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June 2010: a festival year in review

June 2010: a festival year in review

Anyone who can remember rolling around fields as far back as June obviously wasn't there, so join us as we take a rake to the Virtual Festivals brain box and attempt to scrape back the memories of a massive festival month.

Festival season 2010: half time analysis

Festival season 2010: half time analysis

With the World Cup over and the festival season puffing its way through until September, we got Jamie Skey to do his best Alan Hanson impression and give us a full half time analysis of what has happened so far this year.

Ticket Trout: fishing out some last minute deals

Ticket Trout: fishing out some last minute deals

Right, I've got some festival tickets but they're all for next weekend, so get your skates on.

The Big Two: Download Festival 2010

The Big Two: Download Festival 2010

Ben Parkinson looks ahead to one of this week's big festival draws, Download Festival.

Outcast to Outkast: the rise of hip hop at UK festivals

Outcast to Outkast: the rise of hip hop at UK festivals

"I'm not having hip hop at Glastonbury. It's wrong," said Noel Gallagher in 2008. And it's a view that sounds as worn and outdated as anything Oasis managed in their last eight years. Here Jamie Barker marks the history of hip hop at festivals...

Are aging headliners limiting festivals' musical progression?

Are aging headliners limiting festivals' musical progression?

With the headline act for nearly every festival being a brilliant but possibly past it golden oldie, are we giving a cold shoulder to some impressive new acts who may need the chance to shine? Asks Matt Miles.

Introducing... The Ticket Trout!

Introducing... The Ticket Trout!

Alwight? I'll keep the intros snappy; I'm The Ticket Trout, the geezer who trawls the net for the best festival tickets around. I've got a few deals for you.

Is grunge set for a revival at festivals this summer?

Is grunge set for a revival at festivals this summer?

Grunge effectively whimpered out with the passing of Nirvana's Kurt Cobain but with Pearl Jam, The Stone Pilots and maybe Soundgarden around this summer, is grunge set for a festival revival? Jamie Skey finds out.

We predict the headliners of 2010

We predict the headliners of 2010

After kidnapping Colombo, formulating an Einstein-esque equation and paying a number of significant bribes to the right people, we've finally discovered the bands we think will be headlining festivals this summer...

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