V Festival replacement RiZE line-up announced
PUBLISHED: 08:50 27 February 2018 | UPDATED: 09:44 27 February 2018
The line-up for V Festival's replacement RiZE at Hylands Park has been announced with Liam Gallagher and Stereophonics headlining.
The new RiZE Festival will take place at the former home of V Festival in Chelmsford on Friday, August 17 and Saturday, August 18.
Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher, who topped the UK charts with his debut solo album As You Were last year, heads the bill on the opening night in the Essex countryside.
Also down to play the Friday are Hitchin’s Hold Back The River singer-songwriter James Bay, who releases his second album in May, Craig David presents TS5, Plan B and Welsh rockers Manic Street Preachers.
Another group from Wales, Stereophonics, will be headlining the RiZE 2018 line-up on the Saturday.
Twenty years after their debut album Word Gets Around, the Kelly Jones fronted rockers released tenth studio album Scream Above The Sounds in October.
One of Britain’s best live bands, Stereophonics have scored six number one albums – Performance And Cocktails (1999), Just Enough Education To Perform (2001), You Gotta Go There To Come Back (2003), Language. Sex. Violence. Other? (2005), Pull The Pin (2007) and Keep The Village Alive (2015).
Bastille and Years & Years will also play RiZE this summer.
The line-up also includes BRIT Award-winning Human singer Rag’n’Bone Man, Rita Ora, Maximo Park and Example.
Also appearing across the two days are Dave, Circa Waces, Disciples, Tom Grennan, Jacob Banks, MNEK, Sinead Harnett, Tokio Myers, Lewis Capaldi, Tom Walker, The Manor and Nina Nesbitt.
V Festival regular Olly Murs tweeted: “Just won’t be the same them calling it “RiZe Festival” but to be fair they have got @liamgallagher headlining it in August! Gotta go see him.. be awesome!! Right on my doorstep”
More bands are due to be announced across the festival’s four stages.
Day tickets for RiZE cost from £59.50 plus booking fees, with weekend tickets from £115.
Tickets go on sale on Friday, March 2 at 9.30am from www.rizefestival.co.uk