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Bombay Bicycle Club taking the stabilisers off
Bombay Bicycle Club on the pitfalls of being fresh-faced and uber-talented...
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2 Many DJs and more for Lowlands
Beirut, Eagles Of Death Metal, Ska-P...
13 new names added to Hultsfred line-up
Howling Bells, Slagsmalsklubben and more
Crystal Castles help complete BeatDay bill
Ladytron, The Raveonettes join Arctic Monkeys & more
VF Europe's weekly news round up
Radiohead, battles, Lily Allen, Orbital and more
LCD Soundsystem to DJ at Sonar
Carl Craig, Ben Frost and more for the Spanish event
Lily Allen for Les Vieilles Charrues
Metronomy and Alela Diane are also added to the bill
Snowbombing 2009 - Rated!
Mayrhofen, Austria - 29 March - 4 April
Playground Weekender 2009
Wiseman's Ferry, New South Wales, Australia. 6-8 February
Artrocker Annual Festival 2009
The Vibe Bar, East London, 14 January
We predict the rock acts of 2009
The metal and rock you daren't miss this year
Freezing festivals: snow soirees
Events good enough to give you the chills
We predict the dance acts of 2009
The names set to get you shakin' your thing
We predict the new bands of 2009
Acts you don't know now, but will love by June
We predict the festival fillers of 2009
The acts you're likely to catch more than once
We predict the headliners of 2009
The ten bill-topping bands for 2009
A-Z of Festivals 2008
The 26 muddy steps that left imprints on summer

Black Kids - win when you're singing?
At the turn of the year you might have overlooked Black Kids, squashed as they were between Duffy and Adele in the Ones To Watch lists. But ten months on and they've got two UK Festival Awards nominations. We thought we'd break the news...
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Rob Da Bank - Braving the storm
After a hat trick of UK Festival Awards, the weather tried to put a dampener on the UK's Best Medium Festival. We caught up with organiser Rob Da Bank to see if he'd weathered the storm...
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Sofia Hagberg on End Of The Road Festival
Countless music obsessives have attempted to translate their unerring passion into a fully functioning festival of their own, and many have failed.
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Bloc Party: Reading and waiting
Having been away for 18 months, Bloc Party coincided the launch of their new album with a few timely festival appearances.
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Cup collecting with Pete And The Pirates
Poor Pete. Possibly ditched by his Pirates, we found him trawling the Reading Festival guest area collecting paper cups to claim back the 10p deposit off each and buy himself a pint.
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Pop Levi
Warning: Pop Levi contains dangerous traces of festival greats - Mark Bolan to Bob Dylan, Jack White to Jimmy Hendrix - which is why we can't wait to see him in a field. Meet another of our 2007 picks...
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The Presets
Classically trained self-confessed 'musical bastards', The Presets are Australia's latest beat-mashers to rock up to these shores. Playing at V and Creamfields, stick on a mask, jump around and just be someone else...
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Iceland Airwaves: Thorsteinn Stephensen
Also known as Mr Destiny, Thorsteinn is the viking-like driving force behind Iceland Airwaves, attacking far off shores with a musical mission to push Icelandic bands to the rest of the world.
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Iceland Airwaves 2004: Hot Chip
One of the many highlights of Iceland Airwaves, London experimentalist funksters Hot Chip raise the roof of a local record store before singer Alexis Taylor chats to VF ahead of their main performance.
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VF Exclusive - TRAVIS IN SPAIN
Travis made a triumphant return to Benicassim last night, unveiling a clutch of politically tinged new songs, and proving that the classics are as timeless as ever. We have an interview and exclusive pix.
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Benicassim (FIB) - The best fest in the world?
Benicassim (FIB) - The best fest in the world?
Andy Future chats to one of the guys behind Festival Internacional de Benicassim which VF voted last year as being the BEST festival....EVER! It's back this year with Beck, Blur, Travis and many more!
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The Datsuns Interview
We caught up with Kiwi garage rock heroes The Datsuns backstage at the Big Day Out 2003 festival in Auckland, New Zealand, for their big homecoming gig, and found out how their lives have changed in the last year since they left...
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