Happy Mondays replace Amy Winehouse at V Festival

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Plus The Kooks and Basement Jaxx swap days

Happy Mondays are to replace Amy Winehouse at V Festival.

The band who were already set to play are now moving their performance from the JJB/ Puma Arena onto the Channel 4 Stage.

As previously reported, Winehouse has cancelled her appearence so she can “address health issues”.

Meanwhile The Kooks are now set to headline Chelmsford Hylands Park on Saturday (August 18) and Weston Park Staffordshire on Sunday (August 19).

They swap with Basement Jaxx who now headline Weston Park on Saturday (August 18) and Hylands Park on Sunday (August 19).

NME.COM will be bringing you exclusive coverage from both festival sites over the weekend. Head to our full festival index for complete coverage live from both sites now.

Meanwhile to get in the mood for this year’s event check out our picture gallery featuring the best of V Festival 2006 now.