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Laura Dockrill, aka Dockers MC, is a poet on a mission to spread the spoken word, playing gigs with Kate Nash and headlining festivals along the way. Ian Burrell meets her
Florence and the Machine's dark, dramatic and downright sexy music has already made her pop's hottest property
Too many toffs on this magic roundabout
Weapon of mass consumption proves she still has the edge
The line-up for the 2008 Glastonbury Festival has been revealed ahead of schedule. The headliners on the Pyramid Stage are confirmed as Kings of Leon, Jay-Z and The Verve while other notable inclusions appearing at this year's festival in Somerset are Kate Nash, The Raconteurs, Massive Attack and Leonard Cohen.
Stars such as KT Tunstall and Kate Nash are products of a burgeoning countrywide open-mic scene, says Simon Hardeman
She was hailed as the saviour of British soul, then vanished after a fall-out with her label. Now Estelle is back – with a new set of celebrity friends and some serious attitude...
Gordon Brown and Andy Burnham both claim to listen to them on their iPods, but the Arctic Monkeys received a slightly hipper seal of approval last night when they were called the "Oasis of their generation" by the New Musical Express.