V Festival announces Virgin Media Union acts
V Festival, sponsored by Virgin Media, adds to its world class line-up this year with a host of acts set to play the Virgin Media Union arena over the 21st and 22nd August
Thursday 08 July 2010
The Virgin Media Union stage brings fans established artists such as acclaimed trip hop producer, performer and ex-Massive Attack member Tricky, and blissed out French electronic duo Air. They both join previously announced headliners The Charlatans and Grammy award-winner Imogen Heap.
Fresh from performing at the World Cup kick-off show, South African band The Parlotones, Newcastle’s finest Detroit Social Club, and hot contender for the pop soul crown Rox will also be gracing the Virgin Media Union stage this summer - the ultimate platform for an eclectic mix of time-honoured talent and hotly tipped artists of 2010.
“The Virgin Media Union stage is such a great opportunity to showcase the very best in freshly squeezed talent, alongside some musical greats", says V Festival director, Bob Angus. "Some new acts who have played this stage have historically gone on to become big names so this could be a great chance for music lovers to discover the next big thing. Fans should keep listening for future announcements from us as we’ve still got a few more acts set to play!”
Ashley Stockwell, Executive Director of Brand and Marketing at Virgin Media, comments, “the Virgin Media Union stage has become synonymous with combining hot new talent and old favourites at V Festival, and this year is no exception. With indie legends, The Charlatans, playing alongside the exciting new sounds of Eliza Doolittle, Virgin Media is delighted to once again support this eclectic mix of artists.”
This year's line-up includes:
KINGS OF LEON • KASABIAN • STEREOPHONICS • FAITHLESS • THE PRODIGY• DAVID GUETTA • PAUL WELLER • THE KOOKS • PAULO NUTINI • FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE • DOVES • CHERYL COLE • PET SHOP BOYS • MADNESS • EDITORS • WHITE LIES • CALVIN HARRIS • MIKA • GROOVE ARMADA • SCOUTING FOR GIRLS • JAMIE T • THE COUTEENERS • SEASICK STEVE • THE CHARLATANS • AIR • THE TEMPER TRAP • EELS • GOLDFRAPP • CHASE AND STATUS • NEWTON FAULKNER • AMY MACDONALD • LA ROUX • ELLIE GOULDING • SKUNK ANANSIE • PASSION PIT • ROBYN • SUGABABES • IMOGEN HEAP • TRICKY • SHED SEVEN • PALOMA FAITH • KATE NASH • FEEDER• PIXIE LOTT • MARK LANEGAN • FRIGHTENED RABBIT • THE DIVINE COMEDY • PLAN B • TINIE TEMPAH • CHIPMUNK • PAUL HEATON • CHERRY GHOST • THE MAGIC NUMBERS • THE SAW DOCTORS • DIANA VICKERS • MATT AND KIM • ROX • GABRIELLA CILMI • EXAMPLE • ELI PAPERBOY REID • SARAH BLASKO • HURTS • LISSIE • ELIZA DOOLITTLE • THE PARLOTONES • KIRSTY ALMEIDA • GOLDIE LOOKIN CHAIN • DETROIT SOCIAL CLUB • ALEX GARDNER • JACK MCMANUS • CHEW LIPS • JOE BROOKS • HIGH WIRE • CHARLI XCX • WHITE BELT YELLOW TAG • RACHEL FURNER
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