V Festival announce full Virgin Mobile Union stage

Guillemots, Young Knives, SIA and loads more

V Festival announce full Virgin Mobile Union stage

Photographer: Lucy Hill02 July 2008

The artists confirmed are Richard Hawley, Guillemots, Sia, Echo And The Bunnymen, Young Knives, Siouxsie, Will Young, Little Man Tate, The Long Blondes, Tom Baxter, Roots Manuva, Drive - By Truckers, The Dykeenies, Goldie Lookin Chain, Paul Heaton, Jack Mcmanus, Tokyo Police Club, Beth Rowley, Noah And The Whale, The Like, Runaway Sons and Sam Beeton.

V Festival 2008 takes place at Hylands Park, Essex and Weston Park, Staffordshire, over the weekend of 16-17 August (click on either location for more info and the full line up).

Festival Director, Bob Angus, said: "Once again the line-up has raised the bar. The calibre of this year's talent on the Virgin Mobile Union stage is as strong as always. With faces old and new, V Festival continues to show its support for new. It was only a couple of years ago that The Young Knives won the 'Road to V' competition and now they return high up on the Virgin Mobile Union stage bill. We’re thrilled to have them back as an established band."

Also announced are the Strongbow Bowtime Bar and The Bacardi-B Live arena line ups. They are as follows:

Strongbow Bowtime Bar

Weston Park, Staffordshire

Friday 15 August
Beatlife Orchestra
Russell Reid
The Petebox
Dan Greenpeace
Subsource
The Beat Monkeys (Chibuku)

Saturday 16 August
Matty J & Ben Terry
Cut Cut Shape
Matty J & Ben Terry
Sam Isaac
Jaguar Skills
6ix Toys
The Nextmen
No Fakin'
Evil Nine

Sunday 16 August
Dash
Bye Bye Johnny
Buddha
Micachu
Kid Blue (Fat!)
The Maybes?
The Foals DJ Set
Devils Gun
Streetlife DJs
Dom Chung (Ministry)
Yousef (Circus)

Hylands Park, Chelmsford

Saturday 16 August
Beatlife Orchestra
Dead Audio Boy (Babycream)
Black Cherry
Dead Audio Boy (Babycream)
The Foals DJ Set
Man Like Me
Barry Ashworth (Dub Pistols)
Devils Gun
Streetlife DJs
Leeroy Thornhill (X Prodigy)
Alex Metric

Sunday 16 August
David Griffiths (House Rules)
Sam Isaac
Slim Jim
The Golden Silvers
The Maccabees DJ Set
6ix Toys
The Nextmen
No Fakin'
The Whip
Evil Nine

Bacardi-B Live

Weston Park, Staffordshire

Saturday 16 August
Irish Marsh
Slammin Boys
Toddla T
Zombie Disco Squad
XXXChange
Scratch Perverts
Drop the Lime
Duke Dumont

Sunday 16 August
Sancho Panza
Armstrong
Atlantic Conveyor
Pilooski
Woolfy
The Unabombers – Electric Chair
Horse Meat Disco DJs

Hylands Park, Chelmsford

Saturday 16 August
Armstrong
Atlantic Conveyor
Pilooski
Woolfy
Sancho Panza
The Unabombers – Electric Chair
Horse Meat Disco DJs

Sunday 16 August
Irish Marsh
Toddla T
Zombie Disco Squad
Sinden
XXXChange
Scratch Perverts
Drop the Lime
Duke Dumont

Other acts on the bill include headliners The Verve and Muse, plus Kings Of Leon, Stereophonics, Amy Winehouse, The Kooks, Maximo Park, Lenny Kravitz, The Prodigy, Kaiser Chiefs, The Pigeon Detectives, The Zutons and many more.

Tickets are still on sale for the Chelmsford event, priced at £145 for a weekend pass with camping, or £70 for a day ticket. Combined coach, camping and weekend packages are available for both events. Buy HERE.

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