PIXIES, MUSE AND STROKES GIVE THE V SIGN

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NME.COM can reveal the line-up for this year’s V FESTIVAL, which organisers claim is their best ever.

As tipped here last month, The Strokes will headline this year’s event (August 21-22) on a bill that also includes their heroes Kings Of Leon and pals Pink.

NME.COM can today announce that other bands already confirmed over the two-day festival include Muse, N.E.R.D, Keane, Massive Attack, Primal Scream, Kings Of Leon, Massive Attack, Dido, Jamie Cullum and Athlete.

As last year, NME will have our own stage at V Festival. Pink will headline the NME Stage, with the other day’s headliner to be confirmed in the coming days. Massive Attack will also play the NME Stage. Watch this space for more details.

Although Keaneis billed as a headliner on one day, Muse will actually close the festival.

Matt Bellamy said: “We last played V in 2001 and have been looking forward to coming back since then because it’s a cool festival with a great vibe. The diverse styles of the bands performing always make for a really interesting line up”

The V Festival takes place on 21 and 22 August at Hylands Park in Chelmsford and Weston Park in Staffordshire.

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Saturday March 20. For availability, [url=]click here or call the NME Ticketline on 0870 1 663 663.

For more on this year’s festival line-ups see this week’s NME which reveals where all your favourite bands are set to play this summer.