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Kate Bush has never played by the rules, and that makes her comeback all the more compelling. Kate Bush is back... but how was it? The festival continues to strengthen without compromising its ethos. Latitude Festival 2014 live review ★★★★★ Robbie's set really does swing both ways. Robbie Williams live in London - review Calvin Harris, Fatboy Slim and Armin van Buuren light up the South of France. Party in France? Start with Electrobeach Jack White, Foals and MGMT impress at the Polish music event. Open'er Festival 2014 live review Anton Newcombe, Matt Hollywood and Joel Gion rock Camden Town. Brian Jonestown Massacre at the Roundhouse They may have scaled their live offering back, but the impact hasn't got lost. Coldplay at the Royal Albert Hall review: ★★★★ What Digital Spy made of Metallica, Kasabian, Lily Allen, Dolly Parton and more. Glastonbury 2014 live review: The verdict The festival in its expanded form bowls a near-on strike in Victoria Park. Field Day Festival, London - review The group take the iconic venue in their stride, proving their superstar status. 1D live at Wembley: 'A real phenonemon' The girl group start to shake off the tween sheen with slick choreography. Little Mix live in Brighton - review Group raise the bar with intense spectacle ahead of Glastonbury headlining show. Arcade Fire review: Worthy Glasto headliners? They can finally relax safe in the knowledge they'll deliver a great live show. Black Lips live in London - review He captivates with his mix of puppyish good looks and rock star magnetism. Paolo Nutini live in London - review The ultimate indie music festival? Primavera Sound 2014 review A largely enjoyable show, if slightly detached in places. Katy Perry at The O2, London - review A band in their infancy scratching the surface of what they can and will achieve. Royal Blood at Finsbury Park - review Sheffield band impress at the first of two massive outdoor shows in the capital. Arctic Monkeys at Finsbury Park - review The star is back where he belongs; playing the hits in a massive arena. Prince at Birmingham's LG Arena - review Courtney has the sheer force of personality to keep the ship afloat. Courtney Love live in London - gig review Band willing to oblige a nostalgic trip to the mid-'00s. Kaiser Chiefs live in Brighton - review Lykke Li, saviour of souls from mood-killing technology, step up. Lykke Li live in London - review The Electric Ballroom breathed life into the band's moody songs. The Neighbourhood live in London - review It's crude pop mayhem, but pins Miley as one of the more exciting acts around. Miley Cyrus live at O2 Arena - review It may be hard out there for a bitch, but Lily is making it look easy. Lily Allen live in London - review It's more than just a comeback for Busted, but rather an exciting new pop movement. McBusted live at London's O2 - review Newcomers make a subtle yet lasting impact at the South Bank's Purcell Rooms. Woman's Hour live: Stark and captivating Their slick dance moves and even slicker harmonies haven't faltered in 20 years. Backstreet Boys live in London - review No-one is in any doubt that Justin does, indeed, still run this bitch. Justin Timberlake at The O2 reviewed Opening night of Wild Beasts tour is glorious fun, but lacks sparkle to make it extra special. Wild Beasts in Manchester: Live review The band gave the structural support of the Shepherd's Bush Empire a good testing. 5 Seconds Of Summer live in London Rising star shows no signs of pressure as he charms Shepherd's Bush Empire crowd. Sam Smith live in London - review When it comes to live shows of this calibre, Beyoncé is only competing with herself these days. Why Beyoncé's tour is better than ever The singer is very much alive and kicking as he gets his UK tour going. Prince live in London - review The tour combines whimsical spectacle with Swift's trademark emotional intimacy. Taylor Swift's Red Tour at the O2: Review Despite his sizeable hits, will.i.am struggles to keep the party moving. will.i.am live in London: Review Rapper's dazzling performance at Eventim Apollo is worthy of an arena setting. J Cole live in London - review Duo's bluesy, ballsy rock leaves a powerful impression at the Electric Ballroom. Deap Vally in London: Live review Muyta, Keisha and Siobhan delight fans with intimate show blending old and new. MKS live in London - review Their mood is more twisted and intense than you can imagine through a pair of headphones. The National live in London - review