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V Festival 2011 in Photos

  • Glasvegas play the Staffordshire site at V Festival on Sunday. The band were unfortunately bottled off stage after only four tracks during their performance later in the weekend at Chelmsford.

    Photo: Andy Whitton/NME

    Added: 22 Aug 2011

  • Their position in the line up gave a clue as to why they were bottled. The Glaswegian band were sandwiched between Katy B and Chase & Status.

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    Added: 22 Aug 2011

  • Primal Scream play V Festival in Chelmsford on Sunday (Aug 21).

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    Added: 22 Aug 2011

  • Bobby Gillespie shakes his maracas at Chelmsford. To keep up to date with all things festival, point your eyes at NME.COM/festival.

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    Added: 22 Aug 2011

  • A change of hairdo and outfit for day two of the Rihanna extravaganza

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    Added: 21 Aug 2011

  • Kaiser Chiefs follow Lostprophets on the Virgin Media Main Stage. Watch their backstage interview at NME.com/video.

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    Added: 21 Aug 2011

  • "Nobody's perfect, not even Jessie J". Jessie J live on the 4Music Stage.

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    Added: 21 Aug 2011

  • Hurts duo, Theo and Adam, take their theatrical show to The Arena Stage Chelmsford

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    Added: 21 Aug 2011

  • A walk in the park for Jessie J as she basks in the sunshine over Staffordshire

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    Added: 21 Aug 2011

  • Jahmaal Fyffe a.k.a Chipmunk followed Kele on The Arena Stage Staffordshire

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    Added: 21 Aug 2011

  • The girls got balls...

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    Added: 21 Aug 2011

  • Shingai Shoniwa from the Noisettes, leading the second high energy performance of the weekend

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    Added: 21 Aug 2011

  • Flying high on Staffordshire's fairground

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    Added: 21 Aug 2011

  • John Power leads Liverpool's Cast through a set of brit-pop classics

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    Added: 21 Aug 2011

  • Crowds get ready for Jessie J's afternoon slot on the 4Music Stage Staffordshire

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    Added: 21 Aug 2011

  • Ellie Goulding heads to Chelmsford for her second day of the festival, following her on the Virgin Media Main Stage were Scouting For Girls

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    Added: 21 Aug 2011

  • Temperatures rise and Rihanna's performance lives on through the weekend.

    Photo: Andy Whitton/NME

    Added: 21 Aug 2011

  • N-Dubz were spotted in the Staffordshire crowd dancing to Rihanna, before heading to Chelmsford for their second performance of the festival.

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    Added: 21 Aug 2011

  • Coca Cola run a 'Swap for Swag' initiative, collect plastic bottles and exchange them for festival essentials

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    Added: 21 Aug 2011

  • Goddaughter of the late Amy Winehouse, Dionne Bromfield performs on The Arena Stage in Chelmsford

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    Added: 21 Aug 2011

  • Luminous paint at the ready for Kaiser Chiefs.

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    Added: 21 Aug 2011

  • Alex Winston and her Sisterwives woo the Staffordshire crowd with their performance of new single 'Velvet Elvis'.

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    Added: 21 Aug 2011

  • Ziggy Marley brings peace, love and handstands

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    Added: 21 Aug 2011

  • "My name is Chip Diddy Chip", Chipmunk works the crowd from left to right

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    Added: 21 Aug 2011

  • Following on from The Wanted, Eliza Doolittle played The Arena Stage, performing hits 'Pack Up' and 'Skinny Jeans'.

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    Added: 21 Aug 2011

  • Charlie Simpson opens the Arena Stage at the Chelmsford site.

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    Added: 21 Aug 2011

  • Older and wiser, with certainly less hair, Hanson play 'Mmmbop' to The Arena Stage Chelmsford.

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    Added: 21 Aug 2011

  • Imelda May performs at Chelmsford on the Virgin Media Main Stage for day two of the festival

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    Added: 21 Aug 2011

  • The final day of the festival is well under way, with Fun Lovin Criminals kicking things off at Staffordshire

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    Added: 21 Aug 2011

  • Arctic Monkeys headline the first night of V Festival 2011 in Chelmsford

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    Added: 20 Aug 2011

  • Alex Turner's new hairdo brought excited fans flocking to the Hylands Park Virgin Media Main Stage

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    Added: 20 Aug 2011

  • Rock chic Rihanna performs her hit singles in a Union Jack punk vest before mounting a huge pink cannon

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    Added: 20 Aug 2011

  • Eminem is joined on stage by special guests D12 for a full performance of 'Purple Pills'

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    Added: 20 Aug 2011

  • Eminem played a medley of 'My Name' 'Real Slim Shady' & 'Without Me'

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    Added: 20 Aug 2011

  • Tinie Tempah follows Jessie J on the 4Music Stage, Chelmsford

    Photo: PA

    Added: 20 Aug 2011

  • Dizzee fans prepare to go 'Bonkers'

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    Added: 21 Aug 2011

  • Dizzee Rascal plays his hits 'Fix Up Look Sharp', 'Bonkers' and 'Old Skool'.

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

    Added: 21 Aug 2011

  • All in a spin for Dizzee Rascal, as he headlines the 4Music Stage in Chelmsford

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    Added: 20 Aug 2011

  • Riot gags aside, Kaiser Chiefs play an evening slot on the Virgin Media Main Stage in Chelmsford

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

    Added: 20 Aug 2011

  • Brit School graduate Katy B plays on The Arena Stage before headliners Chase And Status

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    Added: 20 Aug 2011

  • The Courteeners warm up the crowd for Primal Scream on the 4Music Stage at Weston Park

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    Added: 20 Aug 2011

  • No need for an umbrella as fans welcome Rihanna to the main V Stage

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    Added: 20 Aug 2011

  • Jessie J playing an amazing set in Chelmsford, despite a broken foot.

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    Added: 20 Aug 2011

  • East Jail inmates join the flurry of fancy dress, an obvious Arctic Monkeys fan on the right.

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    Added: 20 Aug 2011

  • Songstress Jessie J performing a mixture of tracks from her debut album 'Who You Are'.

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    Added: 20 Aug 2011

  • British rapper Professor Green flaunts his lyrical flare to the Chelmsford crowd

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    Added: 20 Aug 2011

  • Bruno Mars brings his Californian cool to V Festival Chelmsford

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    Added: 20 Aug 2011

  • Elliot Gleave a.k.a Example, entertains the Chelmsford crowd with his top singles

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    Added: 20 Aug 2011

  • Manic Street Preachers playing a career spanning set, including hits 'Design For Life' and 'Motorcycle Emptiness'.

    Photo: Andy Whitton/NME

    Added: 20 Aug 2011

  • Most of the weekend was bone dry and bright sunshine during V 2011. Keep up to date with all the festival action at NME.COM/festivals.

    Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

    Added: 20 Aug 2011