POP: THE FIVE BEST GIGS
Saturday 22 August 1998
Reading Festival Fri-Sun 30 Aug
Page & Plant (right) headline Friday, the Beastie Boys and Prodigy should be sensational on Saturday, while there's New Order and Spiritualized on Sunday.
Richfield Avenue, Reading (054 500 044/ 07 344 0044) pounds 30 per day/pounds 75 weekend.
V98 Sat, Sun
The Verve, Catatonia, Iggy Pop and James Brown appear on Saturday while Sunday has a very poppy feel with All Saints and Robbie Williams, though PJ Harvey and Underworld also play.
Hylands Park Chelmsford (0870 65 5555).
Supergrass Tues, Wed
The word's out that Supergrass's new material is very special indeed. Here's a chance to hear it before Reading 98.
Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone (0303 253 93) 25 Aug; City Hall Salisbury (0722 327 6767) 26 Aug.
Green Day Thurs
Green Day always deliver the goods on stage and testosterone-burning kids continually come back for more. This is sure to be a night of (oversubscribed) loud, fast, pop-punk action.
Astoria, London, W (07-434 0403).
The Artist Formerly Known As Prince Wed, Thurs
More like The Artist Formerly Known As Good, judging by his recent, laboured output. But his fans buy the tickets.
Wembley Arena (08-902 0902) 26 Aug and Brixton Academy, London SW2 (07-924 9999) 28 Aug.
Art Piece taken off website amid 'severe security alert'
Maisie Williams single-handedly rises to the challengeTV
Academy criticised after no non-white actors nominated
tvAn expose of hooliganism masquerading as an ideological battle
artLee Hadwin can't draw when he's awake, but by night he's an artist
‘Remember the attackers are a cold-blooded, crazy minority’, says Blek le Rat
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 The truth about 'girl things': Three cheers for Heather Watson's honesty
- 2 Man who held up 'hire me' sign at Waterloo station returns a year later with 'I'm hiring' sign
- 4 Tennis fan suing Australian Open organisers for 'failing to shade spectators' during Murray match
- 5 Men behaving badly: Urinating while standing, 'manspreading' and the gendering of selfishness
Heavy metal producer's corpse to be mutilated by models as per his dying wish
Benedict Cumberbatch says Hollywood is better for black British actors: 'I think as far as coloured actors go it gets really difficult in the UK'
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction
Diana Krall: The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai
Photographer Matt Lankes' portraits of the cast of Boyhood influenced the film's storyline
British Muslim leaders outraged after Eric Pickles says followers of Islam should 'prove their identity'
UK terror fears: My jihadist son returned from Syria mentally scarred – now he is being ignored
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
Billy Crystal: 'Stop shoving gay sex scenes in my face'
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners