Ed Sheeran: “The only way to silence people who want you to fail is to keep succeeding.”

He’s the biggest pop star in the world who is not called Adele, and yet he is also the most divisive. Dorian Lynskey meets Ed Sheeran on tour and then backstage at his Glastonbury triumph to unlock the secret to his success, and to talk prescription drugs, politics, “crushing naysayers” and how he smells a lot better than he looks.


Ed Sheeran: “The only way to silence people who want you to fail is to keep succeeding.”

Get Down To The Social This Summer!

Our friends at The Social are hosting a series of special free events over the next few months. The second Prison Tan Series begins at the W1, London bar and venue this Friday, kicking off 13 Friday parties across June, July and August. As well as the free entry, there's two-for-one drinks before 8pm. The venue has teamed up with a selection of labels and bands to put together an excellent line-up.

Get Down To The Social This Summer!

Celebrating The Cure's 40th anniversary in the new issue!

In the new issue of Q, we celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Cure. We gather an army of famous fans and Q readers to tell us their favourite track and most cherished Cure memories as we salute the genius of Robert Smith and his group.

Celebrating The Cure's 40th anniversary in the new issue!

Q Presents The Making Of... Babelsberg by Gruff Rhys

In the second of our Q Presents The Making Of... series, on Thursday 14 June we will host a special, strictly-limited capacity event at The Social in Little Portland Street, London, W1 with Gruff Rhys. Q writer Tom Doyle will join the Super Furry Animals frontman for an intimate evening of conversation about the making of Gruff’s brilliant new album, Babelsberg. What are the songs about? How did he design them? Accompanied by his acoustic guitar, Gruff will reveal all. He’ll also sign and sell copies too. Tickets are limited and on sale now.

Q Presents The Making Of... Babelsberg by Gruff Rhys

Around The World With Wolf Alice! Britain's Best Young Band Are On The Cover Of The New Issue

In the new issue of Q, out Tuesday 8 May, we go around the world with Wolf Alice, Britain’s best young band. Over two albums and four years, the London quartet have grown into an act with global potential, the best of their generation. Laura Barton joins them on the road in Bangalore, Manchester and LA to witness a group balanced thrillingly on the very precipice of greatness. “It could still be taken away from us very easily,” they tell here, warily.


Around The World With Wolf Alice! Britain's Best Young Band Are On The Cover Of The New Issue

Free Liam & Noel Special Edition!

Join Liam for a three-day-long victory lap and a joyous look back at his triumphant 2017 in your free digital edition of Q. Plus, we meet up with Noel on his recent Argentinian tour, where he puts the world to rights in his own inimitable style. Accessing your free special edition couldn’t be easier, just install the Q app on your phone or tablet and you’ll be reading your issue in seconds.

Free Liam & Noel Special Edition!

Q Presents The Making Of... Be More Kind by Frank Turner

On Thursday 24 May, Q Magazine will host a special, one-off, strictly-limited capacity live event at The Social in Little Portland Street, London W1 with Frank Turner. The folk-punk singer-songwriter will be interviewed on stage by Q’s Niall Doherty and the pair will discuss the genesis of his new album Be More Kind, discussing its creation, themes and recording, as well as fielding questions from the audience. Tickets for the intimate, 80-person event will go on sale from Dice.fm at 10am on Thursday 10 May, limited to two per person.


Q Presents The Making Of... Be More Kind by Frank Turner

"This could be final..." Manic Street Preachers are on the cover of the new issue!

In the new issue of Q, out Tuesday 10 April, the end looks nigh for Manic Street Preachers as they prepare to release their magnificent 13th album. Sylvia Patterson travels back to the scene of their earliest triumph to discover Nicky Wire standing on the precipice of an almighty midlife crisis. “Nicky’s retreated before. After the mega success of Everything Must Go, he was happier in his garden. But he is quite fragile. This could be final. This could be final,” says James Dean Bradfield. 

"This could be final..." Manic Street Preachers are on the cover of the new issue!

Win Tickets To Øya Festival!

Q has a pair of VIP festival tickets, flights and accommodation to win to Øya Festival, the famous annual music knees-up in Norway. Taking place in Oslo from 7-11 August, Øya is one of the most revered festivals in the world. This year it has one of the most enviable line-ups on the summer calendar, with appearances from Arctic Monkeys, Kendrick Lamar, Arcade Fire and many more. For tickets and full line-up information, head here. Entrants must be 18 or over. 

Win Tickets To Øya Festival!

At Home With The King Of The Wild Frontier… Jack White Is On The Cover Of The New Issue!

In the new issue of Q, out Tuesday, 13 March, we join Jack White at home in Nashville as he prepares to release his third solo album. We hear how with each new record, White has to find a new way to make things difficult for himself. “I’m too strange for mainstream, I’m too mainstream for underground,” the former White Stripes frontman tells Dorian Lynskey.

At Home With The King Of The Wild Frontier… Jack White Is On The Cover Of The New Issue!

Q Legends: U2 is out now!

Our Q Legends: U2 special is out now, revisiting classic interviews and iconic photos. Read about what's inside the second edition of our collector's series.

Q Legends: U2 is out now!

Eels - 'The Deconstruction'

The title track of Mark "E" Everett's 12th LP as Eels sounds like a broken nursery rhyme, sweet melodies and fluttering strings masking the song's melancholic core. A captivating return from one of indie-rock's most consistent songwriters.

Eels - 'The Deconstruction'

Richard Russell: In The Court Of The Creative King

Richard Russell progressed from hawking rave 12 inchers around Soho for XL Records to running the label, turning The Prodigy and Adele into international stars. He produced Gil Scott-Heron and Bobby Womack’s last albums, but, writes Tom Doyle, it was Russell’s own brush with mortality that prompted his first solo excursion, co-starring Damon Albarn, Giggs, Brian Eno and others.

Richard Russell: In The Court Of The Creative King

Wild Beasts: This Is The End, My Friends

Wild Beasts emerged in 2008 as an antidote to lumpen lad rock, delivering a unique brand of rakish, ambitious and emotionally intelligent pop. Their star seemed to be in the ascendant ever since... until they suddenly announced they were splitting in September last year. Laura Snapes meets them to find out why.

Wild Beasts: This Is The End, My Friends