Little Mix celebrated their fifth anniversary at V Festival this weekend.

The girl group - who were formed on 'The X Factor' in 2011 - took to the stage at the music extravaganza's Chelmsford venue, Hylands Park, in south east England on Sunday (21.08.16), one day after performing at Weston Park, Staffordshire, West Midlands and revealed it was a special weekend as they were celebrating the milestone.

Jesy Nelson said: ''It's a very, very special day for Little Mix because we are celebrating our five-year anniversary and we are still going strong.''

The girl group - which also includes Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall - opened their 50-minute set with 'Salute', followed by their Sean Paul collaboration 'Hair', which they remixed with Willow Smith's 'Whip My Hair'.

This is the first year they have played V and they dedicated 'Secret Love Song' to ''the gay community'' and followed it up with 'Wings' and 'How Ya Doing', along with a cover of Beyonce's 'Run The World'.

They also recently shared a message on their Instagram account to mark their anniversary.

It read: ''Wow...FIVE YEARS!! Time really does fly when you're having fun. thank you for giving us the best five years of our lives. We've learnt over the years that hard work, friendship and being by each other's side through the ups and downs has made us stronger than ever. And of course our beautiful fans! We could not be more grateful for the continued support our fans, families, friends and team give us. love the girls x #5YearsOfLittleMix (sic).''