Bestival 2011 News
UK Festival Awards 2011 winners in full
Here's the full list of who won what at the UK Festival Awards 2011.
Bestival wins Fans' Festival of the Year
Bestival 2011 has been named the Fans' Festival of the year at the UK Festival Awards 2011.
The Cure - Live at Bestival 2011 album announced
The Cure are set to release a live album of their performance at Bestival 2011, with proceedings of the release going to charity.
The Cure return for UK dates after Bestival show
The Cure will play a very special show at London's Royal Albert Hall this November when they play their first three albums,
'Three Imaginary Boys', 'Seventeen Seconds', and 'Faith', in full and back to back.
Live Music Business Awards 2011 finalists revealed
The finalists for the Live Music Business Awards 2011 have been announced, with Foo Fighters, Slipknot and Beyonce poised
to fight it out for the Best Festival Performance award, and Reading, Glastonbury, Bestival and Sonisphere also getting nods.
Bestival 2012 tickets on sale now
A limited number of Bestival 2012 early bird tickets will go on sale at 9am Friday 23 September at 2011 prices with a 6 month
payment plan option available.
Watch the Young Rebel Set's road trip to Bestival 2011
Watch Young Rebel Set's road trip to Bestival 2011 earlier this month as they dodged wasps and defeated dodgy directions to
make it in time to play the Sailor Jerry's stage.
Pendulum voted best performance at Bestival 2011
Virtual Festivals users have voted the Friday night headline set from Pendulum at Bestival 2011 as their favourite show of
Rumour Mill: Radiohead to tour in 2012, festival dates on the cards?
During a late night 12-inch trade off, under the amber glow of Gilles Peterson's whirring studio equipment, Thom Yorke nodded
towards a Radiohead tour in 2012. Could festivals be on the (House Of) Cards too?
10 days left to vote in the AIM Independent Music Awards
There are only ten days left to vote for the Golden Welly Award for the Best Independent Festival at the first-ever AIM Independent
Bjork spends her time on island post Bestival
Bestival Sunday night headliner Bjork postponed returning to her native Iceland for a day after her island set to visit a
book shop in Newport.
Virtual Festivals' 2011 Festival Census
Let us know how the summer of festivals in 2011 has been for you and have your chance to win a brand new iPad!
15-year-old girl raped at Bestival 2011
Police are investigating after a 15-year-old girl reported being raped at this year's Bestival.
The Cure - Bestival 2011 review
The Cure at Bestival 2011 - review. We want your reviews too!
Gentleman's Dub Club interview at Bestival 2011
Watch our filmed Gentleman's Dub Club interview from Bestival 2011.
Johnny Flynn - Bestival 2011 review
Johnny Flynn at Bestival 2011 - review. We want your reviews too!
Kelis - Bestival 2011 review
Kelis at Bestival 2011 - review. We want your reviews too!
Frank Turner - Bestival 2011 review
Frank Turner at Bestival 2011 - review. We want your reviews too!
Skrillex - Bestival 2011 review
Skrillex at Bestival 2011 - review. We want your reviews too!
Toots and the Maytals - Bestival 2011 review
Toots and the Maytals at Bestival 2011 - review. We want your reviews too!
Video: Los Campesinos! get tattoo at Bestival 2011
We have a chat with Jason Campesinos! from Los Campesinos! as he - rather painfully - gets his shin tattooed at Sailor Jerry's
Ink City at Bestival 2011.
Village People - Bestival 2011 review
Village People at Bestival 2011 - review. We want your reviews too!
PJ Harvey - Bestival 2011 review
PJ Harvey at Bestival 2011 - review. We want your reviews too!
Brian Wilson - Bestival 2011 review
Brian Wilson at Bestival 2011 - review. We want your reviews too!
SBTRKT - Bestival 2011 review
SBTRKT at Bestival 2011 - review. We want your reviews too!
Weather watch: What to pack this weekend
It's time to look ahead to this weekend's Bestival 2011 weather forecast.
Buy last-minute Bestival 2011 tickets
Last-minute Bestival 2011 tickets are becoming available at face value.
Bestival announces comedy line up
Bestival organiser Rob da Bank has confirmed a wave of new musical and comedy acts for Bestival 2011 this weekend, plus free
tea for litter pickers.
Mogwai - End Of The Road 2011 Review
Frank Turner to play Bestival 2011
Frank Turner will be joining The King Blues on the line-up for the Sailor Jerry's Ink City stage at Bestival next weekend.
Association of Independent Festivals reject doom predictions
"Instead of the doom and gloom cancellation of smaller festivals, 2011 brings high hope for up-and-coming festivals."
Friendly Fires exclusive at Bestival 2011
Friendly Fires on Friday September 9 will hammer out exclusive live collaborations with their musical peers and entertain
with their own DJ Set at Bestival 2011.
Tickets for Bestival 2011 sell out
Tickets only available through secondary ticket sites - details below.
Riot fires damage independent record labels stock
The Sony/PIAS distribution centre in Enfield has been badly damaged in a fire during the riots in London.
Rob da Bank, more for Jersey film festival
Film fans can listen to live soundtracks created by top musicians at Jersey's Branchage Film Festival 2011.
