Calvin Harris 'no longer a frontman'

Calvin Harris

Calvin Harris

Calvin Harris insists he is no longer a frontman, and prefers producing and DJ-ing on his tracks to singing iconic tunes.

Calvin Harris insists he is no longer a frontman.

The 'Ready For The Weekend' hitmaker - who has replaced Duran Duran as a headline act at the 2011 Virgin Media V Festival - admits he prefers producing and DJ-ing on his tracks to singing.

He told BBC Radio 1: "It's been too much. I'm a producer, I make the songs, I can't stress that enough. I'm the guy that writes them, makes them and mixes them.

"No-one really does that but that's what I'm good at it."

Despite not being keen on being a frontman, the 27-year-old star will always love performing live.

Speaking about replacing 80s hitmakers Duran Duran, Calvin said: "I can't wait to perform at V Festival - the crowds are always amazing in both Chelmsford and Stafford. It's going to be a lot of fun."

Elsewhere, the likes of Mistajam, DJ Fresh and Danny Byrd have been confirmed to play on the Strongbow Stage at the UK music event.

Mistajam said: "After some amazing experiences at Glastonbury, Isle of Wight and Parklife festivals, I'm really looking forward to making my V Festival debut this year at both Stafford and Chelmsford.

"Here's hoping the weather holds out and the crowd are ready to bounce!"

This year's Virgin Media V Festival takes place on August 20 and August 21 at Hylands Park, Essex, and Weston Park, Staffordshire.

Calvin Harris

The Dumfries producer and DJ has become of the biggest EDM artists in the world, behind huge hits and even bigger collaborations including 'I Need Your Love', 'Blame', 'Summer' and 'We Found Love' with Rihanna.


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