V Festival 2013 line-up additions

PUBLISHED: 22:32 07 August 2013 | UPDATED: 22:21 08 August 2013

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MORE acts have been added to the V Festival 2013 line-up ahead of this month’s two-day music extravaganza.

Organisers of the twin-site festival taking place over the weekend of August 17-18 have confirmed John Newman, V favourite Seasick Steve, Luther star Idris Elba, Naughty Boy and Lawson will all join this year’s stellar bill.

With less than a fortnight to go until crowds of music fans descend upon the gates of Hylands Park, Chelmsford, and Weston Park, Staffordshire, Seasick Steve returns for a second time to perform his brand of blues/rock.

Brit singer John Newman, who shot straight to the top of the charts with hit single Love Me Again, is ready to bring some soulful vibes to crowds at both sites.

He’s joined by man of the moment Idris Elba, who is taking time out from leading roles in the forthcoming blockbuster Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom and BBC detective series Luther’ to perform at this year’s festival.

The Golden Globe-winning actor and critically-acclaimed musician will make a debut festival appearance, bringing some hip-hop, dance grooves to crowds.

Fresh from a string of highly-anticipated summer appearances, Naughty Boy will be making his way to V Festival.

Popsters Lawson have also been announced, performing hits including their recent top 10 smash Brokenhearted.

V Festival 2013, sponsored by Virgin Media, is headlined by Beyonce and Kings of Leon.

Other acts across the weekend include Stereophonics, The Script, Emeli Sandé, Calvin Harris, Jessie J, Two Door Cinema Club, The Vaccines, Basement Jaxx, Olly Murs, Paloma Faith, Jesse Ware, James, Rita Ora, The Courteeners, FUN., Labrinth, Ellie Goulding, Rudimental, James Arthur, Little Mix and Laura Mvula.

A limited number of tickets are on sale now. Fans should visit www.vfestival.com for official outlets details.


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