They'll be joined by Ellie Goulding, Craig David and Rudimental.
The first bunch of acts for Virgin V Festival 2017 have finally been announced, with Jay-Z and Pink named as headliners for the 22nd edition of the British music event. It marks ten years since Pink first appeared at the festival, way back in 2007, and it's Jay-Z's first ever V appearance.
V Festival comes to Hylands Park, Chelmsford on August 19th and and Weston Park, Staffordshire on August 20th, with the first line-up announcement having been made on Capital and Capital XTRA today (February 27th 2017). Many more acts are yet to be announced in the coming weeks including for the BBC Radio 1 stage.
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A new wave of artists has been announced for this year's pop fest.
More big names have been announced for the exciting 20th anniversary line-up of V Festival in Essex! Example, Maverick Sabre and former JLS band member Aston Merrygold join the already incredible bill alongside a host of others as the Summer weekend draws ever nearer.
Among the other new acts announced for the Hylands Park extravaganza on August 22nd and 23rd are Mark Ronson with a DJ set, Londoners Scouting For Girls, Jack Antonoff's Bleachers and Sweden's Youtube Music Award winner Tove Lo. They'll be adding to a fantastic set which also includes previously announced Kasabian, Sam Smith, Olly Murs, Hozier, Calvin Harris, Ellie Goulding, Paloma Faith and George Ezra.
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Kasabian and Calvin Harris are heading to V Festival 2015
Calvin Harris and Kasabian have been announced as headliners for this year's V Festival. The Scottish DJ and Leicester rockers were head up the bill at Hylands Park and Weston Park and will be joined by Sam Smith, James Bay, Ellie Goulding, The Script, George Ezra, Stereophonics, Olly Murs, Ella Henderson, Kodaline and Cvhrches.
Kasabian will headline this year's V Festival
Simon Moran, V Festival director, said: "We wanted to champion British talent at this year's festival and with the likes of Calvin and Kasabian leading the way we don't think it'll disappoint. The eclectic mix of established artists and rising stars, with a few more in the pipeline, means that once again there is something for everyone at V Festival."
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V Festival is getting ever nearer and tickets are quickly selling out, but you can skip that pricey entrance fee by entering our new competition to win a pair of weekend passes for Hylands Park, Chelmsford.
We've teamed up with Xperia Access to present you and a friend with a chance to bag the weekend of your summer and see your favourite bands at V Festival on August 16th - 17th 2014. With some scorching English weather getting us all excited about music festivals in the sun (move over Croatia and Spain!), we certainly don't want you to miss out on soaking up the rays while enjoying great company and fantastic music.
2014's Virgin Media stage sees some no doubt epic shows from Justin Timberlake, The Killers, Ed Sheeran, Example, Tom Odell, Paolo Nutini and Lily Allen. Over on the MTV stage, there's more of an indie vibe with performances from Elbow, Manic Street Preachers, George Ezra and a little dance fun with Axwell V Ingrosso, Sam Smith and Jason Derulo. There will also be exclusive acoustic shows from a variety of Sony acts that will be setting up at the festival's Virgin Media Louder Lounge.
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Festival season is shaping up
The UK’s festival season is slowly clicking into gear as Hollywood’s award season recovers from a stinking hangover. On the weekend of August 16-17 in Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Staffordshire, The Killers will preside the headline slot alongside Justin Timberlake.
"We're very excited to announce the V Festival line-up, and proud to bring headliners Justin Timberlake and The Killers, following on from their sold out Wembley Stadium show in 2013, with both headliners summer festival exclusives,” V Festival Directors Bob Angus, Simon Moran and Dennis Desmond said in a statement.
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Did Beyonce refuse Channel 4 permission to broadcast her V Festival set?
After 2011's triumphant headlining set at Glastonbury, Beyonce Knowles returned to the British festival calendar to top the bill at V Festival over the weekend.
The problem is that Glastonbury is chilled out, and nice weather makes everyone more chilled out and happy to accept pretty much anything. V Festival is that little bit drunker, that little bit rowdier and in Chemsford on Saturday, that little bit wetter.
According to The Metro, the singer left fans sodden in the rain by arriving on-stage 20 minutes later, "Boo-yonce! Crowds ain't happy she is late at V Festival! 20mins in the rain and counting," tweeted one unhappy reveller.
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Will Beady Eye make it to V Festival?
Beady Eye's set at this year's V-Festival is under threat after guitarist Gem Archer was hospitalized for "severe head trauma" after an accident last Thursday evening (August 1, 2013).
According to a statement posted on the band's website, Archer is currently under observation in a British hospital and the band have cancelled shows in Belgium and Japan set for later this week.
His family and friends "hope to see him back on his feet soon" and updates on Archers condition will be posted on the website once the band have them.
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Frank Ocean played two new songs at London's O2 Academy in Brixton. His performance has received favourable reviews although many have commented on his lack of "showmanship".
Frank Ocean played two new songs to a sold out gig at London's O2 Academy in Brixton. He performed on Tuesday (July 9th) and opened his set with 'Feel California', a new song which he wanted to test out with the crowd whilst he was on tour. According to NME, the singer asked the crowd to "bear with me" before playing yet another new song, thought to be called 'Anything For You'.
Frank Ocean at the TIME 100 Gala: TIME'S 100 Most Influential People In The World Of Jazz event at the Lincoln Center, New York.
This is not the first time Ocean has performed 'Feel California' and 'Anything For You', he debuted the song in Munich last month. The London crowd received the songs enthusiastically, especially after some well-aimed flattery with the singer saying "I don't say this everywhere but this is one of my favourite cites in the whole world."