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V Festival 2008: Winehouse, Kaiser Chiefs and The Verve on bill

Amy Winehouse

Story by Jack Foley

AMY Winehouse is to play this summmer’s V Festival as part of a star-studded line-up that also includes Muse, Stereophonics, Kaiser Chiefs and The Verve.

The festival, which takes place in Chelmsford and Staffordshire on August 16 and 17, will be headlined by Muse on one day and by The Verve the next. The bands will alternate between venues on the Saturday and the Sunday. Exact slots have yet to be confirmed.

But in what promises to be another spectacular two-day event, they will be joined by some of the most popular bands of the moment, including Kings of Leon, The Prodigy, The Kooks, The Zutons, Girls Aloud, Ian Brown and Lenny Kravitz.

Look out, too for some of the emerging acts of the past 12 months, including Newton Faulkner, Reverend & The Makers, The View and Scouting For Girls.

Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday, March 7.

The confirmed line-up for V Festival 2008 so far is:

The Verve
Kings Of Leon
Kaiser Chiefs
The Prodigy
Amy Winehouse
The Kooks
The Zutons
The Pigeon Detectives
Lenny Kravitz
Maximo Park
Ian Brown
The Chemical Brothers
The View
Newton Faulkner
The Pogues
The Charlatans
The Hoosiers
Reverend And The Makers
The Feeling
Alanis Morissette
Scouting For Girls
Jamie T
Hot Chip
Girls Aloud
The Futureheads
The Twang
Amy MacDonald
The Courteeners
Shed Seven
The Rifles
David Jordan
One Republic