Bestival 2009 Features
A Greener Festival Award Scheme
Now in it's fifth year, The Greener Festival Awards is the internationally recognised scheme that recognises and rewards festivals
who have made significant steps in reducing their environmental impact.
15 things that happened in 2009 that may never happen again
Here, we take a look at the 15 things that happened at festivals in 2009 that may never happen again.
Festivals 2009: a year in review
Phew! What another impressive festival year. At the turn of the season, the big event bookings had vamped it up like Britpop
Groundhog Day: Blur Vs Oasis Part II - the beef is back - just with bigger bellies and balding heads.
The Big One: Bestival 2009
We look ahead to one of the last big festival draws of the year, the triple UK Festival Award-winning Bestival.
Nominate your Most Memorable Moment of 2009
With the UK Festival Awards nominations now open, we need your help to shape the Most Memorable Moment category.
A Greener Festival: Bestival
Bestival is committed to the research and extended use of sustainable and ecologically sound practices.
Welcome To My Greener Festival
We've teamed up with the good folks at www.agreenerfestival.com to look at the role of music festivals in promoting environmentally
friendly practices, reducing the impact of festivals and combating climate change.
Swine Flu vs UK Festivals - Update
Whilst media sensationalists have been almost gleefully proclaiming the imminent cancellation of the festival season, we don't
think that's very likely and here's why...
The art of blagging: festival tickets
Believe it or not, but there are only a few degrees of separation between you and Kings Of Leon bonding over a warm cardboard
cup of lager backstage at this year's biggest festival...
Rumours round up
With January well and truly behind us, it's time to hook out the wellies, shake down the tent and think about that first gulp
of warm cardboard lager, as we give you the low-down on who we think will play where this summer.
We predict the folk acts of 2009
In our final festival forecast feature we look at the names in folk music ready to set the fields alight this summer.
We predict the dance acts of 2009
In our latest festivals forecast series, we take a look at the DJs and live dance acts that are sure to get you grooving and
gurning in a muddy field this year.
We predict the new bands of 2009
We've still got the crystal ball out at VF Towers; so let's take a peek inside to see the new bands likely to be hitting the
circuit this summer...
We predict the festival fillers of 2009
In the latest edition of our summer predictions series, we look at the bands you're likely to catch at more than one event
this season - the festival fillers.
2008: Misfits, mud and mirth
Hallmarked by Britain's signature summer weather 2008 has indeed been an emotional one.