The festival isn’t sold-out and could do with a few more punters to fill the venues. But the ones who are here seem happy enough
'Grime and urban artists are disproportionately affected through cancelled shows. They are not afforded a fair chance to make a living from their art'
Computer-generated music is a controversial topic for musicians living in a digital world
The annual event is bringing an eclectic mix of acts to its new home in the mountains between Spain and France
The best songs in which the lyrics do that postmodern thing of referring to themselves
Sister Sledge had first major hit with disco jam The Greatest Dancer in May 1979
The latest speakers and radios designed to enhance your enjoyment of music at home...
Actor Michael C Hall, who starred in Bowie-written musical Lazarus, collects award for late singer
Duos who make ambient, melancholic indie pop are undoubtedly having a bit of a moment. From Beach House to Louis the Child, through Oh Wonder and Honne, artists seeking a particular sound seem to think that two is, in fact, the magic number. With Aquilo - aka Tom Higham and Ben Fletcher, a pair of songwriters from the town of Silverdale in Lancashire - the bromance is strong, and they’re looking to put a distinctive stamp on what is threatening to become an overly saturated market.
‘When you talk about a scene you think about similar-sounding music... but everyone in south London has their own style’
Awards are announced on 22 February
The 20th century saw battle lines drawn between music-driven youth movements and the state like none before
A new exhibition in Liverpool explores how grass-roots design in the North of England has influenced the world
The Glaswegian band storm through a set balancing old and new
From Frank Sinatra via the glutinous horror of Tony Orlando and Dawn to Whitney Houston
A Canadian police force on Prince Edward Island is threatening drink-drivers with Nickelback – continuing a tried and tested method of punishment