As we gear up for V Fest 2012, we’ve collected the greatest ever moments from all the festivals to date. The first ever V festival was put on in Chelmsford’s Hylands Park, and also Warrington’s Victoria Park, in 1996. It featured sets from Pulp, Paul Weller, Elastica, The Charlatans and Cast among others.
2004 saw one of the best line-ups at V. Muse, Kings Of Leon, The Strokes, Pixies, Massive Attack and loads more played over the two days. For full coverage of the festival, including rolling news, pictures and video interviews head over to the V page at NME.COM/festivals.
We Are Scientists in 2006. For full coverage of the weekend as it happens head over to the V section of NME.COM/festivals.
The Killers’ 2007 was an epic affair, beginning with ‘Sam’s Town’ and packing in hit after hit, including ‘My Brightside’, ‘When You Were Young’ and ‘Somebody Told Me’. For all the news as it happens at this weekend’s festival – plus exclusive pictures and video interviews – head over to NME.COM/festivals now.
V Festival 2008 – Essex
Amy Winehouse almost didn’t make it in time for her set at the Chelmsford leg of 2008’s festival; she arrived 20 minutes late due to the site’s helicopter holding her up. For the full story check out our news report from the show.
Lad rockers Kasabian were one of the 2010 highlights, alongside Kings Of Leon and Seasick Steve. Check out our festivals section for all the latest on this summer’s weekenders.
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