V is almost upon us and the two site bash is promising big sets from Eminem, Rihanna and Arctic Monkeys this year. With Kele, Razorlight, Glasvegas and Stornoway also on the bill for the Chelmsford and Staffordshire festival - it's shaping up to be a good'un.
To put you in the mood, we've compiled our essential playlist that features all of those bands plus the likes of Hurts, Katy B, Fenech-Soler and Mark Ronson.
Listen to it now:
Alternatively you can listen on Spotify here.
Watch all of our videos from the festival here:
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