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"It's kind of kicking off," said Radio 1's Matt Edmondson, half an hour into his preamble to the annual Teen Awards that had already seemed to last for three days. "This is amazing, there are pop stars literally everywhere," panted his co-presenter Jameela Jamil, as if she had just clapped eyes on the Virgin Mary and not Jade from Little Mix.

Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Wembley Arena, London

The staging is distinctly understated: save for a gold curtain that unfurls before the closing number, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss's show is almost completely devoid of visual distraction. Just a few rugs, a discreet curtain backdrop, and a couple of modest screens either side of the stage.

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Wembley Arena, London<br/>Sparks, Islington Academy, London

The Led Zep legend joins the bluegrass diva, while the audience gently drops off

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Marilyn Manson<, Wembley Arena, London

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Pop: Sweet dreams (are made of this)

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Pop: lauryn hill

"Superstar" is probably the best word to describe the tiny 24- year-old Ms Hill these days. Having injected some vocal sunlight in to the Fugees, her much superior solo album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill has won her a record-breaking five Grammys plus multi-platinum status on both sides of the Atlantic. She's also a big draw live as this upsizing of venue and an added date prove, and if she gets any more successful it might be the last chance to see an indoor performance of her singular style of soulful hip-hop.

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Going Out: Pop Beastie Boys

After the wild success of their debut Licenced To Ill album in 1986, Messrs Horowitz, Diamond and Yauch started this decade almost back at square one after the 1989 follow-up Paul's Boutique had bombed (though with hindsight many revisionist critics have declared it magnificent). The comeback started with 1992's punkier Check Your Head and some back- to-basics touring. Since then they've rarely put a foot wrong: they've got their own label, clothing concern and magazine and are once again a solid arena-filling outfit. Expect much of the set from last year's eclectic Hello Nasty album with a big plug for the tough sounding "Remote Control", their next single, released 10 May.
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