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Fans depart Reading Festival mud bath in spectacular, fun-loving fashion


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Laters, Reading Festival! (Picture: Rex/Shutterstock, Backgrid)

This summer has seen some of the UKs best weather in decades, but you wouldnt have known it at Reading Festival this weekend.

Clouds formed, the sun went in and revellers were drenched by rain that didnt let up for much of the three day extravaganza.

Still, the music was pretty good and headliners Fall Out Boy, Kendrick Lamar, Panic at the Disco! and Kings of Leon kept the mud-bathed masses entertained from night to night.

Some older fans had bemoaned the lack of heritage rock acts on the bill this year, but the traditional post-GCSE blowout boasted one of the most diverse line-ups in the festivals history.

Fast-rising rapper Travis Scott wowed the Main Stage on Day One (Picture: C Brandon/Redferns)

Every genre from hip-hop (Travis Scott) to pop (Dua Lipa) to punk (Shame) to dance (Bicep) was well-represented by musics most exciting new talent.

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Bore off, grandads – whats not to love about FOBs Pete Wentz wielding a flame-throwing bass guitar?

Dua Lipa has quickly become pop royalty (Picture: Simone Joyner/Getty Images)

By the end of the party though, seemingly every glitter-covered teen was also layered with a thick covering of mud.

Taking advantage of the slippery conditions, a whole gang of youngsters whipped out toboggans, trays and mats in order to slide across the muddy cesspit.

BTS drop teaser video for IDOL MV ahead of album release


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Its the countdown to the big day and the lads are getting us excited!

BTS are all set to drop their new album Love Yourself: Answer on Friday, and so far they havent announced a lead track.

However, now they have given us a nice little hint of whats to come in the form of a teaser for the video for IDOL, which features on the albums tracklisting.

After just 12 minutes the video had already had 83,000 retweets and 119,000 likes on Twitter. In the teaser they give a nod to traditional Korean culture.

BTS are teasing us (Picture: BTS/YouTuber)

Friday cant come fast enough!

They recently revealed that the tracklisting will be split into two parts. In addition to the 11 songs of Tear, BTS have added tracks from Her, and remixes of Fake Love and DNA, and the Steve Aoki remix of Mic Drop.

On top of that theyre treating the Army to seven brand new songs; Trivia: Just Dance, Trivia: Love, Trivia: Seesaw, Im Fine, IDOL and Answer: Love Myself, as well as Jins solo Epiphany.

We need to see the rest of this video! (Picture: BTS/YouTube)

They also announced they will be taking part in several promo shows to launch the new record, with Big Hit Entertainment confirming they will be popping up on Korean shows to share their new work with fans.

The Wanteds Max Georges debut solo video Barcelona stars Love Islands Laura Crane


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Max George has made his solo debut after The Wanted went on their hiatus years ago.

Four years after the band went on their farewell tour – dubbed TWAT by those cheeky lads by the way, The Wanted Arena Tour – Max George has at last dropped his solo single Barcelona.

Max George's debut solo video Barcelona stars Love Island's Laura Crane
Max George has released his new music video starring Love Islands Laura Crane (Picture: YouTube)

The track is set to be a bit of a summer banger, largely because Max has shunned the usual tack of boyband break outs producing a sound entirely different to whats gone before. For Max, he didnt want to lose his The Wanted roots, and the track definitely holds some similarities to Glad You Came.

There are bits with a The Wanted feel, theres a bit of a Glad You Came about it, thats what I wanted! I didnt want to steer away from what Im good at and try and be something Im not, he told Theres a new word I keep hearing, I keep hearing it being called a summer bop. Its such an old school word but I kind of like.

Laura Crane is a pro surfer and tried to teach Max how to surf (Picture: YouTube)
Laura Crane is a pro surfer and tried to teach Max how to surf (Picture: YouTube)

The video is a love story set on a deserted beach, which sees Max canoodling with none other than brand new Love Islander Laura Crane, who joined the show after Ellie and Charlies shock dumping.

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Laura was wonderful. She was so full of fun and energy and that made my job so much easier. She was amazing in the water too and is definitely the star of the video! If I could have her in all my videos I would, Max gushed.

He added that he thinks she will do well in the villa – which is set to see another couple either split up or be dumped as she makes her entrance.

