Download Festival 2011 Features
Retrospectival: A look back at festivals in June 2011
Chris Eustace steps back into his soggy wellies in an attempt to wistfully reminisce about festivals in June. Umbrellas recommended.
VF's Mercury Music Live Prize
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.
Madame Pain's Boudoir Circus: the wild side of Download 2011
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.
Festival app review: TentFinder
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?
Festival app review: Download Festival 2011
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...
The Download downlow: Donington to reawaken
Ross Baker sizes up the return of Download Festival with video, opinion and that all important Spotify playlist.
How to survive Download! Bowling For Soup-style
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.
Poll: Do you want to watch a festival in 3D?
Will you be popping on your 3D specs for a visual festival feast?
My Festival Life...Benji Webbe, Skindred
Benji Webbe, lead singer of Skindred, talks us through his Festival Life...
How do you feel about The Darkness reforming?
The Suffolk-based rockers have reformed for a performance at Download Festival, are you about to give them permission to land
Festival rumours round-up 2011: part three
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.
Merry Quiz-mas! The answers to our festive-al quiz!
Warning! Inside this article are the answers to our Christmas quiz. If you haven't taken it yet, don't peak inside...
Virtual Festivals' Top 10 albums of 2010
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...
The big 3 December festival tickets sale - a quick guide!
Friday 3 December has become the day of choice for festival organisers putting their 2011 tickets on sale, it would seem.
Beating the budget: how to swerve the VAT rise for 2011 festivals
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.