V Festival 2015 Acts Announced

3 March 2015, 08:13 | Updated: 3 March 2015, 08:48

Sam Smith, George Ezra, Ellie Goulding and Olly Murs have been announced to play at this summer's V Festival in Staffordshire.

This year's event takes place on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd August at Weston Park.

Paloma Faith and Sam Bay are also on the line-up and more acts are due to be announced in the coming weeks.

Around 180,000 people turned out to see Justin Timeberlake headline V last year.

Grammy and Brit Award winner Sam Smith is back for a second year after making his debut in 2014, while Olly Murs is making it a hat-trick of performances after playing in 2012 and 2013.

It is also going to be Paloma Faith's third time at Weston Park having been there for the past two years.

Fresh from her success in the Big Top 40 with Love Me Like You Do from the 50 Shades of Grey soundtrack, Ellie Goulding returns for her second appearance, while Budapest star George Ezra is also back for a second year.

Festival Director, Simon Moran comments: "We wanted to champion British talent at this year's festival and with the likes of Calvin and Kasabian leading the way we don't think it'll disappoint.

"The eclectic mix of established artists and rising stars, with a few more in the pipeline, means that once again there is something for everyone at V Festival.
"It's incredible to think what V has achieved in two decades. We've hosted some of the most iconic acts from around the world. Here's to another decade!"    

You can see the full line up at www.vfestival.com/.

Tickets go on sale on Friday, 6th March at 9am here.