This V Festival article was written by Suzanne Oswald, a GIGsoup contributor. Edited by Ben Kendall.

V Festival have released the first batch of acts that will be playing the festival later this year.

Justin Bieber and Rihanna, both of whom will be embarking on their own UK tours this year, will headline the festival, which takes place across Hylands Park in Chelmsford and Weston Park in Staffordshire. They will be joined by the likes of Little Mix, Sia, Bastille, David Guetta and Jess Glynne in a very pop-influenced lineup.

It will be V’s 21st birthday this year with the festival taking place across the 20th and 21st of August. Tickets will be available on Friday 26 February from 9.30am.

The lineup announced so far is as follows:

Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Sia, David Guetta, Faithless, Kaiser Chiefs, Bastille, Little Mix, Jess Glynne, Jake Bugg, Years & Years, Rita Ora, Halsey, Tinie Tempah, Example, Craig David’s TS5, Katy B, Travis, DJ EZ, Sigma (DJ set), James Morrison, John Newman, Troye Sivan, All Saints, Fleur East, Big Sean, Soul II Soul, Flight Facilities, Foxes, Lethal Bizzle, DNCE.

Justin Bieber and Rihanna to headline V Festival 2016

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