Kings Of Leon and Beyoncé to headline V Festival

Two Door Cinema Club, The Vaccines, Stereophonics will also play the August 17-18 dual site event

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Kings Of Leon and Beyonce have been confirmed as the headliners of this summer's V Festival.

Taking place over the weekend of August 17-18 at Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Staffordshire, the two-day event will see Beyoncé's only European festival appearances of the year. Tickets go on sale at 9am [GMT] March 1. For more information, visit: VFestival.com

Also set to play the festival are Two Door Cinema Club, The Vaccines, Stereophonics, The Courteeners, The Script, Emeli Sandé, Calvin Harris, Beady Eye, Jessie J, Basement Jaxx, Olly Murs, Paloma Faith, James, Rita Ora, Jason Mraz, Fun., Labrinth, Ellie Goulding and Kendrick Lamar.

Of Monsters And Men, Maverick Sabre, Travis, Jessie Ware, Maximo Park, Rudimental, James Arthur, Deacon Blue, Little Mix, Ocean Colour Scene, The Fratellis, Gabrielle Aplin and Laura Mvula will also play.

Kings Of Leon – who are expected to release a new album this year - have already been confirmed to play a number of European festivals, including Poland's Open'er Festival, Optimus Alive in Portugal and Rock Werchter in Belgium.

Kings Of Leon will also play shows in London, Manchester and Birmingham in June and July, staring at London's O2 Arena on June 12 and 13 before playing Manchester Arena on June 24 and 25. The tour then runs to Birmingham's LG Arena on July 9-10.

Before V Festival takes place, Beyonce will play a string of UK dates, starting at Birmingham LG Arena on April 26. Like Kings Of Leon, the one-time Destiny's Child singer is set to release a new album this year.

To check the availability of V Festival tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

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