Today we lost a much-loved singer and visceral modern symbol of troubled talent, Amy Jade Winehouse, aged 27.
The shortlists for this month's UK Festival Awards have been announced and fans now have one week to make a difference in a second round of voting.
Voting is now open for the UK Festival Awards 2008, giving you the definitive say on another amazing festival year.
Virtual Festivals and Headphone Disco have teamed up for a special night of summer anthems to celebrate the launch of the UK Festival Awards.
The Verve brought V Festival to a close last night (Sunday) with a headline set reminiscent of their Glastonbury show earlier in the summer.
The stages are still being dismantled from this weekend's live music extravaganza, but you can book your place for next year's V Festival from 10am today (Tuesday).
Estelle invited an adoring fan on stage at V Festival in Chelmsford as she played a euphoric set in the JJB Arena.
Up and coming Irish act, The Script, followed in the footsteps of Foo Fighters last year by playing a secret gig at V Festival Chelmsford.
Stereophonics used their second headlining slot to air new tracks, while Pigeon Detectives, The Hoosiers and Newton Faulkner performed stand out sets for a variety of reasons.
Muse closed the opening day of V Festival Chelmsford with a jaw-dropping headline show which included giant satellite dishes, countless lasers and cascading walls of fire.
Cheryl Cole rapping is not a sight many festivals would accept. But at V Festival Girls Aloud's party pop was lapped up on the V Stage this afternoon (Sunday).
Lenny Kravitz got all Miss World on the V Stage crowd this evening (Sunday), calling for "peace on earth", thanking God and calling for 'amens'.
Amy Winehouse fulfilled her V Festival slot in Chelmsford with a professional and incident free show, much to the joy and shock of the watching hordes.
Kings Of Leon produced a tight and expansive set on the final night of V Festival Chelmsford (Sunday) and dedicated their ongoing success to the UK.
Sam Sparro has cancelled his appearance at this weekend's V Festivals with three other acts pulling slots as well.
The weather looks as diverse as the line up for this weekend's V Festival.
The Verve have denied rumours that they are planning to cancel their two V Festival appearances this weekend.
Muse's hopes of a sensational spaceship stunt have been grounded by V Festival bosses.
Former Big Brother pouter, Chanelle Haynes, has been told by V Festival bosses that her talents aren't required. Shame.
V Festival has almost completed its line up with the full list of bands taking to this year's Sessions Stage.
Guillemots, Richard Hawley, The Young Knives, SIA and Will Young are among dozens of acts confirmed for V Festival's Virgin Mobile Union stage.
After the success of their headline slot at Download, Lost Prophets are among the latest batch of acts set to perform at this year's V Festival.
Calvin Harris, Estelle, Air Traffic, The Stranglers and Delays are among the latest acts confirmed for V Festival 2008.
Road To V is back, giving two unsigned acts the chance to open this year's V Festival.
Tickets for V Festival 2008 went on sale at 10am this morning (Friday).
The Verve have been announced as the second headliner for V Festival, with Amy Winehouse, Kings Of Leon and many more also confirmed.
The Charlatans have revealed which UK festivals they will be performing at this summer.
Muse have been confirmed as one of the headliners for V Festival 2008.
Muse and The Verve will headline this year's V Festival, according to reports.