And some of the best talent in the country is already confirmed for the Music Choice Stage...

Hope Of The States are to headline a brand new stage at V FESTIVAL showcasing new music.

The Chichester five-piece will headline the Music Choice Stage, specifically dedicated to new talent. Other bands already confirmed include Delays, The Bees, The Crimea, Stands, Joy Zipper, The Dead 60’s, The Casuals, Magnet, Polly Paulusma, Thea Gilmore, Cathy Davey, Longview, South, Tim Booth, Kinky, Easyworld, Stateless, Colour Of Fire, Mohair, Inme, Jerry Fish And The Mudbug Club, and Blacklight.

V Festival Director Bob Angus said: “New artists such as those on the Music Choice Stage are the lifeblood of the continued growth of the music industry, so we’re delighted to announce their appearance at V this summer. They represent the start of a really exciting time for new talent – a return to form for the music industry, which we’re thrilled to be a part of. We’re confident that many of these bands will be gracing V’s main stage in years to come.”

Tickets for the festival which takes place at Weston Park, Staffs and Hylands Park, Chelmsford, on August 21-22, have almost sold out, with only a limited number of day tickets available.

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