Get out and see the world. Better yet, get out and see how the world throws festivals! After all, festivals are a great excuse to travel, considering they're held in some of the most unusual settings (Iceland anyone?), and the cost of tickets and camping still net out to less than you'd spend on a hotel room. You'll experience the sights, sounds... and smells... that make up a truly profound cultural experience. And if you pick the right fest, the carefully curated, ne'er-to-be-repeated lineups guarantee that you'll catch some once-in-a-lifetime performances worth writing a postcard home about.
This is precisely the case with the V Festival. The UK's famous two-day fest spotlights the best of BritPop with a little dash of Yank thrown in here and there. Fans of both indie underground acts and chart-toppers alike will find something to satisfy. And if you're just a tabloid junkie, there's even Babyshambles to provide endless hours of speculation and countless photo ops for the paparazzi wannabes. What's that old saying? Oh yes, "Have Doherty, will tattle." Or something like that.
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Here's the deets from their publicity peeps:
V FESTIVAL 2007: FOO FIGHTERS, THE
KILLERS, SNOW PATROL AND MORE GET V FESTIVAL 2007 OFF TO A BANG
Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th August 2007
Park – Chelmsford
Weston Park - Staffordshire
In addition to
the main players The Killers, Foo Fighters and Snow Patrol – also announced
today are: Festival favourites Kasabian, party starter Pink, indie rockers
James, legendary dance duo Basement Jaxx and Brighton pop entities The Kooks.
Plus, BRIT award winner Amy Winehouse, Welsh group Manic Street Preachers,
British Breakthrough Act BRIT winners The Fratellis, 2007 ‘Godlike Genius’ NME
award holders Primal Scream and mesmerising singer songwriter Damien Rice. Also,
Britrock outfit Babyshambles, alternative Manchester group, Happy Mondays,
Scottish hit Paolo Nutini, indie four piece Editors and Grammy nominated KT
Tunstall. Finally, chart topper Mika, soulful solo artist James Morrison, dance
floor queen Sophie Ellis Bextor, US digital sensations The Fray, celebrated
return act The Proclaimers and last but by no means least, platinum selling act
The Goo Goo Dolls have been signed up.
ON SALE 9AM THURSDAY 1st MARCH
Please visit www.vfestival.com for all festival information.