British band THE Charlatans were preceded at this year's (04) V Festival by a naked streaker - who was introduced by event founder Richard Branson.

The nude woman appeared in front of the crowd just before the NORTH COUNTRY BOY group took to the stage on Saturday (21AUG04) at the Chelmsford, Essex, southern England music event.

The stunt followed another bizarre situation, when an audience member interrupted the show to sing a Britney Spears' track.

Both pranks were carried out as dares for an untitled new American TV show.

23/08/2004 21:21