Coldplay to la corrida, Futureheads to flamingos

And at least I can claim two of the four subjects have Sunderland connections …

It is not every week that combines a world supergroup in full rehearsal for a gig at the Stadium of Light; a Spanish matador taking on six bulls in one session (not all at once, of course – that would shorten the bulls’ odds of survival too much); talk of Sunderland’s best band, or second best according to taste; and the natural sights of the Carmargue.

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