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Which festivals are going ahead and when do live gigs restart?

Which festivals are going ahead and when do live gigs restart?

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Music fans have had a disappointing 12 months with festivals and gigs cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.But with the silver lining of lockdown easing on the horizon, many will be hoping they can get back into shows in the near future. Boris Johnson's COVID-19 roadmap says that from 17 May, fans may be able to get their first taste of live music for more than a year. No earlier than 21 June, as long as things go to plan, all limits on social contact will be removed. While some issues around mass events are still to be ironed out, the government is hoping to reopen nightclubs and lift restrictions on large gatherings such as festivals at this point.Below is a rolling list of live music shows - both festivals and touring acts - that have already revealed plans to hold events ...
Pep Guardiola says Borussia Dortmund ‘pay a lot of money’ to agents ahead of Manchester City’s Champions League clash with German club

Pep Guardiola says Borussia Dortmund ‘pay a lot of money’ to agents ahead of Manchester City’s Champions League clash with German club

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Pep Guardiola has suggested Borussia Dortmund sign some of the most talented youngsters in the game by making big payments to agents. The Manchester City boss praised the quality of the Dortmund squad but made a pointed remark about the way the German club secure their players. Getty Images - Getty Guardiola is a fan of Dortmund’s squad and made an interesting comment about how they recruit their players before City’s clash with the German club Dortmund have landed many of Europe’s most sought-after prospects in recent times, including Erling Haaland and Jadon Sancho, who came through City’s academy. Speaking ahead of the Champions League quarter-final first leg clash with Dortmund at the Etihad on Tuesday, Guardiola said: “If any one pe
Tottenham have more ‘hatred’ for Chelsea than Arsenal, claims ex-Spurs star Darren Bent ahead of north London derby

Tottenham have more ‘hatred’ for Chelsea than Arsenal, claims ex-Spurs star Darren Bent ahead of north London derby

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Tottenham have more ‘hatred’ for Chelsea than Arsenal. That is according to former Spurs striker Darren Bent, who played against both the Gunners and Blues during his two-year spell at White Hart Lane. Getty Images - Getty Chelsea’s ill-tempered game with Tottenham in 2016 is known as ‘The Battle of the Bridge’ Ahead of Sunday’s north London derby, Bent revealed he always felt more tension when lining up against Chelsea players than Arsenal stars. And he may have a point with Chelsea’s ill-tempered match against Tottenham in 2016, which cost Spurs the Premier League title, being known as the ‘Battle of the Bridge’ where 12 players were booked. And Arsenal fan Bent told talkSPORT: “Spurs and Arsenal fans will always say it’s about the north London der
Reading and Leeds festivals will go ahead in August, organisers confirm

Reading and Leeds festivals will go ahead in August, organisers confirm

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The Reading and Leeds music festivals will go ahead in late August, organisers have confirmed.Stormzy, Post Malone and Liam Gallagher are confirmed acts to headline the twin events, which will run on the August Bank Holiday weekend from 27-29 August. It follows the publication of England's roadmap out of lockdown, which says the government plans to remove all legal limits on social contact by 21 June.Live COVID updates from the UK and around the world In a post on Reading and Leeds festivals' official Twitter page, organisers said: "Following the government's recent announcement, we can't wait to get back to the fields this summer. LET'S GO." ...
WhatsApp to go ahead with changes despite backlash

WhatsApp to go ahead with changes despite backlash

Technology
Getty ImagesWhatsApp is pushing ahead with controversial changes to its terms of service, but altering the way it notifies users following a backlash. After its first announcement in January, millions of users downloaded apps from WhatsApp's competitors.The Facebook-owned platform previously said it had been the victim of "misinformation" around the change.But WhatsApp now says it has "reflected" on how it could have explained the changes better.The phrasing of the warning in the initial push led to widespread fears that it was going to share large amounts of WhatsApp data with Facebook. In reality, very little had changed in that area - and almost all users had previously accepted the type of data sharing involved.As part of its second attempt to convince users, WhatsApp will begin displa...