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A Greener Festival Award Scheme

A Greener Festival Award Scheme

Now in it's fifth year, The Greener Festival Awards is the internationally recognised scheme that recognises and rewards festivals who have made significant steps in reducing their environmental impact.

15 things that happened in 2009 that may never happen again

15 things that happened in 2009 that may never happen again

Here, we take a look at the 15 things that happened at festivals in 2009 that may never happen again.

Festivals 2009: a year in review

Festivals 2009: a year in review

Phew! What another impressive festival year. At the turn of the season, the big event bookings had vamped it up like Britpop Groundhog Day: Blur Vs Oasis Part II - the beef is back - just with bigger bellies and balding heads.

Nominate your Most Memorable Moment of 2009

Nominate your Most Memorable Moment of 2009

With the UK Festival Awards nominations now open, we need your help to shape the Most Memorable Moment category.

Glastonbury's Green Fields

Glastonbury's Green Fields

Skip the TV coverage and head out of the action-packed main event a little and there's another side to Glastonbury - the Green Fields.

Glastonbury 2009: the delights of the night

Glastonbury 2009: the delights of the night

Glastonbury nightlife; where high-profile clubs, seedy pubs and stoners' hideouts converge in one big splat on the once peaceful Somerset countryside...

Glastonbury 2009: The Dice Man

Glastonbury 2009: The Dice Man

Glastonbury is impossible. There is too much to watch, see and take for one mere mortal to do it alone, so why bother? Daniel Fahey discovered what happened when he let a pair of dice do all the choosing for him...

Glasto 09: the experiences of an Oxfam steward

Glasto 09: the experiences of an Oxfam steward

Clutching a notepad beneath his unmistakeable orange high-vis vest, our intrepid reporter Lewis Brimblecombe reveals what it's like to steward at Glastonbury...

GlastO-A-P: granny does Glastonbury
The Big One: Glastonbury Festival 2009

The Big One: Glastonbury Festival 2009

We look ahead the biggest festival of the year, let alone the week - Glastonbury...

A Greener Festival: Glastonbury Festival

A Greener Festival: Glastonbury Festival

Glastonbury festival believes that work begins at home, at Worthy Farm. Looking after the fields, the hedges and the livestock has always been our number one concern, and it is what life is all about.

Welcome To My Greener Festival

Welcome To My Greener Festival

We've teamed up with the good folks at www.agreenerfestival.com to look at the role of music festivals in promoting environmentally friendly practices, reducing the impact of festivals and combating climate change.

Swine Flu vs UK Festivals - Update

Swine Flu vs UK Festivals - Update

Whilst media sensationalists have been almost gleefully proclaiming the imminent cancellation of the festival season, we don't think that's very likely and here's why...

The art of blagging: festival tickets

The art of blagging: festival tickets

Believe it or not, but there are only a few degrees of separation between you and Kings Of Leon bonding over a warm cardboard cup of lager backstage at this year's biggest festival...

Rumours round up

Rumours round up

With January well and truly behind us, it's time to hook out the wellies, shake down the tent and think about that first gulp of warm cardboard lager, as we give you the low-down on who we think will play where this summer.

We predict the folk acts of 2009

We predict the folk acts of 2009

In our final festival forecast feature we look at the names in folk music ready to set the fields alight this summer.

We predict the new bands of 2009

We predict the new bands of 2009

We've still got the crystal ball out at VF Towers; so let's take a peek inside to see the new bands likely to be hitting the circuit this summer...

We predict the festival fillers of 2009

We predict the festival fillers of 2009

In the latest edition of our summer predictions series, we look at the bands you're likely to catch at more than one event this season - the festival fillers.

We predict the headliners of 2009

We predict the headliners of 2009

With some old favourites, reunions and first timers. It's Virtual Festivals' predictive peek at the bill-topping bands of next summer...

2008: Misfits, mud and mirth

2008: Misfits, mud and mirth

Hallmarked by Britain's signature summer weather 2008 has indeed been an emotional one.

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