The Stone Roses and The Killers have been confirmed as the headliners at this year’s V Festival. The duo will both top the bill on the Virgin Media Stage at the event, which takes place 18th – 19th August at Hylands Park, Essex and Weston Park, Staffordshire.
The reunited Manchester band had been widely tipped to top the bill at the bash since announcing their reformation last October. The gigs are Ian Brown and co’s first confirmed English festival dates of 2012, and also the first gigs announced by The Killers this year. Brandon Flowers and co have been working on their fourth album in recent months and are expected to play new material at the shows.
Other names on the bill include Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Nicki Minaj, Happy Mondays, Friendly Fires, Frank Turner and The Ting Tings. Tickets go onsale on Friday 2nd March. See Vfestival.com for more information.
The current line-up is as follows:
The Stone Roses
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
Noah & The Whale
The Ting Tings
Rodrigo Y Gabriela
The Human League