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Jay-Z review – the king of rap bares soul on racked confessionals
The first performance of material from his latest album 4:44 draws on inner conflict for a hypnotic, electric set – and ends with a tribute to Chester Bennington

Stevie Chick

20, Aug, 2017 @12:18 AM

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Lana Del Rey and V festival: this week’s best UK pop and rock gigs
The ‘gangster Nancy Sinatra’ delivers gothic decadence to Liverpool and Glasgow, while Pink and Jay-Z bring the bangers to Essex and Shropshire

Harriet Gibsone

18, Aug, 2017 @10:00 AM

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Get more sounds for your pound at UK music festivals this summer
Glastonbury might have sold out, but other festivals around the country are offering discounted tickets – and many towns and cities throw free events

Rupert Jones

17, Jun, 2017 @6:00 AM

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The best UK rock, pop and dance festivals for 2017
From Glastonbury to Wireless, a comprehensive guide to the summer’s top 10 rock, pop and dance weekenders, plus the best of the rest

Guardian music

06, May, 2017 @7:00 AM

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Jay Z and Pink to headline V festival in August
Other acts confirmed for this year’s event include Ellie Goulding, Stormzy, Craig David and George Ezra

Guardian music

27, Feb, 2017 @12:23 PM

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Festival Watch – V 2016
Little Mix threaten to steal the show at Hylands Park, but no one can beat the star power of Rihanna

Damien Morris

28, Aug, 2016 @7:00 AM

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V festival review: generic YouTube hits and Uncle Rick Astley
Justin Bieber mumbles motivational quotes, Bastille enjoy a singalong and Sia sparkles on Diamonds

Caroline Sullivan

21, Aug, 2016 @2:20 PM

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Let's not flatter politicians with grand Shakespearean comparisons
In exposing our leaders’ fallibility, it’s natural to invoke Shakespeare but that crowns them with borrowed grandeur. A better reference point would be Dryden’s brand of mock-heroic satire

Michael Billington

05, Jul, 2016 @9:40 AM

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Festivals 2016: the essential A-Z
Adele or Ice Cube? Reading or Wireless? Our writers give you the heads-up on what to look out for this year

Kathryn Bromwich, Stuart Dredge, Priya Elan, Killian Fox, Sam Richards, Jude Rogers

13, Mar, 2016 @9:47 AM

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Justin Bieber and Rihanna to headline V Festival 2016
As well as Sia, David Guetta and Bastille, Bieber makes his first proper headline appearance at British festival, while Rihanna returns after five years

Guardian music

22, Feb, 2016 @9:09 AM

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V festival 2015 review – Sam Smith's cruise-ship soul leads chart-chasing bill
Kasabian and Chvrches are the saving graces for a pantheon of populism that’s full of faux-soul lads and commercial radio’s C-list

Mark Beaumont

24, Aug, 2015 @11:10 AM

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From Uptown Funk to Girls On Film: this summer's ultimate festival playlist
From Richie to Ronson, here are the songs that make up the essential soundtrack to your festival experience for 2015

Sam Wolfson

01, Jun, 2015 @4:00 PM

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