James Brown’s performance will mark the first time the legendary godfather of soul has appeared in the UK in more than six years. The All Saints’ show is one of only two outdoor shows the foursome are playing this year, the other being the Prince’s Trust concert in Hyde Park on July 5. V98 takes place at Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Temple Newsam, Leeds, on August 22 and 23.
The full V98 dance tent line-up will be announced next week. Tickets are available from NME‘s 24-hour ticketline on 0870 1212 500. All calls are charged at national (UK) standard rate.