John Newman, Idris Elba, Lawson join Virgin Media's V Festival lineup

Published Friday, Jul 26 2013, 12:08 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
John Newman, gorgeous Luther star Idris Elba and Lawson have been added to the jam-packed lineup for Virgin Media's V Festival this year.

It all kicks off in just three weeks at Weston Park, Staffordshire and Hylands Park, Chelmsford. Fingers crossed the sweltering heatwave returns just in time!

For the multi-talented Idris, his DJ set will mark his debut festival appearance. We imagine there will be plenty of female admirers jostling for a front spot at the stage.

Lovebox Festival, Day 2, Victoria Park, London, Britain - 20 Jul 2013
John Newman
20 Jul 2013

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John Newman

Idris Elba at Pacific Rim premiere in Los Angeles, 2013

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Idris Elba

Beyoncé and Kings of Leon have already been announced as the main headliners for the two-day festival, with other acts including The Script, Rita Ora, The Saturdays, Olly Murs, Jessie J and James Arthur also on the bill.

Other newly-announced additions include Naughty Boy and Seasick Steve.

Beyonce performs live in concert at the LG Arena in Birmingham, 26 April 2013


Beyonce is headlining Virgin Media's V Festival 2013

Hands up who's excited?!

It's not just ticket holders counting down the days until V Festival opens its doors: the artists are too!

The Saturdays' Rochelle Humes recently tweeted her excitement at returning to a festival stage with band mates Mollie King, Vanessa White, Frankie Sandford and Una Healy.

The star, who has just returned from maternity leave following the birth of daughter Alaia-Mai, said: "I'm so excited that we are performing @ v fest.... @TheSaturdays main stage babyyy. ..woop woop..roll on August."

The Saturdays backstage at British Summer Time Hyde Park - 7 July 2013


The Saturdays are also among the big names on the lineup

Interestingly, Reveal spoke with Rochelle's hubby Marvin Humes in last year's Louder Lounge, which he attended just after their wedding.

He told us: "Married life is amazing - wonderful and perfect. I'm still on cloud nine to be honest!"

A year later and Rochelle and JLS' Marvin are more loved-up than ever with a newborn baby daughter. How much that can happen in one year!

A limited amount of tickets are still available. Details and full lineup for Virgin Media's V Festival, taking place 17 and 18 August in Staffordshire and Chelmsford, are available here.

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