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Justin Bieber and Rihanna to headline V Festival 2016

Justin Bieber, Purpose

Story by Jack Foley

JUSTIN Bieber and Rihanna have been announced as two of the headline acts for this year’s V Festival 2016.

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 August 20 and 21, 2016.

Performing exclusively at his only UK festival this summer, Bieber will treat festival goers to his debut V Festival performance and a sneak peak of his upcoming tour, Purpose. While Rihanna is set to round off the headline bill with her return to the 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 2016.

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, March 4.

Legendary Faithless return for their seventh time, while BRIT Award winners Kaiser Chiefs will bring the hits.

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.

Tickets go on sale on Friday, February 26 at 9.30am with fans advised to visit for official outlets.

The full day-by-day line-up will be announced on Wednesday, February 24 at 10pm, on after The Brit Awards.

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.