The Charlatans had a hard act to follow…

A naked streaker invaded the V STAGE at this year’s V FESTIVAL and was introduced by event founder RICHARD BRANSON.

The woman appeared in front of the crowd just before The Charlatans set this afternoon (August 21) at the Chelmsford site.

The bizarre stunt was preceded by another punter singing a Britney Spears track.

The two people were apparently carrying out dares as part of a new American television show.

The Charlatans followed the streaker by belting out a performance including the tracks ’North Country Boy’, ’One To Another’, ’The Only One I Know’, ’Weirdo’, ’Feel The Pressure’ and ’Up At The Lake’.

Headliners tonight at the Chelmsford leg of the festival include Muse, Kings Of Leon and The Bees.