MUSIC legends from both sides of the pond are set to rock this year’s V Festival.
Festival-goers are set to flock in their thousands to Weston Park, in Stafford, as favourites The Killers and Mancunian rockers The Stone Roses are set to headline.
The major event, sponsored by Virgin Media, is back for its 17th year on August 18 and 19 and promises to once again be one to remember.
Other acts, old and new, set to take to the stage include Snow Patrol, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Tinie Tempah, two-time Brit Award winner Ed Sheeran, Example, Tom Jones, Keane, Madness, James Morrison, Nero, Emeli SandÈ, Friendly Fires, Happy Mondays, Professor Green, Olly Murs, plus many more to be announced across four stages at the two festival sites.
Following last year’s ‘American Revolution’ with performances from Eminem and Rihanna, feisty US rapper Nicki Minaj will be gracing the fields, and after his show stopping set in 2011 David Guetta will be joining her.
The list goes on with sets from Noah & The Whale, Ben Howard, Rizzle Kicks, Frank Turner, Labrinth, Maverick Sabre, The Enemy, Miles Kane, Dappy, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Pixie Lott, Lissie, Shed Seven, The Ting Tings, The Human League, The Proclaimers, The Stranglers, Reverend and the Makers, Inspiral Carpets, The Rifles and DJ Fresh.
Returning Essex boy Olly Murs said: “Coming back to play at V Festival for a second year is fantastic.
“I’ve been going to the festival as a punter for years, so performing there is always going to be special - especially on that main stage. I’m bringing my full 10 piece band with me this year, it’s going to be immense - I can’t wait.”
The hugely successful Glee Club Comedy Tent also makes its return as the festival’s fifth stage this year, with side-splitting performers including Doc Brown, Justin Moorehouse, Kevin McCarthy, Natan Caton, Gary Delany, John Fothergill and many more to be announced in the lead up to the festival.
Festival director Simon Moran said: “We’re really delighted with the line-up this year. We have a great mix of artists topping a bill that will see the welcome return to live performance of Manchester’s finest export, along with some of the biggest acts in the music industry today including The Killers, Tinie Tempah, Ed Sheeran and the legendary Noel Gallagher and his High Flying Birds.
“The mix of established and exciting breakthrough acts promises to give festival goers a cracking weekend.”
The glamorous V Style camping will see a return this year.
Tickets are on sale now with fans advised to visit www.vfestival.com, where all official outlets are detailed. V organisers again stress to fans that purchasing tickets from unofficial outlets could lead to disappointment.