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Bestival 2009 News

11 Sep 2009 - 13 Sep 2009
Robin Hill, UK

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Bestival bags big at the UK Festival Awards 2009
It was another night to remember for the Bestival team at the UK Festival Awards this evening (Thursday) as both Bestival and Camp Bestival picked up prizes.
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Gojira join Bloodstock Open Air 2010 line up
Their only UK performance of the year
The Hoosiers to headline Chagstock 2010
Line-up includes Seth Lakeman, Oysterband and The Quails
Brujeria, Immolation to headline Deathfest 2010
Dawn Of Chaos and more added, tickets on sale for just 10
Wild Beasts to be unleashed at Snowbombing
The Whip, Example, more confirmed for Austrian event
Status Quo for Forest Commission Forest Tours
Doves will also play among the trees this summer
Blur's Graham Coxon tops SHIFT Festival line-up
KT Tunstall, Liam Frost, more to perform at London event
The Big Reunion 2009 Weekend Two
27-29 November - Butlin, Skegness
The Big Reunion 2009 Weekend 1
20-22 November - Butlins, Skegness
UK Festival Awards 2009
indigO2, London - 19 November
vinspired Lake Of Stars Festival 2009: Rated!
Nkopola Lodge, Mangochi, Malawi, Africa - 15-18 October 2009
Dubai Sound City 2009: Rated!
The Irish Village - 5-7 November
Atomik Weekender 2010: Rated!
Prestatyn Pontins, Wales - 6-8 November
Hot Rats: 'We arrived by helicopter playing 'Ride Of The Valkyries''
Supergrass' Danny Goffey talks about his new band, toilet tours and Butthole Surfers
James Walsh: 'It sounds mad but Take That should Play Glasto'
The Starsailor frontman talks about his film career, solo work and Brucie
The pleasant revolt: Katrina Larkin
We talk to the winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award
Twisted Wheel: 'We did a gig and fans were throwing car hubcaps around!'
Twisted Wheel's Johnny Brown talks to us at Liverpool Music Week
The Wombats: 'He got into a tent and woke up next to a randomer'
The Wombats discuss their strangest festival moments
Thawed out: freezing festivals and snow soirees
The best events to give you the chills...
15 things that happened in 2009 that may never happen again
Festival one-offs from the past 12 months
New Year's Easy: where to go for NYE
Mark the end of a decade with a memorable night
Festivals 2009: a year in review
The moments that have defined the last 12 months
Dubai Sound City: our winner returns
Check out Liz's thoughts on the festival
The Big One: Dubai Sound City 2009
The Irish Village, Dubai, UAE
The big one: Swn Festival 2009
Various, Cardiff, Wales - 21 October 2009
VF is 10: the future of festivals
We talk to organisers about the last ten years
VF is 10: downers of the decade
We talk to organisers about the last ten years
VF is 10: highlights of the decade
We talk to organisers about the last ten years
UK Festival Awards 2009: winners in full
Unveiled at a full house in the indigO2, here's a rundown of the winners at the UK Festival Awards 2009...
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Greener Festival Award winners announced
The winners of the Greener Festival Award have been announced.
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UK Festival Awards shortlists announced
UK Festival Awards shortlists announced
The shortlists for this year's UK Festival Awards have been announced.
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Bestival blasts-off with a bang on final night
Bestival came to an explosive end last night (Sunday) as organisers staged a cosmic blast-off in a rocket.
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Bestival releases iPhone app
Bestival releases iPhone app
Bestival organisers have released an iPhone application to help ticket holders get the most out of the event.
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Take part in the 2009 Festival Census
For your chance to make festivals even better AND win a shiny new iPod Touch (16GB), be part of the most important survey in the festival scene.
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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.
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Rob da Bank blogs live from Bestival site
Rob da Bank blogs live from Bestival site
In a twist to his usual weekly blog, Rob da Bank has produced a lo-fi video entry this week, taking viewers around the Bestival site.
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More Bestival tickets on sale at midday
More Bestival tickets on sale at midday
A limited amount of Bestival tickets are set to go on sale at midday today (18 August).
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Bestival's potential 'secret guests' a no go
Beastie Boys were potentially lined up as the secret guests for this year's Bestival, but due to illness a return to the Isle of Wight for the rappers has been put on hold.
