After months of speculation in the Liveguide forums, the line-up for the 2009 V Festival has been announced, with The Killers, Snow Patrol, Kaiser Chiefs and Duffy among the headlining acts.
The third annual V Festival in Australia has a decidedly British theme this year, with many of the artists being 'NME darlings'. While there are no legendary reformed groups on this line-up (think Pixies, Smashing Pumpkins et al) most of the groups such as The Killers and Snow Patrol are known to sell out shows quick smart when they visit our shores.
The festival will take place in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and the Gold Coast this March. Tickets go on sale November 28, while presale tickets will be available from Wednesday November 19 at Virgin Mobile stores.
The full line-up so far:
I don't know whether its the economy,or something else but '09 looks to be a shitty year for music festivals here.From last year's Smashing Pumpkins+Air,we've fallen into the hands of The Killers & Snow Patrol,both decent bands but simply too young to carry the weight of headlining.Kaiser Chiefs are so annoyingly loud and repititive I don't know how anyone can stand their music without feeling like their head's about to explode.I expected maybe one or at most two major names to headline-Radiohead or Oasis-with a few reputable supporters ie Adele,Beck.Van She is the cure for this plague,someone needs to wake the hell up and get them on board already.
Melbourne Showgrounds,April 4.Tickets priced at $140,worth $60-but keep track of the official site for new announcements,something good might come along.
+Have a popsicle,see ya at her *free* Sunday gig.