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Idris Elba to play at Boardmasters festival

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Award-winning actor Idris Elba will be coming to Cornwall this summer.

The Luther and Jungle Book star will be taking his musical talents to the surf and music festival, Boardmasters, in August.

Although he may be better known for his on-screen roles, Elba is also a musician, who has previously performed at Glastonbury.

He will appear alongside MC Wretch-32, DJ Shadow and up-and-coming star, Raye.

First Glastonbury line-up poster revealed

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The first poster listing the so-far confirmed acts for this years Glastonbury Festival has been released.

The three main headliners - which had already been confirmed - are:

  • Radiohead
  • Foo Fighters
  • Ed Sheeran
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The official Glastonbury Festival twitter account tweeted the poster out on Thursday morning.

The festival is due to move to a new site in 2019 and will be known as 'The Variety Bazaar'.

The festival's organisers have said that the new name will only be used when the event isn't being held at Worthy Farm in Somerset.



Ed Sheeran confirmed to headline Glastonbury

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Ed Sheeran has confirmed he will be headlining the Glastonbury Festival on the Sunday night.

He'll close the Pyramid stage, and joins Foo Fighters, who top Saturday’s bill, and Radiohead who headline on the Friday.

The 26-year-old has performed at the festival a couple of times before, but never as a headliner. He first appearance on the Croissant Neuf stage back in 2011.

He made the announcement with a video on his Instagram feed, describing the billing as "awesome".

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Idris Elba is coming to Devon

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Award-winning actor Idris Elba is coming to Devon.

The Luther and Jungle Book star is heading to Exeter to play a DJ set on April 28th. Although he may be better known for his on-screen roles, Elba is also a musician, playing under the name of DJ Big Driis. He'll perform at The Lemon Grove at Exeter University alongside performers Mongo, Kowala and Wild Sleep.

Last year, Idris was named in the Time 100 list of the Most Influential People in the World.

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