Huge names announced for summer festival
michael baggs
21:52 25th February 2013

Beyonce and Kings Of Leon have been named as two of the headliner at this year's V Festival, following rumours that both may appear at the summer festival double.

Taking place once again at sites in Chelmsford and Stafford, Beyonce has been confirmed for her only European festival appearance, following her Mrs Carter UK tour dates in May, which sold out within minutes of going on sale last weekend.

Also added to the line up are Stereophonics, The Script, Emeli Sandé, Calvin Harris, Beady Eye, Jessie J, Two Door Cinema Club, The Vaccines, Basement Jaxx, 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, Maximo Park, Lianne La Havas, Rudimental, James Arthur, Scouting For Girls, Deacon Blue, Little Mix, Ocean Colour Scene, The Fratellis, Gabrielle Aplin and Laura Mvula.

Speaking of the 2013 V Festival line-up, directors Bob Angus, Simon Moran and Dennis Desmond said in a joint statement: "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."

Kings Of Leon join Beyonce on the top of the V Festival bill

More acts are set to be announced in the coming months. V Festival 2013 takes place on 17 and 18 August 2013.

Tickets for V Festival 2013 go on sale at 9am on Friday, 1 March 2013. For more information visit Gigwise Gig Tickets.

Festival 2013: which bands are playing what?