Mercury Prize 2019: Dave wins for Psychodrama

Mercury Prize 2019: Dave wins for Psychodrama

South London rapper Dave has won the Mercury Prize for his debut album, Psychodrama. The Streatham-born star beat off competition from the likes of The 1975, Foals and Anna Calvi to claim the prize, which recognises the best British album of the last year. Released in March, Psychodrama reached No.1 in the UK charts and has sold 129,354, copies to date. It has been hailed as “the boldest and best British rap album in a…

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Edinburgh International Festival line-up unveiled

Edinburgh International Festival line-up unveiled

Jarvis Cocker, Teenage Fanclub, Sir Ian McKellen and Stephen Fry are among the stars appearing at this year’s Edinburgh International Festival. Names from classical and contemporary music, theatre, opera and dance are among 2,600 artists taking part in the 72nd festival, which will be held between 2 and 26 August. Pulp singer Cocker will perform at the Capital’s Leith Theatre, which also hosts gigs by Neneh Cherry, Anna Calvi, Kate Tempest, Sharon Van Etten and…

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