The Barometer: Glastonbury; Antony & The Johnsons; Rowan Atkinson; Russell Brand

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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.

Oscar-bait Friday

Milk, Valkyrie, Rachel Getting Married and Frost/Nixon all hit the UK screens today.

... and what's not

Rowan Atkinson

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?

Russell Brand

Didn't take the swaggering comedian long to take his Andrew Sachs prank onstage.