Monday 23 April 2018

Liam Gallagher and Stereophonics to headline V Festival replacement

RiZE Festival will take place in August, and will see stars including Rita Ora, Bastille and Rag’N’Bone man perform.

Liam Gallagher
Liam Gallagher

By Lucy Mapstone, Press Association Deputy Entertainment Editor

Liam Gallagher and Stereophonics will headline a brand new music festival that is taking the place of V Festival.

RiZE Festival will take place at Hylands Park in Chelmsford from August 17 – 18, and will also see the likes of James Bay, Manic Street Preachers, Craig David Presents TS5, Bastille, Rag’N’Bone Man and Rita Ora perform.

V Festival was held annually at Hylands Park and Weston Park in south Staffordshire on the third weekend of August.

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RiZE Festival

Sir Richard Branson announced in October that, after 22 years, Virgin will no longer be sponsoring V Festival.

Following his announcement, the official V Festival Twitter account wrote: “Thanks for being a great sponsor @Virgin.

“The name of the new festival that continues on the same weekend in 2018 will be announced soon.”

V Festival, named after Virgin Group, launched in 1996 and featured some of the world’s biggest stars, including Justin Bieber, Rihanna and Jay Z.

The rebranded RiZE Festival will bring together a mix of indie music, pop, urban and dance across four stages over two days.

Other acts confirmed for the line-up include Years & Years, Plan B, Raye, MNEK, Disciples, Lewis Capaldi, Nina Nesbitt, Tom Grennan, Example & DJ Wire, Tokio Myers, Sinead Harnett, Jacob Banks and The Manor.

Tickets go on sale at rizefestival.co.uk and other outlets from March 2.

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