CHANNEL 5 AND MTV UK STRIKE EXCLUSIVE BROADCAST PARTNERSHIP WITH V FESTIVAL
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CHANNEL 5 AND MTV UK STRIKE EXCLUSIVE BROADCAST PARTNERSHIP WITH V FESTIVAL

June 7, 2016
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Channel 5 and MTV UK have struck a deal to become the official broadcast partners of V Festival, sponsored by Virgin Media. The Viacom International Media Networks brands will work together to cross promote content of the annual, open-air, live music festival staged simultaneously across two parks during the penultimate weekend of August.

LIVE ARTIST PERFORMANCES TO BE SCREENED ACROSS BOTH CHANNELS



George Ezra

For the first time, Channel 5 will be broadcasting live packages of many performance acts across the festival weekend, providing a free-to-air platform for one of the UK’s biggest music events.


As broadcast partner for the third year running, MTV UK will air live highlights from the MTV stage and main stage at V festival simultaneously on its core entertainment channel, MTV, and flagship UK music TV channels, MTV MUSIC and MTV LIVE HD. Further extended coverage from the festival will air across MTV’s full portfolio of music channels in September.



MTV’s news and digital production teams will be present at V Festival to feed through live updates and bulletins throughout the weekend via its online platforms including MTV News, mtv.co.uk and its MTV branded accounts on social media platforms including, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.


MTV Senior Commissioning Editor, Jeremy Davies commented: “We’re thrilled to be partnering with V Festival, a major highlight in the live music calendar. The festival always attracts global talent with huge appeal, providing a fantastic experience for live music fans both at the festival and watching on screen.”

V Festival organiser, Paul Glossop commented : “We’re proud to be partnering with Viacom for a third year running to air highlights of V Festival LIVE on the world’s premier music channel, MTV, and in a V Festival first, LIVE on Channel 5. Both MTV and CH5 present an unrivalled festival broadcast opportunity which, coupled with our incredible 21st Birthday line up that’s filled with Global chart royalty, is set to deliver an engaging sofa side experience packed with lively, colourful and creative performances.”


This year’s V Festival will take place in Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Staffordshire on 20 and 21 August. As one of the biggest dates in the festival calendar – attracting more than 340,000 festival-goers across two days – V Festival will this year be celebrating its 21st year with another impressive line-up of over 100 artists.


V Festival 2014 Hylands Park, Chelmsford, Essex, UK


For more event information, visit www.mtv.co.uk and www.vfestival.com


For those who want the ultimate V Festival 2016 experience the V Style luxury campsite offers customers the most decadent experience. V Style offers a boutique village of gorgeous Bell Tents, Yurts and Suites where you can glam up and wind down. V Style has got chilling out down to an art form: from recharging in your cosy, quiet digs, primping in the V Styled salon, to freshening up with a hot shower. It is also the perfect party base, too, with an exclusive café and late-night bar, and access to the VIP area.


For more information on V Style please visit http://www.vfestival.com/v-style/
Following discussions with the respective landowners regarding additional access, V Festival have now released a limited number of additional day tickets for both Staffordshire and Chelmsford. Tickets are on sale now with fans are advised to visit www.vfestival.com for the official outlets. V Festival organisers stress to fans that purchasing tickets from unofficial outlets could lead to disappointment.


The full music line-up includes:

Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Sia, David Guetta, Faithless, Kaiser Chiefs, Years & Years, Jake Bugg, Tom Odell, Bastille, Rita Ora, Tinie Tempah, Jess Glynne, Little Mix, Craig David’s TS5, Katy B, Halsey, Example, Troye Sivan, Lukas Graham, DJ EZ, James Morrison, Travis, John Newman, Foxes, MNEK, DNCE, Sigma DJ set, All Saints, Walking On Cars, Fleur East, Soul II Soul, Big Sean, Sigala, Flight Facilities, Lethal Bizzle, Eric Prydz, Annie Mac, Danny Howard, Gorgon City, Wilkinson DJ set, Monki, MistaJam, Mike Posner, Zara Larsson, Laura Mvula, Corinne Bailey Rae, Rick Astley, Tchami, Blonde, Philip George, Low Steppa, Icarus, KuruptFM, My Nu Leng, Tom Zanetti & K.O Kane, Alx Veliz, Zak Abel, Anne-Marie, Gavin James, WSTRN, Lightning Seeds, JoJo, Angel, Bibi Bourelly, Jonas Blue, Jodie Abacus, The Sugarhill Gang, MK, KStewart, Ady Suleiman, Moxie Raia, Bebe Rexha and The Main Level

with more acts still to be announced.



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