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Bono's injured back forces U2 to pull out of Glastonbury

It's the kind of news any festival director dreads. With just four weeks to go, Glastonbury's Friday-night headliners U2 have pulled out.

Nature Studies by Michael McCarthy: Warbling wonders in need of a poet

Strange to find a great natural event which has never had its due. Most of the exceptional happenings in nature, from the return of the salmon to the song of the nightingale, from the march of the penguins to the hunt of the orcas, have by now been appropriately appreciated and praised, versified, sung about, photographed, made into TV documentaries and commented upon in hushed tones by David Attenborough. But there is one extraordinary natural phenomenon which it seems to me has never been described or recognised in the terms which it deserves, and that is the spring return of the warblers to America's forests and woodlands.

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Coachella - Everything under the sun

The Coachella music festival in the Californian desert has great bands, palm trees and a far greater chance of sunshine than Glastonbury. But then, asks Gillian Orr, what's the fun of a rock festival without wellingtons?

Vampire Weekend to open this summer's Eden Sessions in Cornwall

Vampire Weekend are set to make a return to the UK this summer headlining the Cornish music event, Eden Sessions on June 24 with special guests Broken Bells.

The New York indie quartet first played the Eden sessions in 2008 when they were special guests to The Raconteurs.

Glastonbury at 40 – still cool, or in the throes of a mid-life crisis?

Line-up for landmark festival divides opinion among music fans

Dizzee Rascal, Snoop Dogg and Scissor Sisters join Glastonbury line-up

Acts such as Dizzee Rascal, Scissor Sisters and The Flaming Lips are among the main acts playing this year's Glastonbury Festival, it was announced today.

Muse to receive prestigious O2 Silver Clef Award

Devon rockers Muse are to be awarded the coveted O2 Silver Clef Award, it was announced today.

On their uppers: The great aristocratic art sell-off

Britain's art galleries lose Old Masters as the owners of stately homes struggle to maintain run-down ancestral homes

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We're off to the South Bank in our new pac-a-duffle for a night of banging bhangra...

Katherine Jenkins: 'I like to try to always be classy'

The Welsh singer is the most expensive classical record signing of all time – and she's firmly in control of her multi-million pound empire

Lone Star state hosts galaxy of talent

It's getting increasingly difficult to navigate not just the 1,200 or so bands on the official programme at the annual SXSW festival in Austin, but also the hundreds of others who have descended on the Texan capital to play unofficial showcases at pubs, clubs, restaurants, record shops and house parties.

Storm Thorgerson - My art on their sleeves

Pink Floyd, Muse, Biffy Clyro... graphic artist Storm Thorgerson on his iconic cover designs

Music Festival Guide: Let the wild rumpus begin

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