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News hit the public yesterday that UK rapper Stormzy and TV presenter Maya Jama had split up after four years together, but now another controversy is spreading.

Stormzy, who's real name is Michael Ebenazer Kwadjo Omari Owuo Jr, has denied rumours that the couple broke up as a result of his infidelity with singer Jorja Smith.

Stormzy's representative, who also manages Smith, told Metro.co.uk: "Yes, I can confirm the relationship has ended and Maya has separated from Stormzy."


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"I can confirm any accusations or reports surrounding Stormzy’s infidelity to Maya are categorically not true." 22-year-old Jorja and Stormzy collaborated on Let Me Down last year.

A source close to Maya told The Sun that the 25-year-old had split from the 26-year-old rapper because she wanted to focus on her career.

“Maya has moved out of their home in South West London. The decision isn’t one she has come to lightly, but ultimately the relationship has come to an end."


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“She wants to focus on her TV and radio career for now.

The couple met at Red Bull’s Culture Clash five years ago, and started dating in January of 2015.

Maya said of meeting the Glastonbury headliner for the first time: “You know, if I’m really honest, I knew I fancied him from the start."


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“But I didn’t want anything yet, because, you know, you’re trying to do the whole friend situation first, and then I’d do, like, obvious hints that I fancied him and then take it back because I didn’t know if he definitely liked me," she continued.

"It was a childish phase. And then one day we just kissed, and that was that.”

The pair temporarily unfollowed each other on social media last year, fuelling rumours of a split.

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If you're one of the lucky ones to have a golden ticket to Glastonbury 2019 – you're in for a treat.

Stormzy has taken to social media to confirm his appearance as a headlining act in the summer festival.

The grime artist will be taking over the Pyramid Stage on Friday, June 28.


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On Instagram, the Londoner is clearly pumped for the spot as he said: "THE HEADLINE ACT – GLASTONBURY 2019, well lets be f**king having ya then."

Stormzy is the first headliner to be announced and we are DELIGHTED.

So it's time to start getting that itinerary together, as more acts are bound to be released.

Glastonbury 2019 will run from Wednesday, June 26 until Sunday 30. 


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An open letter addressed to 'Glastonbury', which was shared on Twitter by a woman named Laura Whitehurst, has gone viral in recent days, and seeks to highlight the lengths the festival's organisers went to in order to protect and care for the victim of a sexual assault.

In the deeply moving acknowledgement, Laura explains that she and a group of friends had managed to get their hands on tickets to the iconic event for the first time, and were hugely excited at the prospect of attending one of the world's biggest known music festivals.

However, in a sickening turn of events two months before Glastonbury 2017, Laura was sexually assaulted by two men in the group she was due to attend the festival with.

"At the crisis centre the next day, as I lay sobbing on the table being photographed and probed by 4 nurses, I received a barrage of phone calls and threats from certain friends telling me to go home, to not report it," she wrote.

"Telling me that no it wasn’t consensual but ‘don’t ruin the group’ and ‘don’t ruin Glastonbury for us all.’ The nurses were asking me to report it to the police, but I was receiving 15 voicemails a day with threats from these friends, and with every threat received, another inch of my fight would disappear."

Having gone to the police and endured a lengthy interview in the aftermath of the assault, Laura was advised by a police officer to contact festival organisers to explain that she would be seeking a refund for her ticket.

"I was gutted, but we agreed for my own personal safety whilst investigations were ongoing, it was the best route to take," she wrote.

Upon his advice, Laura contacted the organisers and recalls receiving a response from "an amazing human being – Marianna" who assured her that the Event Operations Lead would be in touch.

"I received a call off Adrian a few days later. Adrian is an ex police officer, and asked me to tell him what happened. It felt difficult disclosing the details over the phone to a stranger, but he made me feel at ease," Laura explained.

"He told me he would do everything in his power to make sure I could attend the festival, and would put a safeguarding procedure in place to ensure I could."

"He contacted the DC at the police station dealing with my case, and together they devised a plan. Despite the fact he – as the Events Operations Lead – had one of the busiest jobs in the world weeks before the festival, he dedicated himself personally to me."

Laura's letter goes on to explain that Adrian sent her "a car parking pass in the post", so she wouldn’t have to get the coach with the friends who had been threatening her.

"I arrived at the festival with Tom at 8am on the Wednesday, and pulled into the staff car park, far away from where the rest of the revellers would be arriving. I was asked to call Marianna at this point and let her know I had arrived," Laura explained.

"Marianna arrived, with a beautiful girl named Kerry driving a security vehicle, and both greeted me with the loviest hug someone driving through the night could ever ask for."

