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Stadium concerts and mobile phones in schools

Join Dot for lively debate, challenging stories and great music.

Ed Sheeran is kicking off four consecutive nights at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff from tonight. There are strict restrictions on resale tickets, queues expected and road closures across the capital.
Are big stadium gigs worth all the money and fuss? And what's the best concert you've been to? Was it a big stadium tour or was it at a smaller, more intimate venue?

And the chief inspector of Ofsted is backing calls for a ban on mobile phones in schools. In a speech Amanda Spielman is expected to blame technology for bad behaviour in the classroom.
This comes as culture secretary Matt Hancock called on headteachers to confiscate the devices at the school gates.
Should mobile phones be banned in schools?

1 hour, 56 minutes

Music Played

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  • Ed Sheeran

    Castle On The Hill

    • Castle on the Hill.
    • Asylum.
  • The Beatles

    Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

    • Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
    • Parlophone.
  • Tony Etoria

    I Can Prove It

    • Single.
    • Columbia.
  • Des’ree

    Life

    • Des'ree - Supernatural.
    • Sony Soho Square.
  • Bee Gees

    You Should Be Dancing

    • Bee Gees Greatest.
    • Rso.
  • George Ezra

    Shotgun

    • Staying At Tamara's.
    • Columbia.
  • The Pretenders

    Brass In Pocket

    • Pretenders - the Singles.
    • Wea.
  • Calum Scott

    What I Miss Most

    • Only Human.
    • Virgin Emi Records.
  • The Drifters

    There Goes My First Love

    • The Drifters - 70's Classics.
    • Music Club.
  • Irene Cara

    Fame

    • Irs: the Singles.
    • Weton Wesgram.
  • Hannah Grace

    Oh River

    • Oh River.
    • Never Fade Records.
  • Simon & Garfunkel

    The Boxer

    • Bridge Over Troubled Water.
    • Sony Music.
  • Roy Orbison

    You Got It

    • Very Best of Roy Orbison.
    • Virgin.

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