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Paul Mccartney

Concerts: Who'll re-christen the Olympic Stadium?

Today, Dennis Hone, the chief executive of the London Legacy Development Corporation, announced that the Olympic Stadium – currently the focus of a Kramer vs Kramer-esque tug of love as to who's going to look after it when memories of Mo have faded – could be hosting gigs by this July. With Hyde Park allowed to host only nine of its 13 usual big gigs, the Olympic Stadium will be hoping to compete with Wembley for London's big outdoor shows. So who might be the first to play there?

The rapacity of the record revival

Music labels are trying to cash in on a resurgence in the popularity of vinyl, putting often-inflated price-tags on albums, says Nick Hasted

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The Wombats, Hammersmith Apollo, London

Two years may be a long absence, but as his fans readily accede to singer Matthew Murphy's request for another wave, the empathy between both parties remains strong.