Beyonce Dazzles After Boos At V Festival
Queen of pop Beyonce has dazzled the crowds as she closed the Weston Park leg of the V Festival.
Thousands flocked to the main stage in Staffordshire to see the star, who was sporting a new blonde crop, which she wore wavy.
Despite making the crowd wait 25 minutes until she came on stage, the star wowed them in an array of sparkly costumes.
She belted out hits including Single Ladies, Baby Boy, Crazy In Love and Love On Top before finishing with a rendition of Whitney Houston's I Will Always Love You and Halo.
Fans Natalie Moore, 19 and her boyfriend Adam Johnson, also 19, from Staffordshire said: "She was very good and put on a good show. Lots of dancing, which was good."
However other fans on Twitter were less complimentary about her performance, many angry at having had to wait for her to come on stage.
Viewers at home missed out on the 45-minute show, as Beyonce reportedly refused to give Channel 4 permission to screen her slot.
The singer imposed a ban on unauthorised press pictures during her Mrs Carter tour, with only approved pictures of her London shows being released.
Presenters Edith Bowman and Steve Jones referred to the Beyonce blackout on air during Channel 4's live streaming of the festival.
Also drawing huge crowds on the main stage were headliners Jessie J, who wowed the crowd with a monochrome two-piece, and The Script.
Two Door Cinema Club, Ocean Colour Scene and Paloma Faith were among the day's other acts.
Meanwhile on the Arena stage, Travis lead singer Fran Healy was overwhelmed as fans sang along to classics such as Sing, Flowers In The Window and Turn.
Their new single Moving was also well-received by the crowds, who clapped and cheered, leaving Healy with a tear in his eye.
"Thanks a lot guys. That's beautiful," he said.
Their first new album for five years, called Where You Stand, has just been released.