Nic Wright

Comedy headliners announced for V Festival

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V Festival have announced the comedy headliners for this year’s festival.

Frankie Boyle and Russell Kane will top the bill at The Glee Club Comedy Tent – a first appearance for both comics at the festival, which takes place on 22 and 23 August at Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Staffordshire.

The duo will headline the festival’s fifth stage alongside the likes of including Seann Walsh, Shappi Khorsandi, Nick Helm and Gary Delaney.

Russell Kane commented: “’I can’t believe I’m headlining the V Festival Glee Club Comedy Tent! I will celebrate afterwards by heading straight to the Dance Tent, and throwing myself around to techno music like a tribal chief beating a drum.”

Making her second appearance at V Festival, Shappi Khorsandi said: “Sadly, rock stardom didn’t happen for me so performing at V Festival’s Glee Club Comedy Tent is the very next best thing.”

Seann Walsh also commented: “I am looking forward to V Festival. However, I am not looking forward to the few days after it. I am both excited and terrified. Oh God!”

More acts are due to be announced in the coming months.