1 of 11 The V Festival was held at Hylands Park in Chelmsford, Essex, and Weston Park in Staffordshire. More than 130,000 people packed into the two sites to watch hundreds of musicians perform.
2 of 11 Among the bands performing at both sites were Los Angeles-based quintet Maroon 5. The band have enjoyed massive success with their album Songs About Jane.
3 of 11 Super Furry Animals got in the festival spirit in a space-age costume. The Welsh rockers wowed the Chelmsford audience on Saturday night.
4 of 11 Tony Christie was invited to perform following the resurgence of his career with the hit (Is this the way to) Amarillo.
5 of 11 Mercury Music Prize winner Dizzee Rascal made a return to the UK stage, playing in the dance tent. He has spent a lot of time touring the US.
6 of 11 Embrace were one of the bands to take to the main stage at Chelmsford during Sunday. After a rain-soaked Friday, the sun shone for the duration of the festival.
7 of 11 Franz Ferdinand were among the headline acts at the festival, which was celebrating its 10th anniversary.
8 of 11 Welsh outfit Goldie Lookin' Chain added a touch of humour to the festivities. They played at Chelmsford on Saturday before travelling to Staffordshire to perform on Sunday.
9 of 11 An injured foot did not stop the Kaiser Chiefs' lead singer Ricky Wilson bounding around the stage. His injury was the result of an exuberant performance in Portugal, during which he tore ligaments in his ankle.
10 of 11 Joss Stone sang hits from her best-selling album Mind, Body, Soul. The teenager had already performed for massive crowds at Scotland's T in the Park and Live 8 in 2005.
11 of 11 Essex band The Prodigy were returning to familiar ground when they played at Chelmsford.