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James Arthur & Kiesza among latest names at V Festival

Kiesza performing on stage Credit: Katja Ogrin/EMPICS Entertainment

X Factor winner, James Arthur, and Kiesza are among the latest names announced to be performing at this year's V Festival, which takes place at Weston Park in Staffordshire.

It takes place on the weekend of the 16th and 17th August. Organisers have also released the stage splits for the festival today.

Acts announced in the line-up today are:

  • James Arthur
  • Kiesza
  • Neon Trees
  • Fuse ODG
  • Neon Jungle
  • Sheppard
  • James Bay

They will join acts already announced, including Justin Timberlake, The Killers and Bastille.

Rita Ora joins V Festival line up in Staffordshire

Rita Ora went to Number One in the charts at the weekend with her single 'I Will Never Let You Down' Credit: Suzan/Suzan/EMPICS Entertainment

Chart-topping singer Rita Ora has joined the line up for this summer's V Festival in Staffordshire.

Rita went to Number One in the charts at the weekend with her single 'I Will Never Let You Down'.

This year's festival takes place in Weston Park on 16 and 17 August.


Justin Timberlake to headline V Festival

US superstar Justin Timberlake will be heading to the Midlands this summer as main stage headliner of the V Festival in Staffordshire.

The former 'N Sync singer will be joined by The Killers, who will headline the second day of the weekend-long event, on August 16 and 17.

Justin Timberlake and The Killers have been named as this year's V Festival headliners
Justin Timberlake and The Killers have been named as this year's V Festival headliners Credit: Yui Mok/PA

Other acts already confirmed to perform at Weston Park for the 19th annual V Festival include Ed Sheeran, Lily Allen, Elbow, Manic Street Preachers, Bastille and Kaiser Chiefs.

Tickets go on sale on Friday.


Staff will stay until 'the last of the campers have left'

As of this morning, 1,385 people have been treated by on-site medical staff at V Festival during the weekend.

Since the gates opened, on-site ambulance crews have been called out 279 times and a total of 30 people have been taken to hospital.

With thousands of people all in one place, it is always expected that some people will fall ill and require medical help. At Weston Park, the team of almost 300 staff and volunteers were on hand and have worked extremely hard to ensure every patient is given the very best treatment. The staff and volunteers will continue to remain on site all day today, until the last of the campers have left.

Thank you to all WMAS staff, Venture Event Medical Management and St. John Ambulance for their hard work ensuring a safe festival for all those attending.

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

Stars shone at V Festival 2013

US band Kings of Leon crowned their first performance at this weekend's V Festival with a spectacular light and laser show.

The band kicked off with Kick The Bucket before finishing the night with classics including Sex On Fire.

Kings of Leon singer, Anthony Caleb Followill Credit: Matt Crossick/Matt Crossick/Empics Entertainment

A sell-out crowd of 85,000 people packed into the park despite the rain showers.

The Saturdays performing at V Festival Credit: Matt Crossick/Matt Crossick/Empics Entertainment

Also wowing the crowds were the Saturdays, who kickstarted Sunday's performances.

The band, sporting cropped tops and shorts along with towering high heels, were missing Frankie Sandford, who is heavily pregnant, but a fifth microphone could be seen in her spot on the stage.

The crowd during Calvin Harris' performance Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Other acts included Calvin Harris, The Vaccines, Emeli Sande, Basement Jaxx and Scouting For Girls.

Beyonce sports new hairstyle at V

Beyonce at V last night Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Queen of pop Beyonce dazzled the crowds as she closed the Weston Park leg of the V Festival.

Despite making the crowd wait 25 minutes until she came on stage, the star dazzled them with an array of sparkly costumes.

Beyonce's new hair do Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire/Press Association Images

With an audience of more than 90,000 Beyonce had four costume changes throughout her set.

Beyonce had four different costumes throughout her set Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire/Press Association Images

She belted out hits including Single Ladies, Baby Boy, Crazy In Love and Love On Top before finishing with a rendition of Whitney Houston's I Will Always Love You and Halo.

Beyonce was joined by the likes of Kings of Leon, Jessie J and Calvin Harris at this year's V Festival.

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