V Festival - Chelmsford 2003

16 August 2003 - 17 August 2003

V Festival adds a few more bands

04 June 2003
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Reel Big Fish, The Bees, I am Kloot, Gus Gus and Mint Royale all added to V line up! And tickets are almost sold out…

Bob Angus, Festival Director, commented:

“The ticket sales have gone phenomenally well. We are now down to our very last day tickets for each site and are expecting a sold out festival in the next two weeks.”
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Band info:

Reel Big Fish released their first album Turn the Radio Off in 1997. Next followed Why Do They Rock So Hard?, and most recently Cheer Up. Upbeat tunes layered with ironic and bitter lyrics are their thing, with Cheer Up featuring a capella version of Frank Sinatra’s New York, New York. Their dedication  to touring is bringing them to V on the main stage.

The Bees created a huge hype last year with Sunshine Hit Me. One of the great successes of the little recognised Isle of Wight music scene, they have remained true to drums and guitar based writing, with only a small venture into the world of samplers and synths. They remain true to their roots with a weekly night on the Isle of Wight called Downhill. The Bees join V Festival 2003 on the 2nd Stage.

Mint Royale’s claims to fame are varied and many. With 3 top 30 hits, albums featuring guest vocals from Prince Buster, Jez Williams (Doves), Pos (De La Soul), providing music for Get Carter (the one with Sly Stallone), cameoing in Serendipity, and with numerous remixes and theme tunes under their belts, its any wonder they have any energy left at all. Thankfully, they do, and will be performing at V in the JJB/Puma Arena to promote new album Dancehall Places.

I am Kloot are due to release their second album (the follow up to 2001’s Natural History) in September. Formed nearly four years ago, they are best known for their dark, pop melodies. They have attracted widespread acclaim throughout the UK, and V Festival looks forward to welcoming them in the JJB/Puma Arena this year.

Gus Gus exist as a widely acclaimed group of performers and musicians. They released Attention, their first album project in 2 years, in late 2002. The Icelandic four piece  have been highly praised and received many prizes for their work in the past. Which includes their music, film-making and design, all in all an intelligent (and entirely unconventional) use of technology. They will be joining the line up in the JJB/Puma Arena.


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