TWICE confirm their comeback is just weeks away and we cannot wait


TWICE confirm their comeback is just weeks away and we cannot wait
TWICE are set to make their comeback in July (Picture: Instagram)

TWICE fans, gather round – we have some exciting news.

The girl band have been pretty quite since the release of What Is Love? back in April, but the Once fandom dont have long to wait for the girls return.

TWICEs agency JYP Entertainment have teased a July comeback for the group after they were pictured filming their new Korean music video in Japan earlier this week.

JYP said: TWICE recently completed filming for their new music video in Japan.

They are working on an album aimed for a July comeback, and the exact comeback schedule will be revealed when it is confirmed.

What teases.

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TWICE – made up of Jeongyeon, Momo, Nayeon, Sana, Mina, Jihyo, Dahyun, Tzuyu and Chaeyoung – are currently touring, having completed all of their Korean and Japanese dates.

Lee Scratch Perry to give up reggae to make Bob Marley comic book: Reggae music has too much stress


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Lee 'Scratch' Perry says he's going to give up reggae to make Bob Marley comic book
Lee Scratch Perry says hes going to give up reggae (Picture: Redferns, WireImage)

Lee Scratch Perry, the Godfather of reggae and dub, said he no longer wants to work with music, but instead is going to make a comic book.

Following in the footsteps of fellow musicians, Lights and My Chemical Romance, Perry is wanting to reinvent himself and venture into the world of comics.

The music legend, who famously used to work with Bob Marley, revealed to that working in the industry is too much stress and therefore wants to take a break.

He said: Instead of making music I want to make a comic, I want to make a change. I want to make a change from reggae music to make comics.

Reggae music has too much stress. Its the sensible thing to do.

BOGNOR REGIS, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 08: Lee Scratch Perry performs at Butlins on October 8, 2016 in Bognor Regis, England. (Photo by Maria Jefferis/Redferns)
He said working in the industry is too much stress and therefore wants to take a break (Picture: Redferns)

His comic will reflect an ideal world where there will no longer be anguish and suffering.


He said: There will be no poverty in my comic book or no stress. The Emperor Perry White comic book.

Therell be no ragamuffin, or raggapuffin, or raggatuffin, no raggabuffin! Therell be no raggasmoking, cigarette smoking.

Who is Kiki in Drakes In My Feelings song?


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Drake and Keshia Chante are still friendly exes (Picture: Keshia Chante/Instagram; Rex)

If you havent asked yourself who Kiki is this summer, you clearly havent listened to Drakes new track In My Feelings.

Kiki, do you love me, is the highly repetitive and therefore highly catchy lyric used in the song.

And its left fans wondering who Kiki is and why Drake wants her to love him so badly.

Well, the mystery womans identity may have been revealed.

Drake, who IS Kiki? (Picture: Prince Williams/WireImage)

You may well have noticed your Instagram feed being taken over by the In My Feelings Challenge throughout July – a viral dance trend inspired by the track of the same name from Drakes new album.

The ubiquitous challenge was started by Instagram user The Shiggy Show, who shared a video of his smooth dance moves to In My Feelings earlier in July.

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The clip has been watched more than 4.3 million times and has seen celebrities like Kevin Hart, Ciara, Odell Beckham Jr and Stranger Things actress Millie Bobby Brown share their attempts at the dance challenge, aka #DoTheShiggy. Its even had air stewards entertaining passengers with their renditions on flights!

Think, the Mannequin Challenge circa 2016.

Stormzy ends Brit Awards with ferocious takedown of Theresa May’s handling of Grenfell


Stormzy ends Brit Awards with ferocious takedown of Theresa May's handling of Grenfell
Stormzy was not playing (Picture: Backgrid)

Stormzy has ended the 2018 Brit Awards with a seething and ferocious takedown of Theresa May and the UK press.

After a performance of his gospel song Blinded By Your Grace, Stormzy took things in a whole new direction by rapping new lyrics that slammed Theresa May for her handling of the 207 fire at Grenfell Tower.

‘Like yo Theresa May where’s the money for Grenfell?’ he raps before pausing and then angrily shouting: ‘What you thought we just forgot about Grenfell?’

Stormzy ends Brit Awards with ferocious takedown of Theresa May's handling of Grenfell
‘Like yo Theresa May where’s the money for Grenfell?’ (Picture: Backgrid)

He then adds: ‘You criminals, and you got the cheek to call us savages. You should do some jail time you should pay some damages,we should burn your house down and see if you can manage this.’

