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Essex: Justin Timberlake, The Killers and Ed Sheeran to play V Festival 2014

PUBLISHED: 20:00 03 March 2014

Justin Timberlake performs onstage

Justin Timberlake performs onstage

US superstar Justin Timberlake and The Killers are to headline this year’s V Festival.

Other big name acts lined up over the weekend for the twin-site event include Ed Sheeran, Paolo Nutini, Lily Allen and Elbow.

Crowd-pleasing star Nile Rodgers will also be performing with his disco act Chic at the festival, staged at Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Staffordshire on August 16 and 17.

Brit Award winners Bastille, Sam Smith and Rudimental will be playing, and Katy B - who recently topped the album chart - is on the bill.

In addition, the line-up will include Example, Kaiser Chiefs, Manic Street Preachers, The Human League and All Saints among the dozens of performers who will perform on four stages across each site.

Tickets go on sale on Friday from 9am at www.vfestival.com. Around 170,000 people will attend across the two days with the acts alternating at each location.

V Festival director Bob Angus said: “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.”

This year’s SPILL Festival of Performance will begin with the world premiere of Clarion Call, a co-commission between Ipswich arts charity the Pacitti Company and 14-18 NOW, which was behind the Tower of London poppies project.

A Suffolk man had admitted defrauding a sports and social club by almost £27,000.

Building the Orwell Bridge was only one of three options considered when an Ipswich by-pass was first seriously considered in the 1970s, the former chief executive of Suffolk County Council has revealed.

A “smash” was heard moments before a car was set alight in a suspected arson attack in Ipswich last night.

Witham MP Priti Patel faced questions over the prospect of a possible Cabinet return this morning in her first broadcast interview since quitting over her secret meetings with senior Israeli figures last year.

The government has still not agreed a deal to end its £50m commitment for the regional fire control “white elephant” in Cambridgeshire – nearly two years after negotiations started.

A police helicopter was involved in a search which continues this morning for a motorist involved in a single-vehicle crash in Suffolk last night.

This is the last week that market traders will operate from Ipswich’s Cornhill for at least a year as work to rebuild the town centre is due to start.

James Blunt and Plan B have joined this year’s Newmarket Nights line-up.

Drivers are being warned they could face delays as roadworks begin at one of Ipswich’s busiest junctions this morning.

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