V Festival 2017

V Festival 2017

August 19, 2017 - August 20, 2017
August 19, 2017 - August 20, 2017
Chelmsford and Stafford
Chelmsford and Stafford


V Festival, often referred to simply as V Fest or VF is an annual music festival held in England during the third weekend in August. The event is held at two parks simultaneously which share the same bill; artists perform at one location on Saturday and then swap on Sunday. The sites are located at Hylands Park in Chelmsford and Weston Park in South Staffordshire.

The "V" represents the Virgin Group, with the event being sponsored by Virgin Media.

It was originally televised by Channel 4 from 1997 to 2013, predominantly on their sister channel 4 Music. It was then televised by MTV from 2014 to 2015, and the 2016 edition of the festival was televised by Channel 5.

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bornSeptember 8, 1979
Ellie Goulding
bornDecember 30, 1986
Resides inLondon
James Arthur
bornMarch 2, 1988

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Alecia Beth Moore (born September 8, 1979), known professionally as Pink (stylized as P!NK), is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress. She was signed to her first record label with original R&B girl group Choice in 1995. The label, LaFace Records, only saw potential in Pink, offering her a solo deal. Choice disbanded in 1998. Pink rose as an artist with her debut solo album, Can't Take Me Home (2000). It was certified double-platinum in the United States and spawned two Billboard Hot 100 top-ten hits: "There You Go" and "Most Girls". She gained further recognition with the Moulin Rouge! soundtrack "Lady Marmalade", which gave Pink her first Grammy Award as well as her first number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100. Pink took more artistic control and pursued a pop rock direction for her second album, Missundaztood (2001). It sold more than 12 million copies worldwide and yielded three US top-ten singles, "Get the Party Started", "Don't Let Me Get Me", and "Just Like a Pill".

Pink's third album, Try This (2003), generated considerably lower sales, but earned her the Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance. Pink revived her popularity with her fourth and fifth studio albums, I'm Not Dead (2006) and Funhouse (2008), with the latter containing her second US number-one hit, "So What". Pink concluded the first decade of her career with the compilation album Greatest Hits... So Far!! (2010), which featured "Fuckin' Perfect" and the chart-topping single "Raise Your Glass". Her sixth studio album, The Truth About Love (2012), debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and spawned the top-ten singles "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)", "Try", and "Just Give Me a Reason", with the latter becoming her fourth US number-one single. In 2014, Pink recorded a collaborative album, Rose Ave., with Canadian musician Dallas Green under a folk music duo named You+Me.

Recognized for her strong signature vocals and acrobatic performances,[1][2] Pink has sold over 47 million albums worldwide, including over 16 million albums in the United States. Her career accolades include three Grammy Awards, a Brit Award, a Daytime Emmy Award and seven MTV Video Music Awards (including the Video Vanguard Award). In 2009, Billboard named Pink the Pop Songs Artist of the Decade. Pink was also the second most-played female solo artist in the United Kingdom during the 2000s decade, behind Madonna. VH1 ranked her number 10 on their list of the 100 Greatest Women in Music, while Billboard awarded her the Woman of the Year award in 2013. At the 63rd annual BMI Pop Awards, she received the BMI President's Award for "her outstanding achievement in songwriting and global impact on pop culture and the entertainment industry."[3]


Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969),[3][4] known professionally as JAY-Z[5] (formerly stylized as Jay-Z and Jay Z),[6] is an American rapper and businessman. He is one of the best-selling musicians of all time, having sold more than 100 million records, while receiving 21 Grammy Awards for his music.[7][8][9] MTV ranked him the "Greatest MC of all time" in 2006.[10] Rolling Stone ranked three of his albums—Reasonable Doubt (1996), The Blueprint (2001), and The Black Album (2003)—among The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.[11][12][13] In 2017, Forbes estimated his net worth at $810 million, making him the second-richest hip hop artist in the U.S.[1]

Jay-Z owns the New York 40/40 Club sports bar, and is the co-creator of the clothing line Rocawear.[14] He is the former president of Def Jam Recordings, co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records, and the founder of the entertainment company Roc Nation. He also founded the sports agency Roc Nation Sports and is a certified NBA and MLB sports agent.[15] As an artist, he holds the record for most number one albums by a solo artist on the Billboard 200 with 13.[16][17] He has also had four number ones on the Billboard Hot 100, one ("Empire State of Mind") as lead artist. In 2009, he was ranked the tenth-most successful artist of the 2000s by Billboard as well as the fifth top solo male artist and fourth top rapper behind Eminem, Nelly, and 50 Cent.[18] He was also ranked the 88th-greatest artist of all time by Rolling Stone.[19]

Jay-Z married singer Beyoncé in 2008.[20] As a couple, they have a combined net worth of $1.16 billion.[21]

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Hylands Park
Hylands Park is a public park in the London Borough of Havering in northwest Hornchurch, near to Romford. It is owned and managed by Havering London Borough Council and has Green Flag Award status. There is also a ward of the London Borough of Havering called Hylands.


