Dual site event huge success

The latest instalment of Virgin Media's V Festival has closed with a show stopping set from Kings Of Leon.

Appearing onstage at Reading last year, Kings of Leon warned fans that they were set to take an extended break. However just a year later the band are back with a new album and a headline slot at Virgin Media's V Festival.

New album 'Come Around Sundown' is due to be released later this year, with Kings Of Leon dropping new material into their headline slots. The Followills mixed classic tracks with unheard material, playing three tracks from the forthcoming album.

Opening with a raft of classics, fans went wild at both sites. Closing the festival in Stafford last night (August 22nd) with Kings Of Leon dropping in tracks such as 'On Call' and 'The Bucket' alongside new material.

The band showcased three new songs, including 'Mary', 'Radioactive' and 'Southbound'. Kings Of Leon seemed stunned by the crowd's reaction, with Caleb Followill telling the Stafford audience: "I can already tell there is something in the air tonight. We are going to have a good time alright."

"We were hoping that tonight would be a good show. I can assure you we had no idea you guys were going to be as good as you are. This is going to go down as one of my favourite shows in a long time."

Elsewhere, the Chelmsford site closed with a stunning performance from Kasabian. The Leicester band dropped in a cheeky cover of 'Push It' by Salt N Pepa during their set, which drew on their recent album 'West Ryder Pauper Asylum'.

Praising the V Festival crowd, the band played their last major outdoor event of the summer. Perennial festival favourites, Kasabian also headlined events such as T In The Park during the summer season.

Other final day performers at Virgin Media's V Festival included Tricky, Editors and Manchester band Doves who warned fans to expect an extended break after their latest tour.

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