V Festival 2015 line-up: The Charlatans to make eighth appearance as new acts added to the bill

Other names added to the lineup today are Sigma, Wretch 32, Echo & The Bunnymen, Hilltop Hoods, Lawson and Indiana

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The Charlatans have been added to this year’s V festival lineup 20 years after they played at the event’s debut in ’96.

They join James Bay, Sam Smith, Calvin Harris and Kasabian on the bill for the festival taking place on 22 and 23 August.

Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess said: “Having been lucky enough to be part of the first ever V Festival line up in ’96 we’re thrilled to be playing its 20th anniversary year.”

Sigma, Wretch 32, Echo & The Bunnymen, Hilltop Hoods, Lawson and Indiana have also been announced as new additions to the lineup today.

Wretch 32 commented: "This will be my hat trick appearance and I can’t wait to get out there and have some fun with my fans.”

The festival takes place across two sites in Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Staffordshire.

Paloma Faith, Ellie Goulding, Hozier, The Script, George Ezra, Stereophonics, Olly Murs, Chvrches, Kodaline and Ella Henderson are among the British talent on the bill.

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.