It’s that time of year again – the UK festivals are all trying to out-do each other with their line-ups, and “V Festival” is no exception. Being held at Hylands Park in Chelmsford and Weston Park in Shropshire* over August 21st and 22nd, it is sure to attract a large number of music lovers from all over the country.

Being headlined by Kings Of Leon and Kasabian – both having previously played Lincoln’s Engine Shed – the festival is going to be a favourite for any indie fan. Other fan-favourites to grace the main stage include Stereophonics, Faithless, Editors, The Kooks and Madness.

So far there are 36 bands playing across the four stages, with 50 more artists to be announced at a later date. Of the bands already announced, 15 of them have already played the Engine Shed or are scheduled to play. Could this be a hint toward further gigs at the venue?

Despite the obvious indie music overtones of the festival, there are a number of bands who don’t quite fit the mould, such as festival veterans The Prodigy, as well as La Roux, Chase & Status and the tabloid goddess Cheryl Cole, who is reportedly turning ‘rock chick’ for the festival.

Tickets for the festival go on sale on Friday March 5th and are split into three different categories. Day tickets are priced at £78.50, weekend tickets without camping are £140, and weekend tickets including camping are £165.

For more information about the festival and tickets, click here.

*The initial story stated the Weston Park was in Birmingham.  It is in fact in Shropshire. Thank you to Tracy Baker for bringing this forward.

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