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News, pictures & video from Download, Isle of Wight and RockNess

Download 2011
News: Linkin Park triumph at Download
News: Rob Zombie plays a horrifyingly good set
News: System Of A Down wow with return
News: Def Leppard play defiant headline set
News: The Darkness make dazzling comeback
Photo Blog: Day one in photos
Photo Blog: Day two in photos
Photo Blog: Day three in photos
Interview: Jaska Raatikainen, Children of Bodom
Interview: James Cassells, Asking Alexandria
Interview: Josh Todd, Buckcherry

Isle of Wight 2011
News: Kasabian stop rain at IOW
News: Foo Fighters' spell-binding show
News: Pulp give it their lot at IOW
News: Kings Of Leon crown opening day
News: Kaiser Chiefs return disappoints
Video: Big Country talk fighting cancer
Photo blog: Day one in photos
Photo blog: Day two in photos



RockNess 2011

News: Paolo Nutini covers MGMT at RockNess
News: White-suited Wombats hit RockNess
News: Chemical Brothers close day two
News: Kasabian set RockNess on fire
Photo blog: Day one in photos
Photo blog: Day three in photos



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Isle of Wight Festival 2011 Lineup

09 Jun 2011 - 12 Jun 2011

Seaclose Park, UK

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Isle of Wight Festival 2011 Line Up

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Virtual Festivals TV - Kings of Leon interview, Absolute Radio

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The original Isle Of Wight Festival will forever be etched in musical history after it housed Jimi Hendrix's last ever performance, attracted the largest ever UK festival crowd and led to the banning of any future festivals on the island in 1970.

However, since it was re-ignited in 2002, the festival has forged a new identity that differs from its predecessors. Big names like The Rolling Stones and The Police honour the spirits of the big names like Dylan and The Doors as some 60,000 fans annually cross the Solent for the three-day bash.

With one main stage and a big top the Isle of Wight Festival line up swings from rock to pop and dance to blues with Jay-Z, Paul McCartney and Pink all performing recently.

Onsite at the Isle Of Wight Festival there is a funfair as well as a selection of food and drink stalls. Camping is available from the Thursday with entertainment provided for campers.

Isle Of Wight Festival tickets are expected to go on sale towards the end of the year (2010).

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Foo Fighters spell-blinding at Isle Of Wight Festival 2011

A spell binding supernova stint by the Foo Fighters at the top of the Isle Of Wight Festival 2011 bill showed the uber group at their sensational best.

Beady Eye impress at Isle Of Wight Festival 2011

Leaving a shaken and intimidated microphone at Isle Of Wight Festival 2011, Beady Eye left the vocal thousands in front of the stage begging for more and, even more importantly, their mark at one of the greatest festivals in the world.

Kasabian stop rain as they close IOW Festival 2011

The blazing sky-bound rocket that is Kasabian have cemented themselves in the Isle of Wight history books with an explosive set to close the 2011 edition of the event.

Kings Of Leon crown Isle Of Wight Festival 2011

Kings Of Leon conquered the Isle of Wight Festival 2011 with a brain blistering performance which had more energy than a solar flare.

Kaiser Chiefs disappoint at Isle Of Wight Festival 2011

Kaiser Chiefs disappointed in their penultimate slot for the Friday of the Isle Of Wight Festival 2011.

Update: Folding chairs now allowed in at IOW Festival

Around 100 Isle Of Wight Festival 2011 tickets-holders were left bummed out after security stopped them from taking foldable chairs into the site.

Reformed Pulp give their lot at Isle Of Wight Festival 2011

After nearly a decade's absence Pulp have temporarily reformed and hoisted the indie flag high and true for their first of a handful of UK shows at Isle Of Wight Festival 2011.

Kate Moss to have hen do at Isle Of Wight Festival

Supermodel Kate Moss is to spend her last days as a single lady at the Isle Of Wight Festival 2011, as friends plan party games and forfeits for her hen do.

