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V Festival 2008: Bands Backstage

  • Maggot of Goldie Lookin Chain and 'Celebrity Big Brother' fame rubs cheeks with fans in the NME Signing Tent at V Festival in Chelmsford. Were you there? NME snappers were in the tents at Chelmsford and Staffordshire venues all weekend capturing the mayhem - visit www.nme.com/festivals/signingtent for more.

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  • Scots-rockers The View greet fans in the NME Signing Tent at V Festival 2008. Visit www.nme.com/festivals/signingtent now to see if your picture made our very special Signing Tent Gallery - with photographs from both Chelmsford and Staffordshire sites.

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  • Luke Pritchard of The Kooks flashes his pearly whites at NME's snapper during the band's signing session for fans at V Festival last weekend. Were you there? NME was in the tents at Chelmsford and Staffordshire all weekend photographing the mayhem - see if you got caught on camera at www.nme.com/festivals/signingtent

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  • Comic rap-seven piece Goldie Lookin' Chain bring back some bling to an otherwise gloomy V Festival in Staffordshire last weekend. The trackie-sporting Welsh hip-poppers performed tracks from all three of their albums to festival goers during their afternoon performance. Pic: Marc Haydon

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  • John McClure, a.k.a 'The Rev' of Sheffield-based rockers Reverend And The Makers salutes the end of a long and grueling autograph session with fans in the NME Signing Tent at V Festival. The singer later performed an exclusive acoustic session in front of NME's camera crew which can be viewed now at NME.COM/VIDEO. Pic: Marc Haydon

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  • Mandchester pioneer and indie-titan Ian Brown gives his legendary pout to NME's Marc Haydon backstage at V festival at the weekend. The cult-icon drew massive crowds to his scheduled live and NME Signing Tent appearances - over-zealous fans even tried to break their way in through security to the autographing session to get closer to the singer.

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  • The Charlatans prepare for their stint signing autographs for fans outside the NME Signing Tent at V Festival at the weekend. The band are true veterans of the dual-venue event, having played the first ever V Festival back in 1996, then again in 1998, 2001, 2004 and 2006. Pic: Marc Haydon

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  • Southampton's The Delays - brothers Greg and Aaron Gilbert (centre), Colin Fox and Rowley, greet NME's photographer after their NME signing session for fans at V Festival in Chelmsford last weekend. The band released their third album 'Everything's the Rush' in May this year. Pic: Marc Haydon

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  • Dundee-born indie champs The View pose here for NME Photographer Marc Haydon backstage at V Festival last weekend. The band debuted six new tracks from their forthcoming second album to fans during their festival appearance and later revealed the facts behind the LP in an exclusive filmed interview with NME. Watch it now at NME.COM/VIDEO

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  • The Hold Steady pictured before their NME signing session for fans at V Festival, Chelmsford, at the weekend. The Brooklyn-based rockers played a set that included tracks from new album 'Stay Positive' in the beaming sun in Essex, and in a torrential downpour the next day in Staffordshire. Pic: Marc Haydon

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  • Henry Dartnall, Thomas 'House of Lords' Dartnall and Oliver Askew of quirky indie trio The Young Knives backstage before their signing tent session for fans at V Festival, last weekend. Watch our interview with the band who unveil their lust for anything sausage and Girls Aloud-related, at NME.COM/VIDEO. Pic: Marc Haydon

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