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Bestival crowned biggest winner at UK Festival Awards 2012

Bestival crowned biggest winner at UK Festival Awards 2012

Bestival is named 'Best Major Festival' as 21 awards are dealt out at the ninth annual UK Festival Awards.

Early Bird Download 2013 tickets to go onsale on Friday

Early Bird Download 2013 tickets to go onsale on Friday

Early Bird Tickets for Download Festival 2013 go on sale this Friday (15 June).

Download Festival 2012 stage times revealed

Download Festival 2012 stage times revealed

The stage times for Download Festival 2012 have been revealed for the three biggest stages at the festival, which celebrates its 10th anniversary next weekend.

Just Friday and Sunday tickets left for Download Festival 2012

Just Friday and Sunday tickets left for Download Festival 2012

Weekend Camping, Weekend and Saturday tickets for Download Festival 2012 have sold out.

Bill Ward out of Black Sabbath's summer gigs

Bill Ward out of Black Sabbath's summer gigs

Bill Ward has confirmed that he will not be taking part in Black Sabbath's three summer reunion shows.

Black Sabbath to play intimate homecoming show

Black Sabbath to play intimate homecoming show

Black Sabbath have announced a homecoming show at O2 Academy Birmingham, as they prepare to headline Download Festival 2012.

Metallica: 'We'd love to play Glastonbury'

Metallica: 'We'd love to play Glastonbury'

Metallica's stickman Lars Ulrich revealed in an interview how he'd love to be invited to play Glastonbury Festival.

Download to honour Jim Marshall

Download to honour Jim Marshall

Plus loads more bands added to the bill

New bands announced for Download Festival 2012

New bands announced for Download Festival 2012

Several new bands have been announced for Download Festival 2012.

Refused and more acts added to Download 2012

Refused and more acts added to Download 2012

Hardcore-punk outfit Refused have been added to the Download Festival 2012 line-up, less than a week after their comeback UK show at Sonisphere was cancelled.

Download boss: "I'm not jumping for joy at Sonisphere's cancellation."

Download boss: "I'm not jumping for joy at Sonisphere's cancellation."

Download Festival organiser Andy Copping has spoken out about Sonisphere 2012's cancellation, as reaction continues online.

Festival organisers to  walk 144 miles for charity

Festival organisers to walk 144 miles for charity

Two major live music figures will attempt to walk 144 miles from Donington to Hyde Park in aid of Cancer Research.

More bands added to the Download Festival 2012 line-up

More bands added to the Download Festival 2012 line-up

Europe and Halestorm are amongst the latest 12 acts added to the Download Festival 2012 line-up.

Black Sabbath cancel 2012 world reunion tour

Black Sabbath cancel 2012 world reunion tour

The original Black Sabbath line-up have had to cancel all live dates this summer, except Download Festival, due to Tony Iommi's battle with lymphoma cancer.

Download Festival 2012 day tickets on sale

Download Festival 2012 day tickets on sale

Killswitch Engage and Shinedown are among the latest acts confirmed for the Download Festival 2012 line-up, as day tickets go on sale.

Killswitch Engage, more for Download Festival 2012

Killswitch Engage, more for Download Festival 2012

Download Festival have announced six new bands for their 2012 line-up, including Killswitch Engage and Nightwish.

Black Sabbath leave reunion door open for Bill Ward

Black Sabbath leave reunion door open for Bill Ward

Black Sabbath's reunion will continue with or without drummer Bill Ward, the band have announced.

Sabbath drummer Bill Ward to pull out of reunion?

Sabbath drummer Bill Ward to pull out of reunion?

Black Sabbath's original drummer Bill Ward has threatened to pull out of the band's reunion tour and recording session unless a 'signable' contract is drawn up.

Rise Against, more for Download Festival 2012

Rise Against, more for Download Festival 2012

Download Festival have confirmed thirteen new acts for their 2012 line-up, appearing from June 8-10 at Donington Park.

Download 2012 booker backs Chase & Status

Download 2012 booker backs Chase & Status

Download Festival 2012 organiser Andy Copping has vowed that fans will be won over by Chase & Status at this year's festival, comparing them to previous dance crossover successes The Prodigy and Pendulum.

The Prodigy announce own festival in Serbia

The Prodigy announce own festival in Serbia

The Prodigy will take their Warrior's Dance Festival to Serbia this summer, with Skrillex set to support.

New acts to play Download, Sonisphere festivals

New acts to play Download, Sonisphere festivals

Red Bull Bedroom Jam returns for its sixth season this year, with the winning bands set to play four UK festivals.

Merry Christmas from Virtual Festivals!

Merry Christmas from Virtual Festivals!

Virtual Festivals would like to wish all of our users a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.

The Prodigy to headline Friday night at Download 2012

The Prodigy to headline Friday night at Download 2012

The Prodigy have been confirmed as the third and final headliner for Download Festival 2012.

Black Sabbath to top Download Festival 2012 line-up

Black Sabbath to top Download Festival 2012 line-up

As predicted, Black Sabbath have been confirmed as headliners for Download Festival 2012 line-up.

Complete the Festival Census - you could win an iPad!

Complete the Festival Census - you could win an iPad!

Let us know how the summer of festivals in 2011 has been for you and you could win a brand new iPad!

Watch Def Leppard at Download Festival 2011 footage

Watch Def Leppard at Download Festival 2011 footage

Watch live footage of Def Leppard at Download Festival 2011 online now.

Black Sabbath reform, Download or Sonisphere anyone?

Black Sabbath reform, Download or Sonisphere anyone?

Heavy metal pioneers Black Sabbath have reformed, kicking off speculation over 2012 festival plans.

Download Festival 2012 tickets on sale

Download Festival 2012 tickets on sale

Download Festival 2012 tickets are now on sale with the festival dates confirmed as 8-10 June at Donington Park.

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