Justin Bieber’s camp denies singer was miming at V Festival

Fans were 'gutted' at rumours that star was not singing live

A press representative for Justin Bieber has denied that the singer mimed during the first of his V Festival headline sets at the weekend (August 20).

Following Bieber’s controversial performance at the Essex leg of V Festival at Hylands Park on Saturday night (August 20), fans vented their frustration online with many accusing the star of miming.

One fan wrote on Twitter that she was “gutted” the pop star was allegedly not singing live, while others reacted badly to his apparent lip-syncing by booing during the performance.

However, other fans pointed out that Bieber cannot have mimed his entire set because some songs were given stripped down performances on which he played acoustic guitar.

Approached for a comment by NME, Bieber’s press representative claimed that there was “no miming” but would not offer an official statement from the singer.

Bieber also headlined day two of V Festival at Weston Park, Staffordshire on Sunday (August 21).

In the days leading up to his headline sets, the organisers of V Festival had been forced to deny rumours that Bieber would not be appearing at the Essex and Staffordshire events after all.

Rumours suggesting the pop singer might pull out of V Festival began spreading after some fans reacted badly to his decision to delete his Instagram account earlier this week.

“The story that Justin Bieber is pulling out of V Festival is completely untrue,” a festival representative told the Essex Chronicle on Friday (August 19).

“Disgruntled fans started a rumour on Twitter, but it is complete nonsense. It is really annoying that it has come to the surface so close to the festival. We can guarantee that he is coming and it is going to be brilliant,” the representative added.