The reunited Madchester legends will continue their summer of comeback gigs by topping the bill on the Virgin Media Stage at Hylands Park, Chelmsford, with support from Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and Example. Other acts set to play at the Essex site today include David Guetta, Friendly Fires, The Charlatans, Ed Sheeran, Gossip and Professor Green.
At Weston Park in Staffordshire, meanwhile, The Killers will take top billing on the Virgin Media Stage ahead of the release of their new album ‘Battle Born’, with the support slots filled by Snow Patrol and Tinie Tempah. Nicki Minaj, LMFAO, Noah And The Whale, Frank Turner, The Enemy, Miles Kane and Happy Mondays will also play at Weston Park today.
Punters heading to both Hylands Park and Weston Park today can expect good weather. According to Metcheck, the festival’s Chelmsford leg will have a dry Saturday (August 18) with lots of sun and temperatures are expected to hit 29 degrees. Conditions at Staffordshire will be a little cooler and with more cloud, but temperatures are still predicted to reach 22 degrees.
The weather on Sunday (August 19), however, will be less good, with a sharp shower expected to hit Hylands Park in the afternoon – although it should have passed on by the time The Killers take to the stage. There are also predicted to be showers at Weston Park, too, although they should have passed on by the evening.
The line-up for V Festival as follows:
The Stone Roses
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
Noah & The Whale
Reverend And The Makers
The Ting Tings
Rodrigo Y Gabriela
The Human League
Australian Pink Floyd
All The Young
Minus The Bear
Gentleman’s Dub Club
Mull Historical Society
Lonsdale Boys Club