26 arrests at V Festival

Essex Police say they have made 26 arrests at the Weston Park site on the first day of V Festival. Beyonce, Kings of Leon and the Stereophonics are due to headline the two-day music festival.

Beyonce wows fans as she closes V Festival

Beyonce
Beyonce, in full diva mode, performs at V festival. Credit: PA

The reigning first diva of pop Beyonce closed the Weston Park leg of V Festival to screaming crowds.

Thousands flocked to the main stage in Staffordshire to see the star, who was sporting a new blonde crop.

Fans waited 25 minutes before the star began a hits-laden set 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.

Fans Natalie Moore, 19 and her boyfriend Adam Johnson, also 19, from Staffordshire said: "She was very good and put on a good show. Lots of dancing, which was good."

Stars take to the stage as V Festival gets underway

Paloma Faith wows the crowds at the Hylands Park site in Chelmsford Credit: PA

V Festival - held simultaneously at two venues in the UK - Weston Park in Staffordshire and Hylands Park in Essex - has got underway.

Crowds enjoy the first day of the V Festival in Chelmsford Credit: PA

As well as the headliners Beyoncé and Kings Of Leon, this year sees the likes of The Saturdays, The Script, Stereophonics, Jessie J and Olly Murs hit the various stages at both venues to wow the crowds as the summer of British music draws to a close.

Olly Murs on stage at the Weston Park site Credit: PA

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