Oasis and The Killers Rule this Summer’s V FestivalMarch 3rd, 2009 - 4:28 pm ICT by GD
Age seemed like the last concern for Oasis as the Gallaghar brothers return to the British music festivals this summer with their guitars alongside American Indie-rockers The Killers.
Organizers of one of the biggest og European summer music events have revealed the acts for the festival due to be held at Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Staffordshire in August. Besides Oasis and The Killers, the festival will also host Fatboy Slim, Snow Patrol, Elbow and Razorlight, The Specials and Keane alongside newbies to the festival like MGMT, Ga Ga, Pendulum and the Ting Tings. There will also be gigs by Pete Doherty, James Morrison, The Wombats, Katy Perry, Lily Allen, James and The Streets.
Bob Angus, director of the V Festival said the line-up was created to bring in new festival-goers while keepng the old faithfuls happy with the old-hands. Speaking of the line-up he said, “We’re genuinely thrilled to have such an eclectic line-up this year. Our headliners, The Killers and Oasis, are two of the biggest acts in music today and with them being joined by some really exuberant newcomers, this summer’s V Festival is set to give festival fans something to shout about.”
The organizers are hopeful of people thronging to the Festival even as the economic situation in the country remains grim and the entry is priced at £73 for a single day, £132 for both days or £152 for weekend entry that includes camping. Tickets will be on sale from this Friday.
Oasis and The Killers are also the main acts at Spain’s Benicassim Festival due in July. The Killers have had a good run after releasing their Day & Age in November and were named The Best International Band at the NME awards recently. Meanwhile, Oasis seems to be on a revival spree as they tour Europe for their sold-out show for their latest offering Dig Out Your Soul.
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