NEWS: Spinal Tap to play Australian V Festival?

According to Australia’s News.com.au, Spinal Tap are going to headline the Australian incarnation of the 2009 V Festival.

The news isn’t yet on the V Festival home page, Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody let the news slip in an interview.

Here’s part of the News.com.au article:

SNOW Patrol will be sharing the V Festival stage next March with The Killers, The Verve, Kaiser Chiefs, Duffy and dozens more but frontman Gary Lightbody told music editor Kathy McCabe he’s hanging to hang out with the legendary Spinal Tap, who will also join the bill.

“We played Live Earth before them and I gave them a shout-out, so they asked to see us later to say thanks,” he said yesterday.

“They are comic geniuses and more so, because I am such a Simpsons-ophile, Harry Shearer is a god. They gave me a hug – I could have held on forever.”

Read the rest of the article here.

I hope this is true and isn’t taken out of context somehow. I had the pleasure of meeting Harry Shearer at a charity event a few years ago where he performed a few Spinal Tap, Folksmen and Simpsons songs (“See …my …vest, see my vest, made of real gorilla chest”), and I never dreamed I’d get to see Tap in person.

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