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Chelmsford: More Acts For V Festival
Another 14 acts have been added to the line up at this year's V Festival at Hylands Park.
Essex singer Pixie Lott, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Cee Lo Green, Childish Gambino, John Martin, Vance Joy, Chloe Howl, Josh Record, Jess Glynne, Icona Pop, Howling Bells, Becky Hill and To Kill A King have all been confirmed to perform at this year’s festival which takes place on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th August at Hylands Park in Chelmsford and Weston Park in Staffordshire.
They join headliners Justin Timberlake and The Killers plus Lily Allen, Ed Sheeran, Kaiser Chiefs and many others at the Virgin Media sponsored weekend.
Last year more than 170,000 fans attended the festival, the first to establish rotating acts across two sites.
Tickets for this year's event are on sale now at www.vfestival.com.
V Festival 2013 In Pictures
Relive some of the highlights of last year's V Festival in Chelmsford.
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