Arts and Entertainment Azealia Banks, first mermaid of hip-hop, is to headline Lovebox 2013 with Plan B and Goldfrapp

Plan B, Azealia Banks and Goldfrapp are to headline this summer’s Love Box festival in East London.

Chase and Status, Fabric, London

Fabric is teeming, its air-conditioning units dripping with such persistence that it seems to be raining. A secret treat under London's streets, the venue is designed in such a way that it is difficult to find the exit. You find yourself stumbling into room upon room of never-ending beats. This intense atmosphere suits Chase and Status's set, which steers away from their hits and concentrates on the drum and bass that ignited their passion.

Shy FX: I just want to make good music

Andre Williams wrote the rule book when it comes to drum & bass and jungle music.

Nitin Sawhney, Royal Albert Hall, London

Nitin Sawhney is not one for the spotlight. Sitting stage right at the Royal Albert Hall, playing wondrous melody lines on his acoustic guitar as a series of singers belt out lead vocals next to him, he looks like just another member of the band; in reality, he is so much more.

The Secret History Of: Lucienne Day's Calyx fabric

As the Southbank Centre launched its celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Festival of Britain this week, it seems fitting to recall the secret history of one of Britain's most important textile designers, who came to prominence during the festival.

Electro-swing - Tonight we're going to party like it's 1929

Electro-swing, mixing Noughties beats with Twenties jazz, is the latest craze to hit the clubs and festivals. Rahul Verma gets in a flap

Album: Beardyman, I Done a Album (Sunday Best)

Brighton beatboxer Beardyman faces the same issue facing any other tongue-twister – namely how to translate an impressive live spectacle on to a small shiny disc.

Cultural Life: Polly Stenham, playwright

Theatre: I loved E V Crowe's 'Kin' at the Royal Court last year. A crazy, dystopian vision of two 10-year-old girls at boarding school, it was dark and disturbing. The two actresses, Madison Lygo and Maya Gerber, put in phenomenal performances. There's something really transgressive about seeing young children live on stage when they should really be in bed.

Goldie: 'I was waiting with a shotgun, ready to do this bird's geezer'

Bikram Yoga makes me feel 19 again I used to go on tour, get shit-faced after gigs then pass out. Now I just perform, and the next morning I'm like, "Where's the nearest yoga studio?" Physically you see a lot of changes, but it's the energy I have that's so amazing. I did an early-morning session recently and Ozzy [Osborne] was there and I thought, "Who would have thought 10 years later we'd be in a yoga studio at 7am?"

Chase & Status, Koko, London

Chase & Status need to do very little to stir up a crowd.

Album: Riz MC, MICroscope (Confirm / Ignore)

Uncompromising and diverse, the debut album by the Four Lions actor Riz Ahmed blends pop, drum and bass, grime and electro, linking incisive rhymes to hyperactive funk and dense bass to subtle acoustic strings.

Album: Chase and Status, No More Idols (Vertigo)

I've no idea who's responsible for the African rap on "No Problem, which opens Chase and Status's album, but he deserves the kind of star billing given here to the likes of Plan B and Dizzee Rascal.

Why British is best for the aces of bass

Chase & Status could have had the pick of the US A-listers on their latest album – but they went native instead, they tell Elisa Bray

Wenger keen on Hazard but rules out move this season

Arsene Wenger has confirmed an interest in Lille's Belgian winger Eden Hazard.

Album: Goldie Lookin' Chain, It's a Goldie Lookin' Christmas! (GLC)

Shamelessly opportunistic and funny as f***? Business as usual, then.

Can Pendulum swing back to success?

The drum'n'bass big-hitters alienated fans. But they're coming back, says Gillian Orr
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