With this year's bash almost upon us, let NME.COM make things very easy for you...

The stages are built, and thousands of fans are on their way – the V FESTIVAL is very nearly with us.

With Muse and The Strokes headlining, this might just be the best V bill ever, and we’ve gone all out to make sure you don’t miss a thing.

Keeping track of what time your bands are playing and on what stage with nothing but a festival guide with beer drenched, sticky pages to aid your plight is no mean feat. That’s why NME.COM has created the V Festival Planner!

Simply click [url=]here for our handy festival planner and schedule in your weekend of bands here and now, ready to pop in your pocket to carry on-site! Good eh!

Meanwhile, if you’re off to V it’s worth packing some wellies. The weather forecast for Chelmsford promises heavy and thundery rain tonight before drying out with sunny spells. There’s a better outlook in Staffordshire, dry and mainly sunny, with temperatures peaking at 18 degrees.

If you can’t make it to the festival, make sure you’re clicking back to NME.COM all weekend for the latest news, reviews, pictures and backstage gossip.