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


JAMES Arthur proves that he just like the rest of us, and would rather chomp on pizza and drink beer, then eat caviar and quaff champagne.

The Sun got hold of the singer’s V Festival rider, which shows he is down-to-earth with his requirements, opting for things like Dominos and pale ale.

 James Arthur's V Festival rider has been revealed

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James Arthur’s V Festival rider has been revealed
 He was performing at the Chelmsford site

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He was performing at the Chelmsford site
 The singer went for non-starry items like "Percy Pigs" and "broccoli"

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

Some of the more random things on James’ list included “steamed broccoli” and “Vegetarian Percy Pigs”.

He also required a “Nutella and fruit platter”.

More starry options included Egyptian cotton towels, which had to be egg shell 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
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.

 Mariah Carey's extravagant riders are well know backstage

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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"

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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.

Meanwhile, James revealed the reason behind his recent weight loss.

He told The Mirror: “I’ve been vegetarian for a little while. But then I watched the Netflix documentary What The Health and now I’m vegan.

 James credits his recent weight loss down to being a vegetarian

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James credits his recent weight loss down to being a vegetarian

“I’m a singer and dairy stuff isn’t good for you. I’ve also got a Fitbit health tracker. I was carrying loads of weight and it was terrible being fat.”

“He also said he is feeling more confident now, following his time out of the limelight:“I don’t take myself seriously any more and I feel great.”

James Arthur’s V Festival Rider

  • Three bottles of Ribena
  • Order of Dominos Pizza worth £157.64 – including four cheese pizzas
  • Two crates of pale ale beer
  • Nutella and fruit platter
  • Vegetarian Percy pigs
  • Dyson fan
  • Four Egyptian cotton towels in egg shell colour
  • Steamed broccoli
  • Sliced lemon wedges
  • Hot water at all times
  • UFC PlayStation game
  • TV and gaming chairs
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