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Stormzy to headline Glastonbury Festival 2019

Stormzy to headline Glastonbury Festival 2019

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Stormzy will be Glastonbury's first grime headliner, with a Pyramid Stage slot confirmed for 2019. The news first broke via a poster in an Oxfam shop in Streatham - close to the star's childhood home - and one in Glastonbury.Stormzy confirmed the news via a post on Instagram. He headlined this summer's Wireless Festival and has played Glastonbury festival twice before in the Sonic Tent in 2016 and the Other Stage in 2017. Last year marked a big breakthrough for UK grime when Boy Better Know headlined the Worthy Farm event's Other Stage. Stormzy played earlier in the day on the Other Stage and performed a thrilling set, which will undoubtedly have persuaded organisers Michael and Emily Eavis to book him for the main stage.Watched ...
Toronto Film Festival: Hate U Give lead found casting criticism ‘hard’

Toronto Film Festival: Hate U Give lead found casting criticism ‘hard’

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The star of the film version of novel The Hate U Give has admitted she found it hard to have her casting queried because she is not darker-skinned."It was the first time in my life that I'd ever had my blackness questioned," Amandla Stenberg told reporters at the Toronto Film Festival."I've never thought of myself as not being black enough," she went on.The film tells of a girl who witnesses the fatal shooting of an unarmed friend by a white police officer.The incident makes her question her place in both her predominantly black community and the private school where she is one of few non-white students.She also faces opposition over her determination to testify against the police officer responsible.Last month the artist who ill...
Ryan Gosling astronaut film to open Venice Film Festival

Ryan Gosling astronaut film to open Venice Film Festival

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Summer 2018 has so far given us Love Island, a heatwave, and England doing better than anyone expected in the World Cup. The last thing anyone is thinking about is the winter film awards season.But despite it still being July, the starting gun for the race which will culminate in the Oscars in February has now been fired.It's been announced that First Man will open the Venice International Film Festival this year - traditionally thought of as the first of the awards season festivals.It's based on the Apollo 11 moon landing, and stars Ryan Gosling as astronaut Neil Armstrong - who became the First Man (y'see) to walk on on the moon in 1969. The movie is directed by Damien...
Wireless Festival: DJ Khaled pulls out due to 'travel issues'

Wireless Festival: DJ Khaled pulls out due to 'travel issues'

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DJ Khaled has pulled out of his appearance at Wireless Festival due to "travel issues".He should have been headlining the third day of the show at Finsbury Park in London but cancelled just hours before he was due on stage.Fans had been asking questions after seeing a video of him in an Instagram post just hours before in an infinity pool on holiday in Mexico.Drake was drafted in as the surprise headliner on Sunday evening. BBC Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills tweeted: "I can hear @Drake from my house and it sounds incredible."DJ Khaled, who collaborated with Rihanna on Wild Thoughts, had been due to close the festival but posted pictures of himself nowhere near London.Just hours ago he shared a photo of him still on holiday. And ...
Cannes Film Festival rings in the changes

Cannes Film Festival rings in the changes

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The Cannes Film Festival kicks off later, one day earlier than normal, with a number of new measures set to ensure it won't be business as usual.Guests taking selfies on the red carpet risk being shut out of screenings in an attempt to stamp out the practice.Press screenings for films having their world premieres at the festival will no longer be held in advance.The festival will also work with the French government to set up a helpline for women to report sexual harassment. It follows allegations that producer Harvey Weinstein raped one actress and behaved inappropriately to others while attending previous festivals.Weinstein has denied all allegations of non-consensual sexual activity.Cannes Film Festival: 10 films to look out forThis year's festival is the first to be held since the ent...