The sun looks certain to keep shining all weekend - so don't forget your suncream...

As thousands of festival-goers make their final preparations for this weekend’s V FESTIVAL festival, the good news is the UK heatwave looks set to continue.

Following a week of record temperatures, the Staffordshire and Chelmsford sites are set to enjoy temperatures well over 20C.

The sold-out festival is also set to enjoy its strongest line-up in years; with Red Hot Chili Peppers, Coldplay, [a][/a], Foo Fighters and ASH heading the bill of the eighth annual V weekender.

As usual, NME.COM will be on hand providing the fastest and best festival coverage anywhere in the world.

As well as getting sticky up the front and posting reviews on NME.COM just as soon as the bands leave the stage, we’ll be ligging and loitering backstage to bring you all the inside news stories and after-hours gossip. We’ll also be bringing you exclusive pictures all weekend on NME.COM.

And if that’s not enough, Wednesday’s NME is a special issue, featuring all the highlights of this year’s V Festival.