What You Missed In Music: Selfie Sticks Banned At Radio 1’s Big Weekend, A Stormzy Festival Has Been Announced & More
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Selfie Sticks banned at Radio 1’s Big Weekend
Heading off to Hull to see Katy Perry? Already planning on taking the perfect selfie? (Please, please don’t be that person.) Well, if that photo involves using a selfie stick, you’d better start repacking.
Radio 1’s Big Weekend have issued certain rules that will ensure that security at Burton Constable Hall will confiscate any and all selfie sticks, according to the Grimsby Telegraph. Uh oh.
Food and drink will also be prohibited; although Big Weekend officials were keen to stress that there will be ample opportunity to buy both within the site, which is good.
Emily Eavis: 'Really big' Glastonbury Festival secret to be revealed soon
Emily Eavis, the co-organiser of Glastonbury Festival, has said that a “really big” secret act is to be revealed soon.
Speaking with BBC Newsbeat, Emily said: "We've managed to keep some big secrets recently and there's a couple more this year that haven't gone out yet as well.
"There's a really big one. I haven't even hinted or told anyone it's coming and we've managed to keep it completely quiet for the first time ever."
Secret sets are a famous part of Glastonbury, and recent years have been no exception. In 2009, Lady Gaga turned up late at night to play a surprise gig for just 400 lucky revellers. Back in 2011, Mumford & Sons played a particularly early set for anyone who wasn’t fiendishly hungover and was able to make it away from their tent/the ditch they collapsed in the night before.
IBIZA'S FIRST GRIME FESTIVAL #MERKY Announced
After spending a month-long residency at the Ibiza Rocks Hotel in 2016, Stormzy has been invited back. But, this time, things will be bigger.
This time, Stormzy will be running his own festival.
#MERKY will be a one-day, multi-stage festival hosted by Beats 1’s Julie Adenuga featuring some huge names. J Hus (whose album, Common Sense, released today), Ray BLK, Dave, Stormzy (!) and much more will be there on July 11.
For more information, head here.
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