Download Festival 2009 News

12 Jun 2009 - 14 Jun 2009
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UK Festival Awards shortlists announced
The shortlists for this year's UK Festival Awards have been announced.
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HOT TICKETS: Download Festival 2010
Buy passes now to see AC/DC and many more
Biffy Clyro added to Isle of Wight Festival bill
The Scottish rockers will play the Saturday - buy tickets!
Friendly Fires to headline Camp Bestival 2010
Marc Almond, Billy Bragg and loads more added
Kasabian, the Prodigy for Benicassim Festival
The Specials, Public Image Limited, more for Spanish event
Beach Break Live finds a new home in Wales
Student festival is heading back to the seaside - buy tickets!
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
We predict the headliners of 2010
This summer bill toppers and some we want to see
An Aussie's guide to the best Australian Music Festivals
We ask an indigenous insider to give us the low-down
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
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.
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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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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.
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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...
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Live: Download Festival 2009
We're bringing you all the action from Download Festival as it happens...
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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.
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Live: Download Festival 2009
We're bringing you all the action from Download Festival as it happens...
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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.
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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.
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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...
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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 that you may've missed over the last five days...
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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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'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.
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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 that you may've missed over the last seven days...
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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.
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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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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.
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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 that you may've missed over the last seven days...
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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.
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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.
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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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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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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.
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Chris Cornell and more for Download
Chris Cornell heads up the latest slew of acts announced for this year's Download Festival.
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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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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.
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Billy Talent and more for Download Festival
Billy Talent is among the latest names confirmed for this year's Download Festival.
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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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Papa Roach self-confirm Download Festival
Papa Roach are the latest band to self-confirm an appearance at this year's Download Festival.
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Marilyn Manson to play Download Festival
Marilyn Manson heads up the latest trio of acts announced for this year's Download Festival.
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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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Anvil to play Download Festival
Veteran metallers Anvil are the latest name to self-confirm an appearance at this year's Download Festival.
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HOT TICKETS: Download, Hard Rock Calling
Tickets for Download Festival and Hard Rock Calling have both gone on sale this morning (13 February).
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Limp Bizkit added to Download bill
As predicted, Limp Bizkit will return to the UK this summer, playing the Download Festival.
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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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Whitesnake, Def Leppard for Download
Rock legends Whitesnake are the latest act to self-confirm themselves for Download Festival.
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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.
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Slipknot self-confirm Download slot
Slipknot have self-confirmed themselves for this year's Download Festival.
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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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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...
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Download organisers reveal festival targets
Limp Bizkit and Korn have been approached to play this year's Download Festival, organisers have confirmed.
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Heaven And Hell to play Download
Heaven and Hell have self-confirmed themselves for this year's Download Festival, Metal Underground has reported.
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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.
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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.
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AC/DC announce UK stadium shows
AC/DC have announced two UK stadium shows as part of their 2009 world tour.
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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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