The Barometer: Glastonbury; Antony & The Johnsons; Rowan Atkinson; Russell Brand
Friday 23 January 2009
Tickets for the world's most famous festival are selling like hot cakes; 90 per cent of the 137,500 tickets are sold already, and they haven't even announced the headliners yet.
Antony & The Johnsons
Antony Hegarty and co return with The Crying Light, their first album since the I Am a Bird Now won the Mercury Music Prize in 2005. So worth the wait.
Milk, Valkyrie, Rachel Getting Married and Frost/Nixon all hit the UK screens today.
... and what's not
The Theatre Royal posted a stage-door notice claiming its star will give priority to autograph hunters who've bought Oliver! merchandise. Fagin would be proud.
Star Wars: A Musical Journey
John Williams's score is terrific, but will Force fans enjoy film clips backed by the Royal Philharmonic in this O2 spectacular?
Didn't take the swaggering comedian long to take his Andrew Sachs prank onstage.
musicReview: Culture Club performs live for first time in 12 years
Children's bookseller wins The Independent's new author search
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 This 'woman calls police to order pizza' story isn't going where you're expecting
- 2 Axe wielding man shot dead after attacking four New York policemen on busy street
- 3 Watch what happened when food critics were unknowingly served McDonald's
- 4 Jimmy Carr's controversial Oscar Pistorius joke goes a bit too far at the Q Awards
- 5 Ottawa shootings: Bruce MacKinnon's cartoon is the perfect tribute to soldier Nathan Cirillo
This is what a film sex scene actually looks like on set (mostly awkward)
Taylor Swift, 1989 - album review: Pop star shows 'promising signs of maturity'
American Horror Story season 4, Fox - review: Silly, sensational but still sensitive
The Apprentice 2014: Nurun Ahmed and Lindsay Booth sent home in double firing
Russell Brand's Revolution - book review: Witty banalities aside, the comic has an authentic voice
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
Attacks on 'Ukip Calypso' show how skewed people’s priorities are