MTV News Round-Up 30/03/2004
*** Faithless and The Thrills have been added to this year's V Festival line-up. The two acts, along with fellow new additions Badly Drawn Boy, Jet and Jamelia, join previously announced headliners Dido, The Strokes, Muse and The Pixies. V Festival will take place in Chelmsford and Staffordshire on August 21 - 22. Tickets have been selling at record pace.
*** Oasis have confirmed they will headline this year's Glastonbury. The band will join the likes Sir Paul McCartney, Basement Jaxx, PJ Harvey, Chemical Brothers and Morrisey. Others rumoured to be on the Glastonbury bill include James Brown, Ms Dynamite, Franz Ferdinand, The Libertines and Kraftwerk. Tickets go on sale on April 1 at 8pm.
*** In other Glastonbury news, The Darkness have denied reports they were unwilling to play the festival unless they were paid a large fee. They have slammed festival boss Michael Eavis, claiming he said they wouldn't last. "Eavis is a co*k," Justin Hawkins told The Sun. "Eavis said he thought we wouldnt be around for the festival in June. Its his loss. Our decision not to play Glastonbury is nothing to do with cash."
*** Massive Attack will play London's Brixton Academy on June 8. The gig will be a more laid back affair than their recent 100th Window Tour, apparently. "This will be a stripped down show visually and will include some songs that have never been performed live before as well as some new tracks," said a spokesperson. Tickets go on sale on April 2 at 9am. Massive Attack's new album is due nest year.
*** LeAnn Rimes will tour the UK and Ireland in September, she has announced. The solo star, who released her Greatest Hits last month, will kick off the nine-date jaunt with a gig at Dublin's Olympia Theatre on September 4 before calling at venues in Belfast, Manchester, Glasgow, Nottingham, Bournemouth, Birmingham and London.