A host of acts - including My Vitriol, The Burn and Athlete - join the party...

THE BURN, My Vitriol, ATHLETE, SEAFOOD, LEAVES, HALO, THE CRESCENT and LONGVIEW have been announced for the NME STAGE at this year’s V2002 festival.

All join recent additions Coral, Alanis Morissette, Silverchair, Gemma Hayes, Damien Rice and Custom on the bill, which is headlined by Stereophonics and Travis.

This year’s event takes place at Hylands Park Chelmsford and Weston Park Stafford over the weekend of August 17-18.

Tickets are on sale now, priced £39.50 for a one-day pass; £67.50 for a weekend pass; and £80.00 for a weekend pass with camping. To buy, [url=]click here or call the NME Ticketline on 0870 1 663 663.