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'V To V': A Year With The Young Knives

'V To V': A Year With The Young Knives

A year ago this weekend, The Young Knives played the biggest gig of their career, opening the main stage of V Festival as winners of the Road To V competition. Returning in triumph, the band give us a glimpse into their year...

Bombay Bicycle Club interview

Bombay Bicycle Club interview

Winners of this year's Road To V contest, Bombay Bicycle Club are all still in school, despite having a mature sound in the style of Editors. After playing easily the biggest shows of their lives, VF caught up with the band...

Keith interview

Keith interview

Runners-up in the Road To V competition, Keith opened the Channel 4 Stage at Staffs and Chelmsford with crowds flocking to see them - and helping to cheer on guitarist Mark's sister getting married...

Dogs' Guide To V Festival

Dogs' Guide To V Festival

Like the four-legged beasts behind the name, London garage rockers, Dogs, have a good nose when it comes to sniffing out what's worth a good chew. Playing their first V this weekend, guitarist Rik gives his lineup lowdown...

Bombay Bicycle Club Win 'Road To V'!

Bombay Bicycle Club Win 'Road To V'!

Bombay Bicycle Club have peddled their way to victory in the Virgin Mobile 'Road To V' competition, with Keith coming close runners-up. The two bands will now open this weekend's V Festival...

'Road To V' Finalists Revealed!

'Road To V' Finalists Revealed!

With V Festival less than two weeks away, the 14 finalists for this year's 'Road To V' have now been whittled down to just four. Revealed first on Channel 4 last night, if you missed it read on...

Breakfast In Bed at V Festival!

Breakfast In Bed at V Festival!

Rather than plastering their logo all over the two sites for this month's V Festival, sponsors Virgin Mobile have come up with a few ways to make your weekend that little bit better, including breakfast in bed...

The Young Knives For Pre-V Gigs

The Young Knives For Pre-V Gigs

The Young Knives, who shot to fame after winning last year's Road To V competition, are set to play two special gigs at the beginning of August to gear up for this year's V Festival - and they'll be joined by two more bands...

V Festival Unveils Fourth Stage

V Festival Unveils Fourth Stage

My Morning Jacket, Paolo Nutini, Art Brut, The Cooper Temple Clause and Sandy Thom are among the acts confirmed for the Virgin Mobile Union tent at this year's V Festival double header...

'Road To V' goes live! Read the reaction..

'Road To V' goes live! Read the reaction..

A packed Islington Academy played host to three consecutive nights of new music as the 'Road To V' finalists sought to impress fans and experts alike (including The Charlatans' Tim Burgess). See how they fared...

Get free tickets to Road to V Gigs!

Get free tickets to Road to V Gigs!

Virgin Mobile's Road to V competition is about to get seriously exciting, as the 14 finalists compete for a chance to play at V Festival in front of a star-studded panel of judges - and you, if you fancy going along to the gigs in London and Liverpool!

'Road To V' - Meet The 14 Finalists!

'Road To V' - Meet The 14 Finalists!

Following more than 2,000 entries, the Road To V competition just got a whole lot narrower with an expert panel shortlisting 14 finalists, one of whom will go on to play V Festival. Meet the first seven now...

Last call for new bands to open V Festival

Last call for new bands to open V Festival

The Road to V competition is offering new and unsigned bands the gig of a lifetime, performing alongside the likes of Radiohead, Morrissey, Faithless and Kasabian at this year's V Festival. Entries close on Monday, April 10th...

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