Boasting one of the most mouth-watering line-ups of the summer (no, not Dido wearing her see-through chiffon again!), the V Festival prides itself on promoting a purely ‘music-first’ policy. It may lack a bit of the organic atmosphere of other festivals, critics claim it’s corporatism gone crazy, but if it’s some of the best bands in the world you want, then V is the place to be.

V Festival – Chelmsford 2004 Map