After Super Saturday comes Sexy Saturday: Soap stars Michelle Keegan and Jorgie Porter heat things up at V Festival
18:11 GMT, 18 August 2012
It is the hottest day of the year, and temperatures were through the roof at V Festival today.
But with the arrival of everyone's favourite soap stars at V Festival the whole day got brighter for thousands of fans.
Newly single Coronation Street actress Michelle Keegan and Hollyoaks star Jorgie Porter led the fashion pack on the Essex field, showing off their tanned and slim legs.
Festival chic! Michelle Keegan, left, and Jorgie Porter grin backstage at the V Festival as temperatures reached 31.4C
Michelle, 25, was making the most of her new single life and couldn't stop grinning as she explored Hylands Park in Chelmsford with a huge group of girls and a massive grin on her face.
The soap star combined the casual look with chunky jewellery and a brown bag, all topped off with a pink jacket and a cowboy hat.
Unlike Jorgie the actress, who used to date The Wanted's Max George, didn't bother with shorts but bared her tiny toned legs.
Smile! Michelle glows in the sunshine at the festival, which has a special backstage area
Maybe not the best idea to pose by that sign girls! Michelle Keegan, centre in the pink lace up wellies, pouts as her pals grin at V Festival
Hollyoaks finest! A face-painted Jorgie Porter and Hayley Western pose up, Hayley may want to rethink her footwear
HOT HOT HOT!
It was the hottest day of the year so far today as temperatures soared across the nation.
Most of the UK enjoyed temperatures in the high 20s, but at Cavendish, in Suffolk, the mercury reached 31.7C (89.06F), eclipsing the previous high of 31.4C (88.5F) recorded at London's Olympic Park on July 25.
And with temperatures thought to be
more than 31C, former Dancing On Ice contestant showed off her skaters
legs in some tiny Daisy Dukes.
Revellers basked in the sunshine as the event revisited the glory days of 'Madchester'.
band Inspiral Carpets were one of the opening acts on stage at Hylands
Park in Chelmsford, Essex ahead of a headline performance tonight by the
The split-site festival, now in its 17th year, is run across two days at the Essex venue, and Weston Park in Staffordshire.
Also appearing at the event are Salford act Happy Mondays, and Noel Gallagher – a fellow Mancunian who was inspired by the Roses – and his High Flying Birds.
Tribal look: Jorgie has folk style face paints around her eyes, as she keeps the rest of her make-up simple
Everyone's here: Diana Vickers poses at the Very.co.uk Fashionable Tent
But it's not so fun for everyone
It has been reported that over 200 people have been injured so far at V Festival.
site 159 revelers were treated for minor injuries by the West Midlands
Ambulance service, and another 50 needed hospital treatment.
to the BBC a spokesperson for the medical service said: 'It's been a
steady start for the staff and volunteers since the gates opened to
campers on Friday.'
Scottish singer Emeli Sande, fresh from her appearance at the Olympic closing ceremony, performed to a huge crowd at the main stage at Chelmsford.
The Brit Award-winner donned aviator shades to shield her from the blistering sun as she opened with her hit Heaven.
Other artists on the bill for the two-day Virgin Media-sponsored event are The Killers, Snow Patrol, Sir Tom Jones and X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos.
Nice boots: Louis Tomlinson and Eleanor Calder were obviously braced for the rain
Ice is nice: A man cools down with an ice-pack on his head at the V Festival in Hylands Park, Chelmsford
US singer Nicki Minaj cancelled her appearance at the last-minute, however, after suffering from 'vocal chord issues'.
Celebrities spotted enjoying cocktails and afternoon tea in the Louder Lounge VIP area at Hylands Park – decked out to resemble a traditional English village with bunting and a duck pond – included One Direction heartthrob Louis Tomlinson, Spice Girl Emma Bunton and funnyman Leigh Francis, better known as his comedy alter ego Keith Lemon.