Rihanna makes UK festival debut at V Festival 2011

In a Union Jack top, the singer even has a go on the drums

Rihanna makes UK festival debut at V Festival 2011

Photographer: Shirlaine Forreststephanie davis on 21 August 2011

Opening with 'Only Girl In The World', the set was filled with rhythmic body popping, provocative dancing and electric guitars to add to the rock festival feel.

As far as the crowd was concerned, she was the only girl in the world as she had them enchanted by her chart topping hits and super energetic performance.

Girls and guys alike sung along in awe with Rihanna's presence dominating the hour-long set.

Kicking off a with bad ass rock sound, the live band switched to pay homage to her Barbadian roots, turning the sound from rock to reggae running into 'Man Down', which ended with the sound of a dramatic echoing gun shot.

Keen perhaps to show her versatility, she also impressed by having a go on the drum kit.

As a few drops of rain hit the crowd, Rihanna announced: “this one’s for you UK,” and the beginning beat of 2007’s 'Umbrella' kicked in with to roars from the audience and umbrellas being whirled around in the air.

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