The V Festival, also known as V Fest, will return to its two homes in both Hyland and Weston Park in the U.K. this August, and announced on Monday that P!nk and Jay Z will be the headliners for this year’s event.
The huge festival, which has reportedly welcomed nearly 270,000 fans to both locations in recent years, released the majority of its impressive lineup yesterday, which also includes Rudimental, Ellie Goulding, Craig David, Jess Glynne, George Ezra, Sean Paul, The Wombats and many more.
What makes the V Festival a unique experience is that the annual two-day event takes place on back-to-back days, but in two different locations. Saturday’s lineup will perform at Weston Park in South Staffordshire, while Sunday’s will take place at Hylands Park in Chelmsford. Last year’s lineup was lead by pop megastars Rihanna and Justin Bieber, which makes for an interesting lineup considering the two rarely perform within the festival circuit in the U.S.
It has been rumored that Jay Z may be releasing a new album in 2017, so more scheduled concert dates may be popping up as summer draws closer. He will have two new mouths to feed, after all. This news also comes just a week following his wife Beyoncé pulling out of her own festival headlining slot at Coachella, as she will be too far along in her pregnancy to perform at the major southern California music event this April. As for P!nk, the “Just Give Me One Reason” singer also just recently gave birth to a new son. There hasn't been much said about new music coming from her and she hasn’t released a solo album since 2012.
For more information and full lineup to this year’s V Festival, click here.