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UK Festival Awards 2011 winners in full

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 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 - 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 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.

Two days left to vote in the AIM Awards

Two days left to vote in the AIM Awards

There are only two days left to vote for the Golden Welly Award for the Best Independent Festival at the first-ever AIM Independent Music Awards.

Live Music Business Awards 2011 finalists revealed

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

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 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

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 the weekend.

Rumour Mill: Radiohead to tour in 2012, festival dates on the cards?

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

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 Music Awards.

Bjork spends her time on island post Bestival

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

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

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.

Vote for the Best Independent Festival at AIM Awards

Vote for the Best Independent Festival at AIM Awards

It's time to vote for the Golden Welly Award for the Best Independent Festival at the first-ever AIM Independent Music Awards.

The Cure - Bestival 2011 review

The Cure - Bestival 2011 review

The Cure at Bestival 2011 - review. We want your reviews too!

Gentleman's Dub Club interview at Bestival 2011

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 - Bestival 2011 review

Johnny Flynn at Bestival 2011 - review. We want your reviews too!

Kelis - Bestival 2011 review

Kelis - Bestival 2011 review

Kelis at Bestival 2011 - review. We want your reviews too!

Bjork - Bestival 2011 review
Frank Turner - Bestival 2011 review

Frank Turner - Bestival 2011 review

Frank Turner at Bestival 2011 - review. We want your reviews too!

Skrillex - Bestival 2011 review

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 - Bestival 2011 review

Toots and the Maytals at Bestival 2011 - review. We want your reviews too!

Video: Los Campesinos! get tattoo at Bestival 2011

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 - Bestival 2011 review

Village People at Bestival 2011 - review. We want your reviews too!

PJ Harvey - Bestival 2011 review

PJ Harvey - Bestival 2011 review

PJ Harvey at Bestival 2011 - review. We want your reviews too!

Brian Wilson - Bestival 2011 review

Brian Wilson - Bestival 2011 review

Brian Wilson at Bestival 2011 - review. We want your reviews too!

SBTRKT - Bestival 2011 review

SBTRKT - Bestival 2011 review

SBTRKT at Bestival 2011 - review. We want your reviews too!

Eddy Temple Morris brands Bestival: 'Worstival'

Eddy Temple Morris brands Bestival: 'Worstival'

DJ Eddy Temple Morris has hit out at Bestival, branding it 'Worstival', saying the event is about 'making money' and is 'as corporate as they come'.

Weather watch: What to pack this weekend

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

Buy last-minute Bestival 2011 tickets

Last-minute Bestival 2011 tickets are becoming available at face value.

Bestival announces comedy line up

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 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

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 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 for Bestival 2011 sell out

Tickets only available through secondary ticket sites - details below.

Riot fires damage independent record labels stock

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

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

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 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

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

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

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 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

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...

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

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 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 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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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: '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

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?

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?

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 Rovers.

More join Association Of Independent Festivals

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 Festivals (AIF).

The Cure to headline Bestival 2011

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

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

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

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

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 available.

Bestival 2011 Early Bird Tickets go on sale Friday

Bestival 2011 Early Bird Tickets go on sale Friday

Early bird tickets for Bestival 2011 will go on sale tomorrow (Friday) at 9am.

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