V Festival 2014 line-up headliners announced

V Festival 2013 at Hylands Park, Chelmsford.

V Festival 2013 at Hylands Park, Chelmsford.

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The first V Festival 2014 line-up announcement has been made with Justin Timberlake and The Killers confirmed as this year’s headliners.

V Festival 2014 important dates

* Monday, March 3 – 8pm

V Festival line-up announcement.

* Tuesday, March 4

Virgin Media pre-sale opens.

* Thursday, March 6 – 10am

Essex residents’ pre-sale opens for 24 hours.

* Thursday, March 6

Virgin Media pre-sale ends midnight.

* Friday, March 7 – 9am

General tickets on sale.

The popular music festival will take place over the weekend of August 16-17 at Hylands Park, near Chelmsford, Essex, and Weston Park in Staffordshire.

Justin Timberlake will top the bill at Hylands Park on Saturday, August 16, and then Weston Park the following night.

It will be his first appearance at the festival.

The Killers will close the Essex leg on Sunday, August 17, returning to the Virgin Media sponsored festival after headlining as recently as 2012.

Example on stage at the 2012 V FestivalExample on stage at the 2012 V Festival

They will play the Staffordshire site on the Saturday.

V Festival’s official Twitter account, @vfestival, tweeted a picture of the 2014 line-up at 8pm this evening.

Chic featuring Nile Rodgers will appear at V2014 as “very special guests”.

Also playing the twin-sited festival are the likes of Ed Sheeran, Paulo Nutini, Example, Lily Allen, Elbow, Bastille, Axwell Ingrosso, Rudimental, Kaiser Chiefs, Manic Street Preachers, Rizzle Kicks, Sub Focus, Chase & Status DJ set, Alesso, Katy B, Embrace, Sam Smith, Above & Beyond, John Newman and Blondie.

V will also include performances across the weekend from Tom Odell, Jason Derulo, Train, Miles Kane, The Human League, Newton Faulkner, Starsailor, Ella Eyre, The Stranglers, The Magic Numbers, M People, All Saints, The Wonder Stuff, The Wailers, Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbot, The Strypes, Foxes and Kodaline.

Tickets go on general sale this Friday at 9am.

Visit the home page of the Virgin Media sponsored festival’s website – www.vfestival.com – for full details.

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