The UK’s festival season is slowly clicking into gear as Hollywood’s award season recovers from a stinking hangover. On the weekend of August 16-17 in Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Staffordshire, The Killers will preside the headline slot alongside Justin Timberlake.

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"We're very excited to announce the V Festival line-up, and proud to bring headliners Justin Timberlake and The Killers, following on from their sold out Wembley Stadium show in 2013, with both headliners summer festival exclusives,” V Festival Directors Bob Angus, Simon Moran and Dennis Desmond said in a statement.

“We have pulled together a line-up of huge depth with a variety of artists across many musical genres and 2014 is set to be another fantastic year in V Festival's 19 year history." Alongside those two A-lister headliners, V has a stellar line up, including: Lily Allen, Blondie, Chic featuring Nile Rodgers, Elbow, Bastille, Rudimental, Chase & Status, Kaiser Chiefs, Manic Street Preachers, Katy B, Miles Kane, The Wailers and The Stranglers.

Ed Sheeran, Paolo Nutini, Example, Tom Odell, Sub Focus, Rizzle Kicks, John Newman, Sam Smith, Embrace, Janelle Monae, Kodaline, The Human League, Starsailor, The Strypes, Birdy, Foxes, Ella Eyre, The Stranglers, The Magic Numbers, Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbot, George Ezra, M People, All Saints, The Wonder Stuff and The Rifles will also perform.

Listen to the Calvin Harris remix of The Killers' 'When You Were Young':

The First V Festival kicked off in 1996, with Pulp, Paul Weller and Supergrass leading an impressive bill. Since then, the festival has championed indie, rock and pop with a consistently competitive line up, despite increased competition in the marketplace with Glastonbury and Bestival proving immensely popular over the last decade. Tickets for V 2014 go on sale Friday March 7 at 9.00am from