Fighting Talk - Foo Fighters have revealed they will be the headline act on the first day of Glastonbury Festival. The US rockers announced the news after they were named best international band at the NME Awards. In a recorded video message, frontman Dave Grohl told music fans at Brixton Academy, south London, they were returning to the UK to play Glastonbury. They are the first major act announced for this year's event. Foo Fighters will headline the Pyramid Stage on Friday, Glastonbury's website confirmed, making their first appearance at the Somerset festival since 1998. Lionel Richie was the first 2015 performer to be announced in November. He will make his debut in the Sunday teatime slot on the Pyramid stage.

Festival Move - T in the Park will be on a new site this year and the headliners will be Kasabian. Avicii will make his debut at the festival when he closes the main stage on Saturday. Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds bring the main stage to a close on the Sunday night. It is due to take place on the 10-12 July at Strathallan Castle where 85,000 fans will attend each day but it still needs planning consent to be granted. The festival announced it was moving from Balado airfield in Kinross-shire last year after fears were raised about an oil pipeline running under the site. An environmental impact study is being carried out on the new site with a 28-day consultation period. A decision is expected in April from Perth and Kinross Council.

Park Life - Blur are heading back to Hyde Park with their first album in more than a decade. They'll headline the British Summer Time festival on 20 June. The band, who got back together for a pair of reunion shows in the park six years ago, join Taylor Swift, Kylie and The Who on the bill. Blur are also working on their first studio album as four-piece in 16 years, The Magic Whip.

In The City - London is one step closer to a new state of the art concert venue after Chancellor George Osborne ordered an official feasibility study. Conductor Sir Simon Rattle has led the campaign for a new concert hall in the capital city. He told the BBC London's halls were not up to international standards. The conductor, who is currently at the Berlin Philharmonic, said he would consider a London move if there was a "proper" venue. Mr Osborne told the Evening Standard he had made the decision after speaking to "the likes of Sir Simon Rattle" who had impressed on him "the significant artistic, educational and economic benefits that a modern concert hall would bring not just London but the whole country". The study is included in the chancellor's and London Mayor Boris Johnson's long term economic plan for London.

(Jim Evans)

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