Franz Ferdinand for V Festival

Scottish art-rockers Franz Ferdinand have been confirmed to headline this year's V Festival alongside Scissor Sisters - and it will be their only UK festival performance for 2005!

Organisers today confirmed that the foursome will co-headline at this summer’s 10th annual V Festival and claimed it will be the band’s only summer festival in the UK, crushing rumours that they would be playing at T In The Park.

Franz Ferdinand will play Weston Park, Staffordshire on the Saturday and Hylands Park, Chelmsford, on the Sunday. The two-day festival takes place over the two sites on the weekend of 20-21 August.

Singer Alex Kapranos said: “We heard about what a great festival V was to play last year and wished we could’ve been there.  We’re really excited to be playing the main stage and co-headlining with the Scissor Sisters – we’ll be sure to give fans a performance to remember.”

V Festival director Bob Angus commented: “With Scissor Sisters, and now Franz Ferdinand confirmed to perform, we’re confident that this years V Festival will live up to it’s reputation for fantastic live music. There’s more news to come and we look forward to unveiling a unparalleled main stage joint headline act, who, with these two acts, will make for unbeatable electric atmosphere!”

V Festival traditionally has four headliners (two each day) and more line-up announcements are expected in the next couple of weeks. Oasis and Maroon 5 are hotly tipped to be the other bill toppers.

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