Sam Fender

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Mercury prize: Sam Fender, Harry Styles and Self Esteem lead pack of first-time nominees
Women including Little Simz and Jessie Buckley dominate this year’s cohort for the best British album of the year, which falters on recent diversity gains

Laura Snapes

26, Jul, 2022 @10:15 AM

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Glastonbury 2022 review: stunning moments, special singalongs and a rumour mill in overdrive
Billie Eilish, Self Esteem, Paul McCartney, Olivia Rodrigo, Noel Gallagher, AJ Tracey, Sam Fender and Wet Leg were all electrifying. But where was Harry Styles?

Alexis Petridis

26, Jun, 2022 @5:23 PM

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‘Miraculously we’re here’: St Vincent, Paul McCartney, Billie Eilish and more meet biggest Glastonbury crowd in years
McCartney sealed an unforgettable Saturday night after a Friday during which female performers called all the shots

Dorian Lynskey

26, Jun, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Sam Fender at Glastonbury 2022 review – unforgettable emotional release
Fender is cemented as a major British star with a performance of huge anger and power – with Seventeen Going Under one of the greatest songs this stage has seen

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

24, Jun, 2022 @9:45 PM

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Ukrainian techno, UK drill and Tony Christie: 30 acts not to miss at Glastonbury 2022
Whether it’s Kendrick Lamar’s hugely anticipated headline slot, soul music singalongs or late night DJ sets, here are our picks from the hundreds of acts playing Glastonbury

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

21, Jun, 2022 @2:39 PM

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Dave crowned songwriter of the year at Ivor Novello awards
Rapper wins fourth Ivor in five years after album We’re All Alone in This Together topped UK charts

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

19, May, 2022 @4:13 PM

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Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar to headline resurgent Glastonbury
As the festival returns from Covid-enforced hiatus, over half of the acts announced so far feature women

Nadeem Badshah and Laura Snapes

04, Mar, 2022 @8:30 AM

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Worthy winners aside, the Brits is struggling to keep pace with modern pop
TikTok voting and gaming stars haven’t altered the music awards’ predictable roster of chart-toppers

Alexis Petridis

09, Feb, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Brit awards 2022: every performance reviewed, from Adele to Dave and Little Simz
From Ed Sheeran’s screamo turn with Bring Me the Horizon to Liam Gallagher arriving by helicopter, we rate all of this year’s live performances

Laura Snapes

08, Feb, 2022 @11:07 PM

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Brit awards 2022 – as it happened
Adele, Dave, Ed Sheeran, Little Simz, Sam Fender, Liam Gallagher and more performed at the 42nd annual pop bash

Elle Hunt and Laura Snapes

08, Feb, 2022 @10:43 PM

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Adele sweeps gender-neutral Brit awards dominated by women
In the first Brits ceremony to do away with gendered categories, women or female-fronted acts won 10 out of 15 overall awards

Laura Snapes

08, Feb, 2022 @10:19 PM

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Abba to Zappa: pop, rock and classical music to look forward to in 2022
UK rap’s biggest star goes on tour, Wet Leg drop a deadpan debut and Rosalía gets into reggaeton. Here are the albums, concerts and tours the big hitters have in store

Alexis Petridis and Andrew Clements

30, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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