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In pictures: V Festival 2008

Richard Ashcroft

The Verve were just one of the acts playing at the V Festival in Chelmsford and Staffordshire over the weekend. The band are gearing up for the release of their new album, Forth, on 25 August.

Ricky Wilson

Kaiser Chiefs' Ricky Wilson pumps up the crowd in the rain on the 4Music stage as the Leeds band play a headline set peppered with hits like Ruby and Everyday I Love You Less And Less.

Abi Harding

Abi Harding of The Zutons looks like she's enjoying herself as her band play second slot on the 4Music stage. The festival, now in its 13th year, sold out in 90 minutes when tickets went on sale in March.

Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse turned up late for her set in Staffordshire on Saturday and there was a bit of booing during her performance, but luckily she sorted things out for the Chelmsford leg on Sunday.

Matt Bellamy

Main stage headliners Muse played their only UK show of the year and rounded off their set with an epic rendition of Knights Of Cydonia. They're now off on a break before recording their fifth album.


It's not all about rock music and guitars you know... American Boy singer Estelle adds some RnB spice to proceedings. She kicked off her set with Wait A Minute and also sang No Substitute Love.

Girls Aloud

Pop also gets a look in as Cheryl Cole finds time away from X Factor to perform with her Girls Aloud bandmates. They sang hits like Love Machine and covered Aerosmith's Walk This Way.

Kelly Jones

Kelly Jones of Stereophonics warms up the crowd for Muse. The Welsh band will be bringing out a greatest hits album at the end of the year. The Kooks, Kings of Leon and Guillemots were also playing.


Duffy, one of the big success stories of 2008, was also at the festival and played songs from her soul-inspired album Rockferry. A naked man on his mate's shoulders made an appearance during her set.

Matt Bowman

Matt Bowman of The Pigeon Detectives shows impressive flexibility as he treats fans to some onstage acrobatics. A limited number of tickets for next year's festival will be on sale on 19 August.


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