Big Country open Isle Of Wight Festival 2011

If you've still got it after 30 years, you're either seriously over due at the clinic and it's about to drop off or you're Big Country opening up the world famous Isle Of Wight Festival for its 10th year.

Weather watch: what to pack for festivals this weekend

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.

We're saying farewell to our forums...

It's time to say goodbye to the MyFest and Virtual Festivals forums...

Beady Eye to shoot video at Isle Of Wight Festival

Beady Eye will shoot the video for their next single at Isle Of Wight Festival 2011, the band have confirmed.

Buy cheap Isle Of Wight Festival 2011 tickets

With under a week to go until Kings Of Leon, Foo Fighters and Kasabian headline the Isle Of Wight Festival 2011, tickets are available for 40 less than their original price.

Stay beautiful! Get a Vanity Van festival makeover

Greasy, knotted hair? Lack-of-roll-mat back? Looking and feeling awful just because you're at a festival is now a thing of the past. Stay beautiful! Look out for the Vanity Van...

Good news! June is going to be dry!

It's the news that every festival-goer wants to hear: it's going to be dry!

Get 100 off tickets including IOW Festival

Secondary ticketing site viagogo are offering 100 off of Isle Of Wight Festival and Reading and Leeds Festival tickets.

New Virtual Festivals site: feedback wanted

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!

Isle of Wight Festival to host an urban beach

Isle of Wight Festival, held from 9-12 June at Seaclose Park, is set to celebrate its tenth anniversary by hosting an urban beach.

Isle Of Wight given go ahead for 90,000 capacity

Isle Of Wight Festival organisers have been granted an indefinite license to sell an extra 20,000 tickets, taking the site capacity to 90,000, reports a local newspaper.

Buy Reading and Leeds 2011 tickets below face value

Reading and Leeds 2011 tickets are currently going for well under face value on secondary ticketing sites like viagogo.

Liam Gallagher will "never" go to Glastonbury again

Liam Gallagher has vowed to "never" go to Glastonbury again.

Sky Arts to film summer festivals in 3-D

Isle Of Wight Festival 2011 and Bestival 2011 will be the first UK festivals to be filmed in 3-D, say Sky Arts.

Kaiser Chiefs to return to Isle of Wight Festival

Kaiser Chiefs have been given the penultimate slot ahead of Kings Of Leon on the Friday (10 June) night of the Isle Of Wight Festival 2011, which returns to Seaclose Park, Newport from 10-12 June.

Tinie Tempah to take loo to T In The Park?

Double Brit-winning rapper Tinie Tempah has revealed he'll be making his T In The Park debut this summer, or should it be "pee in the park"?

The Courteeners and more added to Isle of Wight

Eight new acts have been announced for the Isle of Wight Festival 2011 in June.

Girls Night Out announced for IOW Festival

X Factor winner Alexandra Burke and Imelda May are among the female stars set to shine at the Isle Of Wight Festival 2011, as organisers reveal it's going to be girls only in the Big Top on the Friday (10 June).

Tinie Tempah set for Isle of Wight Festival 2011

Brit Award nominee Tinie Tempah will headline the Big Top at this year's Isle of Wight festival, which runs from 10-12 June at Seaclose Park, Newport.

IOW Festival 2011 sells out, buy through viagogo

This year's Isle Of Wight Festival is now sold out, organisers have announced.

Iggy and the Stooges, more for Isle Of Wight Festival

Iggy And The Stooges head up the latest acts for the Isle Of Wight Festival 2011 line-up, with the event set to take place at Seaclose Park, Newport from 10-12 June.

Ones To Watch, Brother, offer New Year's Eve tips

Brother's frontman Lee Newell has been offering Virtual Festivals his tips for having a good New Year's Eve.

Beady Eye added to Isle Of Wight Festival 2011

Liam Gallagher's new band, Beady Eye, are the latest name to be confirmed for the Isle Of Wight Festival 2011 line-up, with the event to return to Seaclose Park in Newport from 10-12 June.

