Beyonce to headline V Festival 2013

Kings of Leon and Stereophonics to play V Festival 2013

Chris Swindells - 25 February 2013

Beyonce and Kings Of Leon will headline V Festival’s Virgin Media Stage at V Festival 2013. As previously rumoured, the two artists will headline the twinned events in Essex and Staffordshire this August and Beyonce's set will be her only European festival performance of 2013.

Kings Of Leon will top the other night, returning to play V Festival for the first time since 2011. The band are expected to release their sixth studio album this summer.

V Festival takes place across two twinned site, Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Staffordshire, and this year will take place from Saturday 17 - Sunday 18 August 2013.

Welsh stadium rock giants Stereophonics, The Script, Double Brit winner Emeli Sandé, Calvin Harris, Beady Eye, Jessie J, Two Door Cinema Club, The Vaccines and Basement Jaxx have all been announced tonight for the V Festival 2013 line-up this August.

Olly Murs, Paloma Faith, James, Rita Ora, The Courteeners, Jason Mraz, Fun., Labrinth, Ellie Goulding, Kendrick Lamar, Of Monsters And Men, Maverick Sabre, Travis, DJ Fresh, Jessie Ware and Maximo Park have all been announced for V Festival 2013.

Lianne La Havas, Rudimental, Scouting For Girls, Deacon Blue, Little Mix, Ocean Colour Scene, The Fratellis, Gabrielle Aplin and Laura Mvula have also been announced for the V Festival line-up. Many more are expected to be announced over the coming months.

Click here to see the full V Festival line-up.

V Festival Directors Bob Angus, Simon Moran and Dennis Desmond commented on the announcement: "We’ve worked hard to bring fans an exciting and diverse line-up, securing Beyonce for an exclusive European Festival appearance and Kings Of Leon as headliners is a great achievement. These acts along with one of the strongest bills in V Festival's 18 year history is something we are very proud of. We have a reputation for bringing fans the best world class acts and breakthrough artists, 2013 is set to be another sensational year.”

Glee Club Comedy Tent will also makes a return this year, with stand-up performers to be announced in the coming weeks.

V Festival is now in its 18th year and has previously seen performances from the likes of Coldplay, Radiohead, Oasis, Eminem and Foo Fighters.

V Festival tickets are available now, priced at £195.95 (including booking fee) for a weekend with camping and £97.90 (including booking fee) for a day ticket.

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