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Last Updated: Monday, 22 August 2005, 00:09 GMT 01:09 UK
Twin V Festivals draw to a close
V Festival crowd at Hylands Park, Chelmsford
More than 130,000 people attended the two-site festival
The 10th annual V Festival has ended, after more than 130,000 music fans filled its two sites in Staffordshire and Essex over the weekend.

Oasis closed the festival at Weston Park, Staffs, and the Scissor Sisters at Hylands Park, Essex.

More than 80 acts - including Franz Ferdinand, The Streets, Kaiser Chiefs, Maroon 5 and Joss Stone - took part.

Police made 62 arrests at Weston Park site while there were 12 arrests at Hylands Park.

Tony Christie
Veteran singer Tony Christie delighted the festival crowd
Staffordshire Police said 30 of the arrests at Weston Park were drug-related, 29 were on suspicion of theft, two were for violence and one person was detained on suspicion of robbery.

An Essex Police spokesman said that of the 12 people arrested at the Hylands Park site near Chelmsford, 10 people were detained for drug-related offences and two for motoring offences.

Saturday's line-ups at the two venues swapped places for Sunday's performances.

Other big names performing included Embrace and Good Charlotte, while the Prodigy and the Chemical Brothers were headlining the events' second stages.

Meanwhile, veteran crooner Tony Christie has delighted festival-goers at both sites, following the success of his single (Is This The Way To) Amarillo earlier this year.

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Oasis performed a selection of their best-known songs including Live Forever and Don't Look Back In Anger.

But before the band went on stage Noel Gallagher admitted he did not enjoy playing open-air festivals.

"We don't like doing them to be honest. I love going to festivals when we're not working, they are a great weekend, but playing at them is different because you're working and everyone else is not."




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