The Stone Roses and The Killers to headline V Festival today (August 18)

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Snow Patrol and Friendly Fires also set for bash

The Stone Roses and The Killers are set to headline V Festival today (August 18).

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
The Killers
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
Nicki Minaj
Noah & The Whale
Friendly Fires
Happy Mondays
Reverend And The Makers
The Rifles
Emeli Sande
Professor Green
The Ting Tings
Miles Kane
Frank Turner
Tinie Tempah
David Guetta
Tom Jones
Ed Sheeran
James Morrison
Olly Murs
Rita Ora
Newton Faulkner
Wretch 32
Beverley Knight
Childish Gambino
Sub Focus
The Feeling
Cover Drive
The Rifles
Ben Howard
Rizzle Kicks
Maverick Sabre
Rodrigo Y Gabriela
Shed Seven
The Human League
The Proclaimers
The Stranglers
DJ Fresh
The Twang
Jack Beats
Pixie Lott
The Charlatans
Ren Harvieu
Dot Rotten
Marlon Roudette
Aiden Grimshaw
Gabrielle Aplin
Random Impulse
Juan Zelada
Australian Pink Floyd
The Milk
All The Young
Bo Bruce
Minus The Bear
Gentleman’s Dub Club
Josh Osho
Mull Historical Society
Selah Sue
Lonsdale Boys Club
Josh Kumra


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