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V Festival 2006 - Radiohead & Morrissey headline

Radiohead

Story by Jack Foley

RADIOHEAD and Morrissey will join the likes of Beck, Bloc Party, Kasabian and Keane as part of the line-up for this year’s V Festival 2006.

Radiohead will headline the Chelmsford site on Saturday, August 19 and Staffordshire on Sunday, August 20, while Morrissey will headline alternating nights.

The festival line-up was partly unveiled by director, Bob Angus, on Tuesday, February 28, and tickets – which are expected to sell fast – go on sale on March 3 at 9am.

Commentong on this year’s event, Mr Angus said: “We’re very proud to be presenting Radiohead, one of the most important bands in live music today, as headliners for this year’s V.

“To secure Morrissey- a man that has influenced so many great artists – as the other main stage headliner ensures yet another excellent V line-up.”

Other confirmed acts include The Charlatans, The Ordinary Boys, Editors, Faithless, Fatboy Slim, Groove Armada, Starsailor, The Go! Team, The Magic Numbers, Sugababes, Paul Weller and Manic Street Preachers’ James Dean Bradfield.

The festival takes place at Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Staffordshire. Weekend camping tickets cost £120, while day tickets cost £58.50. There are also £100 tickets for both days without camping.