"They helped us load our stuff into the van and told us to jump in. We had no idea they were going to take us anywhere, we were prepared for the long, sweaty trek to the queue like the rest."

"They drove us up the the gate, and got out with us, with all of our things. At this point my anxiety was through the roof, I was looking over my shoulder frightened of catching glimpse of the perpetrator and their friends," Laura revealed.

"Marianna noticed my worry, took my hand and walked us up to the security guard at the front of the queue. They had a quick chat and he ushered us right through, Marianna making sure she didn’t let go of me the whole time."

Laura goes on to explain that Marianna gave her a letter which she could provide officials with throughout the weekend.

"The letter was from Adrian addressing whomever received it that ‘the bearer of the letter must have her requests for her safety taken seriously and she must be taken to safety immediately.’ I was asked to carry this letter, along with a list of numbers, with me throughout the whole festival, just in case."

"I was also passed two hospitality wrist bands, one for Tom and one for me. These offered us a space behind the Pyramid and Other stage which had quieter bars only accessible to hospitality wrist band holders so in case I became overwhelmed or needed a place to clear my head a bit, I had it."

"They dropped us off at a camp where they wouldn’t expect our friends to be, and took us to our reserved spot behind the stewards, who were all briefed about the circumstances. They all greeted me with hugs and helped us carry all of our things from the van and get ourselves set up."

At this point in Laura's post, she reveals that the hospitality and understanding she was shown by Glastonbury officials brought her to tears, and she insists she will be forever grateful for the time and effort they put in to ensuring she enjoyed her much longed-for weekend.

"I was safe. I was really really safe," Laura said.  "I didn’t feel like a victim, I felt like someone who had finally been to Glastonbury."

"So, this letter is to say, thank you. God I wish there were a stronger sentiment. Not many people would be aware of the amazing work you did for me – you didn’t do it so you could write about it, or get a pay rise, or for glory, you did it because you really cared."

Concluding her post, Laura sought to remind her friends and followers that there is significant strength to be found in the kindness and compassion of strangers.

"Sometimes when you lose all hope, the unbelievable and altruistic kindness of strangers can help give you the strength to keep fighting. I have met some really awful humans in my life, who have killed my spirit and, in all honesty, made me feel life wasn’t worth living anymore.'

"So, Adrian, Marianna, Kerry and the rest of the team, I hope you see this. If you don’t, I hope you know that you made a difference, and you made me feel like a survivor again."

You can read Laura's full post here.


Ed Sheeran brought his spectacular one-man show to the iconic Glastonbury festval on Sunday night, but it seems not everyone was impressed with his solo set.

The Shape of You singer was forced to defend his performance after many festival-goers accused him of playing along to backing tracks.

Many were confused as to why they could hear the sound of guitars when Ed didn't appear to be playing anything, or why several guitar tracks could be heard at once.

Of course, most Ed Sheeran fans know that he uses a loop station during his stage shows, but those who were not aware of this technique claimed the singer had not given a 'live' performance and instead used pre-recorded backing tracks during his set.  

Others were quick to jump to Ed's defence, pointing out that the solo performer had actually used a loop station, allowing him to create several layers for each track.

Determined to put the confusion to bed, Ed took to Twitter to defend his performance. 

So, it seems that not everyone in the crowd was an Ed fan, but hey, isn't that the beauty of Glastonbury? 

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Festival fashion is an entire style genre of it's own, hallmarked by clashing textures, hippy vibes and lashings of glitter.

One of the world's biggest festivals, Glastonbury, is well under way, and while revellers battle high temperatures and stormy conditions, they have still managed to upload some snaps of their chic festival style. 

Here are a few of our favourite looks from the UK festival:


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He may have sold out some of the most iconic music venues in the world, but that fact most certainly hasn't gone to Ed Sheeran's head.

With his headline gig at Glastonbury looming, the 26-year-old singer admits that while he's excited by the prospect, he's acutely aware that he's not playing to his standard demographic.

Speaking to the BBC recently, the Thinking Out Loud singer acknowledged that his inclusion in the festival's line-up may come as a surprise to some.

“I’m definitely the one that’s out of place on that list,” he said. “But I think that’s an exciting thing.”

Ever ambitious, Ed insists that the festival essentially acts as a potential platform to win more fans.

"I’m actually more excited for this than I was for my Wembley Stadium shows because when you’re playing your own shows you’re not really winning anyone over because they’ve all parted with cash to buy a ticket, so you’ve already won them over.," he said.

“But I think I’m going to be playing to a lot of people who might have heard some of my songs on the radio, but they’re Glastonbury goers, they’re not fans of me," he explained.

