Frankie Boyle and Russell Kane headline V Festival Glee Club Comedy Tent

Frankie Boyle is appearing at this year's V Festival.

Frankie Boyle is appearing at this year's V Festival. - Credit: PA

Controversial comic Frankie Boyle has been announced at one of the headliners for The Glee Club Comedy Tent at this year’s V Festival.

So is Russell Kane

So is Russell Kane - Credit: Archant

Controversial comic Frankie Boyle has been announced as one of the headliners for The Glee Club Comedy Tent at this year’s V Festival.

The Scotsman will be leading the laughs alongside fellow festival debutant and Essex boy Russell Kane.

Kane said: “I can’t believe I’m headlining the V Festival Glee Club Comedy Tent. I will celebrate afterwards by heading straight to the dance tent and throwing myself around to techno music like a tribal chief beating a drum.”

Joining the duo is a range of comedians guaranteed to bring some side-splitting humour to the fifth stage.


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They include Seann Walsh, Shappi Khorsandi, making her second appearance at the Virgin Media event; Nick Helm and Gary Delaney.

Khorsandi added: “Sadly, rock stardom didn’t happen for me so performing at V Festival’s Glee Club Comedy Tent is the very next best thing.”

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Walsh said he was looking forward to the two-day festival, but not the few days after it, adding: “I’m both excited and terrified. Oh God.”

Other comedians joining Boyle, Kane, Walsh, Helm, Khorsandi and Delaney at Hylands Park, Chelmsford, on August 22-23 will be revealed over the coming months.

Musical acts already announced include Kasabian, Sam Smith, Olly Murs, Hozier, Courteeners, Annie Mac, Nero, Tom Jones, Calvin Harris, Stereo-phonics, The Script, Ellie Goulding, George Ezra, Clean Bandit, The Kooks and Paloma Faith.

Tickets are available now via www.vfestival.com

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