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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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.