Seeing the opportunity as a vehicle to increase his fanbase, Ed continued: "Knowing that there are people in the audience who possibly don’t even like my music at all and are just there to sort of see, that excites me.”

Foofighters and Radiohead are also headlining alongside our beloved Ed.


The first ever smart tent will be pitched at Glastonbury Festival this year.

UK mobile network, EE, is placing the tent on the grounds of Glastonbury, and we have to admit, it sounds pretty cool.

The smart tent comes complete with a smart mini fridge, a virtual reality headset and a security camera for outside.

The smart mini fridge will tweet its users when food and drink is running low, while the VR headset will showcase everything that's going on in the festival.

The security camera can stream a live video directly to an app, so you'll be able to see if anyone steps into the tent.

And that's not all – the smart tent will also double as a 4G hotspot for Internet users.

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Oh, and probably the coolest feature of all; it includes a wellington boot warmer to dry out your muddy footwear at the end of the day.

“While camping is a massive part of any music festival, it’s not always the most comfortable experience, so we wanted to create a 4GEE Smart Tent that tested the latest tech-inspired comforts,” a spokesperson for EE said.

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“The on-site 4G network we’re providing to Glastonbury revellers this year is the most powerful we’ve ever put in, and will help create the ultimate connected camping experience."

OK, we totally need one of these.

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Many of us have travelled over to Somerset in the UK to attend the Glastonbury Festival – or 'Glasto' as most of us call it.

Through the years it has been renowned for having legendary acts and star-studded line-ups.

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According to Somerset Live, the music festival is changing its name when it moves to a new venue after it's 2018 gigs.

The owner and creator of the festival, Michael Eavis, shared the news during a radio interview today, and acknowledged that he's taking a "massive risk" changing the name and the location.

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So, when it moves away from Somerset, it'll be re-named The Variety Bazaar.

However, now Emily Eavis, the daughter of Michael has announced that The Variety Bazaar will be a completely different festival – separate from Glastonbury, which will resume in Somerset in 2020.

Lads, they're just making things awkward for us…


It appears as though Ed Sheeran is prepping himself for a VERY busy 2017.

It has been revealed that among his plans for next year, Ed hopes to release a new album AND go on tour…SQUEAL!

The Small Bump singer has been on a year-long hiatus, taking a deserved break after five years of untold success. 

Ed, who was recently snapped smooching his GF Cherry Seaborn at Taylor Swift's house, is also set to headline GLASTONBURY in 2017. 

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According to The Sun, Ed Sheeran's management team are in talks with the organisers of the festival, and it is assumed that the 25-year-old will headline the event next summer. 

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A source close to star told The Sun that “Ed has always wanted to do Glasto, it’s been a huge ambition. He’s one of the biggest artists in the world, and British, so bosses are desperate to book him.”

Can we buy our tickets now please? 




Just when you thought your sixth class confirmation grin was the worst thing ever captured on camera, up pops Chris Martin and his incredibly unfortunate Glastonbury growl.

That's right; Chris Martin – he who can do no wrong – did something wrong.

He only went and got super passionate during his set and accidentally made it look like he was being reeled in by an invisible fish hook

And yet despite this, the Coldplay frontman soldiered on and gave an incredible performance at one of the year's most highly-anticipated music festivals.

But, the internet still couldn't let him off – just this once – and instead went to TOWN on poor ol' Chris and his bandy-looking, sideways mouth.

Doing what any upstanding millennial would do, people rushed to share the snap on social media while insisting they wouldn't sleep for weeks after this one.

Ladies, we give you Chris Martin…



It's the time of the year that festival line-ups are being announced and we honestly couldn't be more excited for summer.

From Electric Picnic, to Forbidden Fruit, they are seem like they're going to be mighty craic.

But, if you fancy sailing over to Glastonbury, we think you're going to be guaranteed a good time.

From Adele and Coldplay, to Muse and The 1975, this is one festival not to be missed.

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Adele made quite the revelation during her most recent concert in London on Friday night.

While taking a break from singing, she chatted to the crowd about Rihanna and how she's banned herself from hanging out with the star.

And while she was talking about the Bajan beauty, she admitted she didn't want to lose her voice or get high by partying with RiRi.

The mother-of-one announced that she's headlining Glastonbury this summer, but needs to stay away from the party girl.

"I love her. I'm thinking of going to Coventry to watch Rihanna because she's playing Wembley the day before I play Glastonbury, and if I go to that, I'll have no voice, I know it," she told her fans.

"All the weed in the air – I'll get stoned. But, I love her, honestly, all of that new album I love."