Download Festival 2011 News
The Darkness are the first headliners to be announced for the return of the Forestry Commission's annual series of gigs next year.
Glastonbury Festival picked up the Best Festival gong at the Live UK Business Awards last night (Thursday 6 October).
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Watch live footage of Def Leppard at Download Festival 2011 online now.
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!
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.
Stellar line-up did not fail to dazzle at Donington Park this past weekend, despite the poor weather.
Avenged Sevenfold caused a stir at Download Festival 2011, despite a more muted performance from the usually raucous group.
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.
Top billing set draws thousands of fans in as System of a Down rule over the main stage.
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.
The band play second Download Festival headline set in three years.
Black Veil Brides have admitted that it takes them an hour to get ready to perform ahead of their Download Festival 2011 show.
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.
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.
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.
It's time to say goodbye to the MyFest and Virtual Festivals forums...
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 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.
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.
The stage times for Download Festival 2011 have been released, with the event set to take place from 10-12 June at Donington Park, UK.
It's the news that every festival-goer wants to hear: it's going to be dry!
Secondary ticketing site viagogo are offering £100 off of Isle Of Wight Festival and Reading and Leeds Festival tickets.
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 gave fans clues towards their Download Festival 2011 set list, following their first reunion show in Edmonton, Alberta on 10 May.
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.
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.
Day tickets for have gone on sale today for Download Festival 2011, which takes place from 10-12 June at Donington Park, UK.
Isle Of Wight Festival 2011 and Bestival 2011 will be the first UK festivals to be filmed in 3-D, say Sky Arts.
43 new acts named for the Donington metal festival in June.
You've spoken and it seems spandex and leather jackets are back in for summer 2011..
Get the spandex bodysuit out because The Darkness are back and set for a performance at Download Festival 2011.
Download Festival's chief booker Andy Copping has once again defended Def Leppard as the choice of headliner for this year's festival.
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 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 will join System Of A Down and Linkin Park as headliners of Download Festival 2011.
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.
According to eagle-eyed enthusiasts, it looks as if tonight's (Monday) Download Festival 2011 announcement may have been leaked by mistake.
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.
Glam-metallers Buckcherry are to appear at two festivals in the UK this summer.
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 2011 tickets have gone on sale today (22 December).
General sale tickets for Download Festival 2011 go on sale tomorrow (22 December) at midday.
US rockers Linkin Park have been added to the Download Festival 2011 line-up, which will take place at Donington Park from 10-12 June.
Early bird weekend tickets for Download 2011 have gone on sale today (Friday 3 December).
Early bird tickets for Download 2011 go on sale tomorrow morning (Friday 3 December) at 9am.
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 are set to headline Download Festival 2011, organisers have revealed.
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.
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.
Voting in the UK Festival Awards 2010 longlists will close tomorrow (Tuesday).
Download Festival 2011 dates have been announced.