Seems a new VLC for Windows Phone update will be out tomorrow, as hinted in the official changelog. Here is what is new in the upcoming VLC update.
Changes between 1.6.0 and 1.6.1
Release: 21 August 2015
Windows Phone only
* Repeat mode (music player) now works on Windows Phone (was not implemented)
* Track, album and artist names in the Slideshow were not updated when a new track is playing
* Prevent crash on Windows RT (music player)
* Several UI fixes