V Festival Day One done and dusted

Earlier in the day on the V stage, Paul Weller prepared for his performance with a group hug with Richard Branson and Dizzie Rascal, then proceeded to bring the house down with classics and new material. Weston Park was brought to a standstill as Madness recreated their legendary 1980’s London sound in the heart of the Midlands.
On the fourth stage, upand coming US starlet Lissie made an impact on the Virgin Media Union crowds with her kooky folk sounds, confirming her to be one to watch for 2011.
The Nissan Juke Arena at Hylands Park hosted a surprise visit from Plan B who joined Chase and Status for ‘End Credits’ and ‘Pieces’ after hotfooting it from his gig at Weston Park. He’d left his trademark suit behind and ripped it up with Dizzie Rascal at the side of stage to the drum ‘n’ bass beats.

V Festival Director, Bob Angus comments:

“The weekend has got off to a terrific start. The fans we have on site here for our 15th V Festival have made the bands feel like they’re playing the set of their lives. Paul Weller opened our first event in 1996 and played a set packed with classic anthems in the sunshine at Chelmsford this evening to a rapturous audience. We’re looking forward to what tomorrow brings, and have no doubt that the Kings of Leon and Kasabian will be too”. 
For the very first time this year, fans not at the event can catch all the action as it happens via a live webcast at www.vfestival.com thanks to Ovi by Nokia.
Tune in to Channel 4 and 4Music to see all the festival highlights from across the weekend brought to you by Steve Jones, Alexa Chung, Jameela Jamil and Matt Edmondson.
Programme times:

Channel 4
Sunday 22nd
12.30pm – 1.45pm
5.30pm – 6.30pm
11.25pm – 12.50am 

Sunday 22nd
12.30pm – 1.45pm
1.45pm – 2.15pm
2.15pm – 3.45pm
4.15pm – 5.30pm
5.30pm – 6.30pm
6.30pm – 8.00pm
8.00pm – 9.00pm
12.00am – 1.30am

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