Radiohead, Morrissey headline V Festival

Radiohead, Morrissey and Faithless will top the bill at this summer's V Festival at Hylands Park, Chelmsford.

Radiohead, Morrissey and Faithless will top the bill at this summer's V Festival at Hylands Park, Chelmsford.

The festival, which also operates a site at Weston Park, Staffordshire, is now in its 11th year.

Political rockers Radiohead will headline the main stage at Hylands Park on Saturday August 19; while former Smiths man Morrissey shares top billing on the Sunday with dance band Faithless.

Over 60 more acts are yet to be announced, but the list released by organisers today also includes:


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Festival director Bob Angus said: “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.”

t Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 3, at 9am. Weekend tickets will cost £120 with camping, or £100 for without camping. Camper van passes will be £40. Day tickets will cost £58.50. Booking fees are likely to apply for all tickets.

Virgin Mobile customers can order tickets before Friday - call 0870 143 2203 or visit www.virgin.com/mobile for further details.

t Festival website: www.vfestival.com

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