August 14, 2012 9:56

Wiley replaces Frank Ocean at this weekend's V Festival

Rapper will be joined by Skepta and JME during his live sets at the festival

Wiley replaces Frank Ocean at this weekend's V Festival

Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

Wiley has been confirmed as the replacement for Frank Ocean at this weekend's V Festival.

Ocean cancelled all his forthcoming European festival appearances over the weekend, including spots at V, Bestival and Pukkelpop. He has also pulled out of his opening slot on Coldplay's European tour.

V Festival confirmed last night (August 13) that Wiley would be stepping in and that he would be performing alongside Skepta and JME.

Confirming the news on Twitter, they wrote: "Replacing Frank Ocean on the Arena Stage will be the Godfather of Grime Wiley. Could this heatwave get any hotter?" Wiley himself then confirmed his special guests, writing: "Catch me and my brothers JME & Skepta at V Festival."

The festival takes place at Hylands Park, Essex and Weston Park, Staffordshire over the weekend of August 18-19. The Stone Roses and The Killers are confirmed to headline with support from Snow Patrol and Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.

See Vfestival.com for more information.

To check the availability of V Festival tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

The line-up for V Festival so far is as follows:

The Stone Roses
The Killers
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
Nicki Minaj
Example
Noah & The Whale
Friendly Fires
Happy Mondays
Reverend And The Makers
The Rifles
Emeli Sande
Professor Green
The Ting Tings
Miles Kane
Frank Turner
Tinie Tempah
David Guetta
Tom Jones
Ed Sheeran
Nero
Wiley
Keane
Madness
James Morrison
Olly Murs
Rita Ora
Newton Faulkner
Wretch 32
Gossip
Beverley Knight
Childish Gambino
Sub Focus
The Feeling
Stooshe
Cover Drive
The Rifles
Angel
Ben Howard
Rizzle Kicks
Labrinth
Maverick Sabre
Rodrigo Y Gabriela
Tulisa
Shed Seven
The Human League
The Proclaimers
The Stranglers
DJ Fresh
The Twang
Jack Beats
Dodgy
Lawson
Pixie Lott
Dappy
Delilah
Ren Harvieu
Dot Rotten
Marlon Roudette
Aiden Grimshaw
Gabrielle Aplin
Random Impulse
Juan Zelada
Australian Pink Floyd
The Milk
All The Young
Bo Bruce
Minus The Bear
Gentleman's Dub Club
Josh Osho
Mull Historical Society
Selah Sue
Lonsdale Boys Club
Nneka
Josh Kumra

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