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THE V Festival will take place at Hylands Park, Chelmsford
and Weston Park, Staffordshire over 19 August to 21 August 2016. Are you going?
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As the countdown continues to V Festival 2016, sponsored by Virgin Media,
excitement is set to reach fever pitch amongst Sfans today, as details about the
scale of Justin Bieber’s exclusive headline performance are revealed. The set is
alleged to be the most challenging production the festival has ever seen in its
21 year history; 1 requirement will see 800 gallons of perfectly purified, 40
degree water soak the superstar, front of stage.
With nearly 2 weeks to go until the festival, Justin Bieber is this week
celebrating the news that he reached No.1 in the Spotify Global Streaming Charts
for his track with Major Lazer and singer MØ, knocking Drake off the top spot.
Also announced today are the hotly anticipated stage splits for the festivals UK
sites at Hylands Park in Chelmsford and at Weston Park in Staffordshire across
the 19 August to 21 August 2016.
As the festival marks its 21st Anniversary next month, organisers have gone the
extra mile this year, exclusively securing some of the biggest recording artists
on the planet. Tickets for both V Festival sites have been furiously snapped up
leaving only a very limited few tickets remaining for those lucky enough to bag
1. ► Virgin Media Stage
Performing exclusively at his only European festival this summer, Justin Bieber
will headline the Virgin Media Stage, on Saturday, 20 August 2016, in Chelmsford
and Sunday, 21 August 2016 in Staffordshire. Bieber’s most recent album Purpose
smashed UK chart records in 2016, so far, by simultaneously charting 3 singles
in the top 5 spots.
Also exclusively headlining the Virgin Media Stage will be international, Bajan
megastar Rihanna, who returns to V Festival this summer after a break of five
years, with what promises to be a supercharged performance, on Saturday, 20
August 2016, in Staffordshire and Sunday, 21 August 2016, closing the Chelmsford
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.
Sia, who is world famous for her own critically acclaimed material and was one
of the standout performances at this year’s Coachella Festival, will take to the
Virgin Media Stage in Chelmsford, on Saturday, 20 August and Staffordshire on
Sunday, 21 August 2016. Joining her on the same day of performances will be
British indie rock favourites Bastille, Grammy winner Jess Glynne, singer
songwriter James Morrison, Joe Jonas’ pop rock band DNCE, American singer
songwriter Halsey and recent chart topper Mike Posner.
Global DJ phenomenon David Guetta, one of the most successful artist DJ’s in UK
chart history, will be getting the crowds at Weston Park in Staffordshire
jumping, on Saturday, 20 August and again in Chelmsford, on Sunday, 21 August
2016. Sharing the Virgin Media Stage on the same day will be the world’s biggest
girl group Little Mix, BBC Sound of 2015 winners Years and Years, BRIT Award
winners Travis, recently reformed legendary girl group All Saints, festival
favourite Example and fast rising American singer songwriter Bebe Rexha.
► MTV Stage
Taking the top spot at this year’s MTV Stage, on Saturday, 20 August 2016, in
Chelmsford and Sunday, 21 August 2016, in Staffordshire,will be legendary group
Faithless who return to V Festival for their seventh time. Joining them will be
2 time BRIT winner Tinie Tempah, party starter JohnNewman, chart topper Troye
Sivan andcelebrated hit maker Rick Astley, (whose recent new album debuted in
the UK at No.1), Grammy winner Foxes, Grammy nominated Londoner MNEK, Swedish
singer songwriter Zara Larsson, Irish rock group Walking on Cars and Canadian
singer songwriter Alx Veliz.
BRIT award winners Kaiser Chiefs will also be bringing their many hits to the
MTV Stage, on Saturday, 20 August 2016, in Staffordshire and Sunday, 21 August
2016, in Chelmsford. The MTV stage continues with singer songwriter Jake Bugg,
BRIT award winner Tom Odell, Mercury Prize nominee Katy B, X Factor Star Fleur
East, Danish chart topping soul pop band Lukas Graham, ,British DJ and ‘Tropical
House’ record producer Sigala, US hip hop artist Big Sean, English rapper Lethal
Bizzle and soulful singer, young Londoner Zak Abel.
► Dance Arena
The Dance Arena will be jumping with performances from UK garage favourite Craig
David TS5, on Saturday, 20 August 2016, in Chelmsford and Sunday, 21 August
2016, in Staffordshire. V Festival goers will be able to dance non-stop to DJ
sets from Wilkinson and Sigma, Kurupt FM, MistaJam, My Nu Leng, Monki and Tom
Zanetti and KO Kane.
On Saturday, 20 August, in Staffordshire and Sunday, 21 August 2016 in
Chelmsford, the Dance Arena audiences will be able to witness pulsating
performances from the garage music extraordinaire DJ EZ and deep house favourite
MK. Joining them in the arena will be Tchami, Flight Facilities, Blonde, Philip
George, Low Steppa, Jonas Blue and Icarus.
