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From Boyzone to Beyonce, Timberlake to Tom Jones, do you remember these iconic V posters?
1996: V96 arrives on the scene after Pulp's Jarvis Cocker announced he wanted to play two outdoor gigs in two days. The seeds were sown for a two-day, two location event in Chelmsford and Warrington. V96 had just two stages and one tent.
The Verve, The Charlatans and, making his solo festival debut, a young Robbie Williams were all on the V98 line up.
The final V of the twentieth century included the Godfather of Soul, James Brown.
Whatever happened to Virgin Cola?
2001 and Coldplay make their Chelmsford debut - alongside Kylie Minogue.
V2002 saw Stereophonics and Travis headling.
Since 2003 the event has been known as simply the V Festival. In the internet era, it made more sense to have one consistent name rather than having to rebrand every year!
2004's line up included Dido.
Muse, Stereophonics and Amy Winehouse all appeared in 2008.
Lady Gaga made her Essex debut in 2009.
Kings of Leon, Kasabian and The Kooks. You didn't have to have a 'K' to perform in 2010 but it helped!
2011 saw Rihanna and Eminem headlining Hylands Park.
Olly Murs made his V Festival debut in 2012. Although featured on the poster, Nicki Minaj cancelled her appearance because of damage to her vocal cords.
Beyonce brought new meaning to the phrase 'cheeky Nandos' in 2013 when she spent nearly £1,500 on chicken for her party following her headline appearance at Hylands Park.
2014 featured an 'A-Team' line up with Ed Sheeran and Justin Timberlake bringing sexy back to Chelmsford.
In its 20th year, Sam Smith, Calvin Harris and Olly and many more came together to celebrate V's anniversary.
2016: Justin Bieber headed to Essex for this first time for the wettest performance ever featuring 800 gallons of purified water pouring onto the stage.
In 2017, Pink returned to Hylands Park for the first time in a decade.