Review and gallery: All Saints, V Festival 2016

Emotion overcame Nicole Appleton during a glorious set from the girl group on the main stage.

Review and gallery: All Saints, V Festival 2016

All Saints perform on stage at V Festival

Age hasn't weakened the four piece's harmonies and backed by a tight six-piece band they did their best to bring out the sunshine early on Saturday afternoon.

As the band broke into Never Ever, singer Nicole tried to hide her face as she struggled to hold back the tears.

Her band mates huddled around her to encourage her to carry on but it was the crowd who really made the difference.

A huge cheer of encouragement was bellowed out from the thousands who had come out to relive a bit of 90s nostalgia and once the song really kicked in, it was back to business.

After the song she explained: "It was just the emotion of being here, seeing all of you and performing for you again.

"You were a fantastic crowd, thank you so much."

The comeback of All Saints has gone slightly under the radar among the dozens of other groups who have decided to give it one more shot in recent years, but this set proved why they shouldn't be underestimated.

It was a confident and assured performance from all four and it felt like they had returned to where they belong, leading singalongs for the masses.

Other highlights included their version of Red Hot Chilli Peppers hit Under The Bridge and classic Pure Shores, from the movie The Beach.

It was a perfect start to the weekend and an indicator of good times to come.

Introducing Pure Shores, the band addressed the rain that had blighted the crowds morning, saying they wanted to 'take you to the beach'.

Another downpour followed but despite the rough moment endured by Nicole earlier on, both the band and the crowd left in great spirits.

By Jordan Harris

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