After 2011's triumphant headlining set at Glastonbury, Beyonce Knowles returned to the British festival calendar to top the bill at V Festival over the weekend. 

The problem is that Glastonbury is chilled out, and nice weather makes everyone more chilled out and happy to accept pretty much anything. V Festival is that little bit drunker, that little bit rowdier and in Chemsford on Saturday, that little bit wetter.

According to The Metro, the singer left fans sodden in the rain by arriving on-stage 20 minutes later, "Boo-yonce! Crowds ain't happy she is late at V Festival! 20mins in the rain and counting," tweeted one unhappy reveller.

According to the newspaper, the lengthy delay with the final straw for miserable fans who abandoned the performance en masse. "The sound was so terrible people were just walking away halfway through her set," tweeted another festivalgoer. 

Of course, the clever Beyonce fans had stayed at home in the comfort of their favorite chair, perhaps with a little bowl of peanuts. However, there was equal disappointment for these guys too when the US singer's performance was pulled from Channel 4's broadcast at the last minute.

Presenters Edith Bowman and Steve Jones appeared to point the finger at Beyonce, indicating that she'd refused to given Channel 4 clearance for the broadcast. 

One Twitter user, Charlie Flynn, tweeted: "Absolutely gutted beyonce hasn't cleared her performance to be shown on channel 4."

Fans who stayed around for Beyonce's headline performance caught hits including Crazy in Love, Single Ladies and set closer Halo.

A spokesman for Channel 4 said: "We are currently in discussions with her representatives and hope to include highlights in our coverage."

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