Beyoncé is among the headliners for this summer's V Festival.
The US singer - famed for hits such as 'Crazy In Love' and 'Single Ladies' - will perform at the twin-site event in August, along with other bill-topping acts Kings Of Leon and double Brit-winner Emeli Sande.
Beyoncé headlined Glastonbury Festival in 2011
Beyoncé's performance will be her only European festival appearance of the year.
The event - held at Hylands Park, Chelmsford, and Weston Park in Staffordshire - is being staged over the weekend of August 17 and 18.
US rockers Kings Of Leon are also headlining
The Vaccines, Beady Eye, Calvin Harris and Jessie Ware are also among the first batch of stars unveiled for the Virgin Media-sponsored event.
Festival director Simon Moran said: "With our line-up already boasting acts including Beyoncé, Kings Of Leon and Emeli Sande, the 18th annual V Festival is once again set to be an unmissable weekend. We have a reputation for bringing fans the best world class acts and breakthrough artists, 2013 is set to be another sensational year."
In past headliners have included Coldplay, Radiohead, Oasis and Arctic Monkeys.
Further acts are to be announced over the coming weeks.
Tickets go on sale Friday March 1 at 9am from www.VFestival.com.