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Lucy Sweet: Glastonbury – ‘the maddest masterclass of sensory overload’
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Lucy Sweet: Glastonbury – ‘the maddest masterclass of sensory overload’

The BBC’s televised coverage of Glastonbury reminded Lucy Sweet how much she loves a festival – just as long as the cameras are not on her

Music biz legend Barbara Charone lifts the lid on an incredible career
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Music biz legend Barbara Charone lifts the lid on an incredible career

From helping Madonna launch her career to being careful about who you’re friends with, Barbara Charone talks about having Access All Areas

Six things we learned from Phoebe Bridgers live at Glasgow Barrowland
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Six things we learned from Phoebe Bridgers live at Glasgow Barrowland

As the singer-songwriter heads back out on tour, we find out just how cathartic it is to scream in a room full of 2,000 strangers.

Calum Scott: ‘Pouring my heart out is the only way I can write’
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Calum Scott: ‘Pouring my heart out is the only way I can write’

The enduring friendship between George Michael and The Big Issue
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The enduring friendship between George Michael and The Big Issue

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In opera Violet, time becomes elastic and society crumbles
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In opera Violet, time becomes elastic and society crumbles

The legendary Brian Auger has a goldmine of tracks and rock anecdotes
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The legendary Brian Auger has a goldmine of tracks and rock anecdotes

Beware, playlist connoisseurs – these well-known musicians deleted their own albums from existence
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Beware, playlist connoisseurs – these well-known musicians deleted their own albums from existence

Bruce Hornsby: ‘Having a laugh or 20 is an enjoyable and healthy way to live’
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Bruce Hornsby: ‘Having a laugh or 20 is an enjoyable and healthy way to live’

Ensemble 360: A dawn chorus worth getting out of bed for
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Ensemble 360: A dawn chorus worth getting out of bed for

The Big Issue 2022 festival guide
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The Big Issue 2022 festival guide

Six months on, as music festivals begin again, it’s like the Astroworld disaster never happened
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Six months on, as music festivals begin again, it’s like the Astroworld disaster never happened

Kathy Sledge: ‘Seeing everyone come together for Black Lives Matter meant so much to me’
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Kathy Sledge: ‘Seeing everyone come together for Black Lives Matter meant so much to me’

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Muse and Razorlight complete triumphant return with electrifying live show in support of The Big Issue
Muse

Muse and Razorlight complete triumphant return with electrifying live show in support of The Big Issue

Razorlight’s Johnny Borrell: ‘Homelessness is like this collective blind spot’
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Razorlight’s Johnny Borrell: ‘Homelessness is like this collective blind spot’

Muse star Matt Bellamy has been buying The Big Issue for 25 years
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Muse star Matt Bellamy has been buying The Big Issue for 25 years

Muse’s Matt Bellamy: ‘The will of the people can be something to be frightened of’
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Muse’s Matt Bellamy: ‘The will of the people can be something to be frightened of’

How the National Youth Orchestra is levelling the playing field
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How the National Youth Orchestra is levelling the playing field

Mike Scott of The Waterboys: ‘Taylor Swift made me cry’
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Mike Scott of The Waterboys: ‘Taylor Swift made me cry’

Here’s how you can win tickets to see rock titans Muse at their comeback show
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Here’s how you can win tickets to see rock titans Muse at their comeback show

After the musical Six comes SVN – meet the group redefining girl power in 2022
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After the musical Six comes SVN – meet the group redefining girl power in 2022

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How Manchester became the UK’s jazz capital
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How Manchester became the UK’s jazz capital

Jimmy Webb: ‘I came pretty close to the edge of the abyss on a number of occasions’
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Jimmy Webb: ‘I came pretty close to the edge of the abyss on a number of occasions’

Reggae has become an international language, synonymous with peace, love and justice
Music

Reggae has become an international language, synonymous with peace, love and justice

Call Me: Johnny Marr in conversation with Debbie Harry and Chris Stein
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Call Me: Johnny Marr in conversation with Debbie Harry and Chris Stein

Why classical club night concerts are now the hottest ticket
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Why classical club night concerts are now the hottest ticket

Paddy Considine: ‘I feel like my life is a series of beautiful interventions’
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Paddy Considine: ‘I feel like my life is a series of beautiful interventions’

Will Young: ‘I worked out that nothing really matters, then found simplistic joy in everything’
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Will Young: ‘I worked out that nothing really matters, then found simplistic joy in everything’

Musicians record fundraiser protest song in support of Ukraine
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Musicians record fundraiser protest song in support of Ukraine

The messy magic of The Beatles and Ben Corrigan’s fascinating podcast
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The messy magic of The Beatles and Ben Corrigan’s fascinating podcast

Muse to play show in support of The Big Issue
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Muse to play show in support of The Big Issue

Cymande – the most influential band you’ve never heard of
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Cymande – the most influential band you’ve never heard of

Skunk Anansie’s Skin: ‘Rage Against the Machine gave me permission to be political’
The Music That Made Me

Skunk Anansie’s Skin: ‘Rage Against the Machine gave me permission to be political’

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