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Bestival reveals Rizla Invisible Players bill
Bestival reveals Rizla Invisible Players bill
Funk supremo Greg Wilson is among the names announced for the Rizla Invisible Players tour, which is set to return to Bestival next month.
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Bestival 2009 sells out
Bestival 2009 sells out
Bestival 2009 has sold out.
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10% off ALL festival tickets with Viagogo
10% off ALL festival tickets with Viagogo
Virtual Festivals have teamed up with secondary ticketing site Viagogo to offer you 10% off of all their festival tickets.
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Only a handful of tickets left for Bestival 2009
Only a handful of tickets left for Bestival 2009
There are only a handful of tickets left for this year's Bestival.
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Mika and more set for Bestival 2009
Mika and more set for Bestival 2009
Mika and The Hot Rats are among the latest names confirmed for this year's Bestival.
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AGreenerFestival to plant a Festival Wood
A Greener Festival have announced the planting of a 'Festival Wood' - a new five-acre wood that will symbolise music fan's commitment to the environment.
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Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up
Welcome to Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up. Here are the big stories that you may've missed over the last seven days...
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Carl Cox, Underworld and more for Bestival
Bona-fide deck master Carl Cox and dance duo extraordinaire Underworld have been confirmed for Bestival 2009.
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Rob da Bank to discuss the future of festivals at Ether
Bestival founder Rob da Bank is among the speakers set to discuss the future of festivals at this year's Ether.
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Elbow to headline Bestival
Elbow have been confirmed as the Sunday night headliners for this summer's Bestival.
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Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up
Welcome to Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up. Here are the big stories that you may've missed over the last seven days...
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Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up
Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up
Welcome to Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up. Here are the big stories you may have missed over the last seven days...
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VF launches Festival Matchmaker
VF launches Festival Matchmaker
Virtual Festivals is pleased to introduce Festival Matchmaker, a clever application that recommends three events you should attend this summer based on your personal music taste!
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Lily Allen to judge Bestival fancy dress comp
Lily Allen is going to be a busy girl at this year's Bestival, not only will she play on the Saturday but she will also judge a fancy dress competition with a lifetime of tickets to the festival up for grabs.
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Virtual Festivals launches merchandise store
Virtual Festivals is proud to announce that we have teamed up with Noise Merchandise to make sure you're kitted up for the upcoming summer.
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Rob da Bank's Virtual Festivals blog starts today
We are very excited to announce that Rob da Bank will be blogging for Virtual Festivals each week over the coming summer.
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Soulwax, 2ManyDJs added to Bestival line-up
Soulwax and 2ManyDJs have been added to the Bestival line-up.
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Massive Attack to headline Bestival
Bestival has announced two of its headliners and a slew of live acts and DJs as well as new site additions.
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Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up
Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up
Welcome to Virtual Festivals' weekly news round up. Here are the big stories you may have missed over the last seven days...
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EXCULSIVE: DJ Yoda for Bestival, Glastonbury
DJ Yoda is set to play at Glastonbury and Bestival this summer, Virtual Festivals can exclusively reveal.
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Rob Da Bank to publish festivals book
Bestival creator Rob Da Bank is set to publish his own book on festivals.
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Friendly Fires to play Bestival 2009
Friendly Fires will play Bestival this year, the band have let slip.
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Bestival confirm 'space' theme for 2009
Astronauts, aliens and orbiting spacecakes are just a few of the likely sights at next year's Bestival, after organisers confirmed an extraterrestrial dressing up theme.
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Space Spectacular theme for Bestival 2009?
The fancy dress theme for next year's Bestival looks set to be Space Spectacular, a reliable blog has revealed.
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Glastonbury 2008 failed to make a profit
Glastonbury Festival did not make a profit for the first time since its 1970 inception, Michael Eavis has revealed.
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AIF announces Security Task Force scheme
The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) has announced its Security Task Force scheme.
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Bestival 2009 early bird tickets sell out
Early bird tickets for the Bestival 2009 have sold out in record time.
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Bestival Reunion Tour announced
Mystery Jets, De La Soul, Florence And The Machine and Rob Da Bank are among the acts hitting the road as part of the Bestival Reunion Tour.
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Bestival 2009 tickets on sale now
Tickets for next year's Bestival have just gone on sale at this year's prices.
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