V HERE SOON!

The band will be joined by the likes of Texas, Foo Fighters and The Charlatans...

COLDPLAY, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS and TEXAS are to play the V2001 festival, NME.COM can exclusively reveal.

As usual, the Vfestival takes place over the weekend of August 18-19 on two different sites at Weston Park, Staffordshire and Hylands Park, Chelmsford. Red Hot Chili Peppers will headline at Weston Park on August 18 and Hylands Park on August 19, while Coldplay and Texas will take Chelmsford on August 18 and Weston on August 19.

Other confirmed acts for V2001 are Foo Fighters, Toploader, Starsailor, The Charlatans, Divine Comedy, Doves, David Gray, Faithless, Muse, JJ72, Placebo, Grandaddy and Shed Seven. Tickets go on sale on April 21 at 9am and are priced #38.50 for day tickets, #66 for weekend tickets without camping and #76 for the weekend with camping.

For tickets, ring the NME 24-hour Ticketline on 0870 1 663663. Calls are charged at the national standard rate.