The Stone Roses

Are gigs getting too expensive?

Tickets for Björk's recently announced Royal Albert Hall show cost £99. Shaun Curran speaks to experts in the live music industry about why fans are being expected to fork out so much

V Festival, Hylands Park, Chelmsford

If you are expecting a deep and meaningful experience from a music festival like glastonbury or Green Man, you’re not going to find it at V.

T in the Park, Balado, Near Kinross

When Glastonbury takes a year off, smaller festivals have a chance to mark out for themselves as much of the massive void left behind as possible.

Outside Edge: Is this the slippery slope?

Parker McDonald, a 15-year-old pupil at Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy in Colorado, will have incurred the jealousy of his peers after he went to his homecoming dance with the darling of American sport, skier Lindsey Vonn.

Ian Brown: The third coming

The Stone Roses are as famous for their feuds as their music. But what else would you expect with a singer whose ego is the stuff of legend?

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History in the making at Reading Festival

It’s a big year for the Reading and Leeds Festivals. Not only is it 50 years this summer since Harold Pendleton, founder of the Marquee Club in London, launched the events’ precursor, the National Jazz Festival, but it’s also the 40th anniversary of the Reading site’s initiation. To celebrate four decades of revelry at Richfield Avenue we’ve taken a look back at some of the defining moments of this most beloved of festivals.

Agenda: Chanel nail varnish; Elena Anaya; Lollibop; John Squire

Another season, another must-have Chanel nail varnish. This summer, talons are set to be painted mimosa yellow – a tricky shade to pull off, and therefore one which seems to have found a natural home on the fingertips of the It-crowd. Elsewhere in the range, there are gentle pinks and bubblegum shades – the perfect foil to all the bright, Pantone shades on the catwalks for spring. Les Fleurs d'Eté de Chanel, available now, from £17.50, selfridges.co.uk

Curse of The Charlatans strikes again as drummer is diagnosed with

They should have been celebrating two decades of defying the odds as one of the most enduring features of British indie rock. But instead The Charlatans, who once described themselves as "the unluckiest band in pop", announced yesterday that their drummer had been diagnosed with a brain tumour.