V Festival director 'thrilled' with this year's line up

Director of V Festival, Bob Angus, has told ITV News "that it is absolutely splendid" to have booked Beyonce, and "we're really proud to have got this European festival exclusive".

The US singer will perform at Weston Park, Staffordshire, in August, along with other acts including Kings Of Leon, double Brit-winner Emeli Sande, and X Factor's James Arthur.

"This year is very strong and we already have half of the acts confirmed," added Bob.

The event, which also takes place at Hylands Park in Chelmsford, is being staged over the weekend of August 17-18.

Bob hopes visitors use 'genuine vendors' to buy tickets so touts don't disappoint fans this year.