V Festival 2007- NME.COM’s complete review

All the goings on from both sites

V Festival took place this weekend (August 18- 19) and NME.COM brought you all the goings on from both sites.

Day One (August 19) kicked off the Foo Fighters playing an secret afternoon acoustic show in Chelmsford. Later during the band’s evening performance he dedicated tracks to Nirvana.

Meanwhile The Cribs had a pop at James Morrison and Dido during their Stafford performance.

Kanye West paid tribute to the much missed Amy Winehouse during his performance in Chelsmford.

Mark Ronson teamed up with Candie Payne and members of The Zutons for his performance.

Babyshambles played an explosive set at Chelmsford which saw Pete Doherty narrowly missing getting hit by beer cans.

Primal Scream played a new song ’Can’t Go Back’ in Chelmsford.

While James paid tribute to Tony Wilson in Staffordshire. Happy Mondays did the same in Chelmsford.

The Kooks debuted a clutch of new material in Chelmsford.

Iggy And The Stooges told polite festivals to ‘Fuck off’ during their set in Stafford

Kasabian said goodbye to ’Empire’ in Stafford. The Killers did the same for ’Sam’s Town’.

Meanwhile Lily Allen made a welcome return from illness at Stafford.

Manic Street Preachers dedicated their version of Burt Bacharach’s ’Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head’ to the weather in Stafford.

Day Two (August 18) began with The Cribs playing a chaotic set in Chelmsford which saw Ryan Jarman losing his shoes during the crowd frenzy.

Meanwhile during Foo Fighters performance at Staffordshire Dave Grohl‘s mother Virginia Hammond Grohl joined the band on stage.

Earlier Dave Grohl stormed the stage during Snow Patrol set for when singer Gary Lightbody dedicated ’Chasing Cars’ to the Foo Fighters singer.

They also played a secret acoustic show which included a version Nirvana’s ’Marigold’.

Babyshambles played their set at Stafford despite being four hours late for their set , due to the fact they were held up by traffic.

Next week’s issue of NME will contain a full review of V Festival 2007 so get your copy from August 22.