Download Festival 2009

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Date: 12 Jun 2009 - 14 Jun 2009

Headliners: Faith No More, Slipknot, and Def Leppard

Venue: Donington Park, UK


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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.

UK Festival Awards 2009 - Vote Now!

UK Festival Awards 2009 - Vote Now!

Voting is now open for the UK Festival Awards 2009, giving you the definitive say on another amazing festival year.

Take part in the 2009 Festival Census

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.

Nominate your Most Memorable Moment of 2009

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.

Twin Atlantic @ Download Festival 2009

Twin Atlantic @ Download Festival 2009

Download Festival virgins Twin Atlantic hit the Red Bull stage for one of the first shows since they finished recording their debut album.

Download Festival 2009: Dissected!

Download Festival 2009: Dissected!

With the Download Festival a few days behind us, we've gathered together everything you might have missed from the weekend...

Live: Download Festival 2009

Live: Download Festival 2009

We're bringing you all the action from Download Festival as it happens...

Def Leppard take Download back to its roots

Def Leppard take Download back to its roots

23 years on from their last visit, Def Leppard crown a day that saw the cream of metal's legendary crop return to Donington.

Live: Download Festival 2009

Live: Download Festival 2009

We're bringing you all the action from Download Festival as it happens...

Slipknot mark debut album anniversary at Download

Slipknot mark debut album anniversary at Download

Slipknot marked the 10th anniversary of their debut album headlining the Main Stage on a historic second day at Download 2009.

Stylish Faith No More close day one of Download

Stylish Faith No More close day one of Download

Faith No More bring the first day of Download Festival to a stylishly surreal end with a sharp-suited Mike Patton and Co vying for best-dressed band.

Weather watch: Download, IOW, Rock Ness

Weather watch: Download, IOW, Rock Ness

With just two days to go until Download, Isle of Wight and Rock Ness kick off, we look ahead at the weather to see if you'll be needing wellies or flip flops this weekend...

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 that you may've missed over the last five days...

More Download camping tickets made available

More Download camping tickets made available

After examining the festival site, Download organisers have made an extra 2,500 camping tickets available for this year's event.

Download 2009 completes its line-up

Download 2009 completes its line-up

27 new bands have been added to the Download Festival line-up as organisers ready the event, which kicks off in just 16 days time.

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 that you may've missed over the last seven days...

Download camping tickets sell out

Download camping tickets sell out

Download organisers have revealed that there will be a fourth stage at this year's event, as camping tickets sell out.

Breaking band to play Download main stage

Breaking band to play Download main stage

The hunt is on for a breaking band to play Download's main stage this year, with the winning act to play via a live broadcast from their bedroom.

'This Is Spinal Tap' to screen at Download

'This Is Spinal Tap' to screen at Download

The battle of the 'Rockumentaries' is nigh for 2009 with Spinal Tap and Anvil's films to be played in the Download campsite.

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 that you may've missed over the last seven days...

More names confirmed for Download Festival

More names confirmed for Download Festival

Hollywood Undead have been confirmed for the main stage at this year's Download Festival, as organisers release more names for the metal and rock event.

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 that you may've missed over the last seven days...

Download Festival releases day tickets

Download Festival releases day tickets

A limited number of day passes and Guest Area tickets have gone on sale for this year's Download Festival.

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 that you may've missed over the last seven days...

Hatebreed and more for Download Festival

Hatebreed and more for Download Festival

American metalcore boys Hatebreed are among the latest names confirmed for this year's Download Festival, as organisers announce more acts for the smaller stages.

Fightstar and more to play Download Festival

Fightstar and more to play Download Festival

Fightstar are set to play Download for the second consecutive year, heading up the latest slew of acts for the festival.

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...

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!

Virtual Festivals launches merchandise store

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.

You Me At Six and more for Download Festival

You Me At Six and more for Download Festival

You Me At Six head up the latest round of names confirmed for this year's Download Festival.

Chris Cornell and more for Download

Chris Cornell and more for Download

Chris Cornell heads up the latest slew of acts announced for this year's Download Festival.

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...

Faith No More to headline Download Festival

Faith No More to headline Download Festival

Faith No More have been confirmed as the final headliner for this year's Download Festival.

Billy Talent and more for Download Festival

Billy Talent and more for Download Festival

Billy Talent is among the latest names confirmed for this year's Download Festival.

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...

Papa Roach self-confirm Download Festival

Papa Roach self-confirm Download Festival

Papa Roach are the latest band to self-confirm an appearance at this year's Download Festival.

Marilyn Manson to play Download Festival

Marilyn Manson to play Download Festival

Marilyn Manson heads up the latest trio of acts announced for this year's Download Festival.

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...

Anvil to play Download Festival

Anvil to play Download Festival

Veteran metallers Anvil are the latest name to self-confirm an appearance at this year's Download Festival.

HOT TICKETS: Download, Hard Rock Calling

HOT TICKETS: Download, Hard Rock Calling

Tickets for Download Festival and Hard Rock Calling have both gone on sale this morning (13 February).

Limp Bizkit added to Download bill

Limp Bizkit added to Download bill

As predicted, Limp Bizkit will return to the UK this summer, playing the Download Festival.

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...

Whitesnake, Def Leppard for Download

Whitesnake, Def Leppard for Download

Rock legends Whitesnake are the latest act to self-confirm themselves for Download Festival.

The Prodigy, Slipknot for Download

The Prodigy, Slipknot for Download

As predicted on Virtual Festivals, The Prodigy will play this year's Download, as organisers release the festival's first acts.

Slipknot self-confirm Download slot

Slipknot self-confirm Download slot

Slipknot have self-confirmed themselves for this year's Download Festival.

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...

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, rumours and ticket sales you may have missed over the last seven days...

Download organisers reveal festival targets

Download organisers reveal festival targets

Limp Bizkit and Korn have been approached to play this year's Download Festival, organisers have confirmed.

Heaven And Hell to play Download

Heaven And Hell to play Download

Heaven and Hell have self-confirmed themselves for this year's Download Festival, Metal Underground has reported.

Fans help improve Download Festival

Fans help improve Download Festival

Download Festival bosses are set to listen to Internet forums-users in a bid to better the metal and rock event.

Metallica rumoured for Knebworth

Metallica rumoured for Knebworth

Metallica look set for a summer show at Knebworth, with rumours suggesting it could be part of a three-day rock festival to rival Download.

AC/DC announce UK stadium shows

AC/DC announce UK stadium shows

AC/DC have announced two UK stadium shows as part of their 2009 world tour.

Download Festival to stay at Donington

Download Festival to stay at Donington

Organisers of Download Festival have confirmed that the heavy rock and metal event will remain at Donington Park, Castle Donington for 2009.

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