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Ed Sheeran takes to the Pyramid stage

Image copyright Rex / Shutterstock Image caption The star has dominated the charts in 2017 Pop star Ed Sheeran is headlining Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage, just six years after his debut at one of the festival’s smallest venues. In 2011, the star played the solar-powered Croissant Neuf stage, playing “to about 500 people”. Now, he is closing the festival, opening his set with Castle On The Hill, the lead single from

Wonder Woman continues to smash box office records

Image copyright Warner Bros Image caption Gal Gadot takes the leading role in Patty Jenkins’ film Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman film is on track to break box office records by becoming the top grossing live-action film from a female director. The film has generated more than $620m worldwide since its launch 21 days ago, media reports say, and is on course to outperform the $665.7m made by Kung Fu Panda

Barry Gibb brings Glastonbury to its feet

Image copyright PA Image caption Barry Gibb put a picture of his brothers on stage as he performed, eliciting a huge cheer We’re calling it: Islands In The Stream has become the unofficial anthem of Glastonbury. Kenny Rogers debuted the song in 2013; and Dolly Parton featured it in her record-breaking set a year later. Now Barry Gibb, who wrote the song, has made it the centrepiece of his performance

Which Beatles song did Stella McCartney choose?

Image copyright PA Fashion designer Stella McCartney has chosen her dad’s song Blackbird as one of her records for Desert Island Discs. She said she found it “incredible how contemporary the song feels” and was “proud” of former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney for writing it. Stella told the BBC Radio 4 show that music had been “the driving force in every moment of our childhood”. For her book choice, she

Foo Fighters finally headline Glastonbury

Image copyright PA Foo Fighters have finally stepped onto Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage, two years after they were forced to pull out of the festival. Days before their headline performance in 2015, Dave Grohl fell off stage and broke his leg in Gothenburg, Sweden. “I’m about two years late tonight, I’m sorry,” said Grohl on Saturday, blaming bad traffic for the delay. He then played a solo version of Times Like

Katy Perry crowdsurfs at Glastonbury

Image copyright Ian Gavan / Getty Image caption “This makes me feel cool,” the star told the crowd Pop star Katy Perry ended her debut performance at Glastonbury by diving head first into the audience. It was less crowd-surfing than crowd-swimming, as the singer pulled herself slowly over the heads of her fans. “Well, Beyonce never did that,” joked one audience member as Perry emerged from the fray. The stage

Glastonbury: Jeremy Corbyn ‘inspired’ by young voters

Image copyright PA Image caption The Labour leader was introduced on stage by Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis Jeremy Corbyn said he had been inspired by how many young people had got involved in politics as he addressed the crowd at the Glastonbury festival. “Do you know, politics is actually about everyday life?” he asked the Pyramid Stage audience who had, moments earlier, been dancing to Craig David. The Labour

Dr Luke and Kesha’s mum reportedly drop lawsuits against each other

Dr Luke and Kesha’s mum, Pebe Sebert, have reportedly agreed to drop defamation lawsuits against each other. The music producer had accused Serbert of “tortious interference” (legal speak for wrongful interference) in the contract between himself and Kesha. Serbert responded to Luke, whose real name is Lukasz Gottwald, by suing him as well. The term defamation is used to describe when the good reputation of someone is damaged. For years

Dizzee Rascsal: ‘I should be headlining Glastonbury’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDizzee Rascal Dizzee Rascal says he deserves to be given top billing at the Glastonbury Festival. “I’ve toured this festival for years, never disappointed,” he told the BBC. “You can always count on me. “I’m basically at the stage where they need to make me headline this thing – because they ain’t had no British rappers headline this festival.” As if to

With cameras banned, CNN sends sketch artist to White House briefing

The White House has been prohibiting cameras at some press briefings, so on Friday CNN got creative and sent a sketch artist. Bill Hennessy, the network’s regular sketch artist for Supreme Court proceedings, headed over to the White House on Friday afternoon and drew Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s afternoon briefing. He didn’t have his usual easel, but he stood in the back of the briefing room to document the scene.