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MTV Crashes kicks off tonight with Tinie Tempah set

London rap star Tinie Tempah will be headlining tonight's event. Credit: David Jensen/EMPICS Entertainment

Plymouth's biggest music event of the year MTV Crashes kicks off tonight on the Hoe.

Tinie Tempah and Little Mix have both been confirmed for the first night of the two-day music festival - the second night is a Club MTV special.

35,000 people are expected on the Hoe for the sold-out event, which will be broadcast around the world.

MTV Crashes Plymouth is going to be awesome. It’s so beautiful down there. I can’t wait to get out there and perform by the sea this summertime.

It’s going to be a wicked show!

– TINIE TEMPAH
Girl band Little Mix will be headlining on the Hoe tonight Credit: MTV Crashes

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Michael Eavis on taking "Glasto" out of Glastonbury

In an exclusive interview with ITV News, the founder of the Glastonbury Festival says he may have to move the event somewhere else - because landowners want an ever-increasing slice of money for renting their land.

Michael Eavis says it is becoming more and more difficult to negotiate terms and it would be hard for him to hit his target of raising £2 million for charity this year.

He also said that the planned break in the festival for 2017 had been scrapped.

You can watch David Woodland's report here:

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Glastonbury will take place in 2017 after all

Glastonbury Festival organiser Michael Eavis has been speaking exclusively to our Somerset Correspondent David Woodland Credit: ITV News

In an exclusive interview with ITV News, Michael Eavis has revealed that the festival, which was due to take a year off in 2017 to allow the land to recover, will be taking place after all.

The fallow year has simply been postponed until 2018.

It's all to do with the negotiations with local farmers for the use of their land. So there will be a festival in 2016 and 2017 and then a break in 2018.

To find out more of what the festival founder told us, click here.

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Elton John back to perform in Cornwall after 30 years

Sir Elton John will be performing at the Eden Project tonight. Credit: Newspix/ABACA/Press Association Images

The excitement is building as Cornwall prepares to welcome one of the biggest names in rock to its biggest music venue, the Eden Project, tonight.

It will be the first time Sir Elton John has performed in Cornwall in 30 years, and it's no surprise the event's 6,000 tickets were snapped up in minutes when they went on sale last December.

He's at the Eden Project for two nights as part of the attraction's summer session of concerts. Last time it was the Cornwall Coliseum, which has since been demolished.

We'll be at Eden live tonight, bringing you all the excitement from what is set to be one of the highlights of the Eden Sessions' 13-year history.

Sir Elton joins an illustrious list of more than 70 acts who have performed here since they began in 2002.

Eden Project founder Tim Smit speaking to ITV West Country's Ian Axton next to the stage where Elton John is performing tonight. Credit: ITV News

Devon's Jo Pavey tops West Country's honours list

Jo Pavey celebrating winning the Women's 10000m Final at the European Championships 2014 Credit: Adam Davy/PA

Devon runner Jo Pavey has been awarded an MBE for services to athletics.

The 41 year old mum-of-two won the 10,000m gold medal at the European Championships last year, and has competed in the Olympics four times.

1,163 people were honoured this year - 70% of those were recognised for their community work. Our reporter John Andrews went to meet some of the West Country's local heroes.

"I feel very blessed" says west country actor after winning major award

An actor from Devon who studied in Somerset has won a major award in the United States.

Alex Sharp from Sidmouth was presented with a Tony Award for 'Best Leading Actor' in New York last night.

The 25-year-old was recognised for his performance as boy with autism in 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time' on Broadway.

Alex attended Yeovil College and it was his first professional role.

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