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Weekend: Pick of the week

The greatest show on earth: With more than 200,000 people attending, the countdown's on...



The biggest festival in the known world (pictured above) is back and has managed to round up the great, the good and the super-brilliant, including… Stormzy, The Killers, Kylie, Miley Cyrus, The Cure, Sheryl Crow, Years & Years, Friendly Fires, Vampire Weekend, Reef… If you haven’t got tickets, there’s nothing to stop you from wearing wellies and glitter in front of the TV coverage. Wednesday to Sunday, Somerset,

Rock The Castle

This boutique festival’s line-up has the likes of Sister Sledge and Gabrielle on Saturday. Mind you, they have Status Quo and Bonnie Tyler for the Friday, so we’ll let it go. Until tomorrow, Pembroke Castle, Pembroke,

Let’s Rock Leeds

Step back in time to enjoy the names of yesteryear — including Status Quo (above), Belinda Carlisle, Midge Ure, Hugh Cornwell, Big Country and Limahl. Tomorrow, Temple Newsam, Leeds,

Africa Oyé Festival

Jah9 (above), Horace Andy and the Garifuna Collective star at this celebration of African and Caribbean music/culture. Tomorrow and Sunday, Sefton Park, Liverpool,


One Night In Miami

Matthew Xia’s beautifully acted production about what might have taken place when Cassius Clay hooked up with Malcom X, Sam Cooke and Jim Brown the night he became heavyweight champion of the world is playing at one of the country’s most historic theatres. From Tuesday until June 29, Bristol Old Vic,

Present Laughter

Swoon! Andrew Scott of Fleabag fame plays the narcissist Garry Essendine, an actor spiralling into crisis ahead of an overseas tour, in Matthew Warchus’s revival of Noel Coward’s poignant comic romp. Indira Varma also stars. Until August 10, Old Vic, London,

The Deep Blue Sea

Terence Rattigan’s 1952 play about a depressed wife who left her husband for an airman stars the brilliant Nancy Carroll (above) as Hester Collyer. Until July 27, Minerva Theatre, Chichester,


Nocturne Live 2019

This amazing gig includes Mahalia (above), Laura Mvula, Tears For Fears, White Lies, Kylie Minogue and Sophie Ellis-Bextor. Don’t miss out. Until Sunday, Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire,

Radiate Windrush Festival

Mark national Windrush Day with a community festival celebrating British/Caribbean culture with food, live music, DJs, workshops, and the screening of new documentary: The Unwanted: The Secret Windrush Files. Tomorrow and Sunday, Crystal Palace Park, London,

European Summer Solstice Celebration

The festival is premised on the words of Jo Cox: ‘We are far more united and have far more in common than that which divides us’ — and brings together communities for a taste of St John’s Eve celebrations across Europe. Expect food, music and dancing. Tomorrow, Hulme Park,


Tom Parry: Parryoke!

Gone are the days when Pappy’s Fun Club were Edinburgh Festival regulars, but you can still catch a dose of their silliness in Tom Parry — who’s received much acclaim for his solo shows. Tonight, he previews his latest work, which includes all the things he loves about weddings. Tonight, Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield,

Ken Jeong

He was a scene-stealer in The Hangover movies as the mobster antagonist. Here, you’ll learn what that film and his wife’s cancer battle have in common as Ken charts his rise from doctor to comedy superstar. Sunday, Adelphi Theatre, London,


Lauryn Hill

Headlining the second of the summer Nocturne nights is a neo-soul artist whose reputation as ‘difficult’ almost eclipses her status as the voice of a generation. Still, there’s no denying her megawatt star power and, with Laura Mvula and Mahalia in support, this is quite a bill. Tonight, Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire,

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Guitarist Gary Rossington is the only original member of the Southern rockers, but you can still bank on an epic take on Free Bird in their Last Of The Street Survivors Farewell Tour. Wednesday, The SSE Hydro, Glasgow and touring,

Liam Gallagher

Ten years after performing here with Oasis, Liam swaggers back in solo mode, armed with a tambourine, quite possibly, new songs and attitude to burn. Wednesday, Eden Project, Cornwall,