Beyonce's performance will be her only European festival appearance of the year. The event - staged at Hylands Park, Chelmsford, and Weston Park in Staffordshire - is being staged over the weekend of August 17 and 18.
Beyonce among V Festival headliners
Archbishop in unity plea
The leader of the Church of England has praised the response of UK faith groups following the Woolwich attacks - as he also called for unity.
Will and Jaden Smith surprise school kids
Will Smith and his son Jaden surprised 90 schoolchildren, when dropped in on their end-of-term celebrations for their Leadership Clubs.
Nebraska hits Cannes
After a raft of films at this year's festival gorging on wealth and splendour such "The Great Gatsby" and Sofia Coppola's "The Bling Ring", "Nebraska" stars Bruce Dern in what director Alexander Payne called a film for the modern "depression era".