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Tickets for next year's Glastonbury Festival have sold out in record time.

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Londonewcastle Project Space, London

Festival revellers soaking up the fun at Coachella earlier this year

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View from the stage: Pete Turner, bassist in Elbow

How does it feel to be topping the bill at this year's Latitude?

Field of dreams: Latitude Festival

Not just rock'n'roll

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".

Guy Garvey

Elbow - More beautiful days in store for Guy and his happy campers

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Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis at Worthy Farm with the skeleton of the main Pyramid Stage

You can go your own way: Eavis splits with manager

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.

Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis at Worthy Farm with the skeleton of the main Pyramid Stage

Goodbye to the Glastonbury promoter who made it great

Michael Eavis parts company with festival management after decade of success

Festival goers brave the mud and high winds at the Isle of Wight Festival yesterday

Missing Glastonbury? Isle of Wight festival keeps the spirit alive

When Glastonbury decided to take a year off in 2012, it must have seemed like a golden opportunity to the organisers of the Isle of Wight festival to temporarily take its place as the first big event of the summer music season.

A model of the set being built in the stadium

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Watch an exclusive Liz Green video right here

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.

Rebecca Armstrong: Don't splash out on your festival SheWee just yet

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.

Revellers at last year's Glastonbury Festival

Festival fans take a swipe at the 'Big Brother' wristband

Privacy fears over microchip that would replace tickets – and cash

Luke Blackall: English accent is access all areas in California

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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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