Bestival: Thursday electro line-up revealed
The line-up for Thursday (8 September) at Bestival has been revealed, with Santigold headlining Mark Jones' Back To The Phuture
night of electro music.
Friendly Fires join Bestival line-up
Friendly Fires are set to play the RizLab arena at Bestival 2011, which takes place from 8-11 September at Robin Hill Country
Park, Isle Of Wight.
AIF launch a secure ethical ticket exchange
The Association Of Independent Festivals has launched The Ticket Trust, a "secure ethical ticket exchange."
The La's, Wolf Gang, more for Bestival 2011
Reunited Merseyside indie legends The La's, Wolf Gang and James Blake are among a host of new names to join the line-up at
Bestival 2011, which takes place from 8-11 September at Robin Hill Country Park, Isle of Wight.
Introducing... the Virtual Festivals Vouchers app
Having visited a slew of summer festivals already, we realise that they're getting more expensive. So to save you some cash,
we're proud to introduce the Virtual Festivals Vouchers app!
Bjork to headline Bestival 2011
Bjork has been confirmed as the final headliner for Bestival 2011, in what will be her only outdoor festival date this year.
Win Bestival, Big Chill, Kendal Calling tickets with Millets
Millets are offering tickets to Bestival, The Big Chill and Kendal Calling this summer as well as a host of other prizes.
All they need are your funny festival photos...
We're saying farewell to our forums...
It's time to say goodbye to the MyFest and Virtual Festivals forums...
Village People to judge Bestival's fancy dress comp
Rob da Bank, organiser of the Isle of Wight's Bestival, has revealed that 80s sensation the Village People have agreed to
judge the festival's fancy dress competition.
Professor Green for Bestival 2011
Professor Green, Crystal Fighters, Tom Vek and Kitty Daisy And Lewis are just a few names added to Bestival 2011 line up.
Bestival 2011 to unleash 'creative mayhem'
Bestival 2011 bosses have revealed details of 'magical' arts and entertainment, including a roller disco, crazy golf, circus
performers and a fancy dress parade set to take place on-site at the festival which takes place from 8-11 September at Robin
Hill on the Isle of Wight.
Online Bestival 2011 tickets close to sell out
Bestival 2011 tickets close to sell out with passes to see the likes of The Cure, Pendulum, Primal Scream and more now only
available via ferry companies sites.
AIF members reveal latest green improvements
The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) has released figures showing improvements in festivals' green policies.
Loads more for Bestival 2011 line-up
Santigold, Johnny Flynn and Yuck are among a host of new announcements for Bestival 2011 today (18 April).
Festivals and Lyme disease: what are the risks?
If you've been reading the news this week, you may have come across articles highlighting the dangers of Lyme disease, which
is passed on by ticks that tend to be found in rural areas and on livestock.
Sky Arts to film summer festivals in 3-D
Isle Of Wight Festival 2011 and Bestival 2011 will be the first UK festivals to be filmed in 3-D, say Sky Arts.
Maccabees leak next Bestival 2011 announcement
The Maccabees have leaked the next Bestival 2011 announcement, revealing that Pendulum will headline the Friday (9 Sept),
while PJ Harvey, Kelis and the Village People are among the other latest names confirmed.
Bestival 2011 fancy dress theme revealed
Rob da Bank has revealed the fancy dress theme for Bestival 2011, which returns to Robin Hill Country Park, near Newport on
the Isle Of Wight from 8-11 September.
Adele: 'I would have a heart attack if I did a festival'
Adele has told a newspaper that she thinks she'd have a heart attack if she played a festival.
Public Enemy for Bestival 2011
According to his Twitter, Rob da Bank has let slip that Public Enemy are set to play Bestival 2011 which returns to Robin
Hill Country Park, near Newport on the Isle Of Wight from 8-11 September.
New 30k capacity festival for the Isle Of Wight?
Plans for an annual 30,000 capacity music festival in Shanklin on the Isle of Wight have been revealed.
Magnetic Man to buy non-league football team?
According to reports in one tabloid rag the dubstep supergroup are in talks to buy their local non-league football club Farleigh
More join Association Of Independent Festivals
End Of The Road Festival, Kendal Calling and Beat Herder are among seven new members that have joined the Association Of Independent
The Cure to headline Bestival 2011
The Cure will play their only European festival show of 2011 when they headline next year's Bestival.
First Bestival acts to be announced via Twitter
Rob da Bank will reveal the first acts to play Bestival 2011 on his Twitter account at 10am on Wednesday 1 December.
Apologies for the downtime
We would like to apologise for the disruption to VF's service yesterday (19th October) and any alarm caused by the warning
messages that may have appeared in your web browser when you tried to access the site.
UK Festival Awards 2010 longlist voting to close
Voting in the UK Festival Awards 2010 longlists will close tomorrow (Tuesday).
Bestival 2011 tickets now on sale
Early bird tickets for Bestival 2011 are now on sale. Adult tickets are priced at £150 including camping with a payment plan
Bestival 2011 Early Bird Tickets go on sale Friday
Early bird tickets for Bestival 2011 will go on sale tomorrow (Friday) at 9am.