V Festival Replacement Rize has Huge Names for 2018 Line-up

The long wait is over: Rize Festival will be at Chelmsford’s Hylands Park this August.


Last year, Richard Branson announced Virgin would no longer be sponsoring V Festival and while there was concern from festival fans as to whether there would be a replacement, V Festival tweeted there would be a new festival for 2018.


That new festival is Rize, which was announced on Tuesday along with the events main headliners: Liam Gallagher and Stereophonics. It was also announced that the festival will be at Chelmsford’s Hylands Park site only and will unfortunately, not be taking place at Staffordshire as its predecessor did.


While the reaction to the above has been mixed, along with the reaction to the line-up announcement, we have compiled the list of headliners for you to make up your own mind on whether this new festival will match up.


Rize Festival Line-Up:


Friday 17th August
Saturday 18th August
Liam GallagherStereophonics
James BayBastille
Craig David presents TS5Years & Years
Plan BRag ‘n’ Bone Man
Manic Street PreachersRita Ora
DaveMaximo Park
Circa WavesExample + DJ Wire
DisciplesTokio Myers
Tom GrennanLewis Capaldi
Jacob BanksTom Walker
MNEKThe Manor
Sinead HarnettRaye
Nina Nesbitt

With more acts to be announced…


Rize Festival is on the 17th – 18th August. Headliners have been announced online and tickets go on sale tomorrow at 9:30am on their website.


Further festival events and details will be uploaded to our blog later in the spring. For festival wristbands, check out our Fabric Wristbands.