V Festival Review
Kings Of Leon, Girls Aloud, Sugababes, Muse, The Prodigy and more played the event
MTV News were at the Chelmsford leg of V Festival to catch loads of the bands playing live and spot celebs soaking up the free booze backstage. Let us run you through our highlights from the festival Best pop: Sugababes pip their mates Girls Aloud to this prize. GA on Sunday afternoon made us realise how many hits theyve had- but the five-some seemed a bit dwarfed on the main stage. Amelle, Heidi and Keisha meanwhile were a highlight of our festival in the JJB Arena. They ran through singles like Ugly and Push The Button but it was About You Now that had the Essex girls singing/screaming along. Most predictable celeb spots: Coleen Rooney, Angela Griffin, Avid Merrion/ Leigh Francis, Jade Goodys ex-boyfriend, The Appletons. Least predictable celeb spot: A very inebriated Damon Albarn sat on his own backstage at 10pm on Saturday night. Unexpected Highlight: Lenny Kravitz. Alright he made a worthy speech about world peace but he also played Are You Gonna Go My Way, American Woman and Fly Away. Most disappointing: Amy Winehouse has gone from hit and miss live performer to just miss. We wont be watching her headline at Bestival next month. Like Wino Roots Manuva was also slurring his words and mistiming his lyrics when he played the Union Stage. Even Witness failed to save the set! Best Headliner: Well admit we missed The Verve so cant comment on the warring groups set. But the two headliners on Saturday made up for it- The Prodigy and Muse. Muse on the main stage put in the effort with massive satellite dishes side of stage and a huge lasers and lights show. They played Supermassive Blackhole and New Born at the start of the set and Plug In Baby and Knights Of Cydonia to end. The Prodigy- in their own back yard- inspired a rave on the second stage. Keith and Maxim- now in their forties- still have bundles of energy and worked the crowd during Smack My B*tch Up, Poison and Voodoo People. Should have been a headliner: Kings Of Leon of course! The Southern charmers drew a massive crowd on the Sunday and ran through The Bucket, On Call, Knocked Up and tracks from their new album which comes out next month. Proved a great end to the festival for us.