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A live show from the 22-year-old singer-songwriter is always a joy to watch, from her delicate finger-picked folk songs to the country stomp of newer numbers such as "Sophia".

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Wanted: a manager to run Britain's biggest music festival. Must have Jay-Z on speed-dial and be willing to get their Wellies dirty.

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Goodbye to the Glastonbury promoter who made it great

Michael Eavis parts company with festival management after decade of success

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Tragi-comic pop artist Liz Green is, according to family lore, descended from a Liverpool line that includes executioners and rag-and-bone men. She's also a highlight of this year's Latitude festival.

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Tent poles: essential structural component to a night under canvas or increasingly an irrelevance? On the rare occasions that I thought about them, I assumed tent poles were a boring but vital part of the camping experience. But I've recently learnt that, thanks to the Vango AirBeam range of inflatable tents, poles are over. So if you don't want to look hopelessly unfashionable at a festival this summer, the only way is blow up.

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Liz Green, Bush Hall, London

“It’s going to be a whole lotta of fun tonight,” Liz Green sings, in her jazz-coated tones, on the perky 'Midnight Blues'. That’s about as jaunty as the 28-year-old’s music gets. She even warns us, jokily (and Green’s very droll, like a blend of Victoria Wood, Linda Smith and Beautiful South’s Paul Heaton), that “I’m going to try and depress you now,” before the exquisite lament 'Hey Joe', adding “it’s a sad song about my imaginary friend’s less than impressive love life.” 

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