V Festival 2016

Festival guide

Over the years, V has gradually edged away from its indie-rock roots to become the go-to UK festival for fans of commercial dance music and chart-friendly pop. On the latter score, this year’s line-up is arguably their strongest yet, boasting UK festival exclusives in both Rihanna and Justin Bieber, plus huge names like Sia, Bastille and Little Mix. Here’s who we recommend watching at the split-site event, which takes place in Chelmsford and Staffordshire from 20th to 21st August.

Top picks

Big names

Don't miss

More from the line-up

  • Corinne Bailey Rae

    Interview

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    It was a big period of transformation for me: of coming out of a difficult time into a time of joy and rediscovery.

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  • All Saints

    Interview

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    In a world like this – and in the industry that we’re in – it’s very important to be a strong woman.

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  • Years & Years

    Interview

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    When we take a step back and reflect on what has happened this year, it’s been crazy.

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  • John Newman

    Interview

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    There’s nothing more satisfying than my mum being able to turn on the radio and hear something I’ve made.

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  • Foxes

    Interview

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    Taylor Swift's given me some relationship advice before.

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  • James Morrison

    Interview

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    I went to see a spiritual healer and she said that I had an evil spirit attached to me.

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