK Top 40s

Craig David’s TS5 - Platinum album-selling and chart-topping international superstar Craig David bring his famous TS5 party-set.

David Guetta – 6 UK Number 1s, 21 UK Top 10s, 3 UK Top 10 albums

DJ EZ- 1 UK Top 10 single

DNCE – Debut singles went Top 10 on US Pop chart, soon to be released in the UK

Eric Prydz – 1 UK Number 1, 3 UK Top 10 singles 

Example – 2 UK number 1 singles, 8 UK Top 10 singles, 1 UK number 1 album

Faithless – 7 UK Top 10 singles, 3 UK number 1 albums, 6 UK Top 10 albums

Fleur East – 1 UK Top 10 single, 1 UK Top 40 single

Flight Facilities – Top 3 album in Australia, soon to release in the UK

Foxes – 1 UK Top 10 single, 1 UK Top 10 album

Gorgon City – 2 UK Top 40 singles 

Halsey – 1 UK Top 10 single 

Jake Bugg – 2 UK Top 40 singles, 1 UK number 1 album 

James Morrison – 5 UK Top 10 singles, 2 UK number 1 albums 

Jess Glynne – 5 UK number 1 singles, 8 UK Top 10 singles, 1 UK number 1 album

John Newman – 3 UK number 1 singles, 5 UK Top 10 singles, 1 UK number 1 album 

JoJo – 4 UK Top 10 singles, 14 weeks in Top 10 

Jonas Blue – 1 UK Top 10 single, 14 weeks in Top 40 

Justin Bieber – 3 UK number 1 singles, 1 UK number 1 album, BRIT and Grammy Award winner 

Kaiser Chiefs – 1 UK number 1 single, 5 UK Top 10 singles, 2 UK number 1 albums

Katy B – 1 UK Number 1 single, 5 UK Top 10 singles, 1 UK number 1 album 

Kurupt FM – 2 UK Top 40s

Laura Mvula – 1 UK Top 40

Lethal Bizzle – 10 UK Top 10 singles

Little Mix – 3 UK Number 1 singles, 8 UK Top 10 singles, 106 Weeks in UK Top 40 

Lukas Graham  –  1 UK Number 1 single, 1 UK Top 10 album and single 

Mike Posner – 1 UK number 1 single, 3 UK Top 10 singles

MK – 1 UK top 40 single

MNEK – 2 UK Top 10 singles, 3 UK Top 40s 

Philip George- 1 UK Top 10 single, 6 weeks in Top 10

Rick Astley –1 UK number 1 single, 8 UK Top 10s, 5 weeks at Number 1

Rihanna – 8 UK number 1 singles, 593 weeks in UK Top 40, 4 UK number 1 albums, 2 BRIT Awards and 8 Grammy Awards

Sia – 1 UK number 1 single, 7 UK Top 10 singles, 2 UK Top 10 albums

Sigala – 1 UK number 1 single, 3 UK top 10 singles 

Sigma – 5 UK Dance chart Top 5 singles

Soul II Soul – 3 UK Top 3 albums, 2 Grammy’s, 5 US Top 5 Dance singles

Sugarhill Gang – 1 UK Top 10 single 

Tchami – 1 UK Top 10 single, 1 UK Top 40s single

The Lightning Seeds – 2 UK number 1 singles, 3 UK Top 10s, 5 weeks at Number 1

Tinie Tempah – 7 UK number 1 singles, 14 UK Top 10 singles, 1 UK number 1 album

Tom Odell – 2 UK Top 10 singles, 2 UK Top 40s

Travis – 6 UK Top 10 singles, 2 UK number 1 albums 

Troye Sivan – 1 UK Top 10 album

Wilkinson – 1& nbsp;UK Top 10, 3 UK Top 40s

WSTRN – 1 UK Top 10 single, 1 UK Top 40 

Years & Years – 1 UK number 1 single, 3 UK Top 10 singles, 1 UK number 1 album

Zak Abel – 1 UK Top 40 single

Zara Larsson – 1 UK top 10 single, 1 UK top 40