Date: 20 Aug 2004 - 22 Aug 2004
Venue: Hylands Park, UK
To celebrate a decade of V Festivals, organisers have followed the example set by T In The Park and made weekend tickets for next year's events available at this year's prices - for a limited time only.
Strippers, backing singers doing the work, Muse fans getting beaten up, Dido making grown men cry, but answer us this: who actually went to see The Bees headline?
With four stages boasting some huge names, egos and hair-dos, Virtual Festivals brings you the low-down on where to be and when. Listed times are provisional only and subject to last minute change.
Following the announcement on Wednesday that Jet have been forced to pull out of this weekend's V Festival due to a family death, Embrace have agreed to step in last minute.
Following the death of John Cester, father to Jet's Nic and Chris, the band say they have taken the difficult decision to cancel their performance at this weekend's V Festival.
Once again, Muse have vowed to battle on in the face of adversity, after bassist Chris Wolstenholme injured himself on tour in America - throwing the band's scheduled V appearance into doubt.
Muse will release a download only single, recorded live at Glastonbury, followed by another full single release in September. Proceeds from the digital single will go to Oxfam. The band headline V.
The hottest band on this summer's festival and gigs circuit announced an impromptu warm-up gig for their V festival performance this morning - and tickets sold out almost instantly (again!)
With just over a fortnight to go, two up-and-coming bands The Concretes and The Infadels have been added to the already brimming V Festival line-up.
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All camping and day tickets have now completely sold out for the Essex leg of the V weekender but there are still a few left for the event in Staffordshire.
Virtual Festivals brings you a new online way of pre-ordering tents and other equipment to be picked up later from inside the festival. It's aptly named 'Sorted!' and it starts in time for Glastonbury
The Killers, Syntax and Deepest Blue have all been added to the line up for the V Festival at Hylands Park and Weston Park on 21-22 August.
The All American Rejects, Hal and Fountains of Wayne are the latest artists to be confirmed for Hylands Park and Weston Park
Weekend tickets for festival have sold out, but there are still some day tickets available for both Hylands Park and Weston Park
Amy Winehouse will be bringing her smokey grooves to V this year alongside those 'genre-defying' Frenchmen, Phoenix, Chicago's Kanye West, Audio Bullys and Mull Historical Society
Since they went on sale in March, tickets for Weston Park, Staffs and Hylands Park, Chelmsford for 21st & 22nd August have been snapped up by music aficionados at record speed
Beverley Knight and Chicane are the latest artists to be added to the line-up for the Hylands Park and Weston Park festivals taking place August 21-22.
Groove Armada and Roni Size are the latest additions to this summers V Festivals, which this year will feature a new bands tent for the first time.
The V Festival continues to collect acts as Elbow, Black Rebel Motor Club, and Divine Comedy among others sign up for fun and frolics in Chelmsford and Staffordshire.
The bands keep on coming, with these five added to headliners The Strokes, Dido, Muse and The Pixies - and the nine other acts already confirmed for Hylands Park and Weston Park.
According to the organisers, tickets for the 9th V Festival are selling quicker than ever since the box office opened on Saturday morning.
We can can today announce that bands confirmed for the two-day V Festival include Muse, Pink, The Pixies, Dido, NERD, Primal Scream, Keane, Massive Attack, Snow Patrol, Jamie Cullum and Athlete. Dido and The Strokes will headline.
XFM announced this morning that The Strokes will be one of the headline bands for this year's festival(s) at Chelmsford and Stafford.