‘It’s going to be weird’: Download festival opens with no social distancing10,000 rock and heavy metal fans look forward to weekend of moshing without masks at Covid pilot event Festivalgoers watch Death Blooms on stage on the first day of Download Festival at Donington Park. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA
‘Every time I’ve made a statement over Instagram or Twitter, I felt like it’s gotten lost in translation a little bit’
Organiser Matthew Phillip warned earlier this year that prolonged social distancing would be ‘devastating’ for Europe’s biggest street party.
Springsteen’s back on Broadway – but no AstraZeneca vaccine recipients allowed Fans must show proof of US-approved Covid vaccine to see to singer’s return after a year away Bruce Springsteen in New York in 2016. Springsteen on Broadway is being seen as a test for a wider Broadway reopening. Photograph: Greg Allen/Invision/AP
Mrs Vardy, who is married to Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy, denies the accusations and is suing Mrs Rooney for libel.
Dean Parrish obituaryUS singer whose 1960s song I’m on My Way became a cherished anthem of northern soul Dean Parrish released a clutch of singles in the mid-60s but, having failed to register a hit, reverted to his real name, Phil Anastasi, and began working as an actor and session guitarist Photograph: handout
Hallé/Berglund review – exhilaration and energy from an orchestra back in businessBridgewater Hall, ManchesterYoung Norwegian Tabita Berglund delivered breakneck Beethoven as well as a Golijov tango and a poised Siegfried Idyll Bringing the music close: the Hallé in Bridgewater Hall with conductor Tabita Berglund Photograph: Bill Lam/The Hallé
The Italian son of Egyptian and Sardinian parents came to global attention when he placed second at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest, but there’s so much more to him than meets the eye. He speaks to Roisin O’Connor about his new album, Ghettolimpo, and why he’s still avoiding labels
‘It feels like the light at the end of the tunnel,’ Enter Shikari frontman Rou Reynolds says
As 'Wannabe' turns 25, do you really, really, really wanna prove you know all your fave Spice Girls hits? Then this test is for you!
The broadcaster asked viewers to give GB News a chance after the channel suffered production problems in their first few days.
This year, the Walk of Fame Selection Panel has announced 38 new honourees.