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Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards perform a selection of classic hits

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Rolling Stones star Ronnie Wood has revealed he is planning to persuade the rest of the band to headline Glastonbury this year.

Rap battles seen in Eminem's semi-autobiographic film 8 Mile, where two or more artists trade rhyming insults, derived from the medieval Caledonian art of 'flyting' and travelled to the US via Scottish slave owners

Eminem to headline at new music festival in Glasgow

US rapper Eminem will headline a new music festival to be held over ten days in Glasgow.

Jessica Ennis in action at the Olympic Stadium

Mo Farah and Jessica Ennis to return to Olympic Stadium as it hosts the British Athletics London Grand Prix

Mo Farah and Jessica Ennis will be back in the Olympic Stadium, on the anniversary of the Olympics Opening Ceremony, which is to host a Diamond League Athletics Grand Prix.

Editorial: Don't fiddle with classical music

Max Hole, of Universal Music, is the latest luminary of the arts world to argue that classical music needs to make itself more attractive in order to reach beyond its traditional audience. Among his ideas are that orchestras should get out more and that conductors should be better dressed, drop their batons and address the audience. We remain to be convinced.

Park life: The Olympic Park in Stratford has been a field of dreams for seven weeks of the summer

Wireless Festival and Hard Rock Calling heading east to London's Olympic Park

The Olympic Park will welcome hundreds of thousands of music fans this Summer when the East London venue stages the Hard Rock Calling and Wireless festivals.

Kaiser Chiefs

Kaiser Chiefs to headline an Eden Session

Kaiser Chiefs have been confirmed to headline an Eden Session in Cornwall on Saturday 29 June 2013.

Ellie Goulding and Debbie Harry of Blondie

Blondie, Ellie Goulding and Bloc Party join Isle of Wight line-up

Singer-songwriter Jake Bugg, Blondie, Ellie Goulding and Bloc Party are among acts added to the line-up of next-year's Isle of Wight Festival.

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How long does an ice instrument last before it melts?

TLC plan first album since Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes' death

Surviving members of one of the most influential R&B bands of the nineties TLC are planning a new album a decade after the death of Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes.

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Glastonbury revenues rise

The Glastonbury Festival, which sold out next year's event in a record time of one hour and 40 minutes, yesterday underlined what a cash cow it is.

Torrential rain on the Aberystwyth promenade yesterday

Nice out? We are not amused…

Families enjoying the last days of the school holidays were faced with torrential rain on the Aberystwyth promenade yesterday, in common with tourists in many other parts of the UK.

<p><b>Foo Fighters</b>: Nominated for international group.</p>
<p>Former-Nirvana-drummer-turned-legendary-rock-n-roll-frontman Dave Grohl and co released their seventh studio album <i>Wasting Light</i> in April last year. The 11 Grammy Award-winning band walked away with five out of six awards they were nominated for this year, only losing out to fellow Brit nominee Adele in the album of the year category.</p>

Everybody's talking about...Reading and Leeds Festival

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Sunshine on a rainy day

Festivals can be challenging enough considering summer weather in Britain, but they're even trickier to enjoy with a toddler in tow, as David Taylor found out...

A green light for the summer

UK event organisers are leading the way in terms of staging eco-friendly events, and have hatched some inspired ideas

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