Sam Smith arrived early on-site to make sure he caught Marina and The Diamonds’ afternoon set. After flying in from the States and suffering from jet lag since 4am, Sam appeared in the pit to watch the singer take the stage. Sam was taking photos of her on the big screen and later tweeted that the 29-year-old, who was wearing a tight smiley face bodysuit, was “so talented” and “looking hot”.
Mark Ronson was sporting a blue sail boat print shirt, and seen sharing some love with Jess Glynne, who was telling him how excited she was that he was on before her set – so he could ‘warm up the crowd for her!’
Jess who recently had vocal chords surgery, said they had been ‘hoovered’ but that her voice was now much better and that she now sounds like a “16 year old again”.
Meanwhile, Example was telling people how he can’t wait to watch Sam Smith’s performance this evening and admitted he was using sunscreen for the first time ever in the 31 degree heat at Hylands Park.
It seemed that all the artists this afternoon at V Festival North were trying to make the most attention-grabbing entrance. First up was Charlatans front man, Tim Burgess, who died his hair shocking pink for the occasion, using hair chalk. Next up was George Ezra, who arrived on-site carrying a bright pink flamingo suitcase and was waving it for all to see. However, they were all to be outshone by one man. Conor Maynard – who arrived on a hands-free segway, wearing pink trainers. (See image). Seems like all the artists were tickled pink!
Dougie from McFly was seen arriving early backstage today, ready to support girlfriend Ellie Goulding on her set this evening. It is believed he arrived before the singer, to make sure everything was ready for her before she arrived. Now that is dedicated boyfriend duty.
Comedian Russell Kane, admitted to festival nerves before he hit the Glee Comedy Tent today, admitting he wondered if he would be ‘funny at all’. He then had to take five out, to compose himself before doing a press interview, when Ella Eyre passed by in a tight leopard print bodysuit. He said,”Give me a moment, I just need my blood pressure to come down”.
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