The moment was widely praised by viewers at home who had to sit through a largely non-political ceremony that saw short speeches and only the appearance of white roses to show support for the Times Up movement.

Stormzy ends Brit Awards with ferocious takedown of Theresa May's handling of Grenfell
Grenfell today (Picture: PA)

The blaze on 14 June killed 71 people and left hundreds homeless.

Money promised to Grenfell Tower survivors and evacuees to help cover the cost of Christmas did not show up in time for 18 families; Kim Taylor-Smith, the deputy leader of Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) council, said: ‘This was our error and we are sorry for this and have taken steps to deal with the households we are aware of.’

Among the 18 households who did not get a payment before Christmas were 10 from the Grenfell Tower and nearby Grenfell Walk and walkways where properties were evacuated when the June fire took place.

The other missed payments were to eight households from the wider estate.

BTS reveal Love Yourself: Answer theme as Suga insists their success isnt just because of social media


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BTS World Tour 2018
BTS World Tour 2018 (Picture: Twitter)

Phenomenal K-pop boy band BTS kicked off their new Love Yourself World Tour over weekend and have revealed the theme behind their new album Love Yourself: Answer.

BTS started the concert a day after they released their new album Love Yourself: Answer on 24 August, which contains 25 tracks (26 in the digital release) including the carrier song IDOL. A version of IDOL features Nicki Minaj.

Based on initial reports, the album topped iTunes in 65 countries including the UK, US and Canada while IDOL became No. 1 in 66 countries.

In a press conference, BTS explained the theme of their new album.

According to RM, the overall theme of Love Yourself: Answer is festival.

When you think of a festival, its preparations take place for a very long time, but the festival itself terminates very quickly in a very brief moment and leaves behind tons of garbage, as our concert does, said RM, according to Yonhap News.

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He explained that life is the same as a festival. Happiness lasts for fleeting moments, leaving behind some snapshot images of the moments.

So the final conclusion to (the theme) Love Yourself should eventually be a festival. After grappling with many questions, we wanted to draw the message that (we should) enjoy life and seize the fleeting (happy) moments, RM said.

Beyonce announces On The Run Tour 2 with Jay Z


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Beyonce has just broken the internet after announcing her latest tour alongside Jay Z in North America and Europe, the On The Run Tour II.

Oh that’s right – Queen Bey is heading our way – CONTAIN YOURSELVES.

The pop queen took to her Facebook to announce the tour alongside her husband, in a video that was classy and arty AF.

The black and white clip she posted came with some amazing behind the scenes home videos of Bey and Jay gallivanting about the place, as they seemed to be more in love than ever following a rocky period where Jay cheated.

Sure it made Lemonade, but he’s still got to win the love of the hive back. Just sayin’.

Beyonce announces On The Run Tour 2 with Jay Z
Beyonce is back, baby

Oh did we mention her announcement broke the website?

Bey recently rapped about doing such a thing in her song with DJ Khaled and Future Top Off – but yes, girl actually broke the internet fo’ realz this time.

We’re sure you’re tingling with anticipation about these tour deets, so we shall keep you waiting no longer.

Black Pinks Ddu-Du Ddu-Du sets YouTube records with biggest 24 hour debut


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Black Pinks Ddu-Du Ddu-Du sets YouTube records with biggest 24 hour debut
Black Pink are smashing it with their latest single (Picture: YouTube)

K-pop girl group Black Pinks latest music video Ddu-Du Ddu-Du has achieved a number of records on YouTube.

Ddu-Du Ddu-Du is the carrier single of the groups Square Up album, which was released on 15 June.

A YouTube spokesperson told that among k-pop girl groups, Blank Pinks Ddu-Du Ddu-Du has the largest number of views for a 24-hour debut of a music video. Moreover, it is the biggest 24-hour debut in 2018 across YouTube.

The rep also stated that among music videos released by K-pop girl groups, Blank Pinks Ddu-Du Ddu-Du is the fastest to 100 million views, achieving the feat in under 11 days.

Among music videos released by K-pop acts, Ddu-Du Ddu-Du is the third fastest to 100 million views behind Psys Gentleman and BTS Fake Love, YouTube further stated.

Ddu-Du Ddu-Du last week placed No. 1 on the Global Top Songs chart, the second K-pop track in 2018 to reach No. 1.

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BTS Fake Love achieved No. 1 first in the week ending 24 May.

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