Kings of Leon, Muse and The Verve to headline V Festival

  • 4 March 2008

This article is from 2008.

Summer gigs

The final major festival of the summer season, V Festival, has announced most of its bill for this year, with Muse, The Verve and Kings of Leon among the big players appearing.

The festival, which takes place on two sites in Chelmsford and Staffordshire over 16 and 17 August, is regarded by festival goers as the most mainstream of the major British outdoors shindigs. So it'll come as no surprise that the likes of Girls Aloud, Amy Winehouse, The Kooks, Sugababes and Duffy are appearing.

The indie contingent is headed up by Maximo Park, Kaiser Chiefs, The Zutons and The Pigeon Detectives, while Ian Brown and Chemical Brothers top the more dance-oriented JJB Arena over the two days.

Others announced include Lenny Kravitz, Stereophonics, The Feeling, Alanis Morissette, The Futureheads, Squeeze, One Republic, The Prodigy, Newton Faulkner, The View, The Hoosiers, Reverend and the Makers, Scouting for Girls, Amy Macdonald, Shed Seven, The Courteeners, The Rifles, The Pogues, The Charlatans, Jamie T, Hot Chip, Travis, The Twang, Sugababes, David Jordan and Robyn.

There are another 60 artists still to be announced across the five stages.

Tickets are available from Friday 7 March at 10am from


Full on bombastic assault of operatic guitar gymnastics from the mighty Muse.

Boucher Road Playing Fields, Belfast

Wed 23 Aug


O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire, London W12

Sat 19 Aug

£75–£100 / 0844 477 2000

A charity performance to raise funds for The Passage.

Kings of Leon

Hirsute country rock'n'rollers.


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