You say 'festival' and we say 'V' - whichever way you say it, one of the main UK festivals is back in August and it's nearly time to feel your trousers shrink or your bra ping with excitement. Of course, if you don't bother wearing either then you are probably already that chuffed about the V line-up for 2010.
The action takes place in two different locations, Hylands Park (Essex) and Weston Park (Midlands) over two separate days, Sat 21st August and Sunday 22nd August. The headline line-up swaps venues for the following day meaning that you don't miss a trick (no don't worry, David Blaine is NOT appearing this year) with the rest of the performers appearing at some point across the weekend (dates TBC).
The first headline line-up is comprised of Kings of Leon, Stereophonics, Paul Weller, David Guetta, Editors, Passion Pit and the Courteeners and they play Hylands on Sat 21st and Weston on Sun 22nd.
The second headline line-up contains Kasabian, Faithless, The Prodigy, The Kooks, Madness, Pixie Lott and Skunk Anansie and they play Weston on Sat 21st and Hylands on Sun 22nd.
In addition to the above set times, further huge names have been confirmed to appear sometime over the weekend. These include Pet Shop Boys, Florence and the Machine, Goldfrapp, Temper Trap, White Lies, Shed Seven, Plan B and Groove Armada. Times and venues TBC. Mind you, you are bound to like someone in the line-up, although tact and professionalism prevents me from slagging off a couple of deliberate omissions from the list that are appearing. Mika. Oops. That fell out of my mouth. Sorry.
Anyway, prices are £78.50 for a day ticket or if you want to attend two days without pitching a tent it'll cost £140, saving you around £17. Mind you, it might 'persist it down' in a moist manner, so a weekend camping ticket looks a sensible option at £165. At around ten key acts a day, that comes to about £17 per act if you wield your mallet and pegs! Bargain.
Don't forget, Friday March 5th - 9am. Be there or be at the local pub cheering on Crystal Palace or watching 'Midsomer Murders' re-runs AGAIN.
Day and weekend tickets now sold out.