V Festival 2014: Justin Timberlake to headline

Justin Timberlake Justin Timberlake is scheduled to headline the popular festival

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This year's V Festival in Essex and Staffordshire is to be headlined by Justin Timberlake, The Killers and Ed Sheeran, it has been announced.

The event at Hylands Park, near Chelmsford, and Weston Park, near Newport, will also include performances from Lily Allen and Elbow.

Nile Rodgers will also be performing with Chic at the festival on 16 and 17 August.

Brit Award winners Bastille, Sam Smith and Rudimental will also be playing.

Ed Sheeran at Ipswich Music Day 2010 Ed Sheeran, who grew up in Framlingham in Suffolk, is also playing the festival

In addition, the line-up will include Example, Kaiser Chiefs, Manic Street Preachers, The Human League and All Saints as well as dozens of other performers.

Tickets go on sale on Friday from 09:00 GMT. About 170,000 people are expected to attend throughout 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."

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