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Peter Andre is late addition to V Festival
Lucy Burns
Website contributor

Peter Andre
Self-effacing, modest Peter Andre comes lately to V

With less than a week to go, V Festival organisers have added the final names to this year's line-up.

Aussie pop star and TV personality Peter Andre is a late addition - he will be making his debut at the Weston Park festival site in Staffordshire.

Also now on the festival billing is frontman of pioneering Madchester band Happy Mondays, Shaun William Ryder, and electronic dance duo, Groove Armada.

Headliners are Kings of Leon, Kasabian, Stereophonics and Paul Weller.

Groove Armada come in to headline the new Nissan Juke Arena stage, which also hosts D&B dubstep outfit Chase & Status and Goldfrapp.

Plus, replacing previously announced act Eli Paperboy Reed, will be roots-reggae nine-piece, Gentleman's Dub Club.

More than 100 other confirmed acts will appear at the two-day event at Staffordshire's Weston Park on 21-22 August.

Online vision

Tickets to the festival at both Weston Park and its sister site in Chelmsford in Essex completely sold out within one and a half hours of going on sale on Friday, 5 March.

However, for the first time, those local fans without tickets who regret being so close can catch the action. This year the acts can be seen via online streaming at the festival website.

Final line-up:

KINGS OF LEON KASABIAN STEREOPHONICS FAITHLESS DAVID GUETTA THE PRODIGY• • PAUL WELLER THE KOOKS FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE DOVES PAULO NUTINI THE CORAL PET SHOP BOYS GROOVE ARMADA EDITORS MADNESS WHITE LIES CALVIN HARRIS CHASE AND STATUS MIKA SCOUTING FOR GIRLS JAMIE T GOLDFRAPP ELLIE GOULDING THE COURTEENERS SEASICK STEVE THE TEMPER TRAP EELS THE CHARLATANS AIR NEWTON FAULKNER AMY MACDONALD ROBYN LA ROUX PALMOA FAITH SHED SEVEN PLAN B THE DIVINE COMEDY (SOLO) JASON DERULO SUGABABES IMOGEN HEAP TRICKYPASSION PIT SKUNK ANANSIE THE MAGIC NUMBERS THE SAW DOCTORS TINIE TEMPAH KATE NASH FRIGHTENED RABBIT MARK LANEGAN PIXIE LOTT FEEDER SHAUN WILLIAM RYDER CHIPMUNK PAUL HEATON CHERRY GHOST PROFESSOR GREEN DAISY DARES YOU JOSHUA RADIN DIANA VICKERS GABRIELLA CILMI EXAMPLE THE PRETTY RECKLESS MATTHEW P MATT AND KIM ROX HURTS PETER ANDRE DIAGRAM OF THE HEART TIFFANY PAGE GENTLEMANS DUB CLUB SARAH BLASKO LISSIE ELIZA DOOLITTLE THE PARLOTONES KIRSTY ALMEIDA DETROIT SOCIAL CLUB ALEX GARDNER JACK MCMANUS CHEW LIPS JOE BROOKS THE HIGH WIRE THE BOY WHO TRAPPED THE SUN WHITE BELT YELLOW TAG RACHEL FURNER

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BBC Staffordshire has been reporting the Weston Park V Festival since 2002, with photo galleries and extensive reviews. Check out recent years by using the links on the right-hand side of this page.

PREVIEW - by website contributor Lucy Burns

With Kasabian and Kings of Leon headlining, along with a whole host of other amazing acts lined up, this year will be better than ever, I think.

For a V non-virgin like myself (this is my third year!) it's still one of the highlights of the year.

Acts that I certainly won't be missing this time include Faithless, whom I've missed the past 4 years they've been off the scene.

Plan B is another favourite but it's a shame there will be no Cheryl Cole.

Also announced to appear at the two-day event at Staffordshire's Weston Park on 21-22 August are festival favourites The Prodigy, Faithless, and Welsh rockers The Stereophonics.

I love V

Faithless was the first live music gig I ever went to and they definitely set the standard, the atmosphere was great. I'm eager to see what they've come up with while they've been away.

Plan B is another genius: I've seen him perform with Chase and Status before but I love his debut solo album.

His second album, The Defamation of Strickland Banks is a mix of hip hop and R&B along with an acoustic guitar and confrontational lyrics and I can't wait to see him perform his new material.

However it's not all good news. V Festival have officially announced that Cheryl Cole will not be appearing this year as scheduled due to contracting malaria in June. Boo hoo.

and .. some of my V Festival tips

1. I've forgotten to take a sleeping bag to a festival before and I won't be making that mistake again.

2. Make the most of your weekend and enjoy the entertainment on the Friday night too; there are dance tents which have DJs playing through the night, so you can get a drink, start the party, and get in the mood for the weekend of live music ahead.

3. Get there early to secure a good camping spot, no one wants their tent trampled like I've seen numerous times before.

4. Toilet roll is always a good shout, the facilities as you would imagine are not the best.

5. Good weather can never be guaranteed, remember your wellies!




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