The group will play two warm-up up dates in the week before the August festival...

Mansun have confirmed dates and venues for two warm-up gigs prior to appearances at V2000.

The dates are: Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms (August 17) Brighton Concorde (18)

They appear on the second stage at V2000 at Hylands Park, Chelmsford, on August 19, and Weston Park, Staffordshire, on August 20.

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As already reported on, Mansun last week unveiled the first of their new songs, ‘I Will Only Disappoint You’, which has been remixed by Paul Oakenfold.

Don’t miss this week’s NME, out tomorrow afternoon (June 6) in London and the following day in the rest of the UK, which will feature exclusive details of Mansun‘s eagerly awaited third album and the full story on their new material.