But Mos Def and Atomic Kitten are added to the bill...

GROOVE ARMADA have pulled out of this year’s V2001 festival, while MOS DEF, ATOMIC KITTEN and RED SNAPPER are now confirmed to appear.

This year’s festival takes place over the weekend of August 18-19 at Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Stafford.

Groove Armada announced this morning that they will now not appear at the festival due to “recording commitments”.

However, a host of other acts have been announced for the festival. They are: Mos Def

Jimmy Barnes

Michael Franti

Ben’s Symphonic Orchestra

Atomic Kitten


Red Snapper

Big Dog

This year’s event is headlined by Red Hot Chili Peppers, Texas and Coldplay.

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