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VIDEO: Wentworth Music Festival could become a future Glastonbury says Tony Christie

Is this the way to Wentworth becoming a Glastonbury of the future?
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Skepta

Could Skepta headline Leeds Festival? Organiser says grime will be big part of event’s future

Reading and Leeds Festivals may see their first 
grime headliner in the next few years, the event’s organiser has said.

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Imagine Dragons lead vocalist Dan Reynolds performs during BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend at Burton Constable Hall, Burton Constable, Skirlaugh in Hull. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 27, 2017. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bigweekend. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

City of Culture hosts Radio 1’s Big Weekend

Tens of thousands of music fans – and some of the world’s top bands and artists – descended on Burton Constable Hall, near Hull, for Radio 1’s Big Weekend.

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Julie Byrne

Gig review: Julie Byrne at Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

Two songs into her set and Julie Byrne asks if the lights can be turned down to create mood.

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Adam Ant

Gig review: Adam Ant and Glam Skanks at First Direct Arena, Leeds

“Welcome to the Anthems Tour,” Adam Ant – aka Stuart Goddard – announces, five songs into his performance on a Saturday night. “It means that we’ll be singing the words you hopefully know,” he drolly adds.

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The Specials. Picture: Mark Bickerdike

Gig review: The Specials at Millennium Square, Leeds

The music of The Specials may be almost four decades old but in another era of social fragmentation and horrific terrorist attacks their songs still have much to say.

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The Kaiser Chiefs enjoyed a sensational Yorkshire homecoming at Scarborough Open Air Theatre. Photos: Cuffe and Taylor

PHOTOS: Kaiser Chiefs at Scarborough Open Air Theatre

The Kaiser Chiefs enjoyed a sensational Yorkshire homecoming at Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Saturday night.
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Perrie Edwards from Little Mix performs during BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend at Burton Constable Hall, Burton Constable, Skirlaugh in Hull.

Little Mix make F-word gaffe during Radio 1's Big Weekend in Hull

Girl band Little Mix caused an upset at Radio 1's Big Weekend after swearing on stage.

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REGIONAL NEWS: Man dies on way to Big Weekend

A 20-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the death of a 21-year-old man who died after being taken ill on a bus travelling to the Radio One Big Weekend near Hull.

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Katy Perry at Radio 1's Big Weekend in Hull. PA

'We will still dance': Katy Perry leads Manchester tributes at Radio 1's Big Weekend in Hull

Katy Perry led tributes to the victims of the Manchester bombing at Radio 1's Big Weekend, telling the crowd "we're all in this together".
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Eliza Carthy, Errollyn Wallen, Brian Irvine three of the 20 composers whose work will be featured in the New Music Biennial.

Eliza Carthy: “We’d been waiting for mam to get better, but we had to come to terms with the fact that wasn’t going to happen.”

Folk musician Eliza Carthy tells Sarah Freeman why she is helping lead the charge for Hull in its year as UK City of Culture.

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Teeff - in action at the 360 Club. Picture courtesy of Teeff/Sarah Oglesby

Gig review: Zeal/Teeff/Tooth and Nail

IT was another night at The Library’s 360 Club that saw three bands put on an engaging evening.

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Imagine Dragons lead vocalist Dan Reynolds performs during BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend at Burton Constable Hall in Hull.

Picture special: Stars wow the Hull crowds on the first afternoon of Radio 1s Big Weekend

Thousands of music fans are destined to dance the weekend away as Hull plays host to Radio 1s Big Weekend.

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Crowds enjoy the opening day of Radio1s Big Weekend.

Hull crowd honours victims of the Manchester bombing with minute's silence at Radio 1s Big Weekend

Radio 1's Big Weekend has held a minute's silence at the event to remember victims of the Manchester bombing.
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Simple Minds

Gig review: Simple Minds at Bridlington Spa

“How many of you are from Bridlington?” Jim Kerr poses to the audience seated within the town’s Spa venue. A handful of scattered cheers greet him. “Ten, then,” he quips.

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Charlotte Church is appearing at Where Are We Now?, part of Hull City of Culture.

Festival preview: Michael Pedersen of Neu! Reekie! on Where Are We Now? at Hull City of Culture

Part of Hull UK City of Culture, Where are We Now? is a three-day event with a diverse programme. Duncan Seaman reports.

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Liam Gallagher will play a solo gig in aid of the families affected by the Manchester bombing.

Former Oasis singer Liam Gallagher announces special gig in aid of Manchester bomb families

Liam Gallagher has announced his first ever solo gig in Manchester, with all profits to be donated to the families of the terror attack victims.

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HOT SOUNDS: Latest CD reviews including the new album by The Charlatans. . Picture credit: PA Photo/Handout.

Classic sounds

We take a look at all the latest new releases including The Charlatans best ever album?

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Momus presents his Davod Bowie homage at Where Are We Now?, part of Hull City of Culture.

Music interview: Momus on how David Bowie inspired his his cabaret show ‘Dybbuk’

Momus is a Scottish singer, songwriter and author who has been making hyper-literate pop records since 1986 for labels such as El, Creation and Cherry Red.

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Preview: Swaledale music festival

“At the tip of the Dales stands the unspoilt Swaledale, famous for its wildflower meadows, heather moors, waterfalls and Yorkshire’s most extensive annual music festival.”

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