The First V Festival In 1996 Was An All-Out Indie Extravaganza

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You might not think it from today’s playlist-friendly line-ups but, back in ’96, the first ever V festival was an all-out indie extravaganza. Created so that Pulp could headline two huge shows across the country it was the coming together of the Britpop clan. So, as this year’s Jay-Z and P!nk-headlined shindig is announced, let’s look back at how the event lost its V plates…

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