5 Acts You Can’t Miss at V Festival


This weekend, V Festival returns to the UK at Hylands Park and Weston Park with a stacked lineup featuring some of the biggest names in music including Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Sia, and more. This unique festival began in 1996 with the goal of having artists simultaneously performing at two outdoor festival sites over the weekend, so that fans in both the northern and southern regions can get the V Festival experience. Keep reading to find out who we’re going to see…

 

ANNIE MAC  

Annie Mac is a DJ and host of the electronic dance music show Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1. In addition to being an on air personality, she’s released a series of compilation albums called Annie Mac Presents and has curated stages at various festivals. This weekend she will be co-hosting and performing at the BBC Radio 1 Summer of Dance stage. She is credited for discovering acts such as Disclosure and Jamie XX so her DJ sets are sure to be full of amazing music this weekend.

When / Where:  Weston Park / Hylands Park – Friday, August 19 – Radio 1 Summer of Dance Stage

 


EXAMPLE  

Many of you may remember Example from his past hits “Changed the Way you Kissed Me” and “We’ll Be Coming Back” and earlier this month this British singer / rapper dropped a new single called “Later” that marks a return to his classic sound. Example is a highly energetic performer and always involves the audience so make sure to catch his set this weekend.

When / Where:  Weston Park – Saturday, August 20 / Hylands Park – Sunday, August 21 – Virgin Media Stage

 


MIKE POSNER  

Mike Posner is a singer, songwriter, and rapper from Detroit whose single “Cooler Than Me” hit the Billboard charts in 2010. He made a comeback earlier this year when his song “I Took a Pill in Ibiza” was remixed and became DJ favorite around the world. Posner has also written songs for Justin Bieber, Maroon 5, and Pharrell among others, making him a definite must-see this weekend.

When / Where:  Hylands Park – Saturday, August 20 / Weston Park – Sunday, August 21 – Virgin Media Stage

 


KATY B  

Katy B is an English singer who released her debut album in 2011 earning her two top 5 hits in the UK and a nomination for the prestigious Mercury Prize. She released her third studio album in April of this year featuring guest appearances by Major Lazer, Four Tet, and Jamie Jones. If you don’t catch her at V Festival this weekend, she will be on tour in the UK until October.

When / Where:  Weston Park – Saturday, August 20 / Hylands Park – Sunday, August 21 – MTV Stage

 


JESS GLYNNE  

Jess Glynne is an English singer / songwriter who has been featured on tracks such as Route 94’s “My Love” and Clean Bandit’s “Rather Be.” Her debut single “Right Here” was produced by Gorgon City and her debut album I Cry When I Laugh debuted at number one on the UK Albums chart. She is an incredible vocalist and live performer so her set is a definitely must see this weekend.

When / Where:  Hylands Park – Saturday, August 20 / Weston Park – Sunday, August 21 – Virgin Media Stage