V Festival will be the biggest gig Manchesterâ
The Futureheads ripped apart Londonâ
Hoxton heroes need not apply as Girls Aloud take to the stage at this yearâ
Hot Chip are set to bring the beats to V Festival this summer. Tickets go on sale at 10am this Friday. To check the availability of V Festival tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/GIGS now, or call 0871 230 1094.
Reverend And The Makers join the all-star cast of this yearâ
The Charlatans have also been announced for this summer's V Festival, which takes place in Chelmsford and Staffordshire on August 16 and 17, and will no doubt give free download album 'You Cross My Path' an airing.
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After a stellar festival season last year, The View return to rock V Festival, in one of its best line-ups for years. Chances of hearing â
The Chemical Brothers return to show the new generation of ravers how its done. Their music is set to be used for a film adaptation of Irvine Welshâ
King Monkey, aka Ian Brown, aka NMEâ
The Zutons have also been announced for this yearâ
The announcement to play V Festival from Amy Winehouse is her first festival commitment so far. After her turbulent few months it would be crass to put odds on her turning up. But we will anyway â
The Prodigy caused some serious moshpits when they brought the rave to Chelmsford in 1997, back when the festival was only held on one site. Chance of crowd-surfing during â
Headlining Isle Of Wight is obviously not enough for Kaiser Chiefs this summer, as they too have signed up for V Festival, which takes place in Chelmsford and Staffordshire on August 16 and 17. Odds on them hiding behind giant cardboard buildings - 4/1.
Stereophonics have confirmed they will play this yearâ
With new haircuts and the release of third album â
Maximo Park are yet another great addition to this yearâ
In case you haven't been paying attention: the 2008 V Festival line up has been announced! It looks like another bumper this year, with Muse and The Verve headlining, and Lenny Kravitz making an appearance. Stay on NME.COM for all the latest news and information. Pic: PA Photos
The Pigeon Detectives reached new heights in their career playing to thousands of fans on the NME stage at T In The Park last summer, and will hit V festival this August. Possibility of Matt Bowman serenading a lady in the crowd â
They lost bassist Max Rafferty recently, but theyâ
Next in our gallery of V Festival 2008 line-up highlights? The Verve. Ashcroft and co. are going all out this year with performances scheduled at Coachella, Glastonbury, T In The Park, Oxegen and more.
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V Festival's 2008 line-up has just been announced. In this gallery we bring you all of the highlights, starting with last week's winners of the NME Awards' Best Live Band, the unstoppable Muse. Chances of giant inflatable balls and intergalactic videos? 2/1.