A love letter to Glastonbury – and why next year’s festival will be sweeter than ever

It's off until next year, but if there's one thing that's worth the wait, it's Glasto

Mark, My Words: my weird weekend of gigging on the edge of lockdown

As a shark needs to keep swimming else it dies, Mark Beaumont must attend at least two gigs a week. And last weekend was a very strange one indeed...

Glastonbury’s gender equal line-up is the best thing to happen in 2020 so far

The festival's first big line-up announcement features 52 percent female or female-identifying acts

Dave at the Brits: how his searing performance of ‘Black’ took on every racist tosser in the country

The south London rapper added a blistering new verse to the song

Let’s talk about sex, baby: From jizz faces to stinky spunk, Sex Education’s positivity is its greatest strength

Experience is overrated on the show, which carefully juggles sex-positive storylines with comedy gold.

When Brexit is set to cost the UK music industry hundreds of millions, the planned “festival of Brexit” strikes a sour note

Being a jobbing musician is about to get even harder. Who would want to celebrate that?

Mark My Words: my new-decade predictions for the ‘Gasping ’20s’

The 2020s won't be 'roaring', says columnist Mark Beaumont – they'll be choked by ringtone pop and Adele