IT has been confirmed Beyonce will appear on stage at Hylands Park on the first day of V Festival.

The pop superstar is performing in Chelmsford on August 17 along with other acts The Script, Jessie J and Beady Eye.

Rock band Kings Of Leon, Welsh group Stereophonics and solo artists Emeli Sande and Calvin Harris will be on stage at the festival, which is split between sites in Chelmsford and Staffordshire, the following day.

Tickets go on sale to Chelmsford residents tomorrow before the general sale opens on Friday morning.