► V Street Stage
Headlining V Festival’s V Street Stage on Saturday 20th in Chelmsford and Sunday
21st in Staffordshire will be legendary hip-hop act The Sugarhill Gang. Joining
them will be Rudimental vocalist turnedsolo star Anne Marie, Jojo, WSTRN, Angel,
Ady Suleiman, Raye, Moxie Raia, The Main Level, Raye and Jodie Abacus.
The V Street Stage, on Saturday, 20 August 2016, in Staffordshire and Sunday, 21
August 2016, in Chelmsford will welcome British Grammy award winners Soul II
Soul. They will be joined by outstanding British soul singers Laura Mvula and
Corinne Bailey Rae, Liverpudlian rock group The Lightning Seeds (who played the
very first V Festival in 1996), singer Gavin James, Def Jam artistBibi Bourelly,
Eliza and The Bear, K Stewart, Freak and Claudia Kane.
► Glee Comedy Tent
The V Festival Glee Comedy Tent will be roaring with laughter as an all star
line up of comedians entertain the crowds. The incomparable comedic talents of
Bobby Mair, Dane Baptiste, Tom Stade, Andy Robinson, Jen Brister, Nathan Caton,
Adam Hills, Ivo Graham, Sara Pascoe, Matt Richardson (appearing in Hylands Park,
on Saturday, 20 August 2016, only), Andrew Bird, Joe Bor, Allyson June Smith
(appearing in Weston Park, on Sunday, 21 August only) and MC Kevin McCarthy will be onstage
on Saturday, 20 August, in Chelmsford and Sunday, 21 August, in Staffordshire.
And laughter keeps coming the with Bill Bailey, Josh Widdicombe, Katherine Ryan,
Danny Slim Gray, Craig Murray, Jarred Christmas, Andrew Stanley, John
Fothergill, Michael Fabri, Alex Edelman, Tom Deacon, Funmbi Omotayo and MC Mark
Olver who will be performing, on Saturday, 20 August 2016, at Staffordshire and
Sunday, 21 August 2016, at Chelmsford.
► BBC Radio 1 Summer of Dance
And to kick off the party weekend, V Festival 2016 will present BBCRadio 1
Summer of Dance Stagem on Friday, 19 August 2016, featuring some of the hottest
dance acts on the planet split across the Chelmsford and Staffordshire sites.
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 Prydz,
MistaJam and MK in Chelmsford, with Gorgon City (Live), Wilkinson (Live), and
Monki in Staffordshire.
Tickets are on sale now with fans are advised to visit:- VFestival.Com.
V Festival organisers stress to fans that purchasing tickets from unofficial
outlets could lead to disappointment.
Join the Line Up At Fusion Festival 2016
BOTH the Fusion Festival and 107.6 Capital FM Liverpool have
recently announced a further 8 acts are set to join the huge line up of pop
royalty performing at:- Fusion Festival, Otterspool Promenade on the 3 September
and 4 September 2016.
Sigma, Blonde, Anne Marie and Imani join the Saturday line up and DJ Fresh,
Becky Hill, The Tide and Club Drive join Day 2, on the Sunday. They join Jason
Derulo who headlines Day One, along with Tinie Tempah, Labrinth, Craig David,
Sigala, Fleur East and Krept and Konan. Olly Murs will bring the two day event
to a close alongside Busted, The
Vamps, Nathan Sykes, Lawson, Ella Henderson and
Also for the 1st time ever at Fusion Festival, Kopparberg is set to bring a
taste of scandi cool with the arrival of the popular Kopparberg Urban Forest!
Two of Liverpool’s most popular breaking artists, Louis Berry and Mic Lowry will
be taking to the stage, underneath the magical canopy of the forest. Kopparberg
will be supporting the very best in creative and imaginative live music, by
hosting a series of pioneering artists and DJs on its iconic Urban Forest stage.
The stage will be placed in a scenic clearing, surrounded by the intriguing
beauty of the Swedish pine forest and the charm of Kopparberg Town. Carved into
the Kopparberg Urban Forest will be 2 woodland bars serving up all kinds of
refreshment from the independent Kopparberg brewery in Sweden. Alongside its
selection of delicious fruit ciders, Kopparberg will also be serving the brand
new Kopparberg Fruit Lager.
Tickets are on sale now via:-
TheFusionFestival.Co.UK and Fusion’s official ticketing partner
Fusion Festival has teamed up with Liverpool’s number one hit music station,
107.6 Capital FM, continuing its long term partnership with Global Radio to
bring music fans the most exciting festival line up of the summer on the banks
of the River Mersey.
