A Great Dunmow man will be performing at V Festival.

James Ford, 28, who was born in Liverpool, only started singing when he was 18 but has already performed at music events such as at the 3Foot Festival, Fling Fest in Hylands Park and he has also supported Heather Small, Nik Kershaw and Chesney Hawkes at the 8dayweekend festival.

He will be headlining the stage at V Fest this weekend on the Friday and also performing on the Sunday, both times in collaboration with DJ Cummiz with a club house set.

James, who is also currently auditioning for a well known TV show, said: “This is the largest music festival I have performed at.

“I am absolutely buzzing and excited to play to such a massive crowd.”