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V Festival 2007

  • Expectations dampened, and is that Frank Lampard? - Punters at V Festival, Weston Park, Staffordshire, August 18 2007. Pic: Tom Oxley

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  • V Festival, Hylands Park, Chelmsford, August 18 2007. Pic: Sonia Melot

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  • An in-tents experience - punters at V Festival, Weston Park, Staffordshire, August 18 2007. Pic: Jo McCaughey

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  • 'It's more like Glastonbury than we realised' - wet punters, V Festival, Weston Park, Staffordshire, August 18 2007. Pic: Jo McCaughey

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  • 'What time are Wet Wet Wet on?' - V Stage, 12pm, V Festival, Weston Park, Staffordshire, August 18 2007. Pic: Tom Oxley

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  • The Grohl story - Foo Fighters play a secret acoustic show at V Festival, 4 Music stage, 1pm, Hylands Park, Chelmsford, August 18 2007. Pic: Guy Eppel

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  • Beats a jester hat, eh? - Juliette and The Licks, 4 Music stage, 13.55pm, V Festival, Hylands Park, Chelmsford, August 18 2007. Pic: James Quinton

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  • The Cribs, Channel 4 stage, 14.45pm, V festival, Weston Park, Weston Park, Staffordshire, August 18, 2007. Pic: Andy Willsher

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  • 'Shit, I think I hear Foo Fighters!!' - Just Jack kick off V Festival, V Stage, 12.31pm, Hylands Park, Chelmsford, August 18 2007. Pic: James Quinton

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  • Great band, shit name - Joe Lean And The Jing Jang Jong, Virgin Mobile Sessions, 14.10pm, V Festival, Hylands Park, Chelsmford, August 18 2007. Pic: Sonia Melot

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  • Fancy a jong? - Joe Lean And The Jing Jang Jong, Virgin Mobile Sessions, 14.10pm, V Festival, Hylands Park, Chelsmford, August 18 2007. Pic: Sonia Melot

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  • 'James Morrison was amazing' - The crowd, V Stage, 3.50pm, V Festival, Hylands Park, Chelmsford, August 18, 2007. Pic: Sonia Melot

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  • 'This one sounds a bit indie' - The Cribs, Channel 4 stage, 14.45pm, V Festival, Weston Park, Staffordshire, August 18, 2007. Pic: Andy Willsher

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  • Crowds at this years V Festival, Weston Park, Staffordshire, August 18 2007. Pic: Andy Willsher

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  • 'KT - I'm coming for you darling!' - Crowds at this years V Festival, Weston Park, Staffordshire, August 18, 2007. Pic: Andy Willsher

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  • Hair today - Juliette and The Licks, 4 Music stage, 13.55pm, V Festival, Hylands Park, Chelmsford, August 18 2007. Pic: James Quinton

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  • The beer had better be good - V Festival, Weston Park, Staffordshire, August 18 2007. Pic: Tom Oxley

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  • What a dump - V Festival, Hylands Park, Chelmsford, August 18 2007. Pic: Guy Eppel

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  • They could do with a more striking singer, no? - Rilo Kiley, JJB stage, 16.20pm, V Festival, Weston Park, Staffordshire, Auguest 18 2007. Pic: Tom Oxley

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  • You'll catch your death, love - Rilo Kiley, JJB Stage, 16.20pm, V Festival, Weston Park, Staffordshire, August 18 2007. Pic: Tom Oxley

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  • Let's get ready to Rumble - The Rumble Strips, Virgin Mobile Sessions Stage, 17.05pm, V Festival, Weston Park, Staffordshire, August 18 2007. Pic: Andy Willsher

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  • The Rumble Strips, Virgin Mobile Sessions Stage, 17.05pm, V Festival, Weston Park, Staffordshire, August 18 2007. Pic: Andy Willsher

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  • Go, West! - Kanye West, V Stage, 16.50pm, V Festival, Hylands Park, Chelmsford, August 18 2007. Pic: James Quinton

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  • 'This gold is weighing me down a bit' - Kanye West, V Stage, 16.50pm, V Festival, Hylands Park, Chelmsford, August 18 2007. Pic: James Quinton

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  • 'Just put something gloomy and miserable, please' - Editors, NME signing tent, V Festival, Hylands Park, Chelmsford, August 18 2007. Pic: Sonia Melot

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  • Touching the sky - Kanye West, V stage, 16.50pm, V Festival, Hylands Park, Chelmsford, August 18 2007. Pic: Sonia Melot

