The Darkness for July 2012 Forest show
The Darkness are the first headliners to be announced for the return of the Forestry Commission's annual series of gigs next
Glastonbury wins Best Festival gong at Live UK Awards
Glastonbury Festival picked up the Best Festival gong at the Live UK Business Awards last night (Thursday 6 October).
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!
Watch Def Leppard at Download Festival 2011 footage
Watch live footage of Def Leppard at Download Festival 2011 online now.
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!
Rob Zombie horrifies at Download 2011
Back at Donington after a 16 year wait, Rob Zombie hits the stage with a huge show utilising all of the weird and wonderful
things you could expect of a horror-movie director.
Download Festival 2011: Round up!
Stellar line-up did not fail to dazzle at Donington Park this past weekend, despite the poor weather.
Avenged Sevenfold cause stir at Download Festival 2011
Avenged Sevenfold caused a stir at Download Festival 2011, despite a more muted performance from the usually raucous group.
System Of A Down wow at Download 2011
They may be older, wiser and slightly more rotund (minus Serj Tankian of course, unless he was hiding a beer belly beneath
his hoodie) but System of A Down are back to teach the kids how to rock a true metal set.
Alice Cooper up to old tricks at Download
Top billing set draws thousands of fans in as System of a Down rule over the main stage.
Shaky Linkin Park turn out triumphant at Download 2011
Starting out with a wet, miserable crowd and competing with the infamous Rob Zombie, it did not look like the best circumstances
for Linkin Park to bring Download Festival 2011 to a close.
Def Leppard defiant headline set at Download
The band play second Download Festival headline set in three years.
Black Veil Brides: 'It takes us an hour to put on our makeup!'
Black Veil Brides have admitted that it takes them an hour to get ready to perform ahead of their Download Festival 2011 show.
The Darkness make a dazzling return at Download
Reunited glam rockers The Darkness took to the Download main stage with a burst of light and colour, sparkly stacks and a
gigantic pink banner, wearing the usual zebra print leggings, denim and studs.
Bring Me The Horizon fail to create a 'scene' at Download Festival
With the clouds gathering overhead the metal magazine poster boys did little to warm the spirits of anyone out with their
devotees in a disjointed set which was hampered by a patchy sound.
Weather watch: what to pack for festivals this weekend
It turns out that the Met Office's prediction of a warm June isn't quite coming to fruition at festivals this weekend. Here's
what weather to expect at IOW Festival, Download, RockNess, Glade and Get Loaded In The Park.
We're saying farewell to our forums...
It's time to say goodbye to the MyFest and Virtual Festivals forums...
Download 2011 radio goes on air
As Download 2011 approaches, it's time to get into the mood and what better way of setting your face to melt and ears to bleed
than by tuning into Download FM radio.
The Darkness give Download 2011 setlist hints
The Darkness began warming up for this weekend's Download Festival with their first live show in five years last night (5
June), at Norwich's Waterfront venue.
New acts for Download Festival 2011
With under a week to go until Download Festival 2011 gets underway, organisers have added a slew of new acts including The
Last Republic and Collapse.
Download Festival 2011 stage times released
The stage times for Download Festival 2011 have been released, with the event set to take place from 10-12 June at Donington
Good news! June is going to be dry!
It's the news that every festival-goer wants to hear: it's going to be dry!
Get £100 off tickets including IOW Festival
Secondary ticketing site viagogo are offering £100 off of Isle Of Wight Festival and Reading and Leeds Festival tickets.
New Virtual Festivals site: feedback wanted
So, as you've probably noticed, Virtual Festivals has had a re-jig and a lick of paint and we want to know your thoughts!
System Of A Down give Download 2011 set list clues
System Of A Down gave fans clues towards their Download Festival 2011 set list, following their first reunion show in Edmonton,
Alberta on 10 May.
Download 2011 adds Acoustic Stage
Download Festival has announced the return of of its Acoustic Stage at the Jager Rock Truck for 2011, with Bowling For Soup,
Slaves To Gravity and Hydro Da Hero topping the bill.
Festivals to get pop-up hotel rooms in 2011
A new "pop-up hotel room" company for this year's festivals could represent the last chance for festival-goers to get a ticket
for Glastonbury Festival 2011.
Download 2011 day tickets available now
Day tickets for have gone on sale today for Download Festival 2011, which takes place from 10-12 June at Donington Park, UK.
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.
Skindred and 42 more for Download Festival
43 new acts named for the Donington metal festival in June.
The Darkness Divide - Poll results are in!
You've spoken and it seems spandex and leather jackets are back in for summer 2011..
The Darkness reform for Download Festival 2011
Get the spandex bodysuit out because The Darkness are back and set for a performance at Download Festival 2011.
Download: "Booking Metallica would have been boring"
Download Festival's chief booker Andy Copping has once again defended Def Leppard as the choice of headliner for this year's
Download Festival 2011 add seven more acts
The Pretty Reckless, the band who feature actress Taylor Momsen, are among seven new names for Download Festival 2011, which
takes place at Donington Park in Castle Donington from 10-12 June.
Download booker "not scared" by online criticism
Download Festival's booker Andy Copping has posted an open letter, urging critics of the event's headliners to judge the Donington
festival on the diversity of its attractions and "awesome" atmosphere rather than its bill-toppers.
Def Leppard to headline Download Festival 2011
Def Leppard will join System Of A Down and Linkin Park as headliners of Download Festival 2011.
Four more for Download Festival 2011 line-up
Twisted Sister and Duff McKagan's Loaded are among the latest names confirmed for Download Festival 2011, which will take
place at Donington Park in Castle Donington from 10-12 June.
Alice Cooper, more for Download Festival 2011?
According to eagle-eyed enthusiasts, it looks as if tonight's (Monday) Download Festival 2011 announcement may have been leaked
More for Download Festival 2011 revealed
Pendulum, Korn and Alice Cooper are among the acts confirmed for Download Festival 2011, which will return to Donington Park,
Castle Donington from 10-12 June.
Buckcherry self-confirm UK 2011 festival dates
Glam-metallers Buckcherry are to appear at two festivals in the UK this summer.
Red Bull Bedroom Jam competition returns
Red Bull Bedroom Jam, the weekly live music webcast, is back for a fifth year and looking for aspiring musicians to launch
in to the spotlight.
Download Festival 2011 tickets on sale
Download 2011 tickets have gone on sale today (22 December).
Download Festival 2011 tickets on sale tomorrow
General sale tickets for Download Festival 2011 go on sale tomorrow (22 December) at midday.
Linkin Park to headline Download Festival 2011
US rockers Linkin Park have been added to the Download Festival 2011 line-up, which will take place at Donington Park from
Buy Download Festival 2011 tickets today
Early bird weekend tickets for Download 2011 have gone on sale today (Friday 3 December).
Download Festival 2011 tickets on sale tomorrow
Early bird tickets for Download 2011 go on sale tomorrow morning (Friday 3 December) at 9am.
'No Foos, Jovi, Ozzy or Blink' at Download 2011
In a tweet, the Download Festival organiser confirmed that Foo Fighters, Bon Jovi, Ozzy Osbourne and Blink 182 would not be
playing Download Festival 2011.
System Of The Down to headline Download 2011
System Of The Down are set to headline Download Festival 2011, organisers have revealed.
Download Festival 2011 tickets on sale in December
Organisers have confirmed the dates for the next Download Festival as the 11-12 June 2011 and have announced that a limited
amount of tickets will go on sale on 3 December 2010 at 9am.
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).
Download Festival 2011 dates confirmed
Download Festival 2011 dates have been announced.
Download Festival 2011 Discussion