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26th February 2012

The Stone Roses, The Killers and Snow Patrol to head up V Festival

Ed Sheeran, Nicki Minaj, David Guetta, Tnie Tempah and a host more acts confirmed tonight

V Festival is back for its seventeenth year and the first line up announcement has been made. Legendary Mancunian rockers The Stone Roses and V Festival favourites The Killers are headlining V Festival’s Virgin Media stage. Taking place across the weekend of 18th and 19th August 2012, the original Madchester foursome and the returning US rockers will be joined by a host of superstars to make this year’s Festival one to remember.
 
Feisty US rapper Nicki Minaj will be gracing the fields of Hylands & Weston Park, and after his show stopping set in 2011 David Guetta will be joining her.
 
An exciting line up of acts old and new have been brought together to entertain music aficionados and festival debutantes alike. Fans will also get to see performances from the likes of Snow Patrol, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Tinie Tempah, two-time Brit Award winner Ed Sheeran, Example, Tom Jones, Keane, Madness, James Morrison, Nero, Emeli Sandé, Friendly Fires, Happy Mondays, Professor Green, Olly Murs, plus many more.
 
"Coming back to play at V Festival for a second year is fantastic! I've been going to the festival as a punter for years, so performing there is always going to be special - especially on that main stage. I'm bringing my full 10 piece band with me this year, it's going to be immense - I can't wait"
Olly Murs
 
The hugely successful Glee Club Comedy Tent makes its return as the festival’s fifth stage this year, with side-splitting performers including Doc Brown, Justin Moorehouse, Kevin McCarthy, Natan Caton, Gary Delany, John Fothergill and many more.
 
“We’re really delighted with the line-up this year. We have a great mix of artists topping a bill that will see the welcome return to live performance of Manchester’s finest export, along with some of the biggest acts in the music industry today including The Killers,Tinie Tempah, Ed Sheeran and the legendary Noel Gallagher and his High Flying Birds. The mix of established and exciting breakthrough acts promises to give festival goers a cracking weekend.“
Festival Director, Simon Moran
 
Over the festival weekend there’ll also be sets from Noah & The Whale, Ben Howard, Rizzle Kicks, Frank Turner, Labrinth, Maverick Sabre, The Enemy, Miles Kane, Dappy, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Pixie Lott, Lissie, Shed Seven, The Ting Tings, The Human League, The Proclaimers, The Stranglers, Reverend and the Makers, Inspiral Carpets, The Rifles, Dj Fresh.

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