Music festivals are now an integral part of people's summers and with there being so many to choose from those who want to attend can pick and choose before deciding where to go. But what have made these events so popular? And what are the greatest moments in modern music festival history?
Daphne & Celeste, Reading Festival 2000
Music festivals are large and eclectic places where hundreds of acts play across a wide variety of stages. This means that if you don't like an act you can simply decide not to watch them. But then again, you might want to view a certain musician so you can hurl abuse at them, and in 2000 it was Daphne & Celeste's turn to be victimised. The discontented audience decided to pelt the duo with bottles of urine and anything else they could get their hands on to show how much they hated them. It was borderline abuse.
Girls Aloud, V Festival 2006
Sometimes, these festivals can seem like rather pretentious places, where other genres of music like pop, RnB and Hip Hop are overlooked for more guitar influenced fare. However Girls Aloud managed to break down these walls with their performance at 2006's V Festival where they played their classics like Love Machine and Sound of the Underground to an adoring crowd.
Jay-Z, Glastonbury 2008
In 2008, Jay-Z's headlining performance at Glastonbury was the first by a major hip-hop artist at a British festival. Of course it courted controversy, with Oasis's Noel Gallagher stating that he shouldn't have been allowed to perform, with Jay-Z deciding to answer this by opening his set with a cover of Oasis's Wonderwall and including lines that referenced the Mancunian songwriter. He was also sensational.
Oasis, Rock en Seine Festival 2009
Noel and Liam Gallagher's tumultuous relationship is now as synonymous with Oasis as any of their classic hits. Like any brothers they argued over nothing and then struggled to make up with all of this coming to a head in 2009 when Noel decided that he could no longer work his younger sibling. A rather horrid end to one of England's greatest ever bands.
Cher Lloyd, V Festival 2012
Little Cher Lloyd has based her career on the concept of being Cheryl Cole's 'Mini Me'. But even she didn't deserve to be bombarded with fan's urine at this year's V Festival. She couldn't handle this torture and stormed off stage for a warm shower and a quick word with her manager.