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Black Sabbath to play at London festival

Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler of Black Sabbath Credit: Ian West/PA

Veteran rockers Black Sabbath are the latest headline act to be announced for the British Summer Time festival. The band fronted by Ozzy Osbourne and featuring Geezer Butler and Tony Iommi will play on the opening night of the Hyde Park event on July 4.

Black sabbath made a comeback last year with a number one album and sell-out tour. Osbourne said he's looking forward to the event, because when he first went to London he was impoverished and spent the advance he got for the first album on a new pair of shoes and some Brut aftershave.

"Returning almost 50 years on we are doing a bit better for ourselves, so I may even splash out on some new aftershave before taking to the stage at Hyde Park - the most beautiful park in London - that has opened its gates to so many legends in the past," said Osbourne.

"We are beyond honoured to be allowed to put on a show and hope that the royals will enjoy it."

Other acts to perform include Soundgarden, Faith No More, Neil Young and McBusted. Tickets go on sale on Friday.

Fan tweets pictures of Prince gig

Stephen Budd was one of the lucky ones who made it in last night thanks to a tip off on Twitter from Music Week.

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Woman 'cancels holiday to queue for Prince gig'

The Camden New Journal is reporting that one woman has cancelled her holiday to Turkey, in order to queue for tickets to see Prince tonight.

Ruth Newcombe is standing in the pouring rain, when she could be on a beach, even though she has no guarantee that she'll be able to see the star.

She told the paper: "no one knows if he'll really turn up or not, but we're waiting here anyway. I have done this before and he hasn't even turned up.”

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Prince's secret Camden gig

US singer Prince on stage at the Electric Ballroom in Camden. Credit: Ryan Hooper/PA Wire

US singer Prince delighted fans by performing at a surprise gig in Camden last night.

He took to the stage of the Electric Ballroom in Camden, north London, late last night backed by his new 3RDEYEGIRL band.

Rumours of the gig had begun circulating on Twitter, with some fans fortunate enough to get tickets.

Kinks reunion on the cards?

The Kinks performing in 1965.
The Kinks performing in 1965. Credit: PA/ Barratts/S&G Barratts/EMPICS Archive

The Kinks, were who formed in Muswell Hill, north London, are pondering a reunion to mark a half-century milestone for the band.

The group'sfrontman and chief songwriter Ray Davies said the reunion was as "close asit's ever been to happening".

The 69-year-old, his guitarist younger brother Dave and original drummer Mick Avory all told Uncut magazine they are keen to get back together for the 50th anniversary of their debut release this year.

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