Eminem, Arctic Monkeys for V Festival 2011

As predicted by Virtual Festivals Eminem is set to return to the UK to headline V Festival 2011 along with Arctic Monkeys.

The events, which share the same line-up, will take place at Weston Park in Staffordshire and Hylands Park in Chelmsford on 21-22 August.

Plan B, The Script and Dizzee Rascal will all perform along with Pendulum, Kaiser Chiefs, Duran Duran and Primal Scream who will play ‘Screamadelica’.

Razorlight, Chase And Staus and Tinie Tempah have been inked in along with The Courteeners, Scouting For Girls, Ellie Goulding and Bruno Mars.

Other names on the bill include Jessie J, Mark Ronson, The Wombats and N-Dubz, with Big Audio Dynamite set to make a comeback and Glasvegas, Hurts, Katy B and KT Tunstall have been announced too.

Squeeze, The Saturdays, Example and rapper Wiz Khalfia are due to perform with X Factor man Olly Murs, Cast and Bloc Party frontman Kele have been added to the line-up.

Ocean Colour Scene and Cast will bring back the Britpop heyday as You Me At Six, Eliza Doolittle, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Imelda May, Bellowhead and Clare Maguire also among the first acts announced.

There are still a slew of acts to be unveiled with V Festival 2011 tickets set to go on general sale at 9am on Friday (4 March).

Check back on Virtual Festivals for ticket links and comment on the initial line-up.