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Jay-Z Pays Tribute To Chester Bennington During V Festival Performance
  –  August 22, 2017
Jay-Z made sure to pay tribute to Chester Bennington during his performance at Virgin's V Festival. Back in 2004, Jay-Z collaborated with Lincoln Park on an EP named Collision Course, so it was only appropriate that he performed "Numb/Encore" in Bennington ...
Rihanna and Jay-Z are 'escorted away from V Festival site' due to security fears
  –  August 22, 2017
Rihanna and Jay-Z were reportedly escorted away from the V Festival site on Sunday night due to a security breach. Following an altercation that had taken place in a backstage bar, the superstars were rushed to safety and taken to a nearby helicopter to ...
Jay-Z paid a lovely tribute to Chester Bennington at V Festival last night
  –  August 21, 2017
The pair collaborated back in 2004 for Collision Course, a six-song EP released in 2004. It debuted at No. 1 and went double platinum, and “Numb/Encore” won Best Rap/Sung Collaboration at the 2006 Grammys. In the wake of Bennington’s death, Linkin ...
41 people arrested at V Festival 2017, Weston Park
  –  August 21, 2017
Police say a total 42 people were arrested at V Festival over the weekend. Thousands of music fans attended the two day event at Weston Park. Festival goers had been subject to “extra searches” as well as their cars and bags as they arrived at the ...
The Vamps' Brad Simpson Remembers His Very First Time at V Festival
  –  August 21, 2017
The Vamps and Ella Eyre hit the stage with fire at the 2017 V Festival over the weekend held at Hylands Park in Chelmsford, England. The two musical acts wowed the crowd with their sets, and Ella even came back for a second day at Cannock. Backstage at the ...
See Jay-Z Pay Tribute to Chester Bennington With 'Numb/Encore' at V Fest
  –  August 21, 2017
The V Festival set was also Jay-Z's first full performance of 2017 and came one day before the one-month anniversary of Bennington's July 20th death. In addition to the Bennington tribute, Jay-Z also debuted tracks from his new LP 4:44 live, including "The ...
JAY-Z Performs ‘4:44’ Songs At V Festival
  –  August 21, 2017
JAY-Z made his return to the stage as the headlining act at the V Festival in London over the weekend ... A post shared by Rap Radar (@rapradar) on Aug 20, 2017 at 8:13pm PDT A post shared by Rap Radar (@rapradar) on Aug 20, 2017 at 8:26pm PDT
Pink, James Arthur, Ellie Goulding & More Hit The Stage at V Festival 2017!
  –  August 21, 2017
Pink puts her hands up in the air as she hits the stage as the headliner at day three of the 2017 V Festival held at Weston Park on Sunday (August 20) in Stafford, England. “Thanks Vfest. Thanks England. Thanks festival peeps, thanks Germany, Hungary.
Jay-Z Pays Homage To Chester Bennington During Headlining Set At V Festival
  –  August 21, 2017
Jay-Z started his 2017 festival run this weekend at V Festival in the U.K. In addition to performing his brand new album 4:44 for the first time, Hov also took a moment at the end of his set to pay homage to the late great Chester Bennington of Linkin Park.
Jay-Z Pay Tribute to Chester Bennington at V Festival
  –  August 21, 2017
Jay-Z live at V Festival 2017. Jay-Z and Linkin Park will, of course, be forever intertwined because of their collaborative 2004 Collision Course mash-up EP. Saturday night (Aug. 19), at his first show since Chester Bennington’s death last month ...
JAY-Z Performs ‘4:44’ Songs for the First Time Live at 2017 Virgin V Festival [WATCH]
  –  August 21, 2017
With a solo tour set to begin in October, JAY-Z made the return the stage over the weekend as a headlining act at the 2017 Virgin V Festival in London. During his set, Hov performed tracks from his latest album 4:44 for the first time, performing “Smile ...
V Festival 2017 Pictures
  –  August 21, 2017
Chat with us on Facebook Messenger. Learn what's trending across POPSUGAR. From Jay Z to Pink, V Festival Definitely Had a Little Something For Everyone V festival is known for having a diverse mix of acts, and this year there was definitely a little ...
Scouting For Girls announce new album at V festival
  –  August 21, 2017
2017 is the year of Scouting For Girls ... SFG made the announcement to excited fans this weekend during their main stage set at V Festival. To celebrate all things Scouting, Sony Music will release ‘Ten Add Ten: The Very Best Of’ on October 27th ...
Jay-Z Wows the Crowds at V Festival in UK
  –  August 21, 2017
