19th - 20th August 2017
JAY Z AND P!NK HEADLINE VIRGIN V FESTIVAL 2017
ELLIE GOULDING, STORMZY, CRAIG DAVID, JASON DERULO, RUDIMENTAL, SEAN PAUL, PETE TONG, JESS GLYNNE,
CLEAN BANDIT, MADNESS, DIZZEE RASCAL, GORGON CITY, GEORGE EZRA, JAMES ARTHUR, ANNE-MARIE, JONAS BLUE, SIGMA LIVE, THE VAMPS, THE WOMBATS, CALUM SCOTT,
JP COOPER, JACK SAVORETTI, SCOUTING FOR GIRLS,
KREPT & KONAN, BUSTED, HANNAH WANTS, AND RAYE
Virgin V Festival 2017 unveils JAY Z and P!nk will headline the iconic festival, as the first wave of the incredible line up is revealed. V Festival will return once more to Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Staffordshire, taking place between the 19th – 20th August 2017.
Headlining the main stage is global icon JAY Z. With more than 100 million records sold, the 2017 Songwriters Hall Of Fame inductee is one of the best-selling musicians of all time. JAY Z will perform decade’s worth of hits, including his critically acclaimed double platinum-selling album, Magna Carter. JAY Z has smashed global chart records throughout his 20-year music career and been named as one of the greatest selling artists of all time, picking up a phenomenal 21 Grammy awards to date.
Ready to get the party started, P!nk returns to V Festival ten years after her debut appearance back in 2007. The pop icon will be entertaining the crowd with her elaborate stagecraft and choreography, making it one of the most hotly anticipated spectacles of the summer.
Ellie Goulding will also be bringing her infectious electro-pop sound to the lineup at her fifth V Festival appearance. The British songstress is known for a whole host of international chart toppers from ‘Something In The Way You Move’ to ‘Love Me Like You Do’ – which was streamed over 1bn times. Set to stun crowds with her magnetizing sound – this isn’t a set to be missed.
Also returning to V Festival following his incredible performance during the afternoon slot last year is grime superstar, Stormzy. The ‘Shut Up’ star, who stunned crowds at the Brits last week has also just released his hugely anticipated debut album, Gang Signs & Prayer. He’s kicking off his sold-out UK tour this April – making V Festival the best way to get a ticket to see Stormzy this summer.
Joining Stormzy is Godfather of garage, Craig David. The ‘Slicker Than You Average’ star, who has sold over 14 million records worldwide, will play a host of his smash hits, both new and old, following the success of his most recent album, ‘Following My Intuition’ hitting the number one spot at the end of last year.
Bringing his urban sound to the star-studded line up is London lad, Dizzee Rascal. The Mercury Prize winner, famed for his upbeat vibe and furious flow will be bringing his summer anthems to crowds this August.
Adding to V Festival 2017’s international line-up will be stateside superstar, Jason Derulo. The multi-platinum pop sensation will be bringing his up-tempo chart toppers to the summer stage, as well as fresh new material including the recently released and highly anticipated ‘Swalla’.
Rudimental bring the party to the lineup with their dynamic drum and bass anthems including ‘Feel the Love’, ‘Not Giving In’, ‘Waiting All Night’ and Ed Sheeran collaborations; ‘Bloodstream’ and ‘Lay It All On Me’. The hugely popular Hackney based band and BRIT Award winners will be the talk of the weekend with many guessing who will join them on stage for what is set to be an incredible day of music.
Sean Paul is hitting the stage to bring the crowd his banging Jamaican dancehall beats. The star, who has worked with everyone from Beyoncé through to Little Mix, has four MOBOs, four MTV awards and a seventh album on the way this year, which he’ll undoubtedly treat V Festival crowds to this August.
Also heading to the festival this summer is one of the most successful electronic dance DJ’s in the world, Pete Tong. The Ibiza legend will bring the sound of summer to both sites with his essential Ibiza Classics orchestra show – this set isn’t to be missed.
The line up for V Festival 2017 includes some of the hottest talent in music right now with V Festival veteran and Grammy award winning British songstress Jess Glynne, blasting the summer anthems to ensure there’s nowhere else you would ‘Rather Be’.
Clean Bandit will also be taking to the stage. The Cambridge-born lineup are fresh out the studio and hot off the heels of chart domination with their recent release and collaboration with Anne-Marie, ‘Rockabye’, famed for snapping up the coveted UK Christmas 2016 number one spot.
Another band famed for their incredible collaborations is Drum ‘n’ Bass duo, Sigma Live. Fresh off their world tour, the duo are ready to set the V Festival stage alight this summer with their plethora of uplifting dance hits such as ‘Nobody To Love’, ‘Changing’ and ‘Find Me’. Also joining the line up is electronic dance music group, Gorgon City. After blazing onto the scene in 2014, the UK EDM duo has enthralled crowds with floor-filling hits such as ‘Ready For Your Love’ and ‘All Four Walls'.