Five things we learned from the MTV VMAs

1 September 2015, 10:37am

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On Sunday evening (30 August), the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles saw the standard barrel-load of controversy, gravity-challenging costumes and even a few musical performances as the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) came to town. Here's what we found out.

A nation weeped this week when One Direction announced they'd be taking a year off – but it's OK! They'll definitely be back. Right? Maybe not.

After Saturday's scorching temperatures, it was odds-on the deluge would come – and so it did, but little could drench spirits on the day Chelmsford got its dance on.

A glorious opening day for V Festival's Chelmsford punters – with temperatures reaching the top 20s – hit its true peak with headliners Kasabian. Leicester's lairiest electro-rock crew flattened the Virgin Media Stage crowd with their sonic power, an exhilarating finish to a splendid Saturday.

It doesn't matter if your Song of the Summer isn't very cool, or even if it's actually a bit crass. When you're day-drinking by the pool in an exotic location – or more realistically, popping to Tesco Metro for a hard-earned Calippo – showing off your flawless musical taste is hardly top priority.

Mark Ronson talks V Festival 2015

3 August 2015, 10:27am

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DJ, producer and Uptown Funk monster hitmaker Mark Ronson will headline Our House with A-Trak – and they promise a "musical journey". [VIDEO]