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V Festival: Crowds flock into the arena as V Festival 2017 gets into full swing

PUBLISHED: 16:20 19 August 2017 | UPDATED: 08:32 21 August 2017

The Vamps perform on the MTV Stage at the V Festival in Hylands Park, Chelmsford. Picture: ISABEL INFANTES/PA WIRE

The Vamps perform on the MTV Stage at the V Festival in Hylands Park, Chelmsford. Picture: ISABEL INFANTES/PA WIRE

The sun is shining, tents are pitched and V Festival 2017 is now fully underway.

Festival goers watch Clean Bandit on the Supervene Stage. Picture: AARON CHOWN/PA WIRE Festival goers watch Clean Bandit on the Supervene Stage. Picture: AARON CHOWN/PA WIRE

As the crowds begin to flock into the arena, the atmosphere of the site in Hylands Park, Chelmsford, is thriving.

The excitement of festival-goers is also apparent, with many pushing their way to the front of the stage to catch a glimpse of their favourite artists, bands and comedians.

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