Prodigy and Chemical Brothers for V

The Chemical Brothers at Glastonbury Festival 2004 by Robin Hosgood
The Chemical Brothers at Glastonbury Festival 2004 by Robin Hosgood

Dance pioneers The Prodigy and The Chemical Brothers have been announced to play this year's V Festival, headlining the second stage on alternate days.

It will be the only UK festival appearance for The Chemical Brothers, unlike The Prodigy, who are expected to play at several – including confirmed slots at T In The Park and Oxegen and probably Glastonbury.

The Prodigy will play Weston Park, Staffordshire, on Saturday and Hylands Park, Chelmsford, on Sunday with The Chemical Brothers playing alternate days.  Both acts will join main stage co-headliners Scissor Sisters and Franz Ferdinand as part of what will be an 80 strong line-up.

Oasis and Maroon 5 are hotly tipped to be the other main stage headliners. CLICK HERE for more rumours.

Festival director Bob Angus said: “With The Prodigy and The Chemical Brothers now confirmed to headline the second stage, we are headed for a really stellar line up for the 10th anniversary. We pride ourselves on putting on an unbeatable live music experience and V Festival 2005 will not disappoint, especially as we are still to announce yet another unparalleled main stage headline act.” 

V Festival 2005 takes place on the weekend of 20-21 August at Hylands Park, Chelmsford (CLICK HERE) and Weston Park, Staffs (CLICK HERE).

Tickets go on sale at 9am Friday, 11 March, and will be available to buy here on Virtual Festivals. CLICK HERE for more festival and gig tickets.