Festival Round-up - The Misses

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And farewell - Oasis

It was with more of a fizzle than a crackle and pop that Oasis split in the middle of their world tour. Due to perform their one UK festival show of the year, they cancelled, claiming Liam had laryngitis and leaving the headline slot at V Festival to Snow Patrol. But the brothers' long-standing quarrels came to a head when guitarist Noel quit, with the words: "It's with some sadness and great relief to tell you that I quit Oasis tonight. People will write and say what they like, but I simply could not go on working with Liam a day longer."

Kings of Leon - time to take a break, boys
The California rock band unwisely blamed fans at Reading festival for their lacklustre performance. Met with a cool reception at their headline set, Nathan Followill later wrote on his Twitter page: "Reading? What the f***? Zero love for the kings. I know it was cold but holy s***, y'all were frozen. I can only hope Leeds is in better form." Time for a break from touring perhaps?

East 17 - one reunion too far
Whose bizarre idea was it that the boy band should regroup for Glastonbury? Hitting the Dance Lounge, the trio's singer Brian Harvey told the crowd that the gig "made my whole career worthwhile". Aside from one stand out song, If You Ever, their hit with Gabrielle, the band's performance will likely remain a one-off.

Ian Brown - the frontman who still can't sing
His performance at Glastonbury showed that despite a career spanning a couple of decades, Ian Brown still hasn't quite mastered the art of singing. He mumbled his way through a set which included the Stone Roses hit "Fools Gold".

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