Calvin Harris and Kasabian are to top the bill at V Festival this year in a home-grown line-up to celebrate the festival’s 20th anniversary.
The Scottish DJ and rock band from Leicester will be joined across the two festival sites in Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Staffordshire, by a host of other British talent including Sam Smith, Paloma Faith, James Bay, Ellie Goulding, Hozier, The Script, George Ezra, Stereophonics, Olly Murs, Chvrches, Kodaline and Ella Henderson.
More names are to be announced across the two festival sites' four stages in the coming months.
Simon Moran, V Festival director, said: “We wanted to champion British talent at this year’s festival and with the likes of Calvin and Kasabian leading the way we don’t think it’ll disappoint. The eclectic mix of established artists and rising stars, with a few more in the pipeline, means that once again there is something for everyone at V Festival.”
The full line-up includes Nero, Reverend and the Makers, The Courteneers, Marina & The Diamonds, The Proclaimers, Tom Jones, Jess Glynne, Andy C, The Kooks, Gregory Porter, Fuse ODG, Clean Bandit, Duke Dumont, Jessie Ware, Ella Eyre, Hannah Wants, Grandmaster Flash and Annie Mac.
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