Beating 4000 bands to the prize...
Scott Colothan

11:48 17th August 2006

Keith and Bombay Bicycle Club have been named as the winners of the Road to V competition.

4000 bands entered the coveted competition, with a final shortlist of 14 performing at Carling Academy venues which were screened on Channel Four.

Manchester four-piece Keith won the northern leg of the competition, while Bombay Bicycle Club won the south.

The result means that Keith will open the V Festival in Staffordshire on Saturday, while Bombay Bicycle Club will kick-start Chelmsford. Both acts will then play the respective festivals the next day.

The winners were selected by a panel of industry experts.

The runners up were Sunny Days Set Fire and those hotly-tipped boys The Holloways