V Festival - Chelmsford 2005

20 August 2005 - 21 August 2005

Weekend verdict: V Good!

22 August 2005
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F-list celebs, crowd surges, and incessant queueing couldn't take the gloss off what really mattered at the weekend's V Festival... the music. Franz, Oasis, the Kaisers, and loads more rocked it!

Scissor Sisters and Franz Ferdinand brought the curtain down on the Chelmsford leg of the tenth V Festival last night (Sunday), joining forces to perform a cover of David Bowie's 'Suffragette City'.

Earlier, the two co-headliners treated fans to tracks from their eagerly anticipated second albums.

Oasis closed the Staffordhsire event in tremendous form, repeating the success of the previous night in Chelmsford, and playing perhaps the best festival sets they've ever performed on UK soil.

Liam was most definitely back to his best, goading the Essex male crowd, "I hear you all drive cheap wheels?", and comparing an inflatable penis in the crowd to Pete Doherty.

Other highlights of the weekend included sets from Kaiser Chiefs, Ian Brown, Dizzee Rascal, Idlewild, Bronze Age Fox, The Prodigy, The Ordinary Boys, and Goldfrapp.

The Strongbow Rooms was one of the most popular venues with crowds jostling to see the likes of Bez, Plump DJs, and Krafty Kuts.

However, it was not all good. A huge crowd surge during Kaiser Chiefs' set caused several minor injuries and a huge fight broke out between two gangs on the Saturday, causing police to move in.

Even worse, there were also far too many Hollyoaks actors mincing about backstage!

Stay posted for photo galleries and reviews from V Festival 2005 later this week.

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