Arts and Entertainment Outkast are already confirmed to headline Coachella

Kanye West and Drake will also play Wireless

Brits downloads to benefit War Child

The charity War Child, which is being given an honorary award at tonight's Brit Awards, is to benefit from download sales from the ceremony.

Honours even: Adele and Muse are in the running for Brit awards

Quite right that the Brits should have a gloat

Tonight's awards will celebrate bands' overseas success

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James Corden 'has no contingency plan' if the Brits overrun again this year

Brit Awards host James Corden says he has no idea if organisers have a contingency plan in case the live event overruns again this year.

We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together? Harry Styles and Taylor Swift both booked to perform at the Brit Awards

Former lovers Taylor Swift and One Direction's Harry Styles could have an uncomfortable moment at the Brit Awards later this month after both were booked to perform.

Electronic pioneers Kraftwerk

Electronic music stars split from Rock to form own lobbying group

For too long, rock’s guitar-wielding stars have sneered at the button-pushing upstarts of electronic music.

Justin Timberlake will appear at the Brit Awards 2013

Bringing sexy to the Brits 2013: Justin Timberlake confirms awards appearance

Justin Timberlake has confirmed rumours that he is to perform live at the Brit Awards 2013.

Muse lead singer Matt Bellamy

Muse to headline at War Child Brit Awards gig

Rockers Muse have signed up to perform as the headline act at this year's War Child Brit Awards Concert.

Donny Osmond

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Amy Winehouse and Alt-J head best of British list

The acclaimed indie-rock band Alt-J will compete against boyband sensations One Direction at the Brit Awards after leading the field with a trio of nominations for the UK music industry's showpiece event.

It seems Sir Anthony Hopkins is yearning for the small semi in Wales where he was born

It’s not just Sir Anthony who wants to go home

Despite a comfortable LA lifestyle and a multi-million pound home in the beachside haven of Malibu, it seems Sir Anthony Hopkins is yearning for the small semi in Wales where he was born.

Emeli Sandé

Review of 2012: Pop

Olympics and Jubilee made it a very good year for some stars, but Sandé topped the podium

Indigenous Mayan people at a ceremony outside Guatemala City

End of the World Playlist: get into the doomsday groove

Whether tomorrow brings destruction or disappointed speculation, we've got the music to get you through it

<p><strong>3. Mumford & Sons</strong></p>
<p>Not many British bands who set off to conquer the States take their mandolin, banjo and accordion with them. But the very well brought up Mumford chaps have brought folk music to the world, and sold 600,000 copies of their new album in a week in America alone. Keith Richards they are not.</p>

Brits Mumford & Sons get six Grammy nods - including best Americana album

British folk-rock act Mumford & Sons are in the running for six Grammy awards as they continue to enjoy huge US success.

Taylor Swift celebrates her three awards in an elegant cream and silver gown designed by J.Mendel at the MTV EMA last night

Taylor Swift flies away with three MTV Europe Music Awards

Taylor Swift celebrated three wins at last night’s 2012 MTV EMA awards in Frankfurt, Germany.

Album: Black Country Communion, Afterglow (Mascot)

They've done "Purple" and "Zep".

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The wars that come back to haunt us

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Nothing but the best for British astronaut as chef Heston Blumenthal cooks up his rations
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Greenwich horologists celebrate as it keeps to within a second of real time over a 100-day test
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Let the propaganda wars begin - again

'Accurate, objective, comprehensive': that was Voice of America's creed, but now its masters want it to promote US policy, reports Rupert Cornwell
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Every year, Japanese long-distance runners post some of the world's fastest times – yet, come next weekend, not a single elite competitor from the country will be at the London Marathon
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His debut was considered one of the finest novels of the past 50 years, and he is every bit the equal of his contemporaries, Jonathan Franzen, Dave Eggers and David Foster Wallace
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You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

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Bill Granger cooks with fresh cheeses

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