V Festival 2011, sponsored by Virgin Media, is set to be the most eclectic and show-stopping year yet, as the immensely talented Arctic Monkeys and Eminem are today announced as V stage headliners for the V festival. Taking place across the weekend of 20th and 21st August 2011, Sheffield’s favourite sons and the internationally renowned rapper are sure to make V Festival’s sixteenth year one to remember, but what one many band stands out for me is that Big Audio Dynamite and The Courteeners are set to play.
Joining the headliners across the two festival sites in Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Staffordshire will be a who’s who of the music scene. Fans can look forward to phenomenal performances from the likes of Rihanna, Plan B, Dizzee Rascal, Primal Scream (Screamadelica), The Script, Kaiser Chiefs, Manic Street Preachers, Glasvegas, Razorlight, Pendulum, Duran Duran, Chase and Status, Scouting For Girls, king of the BRITs Tinie Tempah, The Courteeners, Mark Ronson, The Wombats Bruno Mars and Squeeze. Plus many more to be announced over four stages.
Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 4th March with festival organisers asking fans to purchase them quickly to avoid disappointment and only from official outlets listed on www.vfestival.com.
Danny O’Donoghue from The Script also comments: “V Festival was our first ever UK show three years ago. It was a baptism of fire but we survived it. We love to play V; it’s a real party for both festival goers and bands. We can’t wait for it.”
Over the festival weekend there’ll also be sets from Ellie Goulding, Jessie J, N-Dubz, Big Audio Dynamite, Example, Hurts, KT Tunstall, Squeeze, The Saturdays, Katy B, Olly Murs, You Me At Six, Wiz Khalifa, Fun Lovin Criminals, Imelda May, Cast, Ocean Colour Scene, Eliza Doolittle, Kele and Clare Maguire.
Festival Director, Bob Angus comments: “We’ve got two supremely talented acts headlining this year’s V Festival in the Arctic Monkeys and Eminem and the likes of Plan B, Kaiser Chiefs, The Script and Manic Street Preachers just adds to the strength of the main stage line up.”
“The breadth of accomplished talent performing throughout the weekend on the other stages is also something that we are very proud of with heavyweight acts including Dizzee Rascal, Razorlight, Chase and Status and Duran Duran joining the party.”
Making its V debut in 2011 will also be the glamorous V Style camping. V Style offers festival fans the best of both worlds – being able to dance the day away with their favourite artists before chilling-out, in luxury, in ready built Pod Pads, Cloud Yurts, Hearthworks Tipis and pop-up hotel rooms.
Festival Director, Simon Moran comments: “It’s fantastic to be able to introduce V Style this year. We hope that the lure of luxury camping will add that little extra something to music fans who love live performances and a festival atmosphere, but aren’t always as keen on roughing it.”
“As per previous years, we want to again emphasize how important it is for fans buy their tickets from official outlets listed on VFestival.com. This will ensure they don’t miss out on one of the most coveted festival tickets of the summer.”
Tickets go on sale from Friday 4th March at 9am 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.ARCTIC MONKEYS • EMINEM • RIHANNA • PLAN B • DIZZEE RASCAL • PRIMAL SCREAM (SCREAMADELICA) • THE SCRIPT • KAISER CHIEFS • MANIC STREET PREACHERS • GLASVEGAS • RAZORLIGHT • PENDULUM • DURAN DURAN • CHASE AND STATUS • SCOUTING FOR GIRLS • TINIE TEMPAH • THE COURTEENERS • MARK RONSON & THE BUSINESS INTL • THE WOMBATS • BRUNO MARS • ELLIE GOULDING • JESSIE J • N-DUBZ • BIG AUDIO DYNAMITE • EXAMPLE • HURTS • KT TUNSTALL • SQUEEZE • THE SATURDAYS • KATY B • OLLY MURS • YOU ME AT SIX • WIZ KHALFIA • FUN LOVIN CRIMINALS • IMELDA MAY • CAST • OCEAN COLOUR SCENE • ELIZA DOOLITTLE • KELE • CLARE MAGUIRE •