Dizzee Rascal and Calvin Harris are set to play this year's T4 On The Beach event. The pair famously collaborated on the 2008 UK Number One single 'Dance Wiv Me'. Alesha Dixon, Metro Station and The Saturdays will also play the one-day festival, which takes place in Weston-Super-Mare on July 19. Pic: Tim Cochrane
Lady Sovereign has spoken out about her departure from Def Jam records. The rapper, who was signed by Jay-Z for the US label in 2005, left after touring the States with Gwen Stefani. Speaking to the Guardian, the star explained she got fed up of playing the same songs, so she decided to go on strike.
Datarock and Hatcham Social are among a series of bands joining the Loop Festival. Joakim And The Disco, Fujiya And Miyagi and Fanfarlo will also play the Brighton event, which takes place between July 10 and 12 in the city's Victoria Gardens. Pic: Guy Eppel
Coldplay have gone to court to discount claims that they copied the music for their song ‘Viva La Vida’. The band denied claims by Joe Satriani that they used his music for the track, which appeared on their most recent album of the same name. The case was filed in a Los Angeles court this week, and the band’s attorneys said that Satriani’s song “lack’s originality” and the similarities between their song and Satriani’s ‘If I Could Fly’ are not enough to pay Satriani damages. Pic: Tom Oxley
Glasvegas, Florence And The Machine, Ladyhawke, Crystal Castles and Jenny Lewis are some of the new additions joining Arctic Monkeys and Lily Allen at the five-day event. The festival takes place from August 11–15 at The Medieval Park in Oslo. Pic: Andy Willsher
A host of new acts have been added to this year's Field Day including The Horrors, Little Boots, Santogold and Mystery Jets. The festival takes place at London's Victoria Park on August 1. Errors, Four Tet, Mogwai and Final Fantasy are also confirmed to play at the event. Pic: Dean Chalkley
Courtney Love says the £360 million Kurt Cobain left her and the couple's daughter, Frances Bean, after his death in 1994 has been lost, presumed stolen. Private investigators, lawyers and forensic accountants hired by Love found that the majority of the money has been fraudulently invested into real estate by unidentified people using Cobain's, Love's and Frances Bean's social security numbers. Pic: PA Photos
Madonna has reportedly made a “substantial donation” to victims of Monday’s earthquake in Italy. The Material Girl, who is of Italian heritage, apparently donated around half a million dollars to the appeal, as her grandparents lived in the hamlet of Pacentro until 1919. Pic: PA Photos
Lostprophets have joined the line-up for the 2009 Reading And Leeds Festivals. The Welsh band will make their live comeback headlining the NME/ Radio 1 Tent on Saturday (August 29) in Leeds and Sunday in Reading (30). This year's festivals take place between August 28 and 30 with Radiohead, Kings Of Leon and Arctic Monkeys headlining. Pic : Phil Wallis
Ladyhawke, Bananarama and Noisettes are performing at this year's Isle Of Wight festival. Alesha Dixon, Beverley Knight, Eddi Reader and Pixie Lott will also perform as the festival transforms Friday's night's Big Top into a 'Girls Night Out'. The bash takes place from June 12 to 14 at Seaclose Park, Isle Of Wight. Pic : PA Photos
The Mighty Boosh's Noel Fielding is to play The Big Chill festival this year. The event takes place on August 7-9 at Eastnor Castle in Herefordshire. Although Fielding played the event last year as part of The Mighty Boosh, he will be performing solo this year. Pic: PA Photos
Patrick Wolf is set to showcase his new album with a one-off performance at Le Poisson Rouge in New York on May 6. The performance will see the singer perform songs from his new album, 'The Bachelor', which will be released this summer.
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