Kate Bush announces tour comeback

The Wuthering Heights singer is set to return to the stage 35 years after retiring from touring much to the excitement of her fans.

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David Bowie tipped for first Brits success in 20 years

David Bowie is being tipped to receive his first Brit Award for almost two decades tonight.

Bowie, 67, leads the field to take the British Male Solo Artist award at the Brits after his comeback last year with album The Next Day following a 10-year hiatus.

A triumph for Bowie would make him the oldest recipient of a Brit Award. The current record holder is Sir Tom Jones, who was given an honorary prize for his outstanding contribution to music in 2003, when he was 62.

Bowie has also received a nomination for British Album Of The Year.

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Pixie Lott makes final preparations for the Brit Awards

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One Direction 'excited' for tonight's Brit Awards

The One Direction boys have expressed their excitement for tonight's Brit Awards:

1D have received three nominations - British Group, British Single for One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks) and Best Video for Best Song Ever.

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Disclosure call their Brit Award nominations 'fantastic'

Disclosure have told ITV News receiving four nominations for tonight's Brit Awards feels "fantastic".

Brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence, who along with fellow British band Bastille lead the charge for a gong, said it was "an honour" to be nominated at all as they had never expected it.

Guy told ITV News reporter Sasha Williams winning British Album of the Year would be "amazing" as "I feel like we've put a lot of hard work into our album ... we mixed it all ourselves and helped master all of it - it would be like all the hard work had paid off".

"Also the Breakthrough Act would be nice as it's the fans that vote for it, so that means a lot," he added.

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Crowds gather ahead of tonight's Brit Awards

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Prince reveals next UK gig at O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire

Pop royalty Prince is to play London's Shepherd's Bush O2 Empire tonight, ending days of uncertainty for fans of the Purple Rain singer.

The US singer surprised his fans earlier this week after taking to the stage of a small north London venue for a secret gig ahead of an announcement of UK tour dates.

Prince causes a stir as he plays a comeback gig. Credit: PA

Within an hour of the gig being publicised, throngs of people had begun queuing outside Shepherd's Bush.

Doors open at 7pm, with the gig expected to start at 8pm.

Tickets are expected to cost around £10, but eager fans in the queue said they were expecting to pay as much as £70.

Read: Prince plays secret gig ahead of UK tour announcement

Prince plays secret gig in north London

Prince took to the stage of a small north London venue for a secret gig ahead of an expected announcement of a series of UK tour dates.

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Hip-hop artist Scroobius Pip tweeted this picture sent to him by a friend at the venue:

Queues began forming outside the Electric Ballroom in Camden late at night following mounting speculation of a surprise performance.

The multi-instrumentalist wearing a dark hooded sleeveless top appeared on stage shortly after 12.30am backed by his new 3rdeyegirl band and opened with a slowed-down version of I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man.

He ended the gig, which showcased new material from his forthcoming Plectrum Electrum record, by telling the crowd of around 300: "You sound like ten thousand. We love each and every one of you."

The "open press soundcheck" followed a secret press conference held at singer Lianne La Havas' house in east London yesterday.

In her living room in front of a fire, the band played two acoustic tracks of what Prince called their "funky rock 'n' roll," including the newly released single PretzelBodyLogic, the Associated Press reported.

Read: Coldplay stun fans with secret pub gig

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