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  • 'It needs to be THIS big...I've said too much again' - Lily Allen, Channel 4 Stage, 18.55pm, V Festival, Weston Park, Staffordshire, August 18 2007. Pic: Tom Oxley

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  • More 'Empire' building - Kasabian, V Stage, 20.30pm, V Festival, Weston Park, Staffordshire, August 18 2007. Pic: Jo McCaughey

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  • Major Tom - Kasabian, V Stage, 20.20pm, V Festival, Weston Park, Staffordshire, August 18, 2007. Pic: Jo McCaughey

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  • 'And I'm THIS wasted' - Happy Mondays' freaky dancer Bez, Channel 4 Stage, 20.11pm, V Festival, Hylands Park, Chelmsford, August 18 2007. Pic: James Quinton

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  • 'Sofa', so good - The Kooks, 4 Music Stage, 21.35pm, V Festival, Hylands Park, Chelmsford, August 18 2007. Pic: Sonia Melot

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  • Luke who's shown up - The Kooks, 4 Music Stage, 21.35pm, V Festival, Hylands Park, Chelmsford, August 18, 2007. Pic: Sonia Melot

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  • Read over this weekend's V Festival - the gossip, the bands & the best picures, in next week's issue of NME. Plus - we warm up for The Carling Weekend: Reading & Leeds Festival with an exclusive preview. On sale from Wednesday, August 22.

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  • Remarkably, this man is in his Sixties - Iggy Pop, JJB Arena, 20.20pm, V Festival, Weston Park, Staffordshire, August 18 2007. Pic: Tom Oxley

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  • 'No, I won't do bloody 'Common People'' - Jarvis Cocker, JJB Arena, 19.10pm, V Festival, Hylands Park, Chelmsford, August 18 2007. Pic: Sonia Melot

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  • 'Maybe I should have shaved' - The Killers, V Stage, 21.20pm, V Festival, Weston Park, Staffordshire, August 18 2007. Pic: A.Willsher

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  • This man is nearly 40 - Manic Street Preachers, Channel 4 Stage, 20.05pm, V Festival, Weston Park, Staffordshire, August 18 2007. Pic: Andy Willsher

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  • Hat's entertainment - Babyshambles, 4 Music Stage, 18.00, V Festival, Hylands Park, Chelmsford, August 18, 2007. Pic: Guy Eppel

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  • Red alert - Basement Jaxx, Channel 4 Stage, 21.35pm, V Festival, Weston Park, Staffordshire, August 18 2007. Pic: Tom Oxley

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  • This show is pants - Basement Jaxx, Channel 4 Stage, 21.35pm, Weston Park, Staffordshire, August 18 2007. Pic: Tom Oxley

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  • 'Can't see Brandon's 'tache from here' - V Stage, V Festival,, Weston Park, Staffordshire, August 18 2007. Pic: Tom Oxley

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  • Goo live crew - Goo Goo Dolls, V Stage, 13.25pm, V Festival, Hylands Park, Chelmsford, August 19 2007. Pic: Sonia Melot

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  • Fancy a quiff? - Pink, V Stage, 18.10pm, V Festival, Weston Park, Staffordshire, August 19 2007. Pic: Tom Oxley

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  • Not camp at all mate - Mumm-Ra, Virgin Mobile Stage, 17.05pm, V Festival, Weston Park, Staffordshire, August 19 2007. Pic: Tom Oxley

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  • Mumm's the word - Mumm-Ra, Virgin Mobile Stage, 17.05pm, V Festival, Weston Park, Staffordshire, August 19 2007. Pic: Tom Oxley

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  • 'Hurrah! I think the rain stopped!' - Pink, V Stage, 18.10pm, V Festival, Weston Park, Staffordshire, August 19 2007. Pic: Tom Oxley

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  • 'Anyone got any hair gel?' - Pink, V Stage, 18.10pm, V Festival, Weston Park, Staffordshire, August 19 2007. Pic: Tom Oxley

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  • Naughty but nice - Foo Fighters, V Stage, 21.20pm, V Festival, Weston Park, Staffordshire, August 19 2007. Pic: Tom Oxley

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  • Foo Fighters, V Stage, 21.20pm, V Festival, Weston Park, Staffordshire, August 19, 2007. Pic: Tom Oxley

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  • Nice shoes - The Killers, V Stage, 21.20pm, V Festival, Hylands Park, Chelsmford, August 19 2007. Pic: PA Photos

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