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Last Updated: Sunday, 17 August, 2003, 19:26 GMT 20:26 UK
In pictures: V Festival 2003
Fans at the Chelmsford gig in Essex
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Up to 70,000 music fans made the journey to the festival's twin sites in Staffordshire and Essex.
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Coldplay topped the bill - complete with singer Chris Martin's usual message supporting a fair trade campaign.
Fan sleeping in car boot
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Most festival-goers camped - but others found novel ways of making shelter for the night.
Kirstin Dunst arrives at the V2003 Music festival at Chelmsford, Essex
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Spiderman actress Kirstin Dunst was among the stars who went to the Essex site to watch the action.
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl
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Among the big names performing were American rock band the Foo Fighters.
Former Skunk Anansie singer Skin
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Former Skunk Anansie singer Skin got cosy with a photographer in the press pit.
Zoe Ball
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TV and radio host Zoe Ball was there covering the event for ITV - but without husband Norman Cook, who was at home.
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Dance band Moloko gave an energetic performance in the JJB Arena.

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