Ting Tings, Specials, Elbow, Calvin Harris all set to play

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The second and final day of V Festival takes place today (August 22) on both Chelmsford and Stafford sites – with The Killers and Snow Patrol set to play headline slots at the sites respectively.

The Irish band have been promoted up the bill after Oasis were forced to pull out of the festival earlier today due illness.

In Stafford Razorlight, The Specials, Lily Allen and The Script will all play on the V Stage before Brandon Flowers and co. In Chelmsford Snow Patrol, James, Elbow and Biffy Clyro are among the acts playing before the Gallagher brothers.

The 4music stage in Stafford will be headlined by Fatboy Slim with Pendulum[/b], [a]The Wombats and Dizzee Rascal among the acts playing before the DJ’s set. In Chelmsford Keane will head up the stage, playing after The Enemy, Paolo Nutini, Katy Perry and Alesha Dixon.

Pete Doherty will headline the Virgin Media Union tent in Stafford, with British Sea Power heading up the tent in Chelmsford.

Dance duo 2manydjs will play the Stafford Arena stage after Calvin Harris, while over in Chelmsford MGMT wil head up the stage. The psych-pop pair will play after The Streets, Lady Gaga and Ladyhawke.

NME.COM will be coming live from both the V Festival sites this weekend (August 22-23). Stay tuned to NME.COM/festivals/v-festival for news reports, blogs, video interviews and photos from the event. Plus get next Wednesday’s (August 26) issue of NME for the ultimate V Festival review.