V Festival heads to Australia

The first bands are announced

The V Festival is heading to Australia, with details of the first announcement revealed in Sydney today (November 27).

Pixies, Gnarls Barkley, The Rapture, Groove

Armada, Soulwax and Pet Shop Boys will all play

the festival, which will take place as one-day events in Sydney and on Queensland ’s Gold Coast.

As previously reported on NME.COM, the festival is

part of an international expansion of V Festival by

owner and entrepreneur Richard Branson, who announced in September that the bash – which this year took place in the UK as well as the US and Canada – was also looking for sites in Italy, Spain and South America.

The dates are as follows, with tickets going on sale on December 4.

Sydney Centennial Park (March 31)

Gold Coast Avica Resort (April 1)