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We just love BBC Radio 1. There’s many reasons for this, ranging from their incredible roster of DJs to an impeccable, always on-point playlist. But what we love the most about the station is the hallowed Live Lounge – where some of the biggest artists from around the world step out of their comfort zone to take on a daring cover version.  

To get you ready for a jam-packed few months ahead, we’ve put together a guide with everything you need to know about the best festivals in the UK. We’re also giving you the chance to win tickets!

A fitting prelude to a jam-packed schedule of sport, the opening ceremony is the ideal opportunity to make a bold statement to the rest of the world. Now with the Rio games finally here, what better time to revisit the best Olympic opening ceremony moments – ranging from the utterly spectacular to the downright bizarre.

Whether you’re an orchestral die-hard or simply open to an awakening of the classical kind, now’s the time to embrace the greatness of the BBC Proms. To give you a helping hand, we’ve selected our pick of the best events from 2016’s edition of the festival.