Top 9 Glastonbury Festival 2017 acts

  1. Lorde reigns

Melodrama is our favourite album of the year so far and made number 5 in the UK charts this week as well as topping them in the US. Liability broke our hearts and Perfect Places proved she’s the fire in her belly to be one of pop’s most interesting stars for a long time yet. She played her fans at the Other Stage a video of Kate Bush’s epic Running Up That Hill on Friday immediately before she appeared. And that probably tells you all you need to know about her ambition. BBC coverage

  • Read on for acts including Hobo Jones, Áine Cahill, Lucy Spraggan & Land of the Giants

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GIG REVIEW: Idina Menzel

WORTH A LOOK?: ***

WHERE: Royal Albert Hall

WHEN: 16/6

SETLIST: Queen Of Swords; Seasons Of Love; Don’t Rain On My Parade; Everybody Knows; Cake/Black Dog; I’m Not That Girl; Wind Beneath My Wings; Defying Gravity; I Do; Bridge Over Troubled Water; Rock Steady; No Day But Today; Dear Prudence/Do You Want To Build A Snowman?; For Good; Let It Go; I See You; Ev’ry Time I Say Goodbye

We’ve been working away in Liverpool and it’s taken us four hours to travel several hundred miles to make it here with a rucksack shortly after curtain up.

  • Read on for reasons including how Idina Menzel charms after an awkward start

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GIG REVIEW: Depeche Mode

BY: Carron Stacey

WHERE?: London Stadium

WHEN: 3/6

Two admissions – I’m a fair weather Moder, preferring the older pop stuff, my allegiance culminating circa Enjoy the Silence, with Everything Counts as my ultimate favourite.

  • Read on for reasons including are they ashamed of their poppy roots?

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GIG REVIEW: Ed Sheeran

WORTH A LOOK?: ***

WHERE: The O2

WHEN: 2/5/17

SETLIST: Castle On The Hill; Eraser; The A Team; Don’t/New Man; Dive; Bloodstream; Happier; Galway Girl; How Would You Feel (Paen); I’m A Mess; Photograph; Perfect; Nancy Mulligan; Thinking Out Loud; Sing; Shape Of You; You Need Me, I Don’t Need You

How many of us can say that we’ve received a marriage proposal during an Ed Sheeran gig?

  • Read on for reasons including our hopes for Ed’s Glastonbury headliner set

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