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Ronson joins the V Festival bill


Mark Ronson will be performing at the 20th V Festival

Mark Ronson will be performing at the 20th V Festival

Mark Ronson will be performing at the 20th V Festival

Mark Ronson is the latest act to be added to the already star-studded V Festival 2015 line-up.

Ronson joins Example, Scouting for Girls, Aston Merrygold and Tove Lo to celebrate the 20th anniversary of V Festival.

Roy Stride, lead singer of Scouting for Girls,said: "We've always loved V. It's always been the best crowd of the summer for us. It's one of those festivals where people go to just have a real party."

After a break of a few years, Stride confirmed the band are working on a new album.

Recalling some of their wilder moments at the festival, he said they included not being allowed back on stage and swapping their clothes for beer for charity.

He said: " I've had a few good moments. I remember once, I lost my pass and I jumped off the stage into the crowd. It was the last song and I couldn't just climb back on the stage because it was too high.

"I ran around the side of the stage to go back and the guy on the steps, because I didn't have a pass, wouldn't let me back on to the stage.

"Another time we bumped into some people running some sort of charity and we ended up swapping a lot of our clothing and signing it in exchange for a case of beer. I think we got back to the tour bus in just our boxer shorts and they auctioned off our clothes for charity."

Other names on the bill so far include Calvin Harris, Sam Smith, George Ezra and Ellie Goulding.

Music aside, there is an impressive list of comedy headliners including Russell Kane, Frankie Boyle, Shappi Khorsandi and Nick Helm, who will perform in the Glee Club Comedy Tent.

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