6:19pm It was the kind of show where you know you've witnessed something special, a once in a lifetime kind of talent, and the kind of soul music this new generation is at risk of losing.
Denmark's Emmelie de Forest has won this year's Eurovision Song Contest with an ethno-inspired flute and drum tune.
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Launching some of the country's biggest acts, Rockquest's 25th birthday is deserving of a celebration, writes Grant Smithies.
Party rages on as the small country town capitalises on Daft Punk's album launch despite the distinct lack of stars.
Lorde's gig was the place to be, that was obvious.
While herds of indie bands trample the American music scene savannah, Caveman may well have the smarts to feed off the stragglers.
The novelty of mixing soundbytes from archival British propaganda material and public information films could so easily fall flat.
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