Merry Quiz-mas! An end of season time waster!

Test your festive-al knowledge of the last 12 months

Merry Quiz-mas! An end of season time waster!

Photographer:Mark Holloway

Dane Cobain, Chris Eustace - 15 December 2010

The rules are simple: there are 30 festive-al questions to answer - ten easy, ten medium-difficulty and ten hard. All you have to do is get as many of them correctly as possible and then challenge your mates to beat your score.

There are no prizes to hand out, just your pride at stake. Once you’re done, click here to reveal the answers and to see how you fared.

So, let’s get on with the questions…

Easy

1. Which 2010 festival saw headline sets from
Jay-Z, The Strokes and Paul McCartney?
Glastonbury
Isle of Wight
Reading and Leeds
T In The Park

2. Which festival is organised by Rob da Bank?

Isle of Wight Festival
Guilfest
Sonisphere
Bestival


3. Which singer-songwriter performed at Bestival, T In The Park, V Festival, Oxegen and Glastonbury in 2010?

Ellie Goulding
John Mayer
Newton Faulkner
Jack Johnson


4. In 2010, which festival dedicated a stage to Ronnie James Dio?

Sonisphere
Wacken Open Air
Rock Am Ring
Download


5. Which 2010 festival was cancelled because of forced increases in security and police costs?

Oxegen
Latitude
Glade Festival
Guilfest

6. Who replaced U2 as Glastonbury headliners?

Coldplay
Kings Of Leon
Gorillaz
Jay-Z

7. Which temperamental act controversially turned up late to their Reading and Leeds headlining slots?

The Libertines
Guns N’ Roses
Arcade Fire
Blink 182


8. Which band had their own stage at Download?

AC/DC
Rage Against The Machine
Aerosmith
Iron Maiden


9. Where does The Great Escape take place?

London
Edinburgh
Brighton
Nottingham


10. Who headlined the first night of this year’s NME Weekender?

Babyshambles
Foals
The Libertines
The Maccabees


Medium

11. How many UK festivals did Stevie Wonder play in 2010?

1
2
3
4


12. Who curated ATP’s Nightmare Before Christmas?

Belle & Sebastian
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Pavement
Matt Groening

13. Who headlined T In The Park 2010 on the Sunday?

Jay-Z
Muse
Kasabian
Eminem

14. Which rapper joined Jay-Z on stage at the Isle of Wight Festival 2010?

Eminem
Snoop Dogg
Kanye West
Tinie Tempah


15. Which of the following didn't play at Global Gathering 2010?

Paul Oakenfold
Armin Van Buuren
Chase and Status
Fatboy Slim


16. Which festival saw Arcade Fire, Muse and Eminem headline?

Oxegen
T In The Park
Rock Ness
Glastonbury

17. Which of these festivals featured a tug-of-war?

Wakestock
V Festival
Field Day
Isle Of Wight


18. Who was the Main Stage compere at Reading Festival?

Steve Lamacq
Zane Lowe
Huw Stephens
Daniel P. Carter


19. Members of which former headlining band did an impromptu set at Glastonbury’s Park stage?

Coldplay
Kings Of Leon
Radiohead
Arctic Monkeys


20. Which festival saw LCD Soundsystem headline one of its nights?

Wireless
Secret Garden Party
Reading and Leeds
Rock Ness


Hard

21. Name the 2010 festival, which took place for the first time at Newstead in Nottinghamshire, attempted to inject new life into a mining town with the help of the Village SOS scheme.


22. Which 2010 festival featured a (fictitious!) murder mystery?

23. What was the fancy dress theme at this year’s Bestival?

24. Mystery Jets headlined the first night of this year’s Offset Festival, but who headlined the second?

25. The Strokes returned to headline Isle Of Wight and Rock Ness after four years away, but what was the last UK festival they played at before their hiatus?

26. Which 2010 festival took place at Faenol Park?

27. Which comedian performed with The Blockheads at Nozstock 2010?

28. Name one of the two headliners at Creamfields 2010?

29. Which 2010 festival had sets from Modest Mouse, The Mountain Goats and Iron and Wine?

30. Which Scottish band were the secret guests at Bowlie 2 in December?

Click here to reveal the answers.


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