V Festival 2007 kicks off at Weston Park

Event's northern leg gets under way with Rodrigo Y Gabriela

The 2007 V Festival has kicked off at the Weston Park site in Staffordshire this afternoon (August 18).

The northern leg of this year’s event got underway with folk rockers Rodrigo Y Gabriela playing to a growing crowd on the V Stage.

Despite the relentless rain and wind, a hardy bunch of fans braved the elements for the duo – who supported Muse and Wembley Stadium in June – as they mixed traditional Spanish guitars with noisy percussion rapped out on their instruments.

The Mexican pair are now set to play the festival for a second time today, taking over from the ill Bright Eyes by dashing down to Chelmsford to headline the Virgin Mobile Union stage.

The pair played:

‘Diablo Rojo’

‘Orion’

‘Foc’

‘Stairway To Heaven’

‘Tamacun’

Read our review of this performance now on our blog.

Plus check out the latest shots from both sites in NME.COM’s V Festival2007 photo gallery.

V Festival is set to continue at Stafford with The Killers headlining the festival tonight.

Meanwhile a limited number of tickets for the 2008 event are set to go on sale next week.

Tickets will be sold at this year’s prices from 9am on August 21, see NME.COM for more details how to get ticket soon.

For more action live from the site head to our V Festival gossip blog now.

Head to our full festival index for complete coverage live from both V Festival sites now.