Stormzy traded some social media banter with fellow V Festival performer Ellie Goulding ahead of their sets at the event.

The Mercury Prize-nominated grime artist tweeted his excitement over finally being able to perform at the British festival, with his first stop at Staffordshire’s Weston Park on Saturday.

He wrote “V FESTIVAL WHAT THE F*** ARE WE SAYING” before adding in a follow-up tweet that he had “been waiting for this one”.

Ellie GouldingEllie Goulding (Ian West/PA)

Stormzy then poked fun at his own giddiness with Brit Award-winning singer Goulding, who he said was acting “ever so calmly”.

He wrote: “Ellie Goulding just stepped off the private jet ever so calmly with like 100 people and we here running around the runway like kids gassed.”

Goulding, who had flown to the UK from Krakow, Poland, where she had performed on Friday, responded to his initial V Festival tweet by sharing just a crying laughing emoji and a love heart symbol.

Stormzy wrote back to her, using the crying laughing emoji: “You’re such a g see you soon.”

The Shut Up rapper first performed at V Festival last year, while Burn singer Goulding has made four appearances over the years.

Stormzy and Goulding will take to the stage at the festival on Sunday in Chelmsford at Hylands Park.

The headline act for Saturday night at Weston Park is rapper Jay Z, while singer Pink performs at Hylands Park.