STAFFORD, ENGLAND – AUGUST 19: EDITORIAL USE ONLY Jay-Z performs live on stage headlining during V Festival 2017 at Weston Park on August 19, 2017 in Stafford, England. (Photo by Shirlaine Forrest/WireImage) His appearance was also a worldwide exclusive ...
Jay Z drops into V Festival from his $18M helicopter and 30 men for security!
  –  August 21, 2017
Jay Z might have been heading to V Festival this weekend, but that doesn’t mean he’d be roughing it on the shuttle bus. The superstar rapper arrived in Chelmsford... by Joy Smith August 20, 2017 89 Views Jay Z might have been heading to V Festival this ...
Jay Z ends V Festival performance with Chester Bennington tribute
  –  August 20, 2017
The crowd at V Fest was in for a surprise when rapper Jay Z paid tribute ... Active Volume Stock: Whiting Petroleum Corp. (WLL) Whiting Petroleum Corp. on 6/29/2017 reported its EPS as $-0.47 with the analysts projecting the EPS of the stock as $-0.41.
Jay-Z Pays Tribute To Linkin Park's Chester Bennington At V Festival
  –  August 20, 2017
Jay-Z honors the late frontman. This weekend was a big one for Jay-Z fans in the U.K., as Saturday marked his only performance on British soil in 2017, taking the stage the Virgin's V Festival. He'll be launching into a North American tour in the fall ...
Pink's V Festvial performance ends in disaster as fire starts onstage
  –  August 20, 2017
A post shared by V Festival (@vfestival) on Aug 19, 2017 at 12:47pm PDT And it seems like the singer might have been taken aback by the incident, as one festival-goer said she seemed to forget the lyrics to her own songs. Speaking to The Sun, the fan said ...
Jay-Z Pays Tribute to Chester Bennington at 2017 V Festival
  –  August 20, 2017
Chester Bennington’s death last month is still raw for the people who knew and loved him. JAY-Z recently honored the late Linkin Park frontman during a show at the 2017 V Festival. In footage from the show, Hov stands on a dark stage in front of what ...
JAY-Z Returns to the Stage, Honors Chester Bennington at V Festival
  –  August 20, 2017
Nearly three years since the “On the Run Tour,” JAY-Z made a triumphant return to the stage during one of two headlining sets at this year’s V Festival in England on Saturday (Aug. 19), his only European show of 2017. Performing at Staffordshire’s ...
V Festival 2017: Set times announced for all acts
  –  August 15, 2017
V Festival have released the set times for each of their acts this year. They released the information via their official app that can be downloaded here. This year's festival includes the likes of Pink, Jay Z, Stormzy, Craig David, Madness, Jess Glynne ...
Here’s the weather forecast for V Festival 2017
  –  August 14, 2017
This weekend sees one of the biggest events of the summer kick off, with V Festival welcoming the likes of Jay Z, Pink, Ellie Goulding, Jason Derulo, The Wombats, James Arthur, Stormzy, Craig David, Dizzee Rascal and many more. Check out the full weather ...
V Festival 2017: Health advice issued to revellers
  –  August 14, 2017
Bosses from Public Health England in the West Midlands (PHEWM) have urged people to take precautions and enjoy the festival season ahead of the festival next weekend. Among the most important advice from PHE Health Protection specialists is for young ...
V festival 2017: Full line-up, performance schedule, map, weather forecast and how to get tickets
  –  August 14, 2017
Looking forward to V Festival this year? Us too. V Festival 2017 has confirmed some huge names over two locations, Chelmsford and Staffordshire, with Jay-Z and Pink both headlining. V festival has also built up a huge reputation for some of the biggest ...
V Festival 2017 Warm Up Playlist
  –  August 13, 2017
We're broadcast partners for a fourth year running at V Festival 2017! To get you hyped before you can watch our live highlights from 9pm on MTV on 19th/20th August, check out these massive tunes from the artists taking to the stage at V this year...
When is V Festival 2017? Dates, prices, full lineup, headliners, how to get tickets – and THAT Twitter leak
  –  August 10, 2017
V FESTIVAL 2017 is nearly upon us, with a host of superstars set to perform over the V Fest weekend. But what dates are the big names playing, are tickets still available and how much do they cost? Here's what we know... V Festival takes place on the ...
V Festival: Essex Police warn festival-goers to keep safe at the event
  –  August 9, 2017
It is only one week until V Festival 2017 kicks off, so get yourself ready by testing your knowledge of the songs from some of this year’s artists. The festival you have all been waiting for takes place next weekend. But before you get carried away with ...

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