Calvin Harris

Cheryl, The 02, London

On paper, a Cheryl arena gig should be a corker – she’s a former Girl Aloud, for goodness’ sake, and the only one who’s made a solo career fly. In practice, unless you’re obsessed or eight years old, it’s a strangely flat experience.

Agenda: Chloë Sevigny; Kate Tempest; One-on-One Festival; Those

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