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All the major UK festivals that have confirmed line-ups for 2021

With all eyes on July 19, these are the festivals that still hope to go ahead in 2021


Underground hit The Water House Project finds permanent Hackney home

The “social fine dining” experience will relocate to its new spot beside Regent’s Canal


Celeste at Union Chapel review: A spectacularly effortless voice

Never does it seem like the Brighton-raised artist is anything other than totally in control


The best gigs in London this July

The dates you need to fill up your gig-going calendar this month


Black Country, New Road gig review: A peculiar taste of things to come

Playing through a selection of “work in progress” songs, the seven-piece sound more accessible than ever - but they haven’t left the weirdness behind


PRIDE review: A heartbreaking, invigorating history of LGBTQ+ struggle

Telling stories from across six decades of activism, this series homes in on the human love and pain that drives it all


Ode to Joni: Blue’s everlasting power, as told by her musical admirers

As Blue turns 50, Rufus Wainwright, Marika Hackman and Birdy pay homage to an album that changed everything


Shubbak 2021: 8 must-see events at this year’s festival

From DJ nights to film screenings, this year’s line-up is excitingly eclectic as ever


Rebecca Black on reclaiming the power of Friday - and what comes next

After becoming a viral sensation as a teenager, the 23-year-old has taken charge of her own fate


Yomi Ṣode interview: Unpacking the experience of Black grief

The poet, writer and performer explains how his deeply personal new play is part of a larger story


Dua Lipa’s best songs, from Don’t Start Now to New Rules

The chart-topping, award-winning artist has been confirmed as the most played musician of the past year in the UK


The new music you need to hear in June

Indie rock? Psychedelic neo-soul? Experimental electronic pop? Expect all that and more


Where to see live music in London this June

The long, long wait for the return of IRL gigs in the capital is over


Moby Doc review: Self-centred? Profound? It’s maddeningly hard to tell

Quite what the musician is trying to achieve isn’t clear in this bewildering film

The Reveller

This is the sound of your hot vax summer

From euphoric bangers to slick plastic funk, the city’s hottest tastemakers tell Jochan Embley and David Ellis the tracks to get down to


Latitude has unveiled its 2021 line-up - and tickets are on sale now

The music, comedy and arts festival returns to Suffolk this July


Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In review - Memory makes the man

After a life-threatening brain haemorrhage, the legendary manager reflects on how his life shaped the person he became


Estuary 2021: A stretch of land and sea rich with stories to tell

From identity to climate change, this huge festival dives deep into the history of the Thames Estuary


Download announces festival without social distancing for June

10,000 people will be allowed to “mosh, dance and hug” at the trial event


Shirley Collins, Barbican review: A lovingly led folk music journey

To see the rejuvenated icon reopening the Barbican felt like a particular privilege


Live at Worthy Farm was great - but let’s hope it never happens again

Technical woes aside, this was one of the best online events we’ve had during Covid - but still no substitute for the real thing


Pink documentary review: Breaking boundaries between mum and rockstar

From playing sold-out stadiums to changing nappies, this atypical rock doc shows an artist living by her own rules


Shabaka Hutchings: ‘I want to be who I looked for as a young musician’

As Sons of Kemet release their extraordinarily powerful new album, the band’s leader talks about the importance of inner reflection


Sneakers Unboxed, Design Museum review: Step into a world of obsession

From cultural identity to ecological impact, there’s more to these shoes than you might think


Her Voice at BFI Southbank: Celebrating black women performers on film

The soon-to-reopen cinema returns with a fascinating film season


Danny Boy review: War drama reminds us how much we have left to answer

Covering a five-year public inquiry into alleged war crimes in Iraq, this film digs into deeper questions


Alfie Templeman is a rising teenage star - but he’s in no rush

The shape-shifting musician talks about turning 18 in lockdown and the power of taking things slow


Who will, should and could win big at the BRITs?

Who’s going to scoop the top prizes? And who’s going home empty-handed?


New festival for alternative hip hop and rock set for London

It’s due to land on Clapham Common for the August bank holiday