V Festival announces ‘BBC R1 Summer of Dance’ line-up

V Festival announces 'BBC R1 Summer of Dance' line-up

V Festival

V Festival 2016, sponsored by Virgin Media, is excited to unveil that BBC Radio 1’s Summer of Dance season will take over the Radio 1 stage across both sites on the Friday 19 August before the festival weekend. The V Festival 2016 main event takes place across Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Staffordshire, on the weekend of the 20th and 21st August 2016.


The line-up additions feature some of the hottest dance acts on the planet split across the Chelmsford and Staffordshire sites on the Friday to pump out the tunes. 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 PrydzDJ EZMistaJam and in Chelmsford, with Gorgon City (Live)Wilkinson (Live), and Monki in Staffordshire.


International chart toppers, Justin BieberRihannaDavid Guetta and Sia lead the bill on the Virgin Media main stage as UK festival exclusives for V Festival 2016.  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.


Across the weekend legendary euphoric dance gods Faithless return for their seventh time, while BRIT Award winners Kaiser Chiefs will bring the sing-along anthems. Further British talent includes BBC 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 band All 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! http://www.vfestival.com/vip/