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Picture gallery: Revellers enjoy the V Festival

Revellers have basked in the sunshine at the V Festival as the event revisited the glory days of "Madchester".

Oldham band Inspiral Carpets were one of the opening acts on stage at Hylands Park in Chelmsford, Essex ahead of a headline performance by the Stone Roses.

Other acts included Ed Sheeran from Suffolk and Essex singer Olly Murs.

Also appearing at the event are Salford act Happy Mondays, and Noel Gallagher - a fellow Mancunian who was inspired by the Roses - and his High Flying Birds.

Scottish singer Emeli Sande, fresh from her appearance at the Olympic closing ceremony, performed to a huge crowd at the main stage at Chelmsford.

Other artists on the bill for the two-day Virgin Media-sponsored event are The Killers, Snow Patrol, Sir Tom Jones and X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos. US singer Nicki Minaj cancelled her appearance at the last-minute, however, after suffering from "vocal chord issues".

Ed Sheeran Credit: PA wire
Noel Gallagher Credit: PA wire
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The Stone Roses Credit: PA wire
Crowds enjoy the V Festival Credit: PA wire
Crowds enjoying the V Festival Credit: PA wire

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