V Festival has been held in August every year since 1996 and is run by Virgin. It takes place over two days in Chelmsford (since 1996) and Staffordshire (since 1999). There are also versions of the festival held in the USA and Australia.
Rock trivia - somehow the most trivial and yet the most important on the planet. The excellent twitter feed of @birmingham81 post up this Ramsgate postcard with a photo of the Ramsgate Hoverport in its glory days, which peaked with a visit from Can!