Rosalita to open V Festival

SUFFOLK rock band Rosalita are hoping to share the same stage as some of the greatest acts on the planet and open this year's V Festival. The Ipswich five-piece are through to the final stages of the national Road to V competition and are now relying on the support of their fans to make their dreams come true.

SUFFOLK rock band Rosalita are hoping to share the same stage as some of the greatest acts on the planet and open this year's V Festival.

The Ipswich five-piece are through to the final stages of the national Road to V competition and are now relying on the support of their fans to make their dreams come true.

Keyboard player Ben Groom said: “We posted a profile on to the competition website and were chosen as one of 14 finalists from an original 3,000.

“In May we were then invited to perform a gig in front of the TV cameras in London, which will go out on telly in a few weeks.

“After that, people will be able to log on to the website and leave comments about the performance and vote for us.

“Obviously, we hope that we've got a chance. It's a bit weird because we've done everything now and it's just a case of waiting but we're confident people will support us.”

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If picked, Rosalita - which also includes vocalist Kris Andrew, bassist Jay Goodrich, guitarist Richard Tyler, and John Randall on drums - will open one day of the festival, at both Hylands Park, Chelmsford, and Weston Park, Leeds, on August 18 and 19.

It means they will share the same stage as some of the most popular acts in the world including the Foo Fighters and Killers.

Their London gig will be broadcast on Channel 4 on July 5 after which people will be able to register their votes online.

For more information visit www.roadtov.com.

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