James Arthur demands vegetarian Percy Pigs and steamed broccoli at V Festival

JAMES Arthur’s V Festival rider was very un-rock and roll, with the star demanding vegetarian Percy Pigs and steamed broccoli.

The Sun Online got an exclusive look at the former X Factor star’s list of demands and there were even more surprises on the list. 

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James Arthur’s V Festival rider has been revealed

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He was performing at the Chelmsford site

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The singer went for non-starry items like “Percy Pigs” and “broccoli”

James also asked for a fruit platter with a side order of Nutella, which he chose to wash down with cases of pale ale.

More starry options included Egyptian cotton towels, which had to be egg shell in colour and a Playstation.

A star’s “rider” refers to the little extras an artist receives from the promoter at a gig, usually in their dressing room.

Typical riders include things like food and beverages, but they can go beyond this and include things like the number of dressing rooms a star requires, what kind of furniture they would like in the rooms, and more.

Some of the most extreme riders come from global superstars.

Some of the items James required at V Festival

Mariah Carey is the most famous, with her notorious extravagant rider including “20 white kittens and 100 doves”.

Then there was heavy metal band Korn, who once required: “Access to a ‘Rock Friendly’ lawyer, medical doctor, dentist, masseuse and/or chiropractor”

Rock band Van Halen wanted all “brown M&Ms” to be removed from the bowl of sweets.

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Mariah Carey’s extravagant riders are well know backstage

Cher required an entire “wig room”.

Rockers Motley Crue wanted: “Alcoholics Anonymous meeting locations, a jar of creamy peanut butter, a 12-foot-long boa constrictor, and a jar of Grey Poupon mustard.”


Cher once required a “wig room”

While singer Gnarls Barkley once required: “One pack of Magnum condoms.”

But this was not the case for James, who opted for low-key stuff like sliced lemon and hot water.

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