The Welsh trio greet their adoring public in Chelmsford...

Manic Street Preachers are to meet their fans at the NME Signing Tent at V2002.

As we revealed on NME.COM, the Welsh trio are to make a sensational return to the live arena, by headlining the NME Stage at this weekend’s festival.

The slot was vacated after the The Chemical Brothers moved to the Main Stage, where Travis were due to play before the accident that injured drummer Neil Primrose.

The band will sign for fans from 7pm, but ONLY at the Chelmsford leg of the festival on Saturday (August 17).

The [a][/a] are to use their appearance on the NME Stage at V2002 as a warm-up for their greatest hits tour in December and a preview of their singles collection, ‘Forever Delayed’, released on October 28.

For the latest V2002 news, visit NME.COM throughout the weekend.