Justin Bieber? In Essex? On the same bill as Rihanna? Sia? Halsey? Not only does this line-up contain some of the most well known names in music, but it's also one of the best for equal representation. Containing a lot more female artists than other major festivals, the V line-up is truly something to get excited about. As well as its gender representation, this line-up also spans across multiple genres and caterers for all age ranges. Troye Sivan and Years & Years are the family friendly electro heartthrobs and Lethal Bizzle is representing the often overlooked grime genre. Soul II Soul and Travis provide something for the parents, and Rita Ora and Little Mix appeal to the pop stars in all of us.
As far as first announcements go, V is already looking to be one of the most in-demand festivals of 2016. With tickets going on sale this Friday, it's sure to be a bloodbath. See the full line-up and get your tickets here.
Words: Poppy Marriott