Rihanna and Justin Bieber to Headline V Festival in the United Kingdom
Both Justin Bieber and Rihanna are scheduled to headline this year's V Festival in the United Kingdom. The popstars will hit the stage interchangeable during the two-day music extravaganza, taking place on Saturday (Aug. 20) and Sunday (Aug. 21) at Hylands Park in Essex and Weston Park in Staffordshire. They will be joined by a plethora of other artists to help celebrate the festival's 21st anniversary.
Fans were given the first taste of the 2016 V Festival after a teaser was released of the official lineup. The partial list of artists featured big names from various genres like Big Sean, David Guetta, Sia, Bastille, Rita Ora, Halsey, Joe Jonas' DNCE, Faithless, Kaiser Chiefs, Years & Years, Tinie Tempah, Craig David's TS5, Katy B, John Newman, All Saints, Fleur East, Soul II Soul, Lethal Bizzle and more.
The "Work" singer recently had to push back the start of her Anti World Tour and cancel a highly-anticipated Grammy Awards performance due to bronchitis. After celebrating her 28th birthday over the weekend, Rihanna seems to be feeling much better.
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So far, dates at Sunderland's Stadium of Light and Cardiff's Principality Stadium were effected by the change. The tour will now begin on March 12in Jacksonville, Florida, instead of on Feb. 26 in San Jose, California.
Bieber is also set to give fans an advance experience of his Purpose Tour with the forthcoming music event, before it kicks off in Seattle on March 9 and the European leg of the tour starting in Iceland on Sept. 8.
More acts are expected to be released shortly after the Brit Awards air on Wednesday (Feb. 24) at 10 p.m., while general tickets for the V Festival will open for sale on Friday (Feb. 26). Virgin Media customers can take advantage of the early bird pre-sale taking place at 9 a.m. on Tuesday (Feb. 23).