First Call, Last Call
Monday 05 October 1998
AVOID MILLENNIUM fever by concentrating on this year's festivities instead. One early announcement for the all-night clubbing fraternity is Temptation. Wilfully paying no attention to the poor ticket sales at the summer festivals, the Mean Fiddler Organisation is hosting a crowd-pulling coup with New Order, Chemical Brothers and Underworld alongside DJs extraordinaire Laurent Garnier, Sasha and the ubiquitous Pete Tong.
Evening News Arena, Manchester (0161-930 8000) 29 Dec; Alexandra Palace, London (0171-344 0044) 31 Dec
SINCE HIS bright arrival on the music scene in the early 1980s, Billy Bragg (right) has drifted out of the limelight, but has rarely ceased protesting about politics. He is now a keeper of the Woody Guthrie flame, with his recent album Mermaid Avenue and an October tour putting music to the lyrics of the folk legend. With support from the Eliza Carthy Band and Hefner.
The Forum, London (0171-734 8932) 20 Oct; Civic Hall, Wolverhampton (01902 552121) 10 Nov; Rock City, Nottingham (0115-958 8484) 11 Nov; Pyramid Centre, Portsmouth (01705 358608) 13 Nov; Anson Rooms, Bristol (0114-222 8777) 14 Oct
Children's bookseller wins The Independent's new author search
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Marijuana use by teenagers does not result in a lower IQ or worse exam results, study finds
- 2 Watch what happened when food critics were unknowingly served McDonald's
- 3 Jimmy Carr's controversial Oscar Pistorius joke goes too far at the Q Awards
- 4 Australian café owner sparks debate after saying 'No' to having unruly children on premises
- 5 NHS staff banned from drinking tea or coffee on the job because it looks like they're not working hard enough
MOBO Awards 2014: Jess Glynne hits back at 'ridiculous' criticism of nominated white artists
American Horror Story season 4, Fox - review: Silly, sensational and sensitive
The Apprentice 2014: Nurun Ahmed and Lindsay Booth fired in double elimination
MOBO Awards 2014: Sam Smith sweeps the board with four gongs
The Apprentice, episode 3 - review: Lord Sugar hacks away at the deadwood with double elimination
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Thousands with degenerative conditions classified as 'fit to work in future' – despite no possibility of improvement
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters