The Hives and Echo & the Bunnymen are the latest additions to the V Festival, which takes place at Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Staffs on August 16th and 17th. The organisers expect the events to sell out imminently.
[r-zone1]The Hives, for the uninitiated, are 5 nutters from Sweden. They got their break from Alan McGee, who spotted them on German TV and decided he rather liked their style. Which you kind of have to agree with when you check out their sharp suits and explosive music. Un-surprisingly their single “Hate to Say I Told You So” taken from the album “Your New favourite Band” catapulted them to the forefront of the UK music scene. They are always a highlight at any festival.
[l-zone2]Echo & the Bunnymen return to V following their last appearance on the NME stage in 1997. They have been touring extensively since the 2001 release of their 8th album ‘Flowers‘. Ian McCulloch also joins Feeder to support V headliners Coldplay on their UK tour in April. Which makes V a bit of a reunion for the 3 bands.
If you don’t want to miss out on what will surely be one of this summer’s best festivals, get your tickets now from the Virtual Festivals Ticket Store before they sell out.