Best of the Telegraph in audio: The surprising economics of music festivals and what life is like after you leave MI6


Every Friday the Telegraph will bring you a selection of our best articles, comment pieces and features in audio form to be listened to at your convenience.

As Glastonbury gets underway and 200,000 people descend on Worthy Farm, Sophie Smith explains why huge music festivals are not the massive moneyspinners you might think they are.

The battle between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt to become the next Tory is heating up and this week the pair took part in a digital hustings event which was streamed live via the party’s social media accounts. Camilla Tominey and Natasha Bernal profiled the millennials behind the online activities of many of the party’s MPs.

Following the debate over whether or not Tory MP Rory Stewart had been an MI6 spy, a former intelligence analyst and operational officer discussed what life is like once you leave the world of espionage behind.

With the issue of how borders are policed and controlled post-Brexit never far from the news, Tom Hoggins looked at the futuristic technology that could be used on Britain’s borders.

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‘If you’re looking for profit, this isn’t the business for you’: why music festivals are no moneyspinners


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