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Justin Bieber and Rihanna headline this summer’s V Festival at Hylands Park, Chelmsford

PUBLISHED: 18:52 22 February 2016 | UPDATED: 18:52 22 February 2016

Justin Bieber makes his V Festival debut this summer. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Justin Bieber makes his V Festival debut this summer. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire

V Festival turns 21 this year, and headliners Justin Bieber and Rihanna are helping it celebrate.

Rihanna returns to V Festival after a five-year gap this summer. Photo: Andrew Milligan /PA Wire Rihanna returns to V Festival after a five-year gap this summer. Photo: Andrew Milligan /PA Wire

It’s the first time the Sorry star has appeared at the festival. The Diamonds singer returns after a five-year gap for her only UK festival date of the summer.

Other acts include Sia and DJ David Guetta – both UK festival exclusives for V - Bastille, Little Mix, Jess Glynne, John Newman, Faithless, Kaiser Chiefs, BBC Sound of 2015 winners Years and Years, Jake Bugg, Craig David with his TS5 set, Rita Ora, Tinie Tempah, Example and Katy B.

Also appearing are Halsey, Troye Sivan, Travis, James Morrison, Joe Jonas’ DNCE, Foxes, Fleur East, All Saints, Soul II Soul, Lethal Bizzle, DJ EZ, Sigma perform a DJ set, Flight Facilities and Big Sean.

In another V Festival debut, BBC Radio 1 will host the new Summer of Dance stage on Friday night. It will featuring chart-topping dance anthems, the hottest artists and newest releases. Annie Mac will reveal more details, including the line-up, on her show between 7pm–10pm on March 4.

Organisers are also excited to announce The VIP Vamping Lounge. The new camping area, next to the main arena at Hylands Park, includes superior amenities, access to guest facilities and dedicated VIP car parking. There’s also the V Style luxury campsite offering a boutique village of tents, yurts and suites; salon, exclusive café and late-night bar plus access to the VIP area.

V Festival takes place at Hylands Park, Chelmsford, on August 20-21; the full day by day line-up will be announced at 10pm tomorrow, straight after The Brit Awards, on www.vfestival.com.

Tickets go on sale from 9.30am this Friday via www.vfestival.com, www.ticketmaster.co.uk, www.gigsandtours.com and www.seetickets.com

Theatre in the Forest returns to Jimmy’s Farm as Shakespeare meets the wild west (with a dash of Richard Curtis) in Red Rose Chain’s As You Like It.

Katherine Jenkins is one of the few artists who could look perfectly picturesque gliding towards the Waterfront Stage at Latitude Festival.

Festival goers to Latitude put their best fashion foot forward at the Suffolk festival.

The melodic guitar riffs blared out with a bouncing success as Two Door Cinema Club took to the Obelisk stage on Saturday afternoon.

Skies were looking grim over the main stage but the chilled, dance anthems of Milky Chance managed to just keep the weather at bay, and get everyone in the crowd dancing and jumping in time with the guitar beat.

American comic Reginald D Hunter was at his offensive best despite having to perform his set from a wheelchair after breaking a leg.

With his charming good looks and energy filled set, it’s hardly surprising the comedy tent was filled with enough young girls to rival a One Direction concert.

It’s hard to believe this wry and witty comedian started out as a corporate lawyer, although then again it’s not.

Lucy Rose, Skott and Joel Dommett were among the acts to strut their stuff on Saturday afternoon at Henham Park as Latitude Festival continued.

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