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In pictures: V Festival 2008


V Festival is the most mainstream of the major British music festivals, with pop acts such as Duffy, Sugababes, The Hoosiers and The Feeling on the bill.

Girls Aloud

More than 150,000 fans attended the event, which takes place on two separate sites in Staffordshire and Essex. Every act, including Girls Aloud, criss-crossed the country to play at both venues.

Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse appeared in Essex on Sunday, on time and back on form after being booed by the crowd in Staffordshire the day before. As has become the norm, she dedicated a song to her jailed husband.


Epic rock band Muse adorned the stage with lasers, flame-throwers and satellite dishes for their headlining set.

Aanis Morrissette

Alanis Morissette drew a massive crowd to the main stage where she ended her performance with a run of hits from her 1995 album Jagged Little Pill.

Richard Ashcroft

Reunited rock band The Verve closed the festival in Essex, despite rumours of rifts. Frontman Richard Ashcroft dedicated a song, The Rolling People, to late soul legend Isaac Hayes.

Beth Rowley

As well as Beth Rowley, The Kooks, Kings of Leon and Guillemots also performed.

Ian Brown

Ian Brown drew thousands to his set on the second stage, despite competition from Muse. The former Stone Roses frontman surprised fans with one of his band's old songs, Made Of Stone.


Fans and artists - including Estelle - endured heavy rain and mud throughout the weekend at Weston Park, 30 miles from Birmingham.

Newton Faulkner

But at Hylands Park, near Chelmsford, festival-goers largely escaped the bad weather, with the sun shining down on Newton Faulkner's laid-back set.

Kelly Jones of the Stereophonics

Welsh rockers Stereophonics rattled though hit singles like The Bartender And The Thief, and previewed new song You're My Star.

Lenny Kravitz

Leather-clad rock star Lenny Kravitz prayed for peace during his hour on stage. Tickets for next year's event go on sale on Tuesday - but organisers have warned fans not to buy from unofficial sources.

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