This year Fusion is launching it’s very own app. Packed full of features, the
app gives access to
VIP backstage footage, competitions and other exclusive content that will allow
fans to embrace the buzz surrounding Fusion in the build up to the event.
To download the Fusion Second Screen app please visit:-
For more information about this fantastic event and to see the latest updates
Don't forget you can also follow the developments on Twitter @FusionFest and on
Did you know that:- Capital is the UK’s number o1 hit music
station, playing the biggest hits from the hottest hit music artists of the
moment, 24/7. Targeting a 15 to 34 audience, Capital is one of the UK’s largest
commercial radio brands, reaching eight million weekly listeners across the UK.
Capital is home to ra-dio presenters including:- Dave Berry, George Shelley, Lilah Parsons, Roman Kemp, Marvin Humes, Toby Tarrant, Ant Payne and The Bassman.
Capital is available on 95-108 FM, DAB digital radio, at capitalfm.com, on the
Capital app, on Sky channel 388 and Freesat channel 517. Source: RAJAR / Ipsos-MORI
/ RSMB, period ending 20 December 2015.
Liverpool Love's - Spreading a little
happiness for summer 2016
FEELING a little frazzled? Then restore your inner peace
at the ultimate feel good festival; Liverpool Loves 2016! This year, the
Liverpool Loves Festival Day on Saturday, 6 August 2016, has a real focus on
interesting ways to achieve better health and wellbeing, for all the family.
Inspired by the Healing Fields at Glastonbury, this jam packed programme will be
spreading positive vibes to put a smile on the face of festival goers at the
Pier Head, with a wide range of activities promising to put a skip in your step
down on the waterfront! Rave your way into the day with Morning Gloryville
who will offer inspirational, energising music and mesmerising visual
entertainment, as well as free massage, yoga, organic coffee, smoothies and more
from 8am to 12noon at the CultureBox Stage.
Morning Gloryville will present special DJ guests Jed Clark b2b Les Calvert from
Carry on Misbehavin' at Garlands as well as Marc Jones, from Erics to Evol; plus
Medication DJs. This year's theme is Punks for Peace so bring your family and
have fun wearing your most outrageous costumes! This event is not to be missed
and all the family are welcome. Book your tickets now at:-
Skiddle.Com. Then, enjoy some well deserved
R'n'R with an Earthchant Gong Bath and Gongalooza from 12.30pm to 1.30pm at the
CultureBox Stage. A gong bath is a deeply relaxing experience where you are
bathed in the healing and transformational vibrations of giant gongs. These are
played therapeutically and for meditation, an experience you don't want to miss!
Free those tense muscles with some Tai Chi in The Big Luv Tent. Tai chi is an
ancient Chinese tradition that, today, is practiced as a graceful form of
exercise. The Liverpool based Kam Lau School will be offering taster sessions to
ease you into the day from 12noon to 12.45pm. Knowsley social enterprise Big Luv
Sista will be at The Big Luv Tent from 2.15pm to 5.45pm; with immersive sessions
like The Big Love Brother Circle, The Love Sista Choir, The Big Love Art
Workshop and The Big Love Sista Circle being held throughout the day. Relax and
re-energise with Liverpool Yoga Centre on the Culturebox Terrace. Improve your
flexibility, posture and find your inner peace. Paint messages of love on
the Love Art UK Wall in the The Big Love Tent where you can also enjoy a range
of treatments and therapies from health and wellbeing practitioners. Indulge
yourself in a traditional Indian head massage, reiki, mini treatments, essential
oils and a variety of other holistic treatments. Discover the hilarious, age old
Indian tradition of laughing yoga. Jordan's Laughing Yoga is a brilliant session
that will really get your endorphins up like never before! Lastly, don't miss
the spectacular HeartBeat Drumming Finale at The Rider Stage when up to 200
people can join the session to drum down the sun at sunset; beginners welcome!
The Liverpool Loves Festival Day is the climax of the 3 day long, award winning
event, organised by Orb CIC; a Liverpool based social enterprise with a strong
proven track record in staging major City events and festivals. Dubbed 'The
People's Festival', the free event it set to become bigger and better after
scooping the prestigious accolade to be named as Small Tourism Event of the Year
at last month's Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards 2016. It attracted more
than 27,000 visitors across the weekend in 2015 to celebrate everything that is
fantastic about the City Region; with the spotlight falling on the four key
themes of Business, Culture, Food and Wellbeing. Festival Director
Josh Boyd from Orb CIC explained:- "As a social value led festival we
believe that it's really important to showcase all of the amazing options that
people have to improve their health and wellbeing in this city, through fun and
exciting activities. It's a mind, body and soul enriching line up with some
great organisations and practitioners; and all sessions during the afternoon are
free to take part in. Whether you're a seasoned yogi or complete beginner,
there's something that you can get involved in that should be a completely new
experience; and give your day out an extra festival feel!"
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