Stone Roses to play V Festival 2012?

Ian Brown at Ian Brown at Platt Fields 2010 by Siobhan Boyle
Ian Brown at Ian Brown at Platt Fields 2010 by Siobhan Boyle

The Manchester four piece, expected to announce a reformation today, are also linked with a revived Pheonix Festival next summer.

Insider sources have told Virtual Festivals the Stone Roses are to play V Festival in 2012, at both Chelmsford and Staffordshire sites over the weekend of 18-19 August.

The source also said the band have lined up two shows at Heaton Park in Manchester, a concert venue that can hold up to 80,000 and previously played host to Oasis for two nights back in 2009.

Other festivals linked with the band include Isle of Wight Festival, T In The Park and Dublin’s Oxegen Festival.

A press conference has been announced for 3pm today (Oct 18) and the band are expected to announce they are to reunite to play live and record a new album in 2012.

Yesterday we looked through the rumour mill to decipher coded messages and text hints to understand what a reformed Stone Roses would mean.

Click here to read our blog entry on the reformation rumours – Should Stone Roses be resurrected?

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