Get your happy pills out, Morrissey, Radiohead and Keane have all been
announced as headliners for this year’s V Festival – phew, now that’s heavy
going. The Magic Numbers are going to have their hands full cheering
Still, it’s a stellar line up for the two site festival, which takes place
from 19-20 August in Hylands Park in Essex and Weston Park in Staffordshire.
Paul Weller, Starsailor, The Charlatans, Groove Armada, Bloc Party,
Faithless, Kasabian, Editors, Fatboy Slim, The Go! Team and The Ordinary
Boys will also appear. Oh yes, and the Sugababes. Hurrah, happy music.
Announcing this year’s line up, V Festival director Bob Angus told CMU:
“We’re very proud to be presenting Radiohead, one of the most important
bands in live music today, as headliners for this year’s V. To secure
Morrissey, a man that has influenced so many great artists, as the other
main stage headliner ensures yet another excellent V line up. It’s acts like
these that give our festival its unique eclectic feel and keeps our audience
coming back for more, we are expecting tickets will fly out!”
Tickets go on sale on 3 Mar, though those lucky old Virgin Mobile customers
can buy them right now – yes, right now. So, all you anti-corporate
anti-capitalist Morrissey and Radiohead fans better go and buy yourself a
Virgin Mobile, hadn’t you?