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We've Seen The Much Hyped Apple Music Streaming Service - Here's What You Need To Know

Apple will finally launch their music streaming service on Tuesday (June 30). The product, which had been rumoured for months, if not years, was announced at the start of June at Apple’s WWDC conference. It will go up against established rivals in the market like Spotify, Rdio and Jay Z's Tidal. At the big reveal, Apple boss Tim Cook heralded it as "the next chapter" in music. "I know you are going to love it," he said, "it will change the way you experience music forever."

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The Who Keep The Mod Dream Alive With Greatest Hits Glastonbury Extravaganza

From the moment they were announced to close the Sunday night, there’s been a slight air of desperation about The Who’s booking. They didn’t quite step in at the last minute, but they left it late enough - having to hastily reschedule the gig they were meant to be playing in Paris tonight - to make you wonder if they were the organisers’ first, second, or even third choice. Consequently, The Who must be one of the least-hyped headliners in recent memory: they’ve been billed as part of a Mod’s Choice package deal alongside Paul Weller, and while the prospect of those two acts sharing the same bill will have a certain sort of music fan salivating all over their desert boots, for most people, they’re simply a safe pair of hands. Then again, given Foo Fighters’ non-appearance on Friday and Kanye’s divisive one last night, perhaps that’s exactly what the festival needs.

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The 5 Most Incredible Moments From FKA Twigs’ Set At Glastonbury

The artist formerly known as Twigs was one of the most talked about performers at Glastonbury on Sunday – and if anyone deserves the title of performer it’s her. Having left behind a career as a backing dancer to pursue her own musical destiny, Tahliah Barnett had more than enough talent to pull off one of the weekend’s most painstakingly choreographed shows. Watched by the likes of Jaime Winstone and Game of Thrones’ Alfie Allen, here are five factors which helped her wow the West Holts crowd:

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Alt-J Astonished Glastonbury Tonight. The Next Time They're Here, It Could Be As Headliners

Gifted with an opportunity on Sunday evening to put themselves in the shop-window for a future Glastonbury headline slot, Alt-J took it with aplomb. Playing the Pyramid Stage just before Paul Weller and headliners The Who, the three-piece seem keenly aware of the enormity of the occasion. “It’s such an honour playing on probably the most famous festival stage in the world. We can’t believe it. Thank you,” says keyboardist Gus Unger-Hamilton, before correcting his previous equivocating: “Probably? Definitely.”

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The Rowdy, Glorious Carnage Of Jamie T's Return To Glastonbury

In perfect Glasto spirit, there's a definite feeling of a love-in to this year's Glastonbury. Jamie T's ferocious set is watched by his chums in The Maccabees as well as Florence Welch - much like every other act this weekend. And rather than standing there, mutely gazing into the bottom of their pints, they're having it just as much as everyone else who's crammed in front of the packed out Other Stage.

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