Ian Brown and co will headline T in the Park in July and are being tipped for Glastonbury
Here's what we already know about the band's big comeback next summer...
A big announcement from the band is expected in the next 24 hours
During the 15 years in which Section 28 was law, no local authority was prosecuted
On an evening where the big news of the week was still a live talking point, there was precious little sympathy in a famed back room in Glasgow. “Did you hear what Frankie Boyle said about Thatcher?” asked Steve Mason, sometime Beta Band singer and now the proud-owner of an alias-spattered solo career which has recently taken a turn for the incisively political. It’s the old gag about spending the public money earmarked for the late former PM’s funeral on spades, then “everyone in Scotland can dig a hole and deliver her to Satan in person.”
"Modfather" Paul Weller is the latest act to be added to the bill for this year's Isle of Wight Festival.
Anthem-rockers The Killers have been named as the last headliner for next year's Isle of Wight Festival.
The Manchester rockers will headline in June 2013
The band – and 70,000 fans – look a little wrinklier, but the spirit of the 1990s still rocks
New bands should take top billing at the big festivals, says Emily Mackay
Bands like The Cranberries must beware of cashing in on nostalgia, says Elisa Bray
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.
If Radiohead's The King of Limbs wasn't quite abstruse enough for you, then this could be just what you're waiting for: 19 remixes of its eight tracks by dubstep and avant-rock producers – the best-known being Caribou, Four Tet and Modeselektor – most of whom seem to adopt the inscrutable manner of "Feral", whichever track they're remixing.
Orlando Bloom wants to play Joe Strummer in a biopic of the late singer.
What's the best way to begin a pop song? Guitar? Drums? Wind? Donald MacInnes chooses 12 of the best intros in pop history
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.