Comedians line-up for V Festival at Weston Park

By Andy Richardson | Entertainment | Published: | Last Updated:

A plethora of leading comic stars, including Lee Nelson, Seann Walsh, Joel Dommett, Dave Hill and Jen Brister, will line up at this year’s V Festival.

They will give fans a break from the sounds of P!nk, Jay Z, Craig David, Ellie Goulding, Stormzy and Jess Glynne.

After winning the Best Newcomer award in 2008, Joel Dommett’s career has gone from strength-to-strength. His recent stint on I’m A Celeb ensured a laugh a minute for his fellow campmates.

He says: “I’m super excited to be doing comedy at V festival. My favourite word starts with V. Vestibule. I’m beyond excited to see Stormzy. My mum recently called him ‘Grimezy’ and I laughed for 20 minutes. I hope to meet him and relay this story.”

Simon Brodkin, or better known as his controversial alter-ego, Lee Nelson is no stranger to the comedy circuit. He’s produced and written his very own BBC Three series Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show, but is perhaps most known for his outlandish stunts and raucous behaviour, such as his famous cameo on stage with Kanye West - who knows what Nelson will bring to the Glee Comedy Tent and the Virgin V Festival stage this summer.

Also joining the comedy line up is Brighton-born, multi award-winning comedian Seann Walsh. Reviewed by The Guardian as ‘unquestionably the best observational comic of his generation’, Seann won’t disappoint.

He says: “Having reached my 30s, I thought it best to avoid festivals where I could. But my agent assures me V Fest is a chilled festival with a range of falafel stands, yurts and even has a yoga tent – the sort of festival, he said, where people even bring their kids. It is on that basis I have agreed to do it. See you there. Namaste.”

Next up will be South-Londoner Jen Brister, famous for her politically-angled humour. Appearing regularly on Live At The Apollo, Nevermind The Buzzcocks and 8 Out Of 10 Cats, funny guy Joe Lycett will also be performing at Virgin V Festival, and delighting crowds with his quick wit.

He says: “I am very much looking forward to performing at V Festival which I’ve heard can be raucous and rambunctious, so my plan is to perform a short comedy set followed by getting violently drunk on ice cold beers with the lads before downing some shots with the lads and then being removed from the site by armed police with the lads lads lads. Lads.”

Irish comedy and hip-hop duo, The Rubberbandits, will shock the audience with their unusual attire and unique stagecraft. And making his way across the pond is stateside star, Dave Hill. Named as one of 10 comics to watch by Variety!,

V Festival will also feature BBC New Comedy Award nominee, Laura Lexx.

Andy Richardson

By Andy Richardson
Feature Writer - @andyrichardson1

Feature writer and food critic Andy Richardson interviews celebrities, writes columns and hangs out with chefs for stories that appear across all group titles.


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