V Festival took place over the weekend (Aug 20 and 21) in Chelmsford and Stafford. You can check out our full gallery from the event online now.

Meanwhile, here’s a few of our favourite defining images from the weekender in widescreen format.

Photo: Photographer creditEarly afternoon punters celebrate under grey skies. Photo: Andy Whitton / NME

Photo: Photographer creditEllie Goulding onstage. Photo: Andy Whitton / NME

Photo: Photographer creditKaiser Chiefs, who predicted the riots apparently. Photo: Andy Whitton / NME

Photo: Photographer creditGirls with guitars feel each others tennis balls. Photo: Andy Whitton / NME

Photo: Photographer creditChipmunk onstage at V 2011. Photo: Andy Whitton / NME

Photo: Photographer creditJesse J takes a seat. Photo: Andy Whitton / NME

Photo: Photographer creditFour Teletubbies pose for our camera. Photo: Richard Johnson / NME

Photo: Photographer creditAlex Winston onstage. Photo: Andy Whitton / NME

Photo: Photographer creditEmerge NME Radar star Wolf Gang onstage. Photo: Andy Whitton / NME

Photo: Photographer creditTopless punters enjoy the sunshine. Photo: Richard Johnson / NME

Photo: Photographer creditManic Street Preachers’ Nicky Wire midway through his trademark jump. Photo: Andy Whitton / NME

Photo: Photographer creditNeon paint was de riguer at this year’s bash. Photo: Andy Whitton / NME

Photo: Photographer creditHard Fi played a special early afternoon show. Photo: Andy Whitton / NME

Photo: Photographer creditCouples have a moment to the Kaisers. Photo: Richard Johnson / NME

Photo: Photographer creditKele shows off his bulging biceps. Photo: Richard Johnson / NME

Photo: Photographer creditAnother satisfied customer at V. Photo: Andy Whitton / NME

Photo: Photographer creditThe Courteeners live onstage. Photo: Andy Whitton / NME

Photo: Photographer creditGlasvegas, shortly before they were bottled off stage. Photo: Andy Whitton / NME

Photo: Photographer creditCarling and a Bacardi Breezer – all you need really at V. Photo: Richard Johnson / NME

Photo: Photographer creditRihanna belts through a hit onstage at V. Photo: Andy Whitton / NME

Photo: Photographer creditEminem headlined this year’s V Festival. Photo: Andy Whitton / NME

Photo: Photographer creditDizzee Rascal bows to the crowd. Photo: Richard Johnson / NME

Photo: Photographer creditAlex Turner displays his new short barnet. Photo: Andy Whitton / NME