V Festival announces new acts

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V Festival announces new acts

Mark Ronson, Example and Tove Love have been added to the 2015 V Festival line-up.

The newly announced acts, which also include DJ Wire, Maverick Sabre, Scouting for Girls and former JLS singer Aston Merrygold, will take to the stage during the 20th anniversary of the Chelmsford festival in August and have joined the star-studded bill alongside previously confirmed headliners Calvin Harris, Kasabian, Sam Smith, Stereophonics, George Ezra and Ellie Goulding.

Returning to event following his 2014 appearance, Example, 32, said: "I can't wait to return to V Festival, the crowds never disappoint. A lot of people will be used to my shows with the live band behind me, but this time I'll be bringing DJ Wire as I want to put on a unique rave with a twist.

"I've been lucky enough to perform at festivals all over the world but there's always something special about V Festival - it feels like my home turf."

Rapper Maverick Sabre, 24, is also excited about the festival.

He said: "I'll be dropping some new tunes so really looking forward to getting out there and sharing them with my fans."

Former 'X Factor' star Aston Merrygold, 27, added: "I'm so excited to be performing at V Festival for the first time, it's going to be great fun! It has definitely been tough trying to contain myself, sitting on my hands waiting to get out there with new material, so I can't wait to finally share my music with everyone...bring it on!!!"

'Uptown Funk' hitmaker Ronson will also be performing a rare full band show at the Benicassim FIB Festival this summer, which will be one of just three full live gigs for the DJ this summer.

The V Festival 2015 takes place on the 22nd and 23rd August, at Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Staffordshire.