Buy tickets through VF, get Festival Annual cheap!

We've teamed up with Festival Annual to offer you 10 off of this year's edition of the photo book, which documented the very best of the 2010 UK and Irish festival season.

Manic Street Preachers, more for IOW Festival

Manic Street Preachers head up the acts confirmed for the Big Top line-up at the Isle Of Wight Festival 2011, with the event set to return to Seaclose Park, Newport from 10-12 June.

The Script, more for Isle Of Wight Festival 2011

The Script head up a slew of acts announced for the Isle Of Wight Festival 2011 line-up.

Tom Jones to play Isle Of Wight Festival 2011

Tom Jones has been confirmed to make a special appearance at the Isle of Wight Festival 2011, with the event set to return to Seaclose Park, Newport from 10 - 12 June.

Isle Of Wight Festival 2011 tickets on sale

Isle Of Wight Festival 2011 tickets go on sale today (Friday).

Kasabian to headline Isle Of Wight Festival 2011

Kasabian are the set to headline the Sunday (12 June) night of Isle Of Wight Festival 2011, when the event returns to Seaclose Park, Newport from 10-12 June.

IOW Festival boss: 'I'd love The Libertines to play'

Isle Of Wight Festival organiser John Giddings has put a call out for The Libertines to play the event in 2011.

Giddings: 'I'll cancel festival if there are no good bands'

Isle Of Wight Festival organiser John Giddings has said that he wouldn't hold the event if there weren't enough good bands to perform.

Foo Fighters to top Isle Of Wight Festival 2011

As predicted by Virtual Festivals, Foo Fighters will headline the Saturday (11 June) night of the Isle Of Wight Festival 2011 line-up, with the event set to return to Seaclose Park, Newport from 10-12 June.

Pulp added to Isle Of Wight Festival 2011 line-up

Recently reformed group, Pulp, are the latest act confirmed for the Isle Of Wight Festival 2011 line-up, with the event set to return to Seaclose Park, Newport from 10-12 June.

Geoff Ellis to pick up Lifetime Achievement Award

T In The Park organiser, Geoff Ellis, is set to be honoured the UK Festival Awards' Lifetime Achievement Award at the ceremony this Thursday (18 November).

Vodafone offers early Isle of Wight Festival 2011 tickets

Vodafone customers will have the chance to buy their Isle Of Wight Festival 2011 tickets early, thanks to the Vodafone VIP service.

Kings Of Leon to top Isle Of Wight Festival 2011

As predicted by Virtual Festivals, Kings Of Leon are set to headline the Isle Of Wight Festival 2011, which will take place at Seaclose Park, Newport from 10-12 June.

Use VF discount code to buy Festival Annual 2010

You can now get the Festival Annual 10 for an even cheaper price of 11.95 by entering our special code.

Foo Fighters for two big outdoor shows in 2011

Foo Fighters are set to play two large outdoor gigs next summer, performing at the Milton Keyes Bowl on 2 and 3 July.

UK Festival Awards 2010 longlist voting to close

Voting in the UK Festival Awards 2010 longlists will close tomorrow (Tuesday).

Isle of Wight Festival 2011 confirms first band

The British Pink Floyd Show are the first act confirmed for the Isle Of Wight Festival 2011.

Isle of Wight Festival 2011 date confirmed

Isle of Wight Festival 2011 dates have been announced.

IoW Festival hinting at 2011 booking ideas?

Are Isle Of Wight Festival organisers giving clues as to who they're looking at booking for next year's event?

Police appeal for IOW Festival assault witnesses

Police are making a fresh appeal for witnesses after an allegation of indecent assault that happened at this year's Isle of Wight Festival on Sunday 13 June.

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We Are Scientists @ Isle of Wight Festival 2011

We Are Scientists @ Isle of Wight Festival 2011

We Are Scientists @ Isle of Wight Festival 2011

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