Download Festival 2011 Features
Chris Eustace steps back into his soggy wellies in an attempt to wistfully reminisce about festivals in June. Umbrellas recommended.
We look at what makes the Barclaycard Mercury Prize 2011-nominated albums so great and how they've transposed live at festivals this year. We also check out where else you can catch the nominees this summer.
At the after-hours party in The Village at Download Festival, something very special, and very debauched is going on. Welcome to the first appearance of Madame Pain's Boudoir Circus, the hotbed of everything sleazy, sexy and scary you could wish for in a live show.
Ever have problems finding your way back to your tent after a long, hard day of drinking and dancing? Do you keep forgetting where your friends are pitched even though they're in the same field as you?
Heading down to Donington? Sick of pricey lanyards getting lost in the moshpit? Prone to losing track of time or exactly where you are at festivals? Well, if you don't mind draining the life out of your smartphone, you might like to try the Official Download Festival 2011 app! We give it the once over...
Ross Baker sizes up the return of Download Festival with video, opinion and that all important Spotify playlist.
With a stampede of black t-shirts and tattoos making their way to Donington Park for Download Festival 2011, we need some expert advice on how to survive the weekend... step forward Bowling For Soup.
Will you be popping on your 3D specs for a visual festival feast?
Benji Webbe, lead singer of Skindred, talks us through his Festival Life...
The Suffolk-based rockers have reformed for a performance at Download Festival, are you about to give them permission to land again?
Chris Eustace is back with his final rumours round-up for 2011, taking a peek at Reading and Leeds, Download Festival and Hard Rock Calling.
Warning! Inside this article are the answers to our Christmas quiz. If you haven't taken it yet, don't peak inside...
With many of you compiling your lists for Father Christmas, we've not been so lenient at VF Towers. We've locked our writers into a room and asked them to list their favourite albums of 2010...
Friday 3 December has become the day of choice for festival organisers putting their 2011 tickets on sale, it would seem.
Thanks, in part, to George Osborne's "unavoidable budget", 2011 looks like it will be the most expensive year for festivals ever. Here we look at the ways to make it as cheap as possible.