Road To V competition voting has started

Voting for this year's Road To V competition has opened, giving fans the chance to choose who they want to see perform live in the semi-finals.

Registered users will pick two acts that they think should go through and perform with Just Jack and The Charlatans at next month’s Great Escape festival.

All fans need to do is log in, visit the artist’s profile page and click the ‘Vote for us!’ button.

Click here to go to the Road To V site.

The Charlatans and Just Jack will review the entries themselves as well and each select four acts they’d like to see join them onstage.

The final ten will all appear, with their mentors, on the Road to V TV series on Virgin1 which begins on Friday 3 April and airs on every first Friday of the month until August.

After The Great Escape performances, the mentors will whittle the finalists down to just three each. From there, it’s up to the Road to V fans and voters to decide which of the six finalists will go on to win Road to V 2009, and open V Festival in August.

Previous Road To V winners include Young Knives (who went on to receive a Mercury Award nomination in 2007) and Bombay Bicycle Club (who signed a deal with Island Records in 2008).

Road to V is also available on your mobile. Just text R2V to 80159 or use the text trigger on the Road to V homepage and they’ll send a link straight to your phone.

You’ll be kept up to date with all the latest Road to V news, as well as being able to watch exclusive videos. Fans will also be able to download ringtones and tracks for free.

For more info on Road To V and to win a pair of tickets to V Festival, head to