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A Greener Festival Award shortlist released

A Greener Festival Award shortlist released

A Greener Festival has commended 12 festivals for their hard work in promoting environmentally friendly events.

Shortlist announced for UK Festival Awards

Shortlist announced for UK Festival Awards

The shortlists for this month's UK Festival Awards have been announced and fans now have one week to make a difference in a second round of voting.

UK Festival Awards - Vote Now!

UK Festival Awards - Vote Now!

Voting is now open for the UK Festival Awards 2008, giving you the definitive say on another amazing festival year.

UK Festival Awards launch party unveiled

UK Festival Awards launch party unveiled

Virtual Festivals and Headphone Disco have teamed up for a special night of summer anthems to celebrate the launch of the UK Festival Awards.

The Killers: Reading rubbish is "worrying"

The Killers: Reading rubbish is "worrying"

The Killers have vowed to clean up their carbon footprint after being appalled by the mess made by fans at the Reading and Leeds Festival.

Reading and Leeds tickets on sale now

Reading and Leeds tickets on sale now

Early bird tickets have gone on sale for the 2009 Reading and Leeds Festivals.

Metallica bring Reading Festival to a close

Metallica bring Reading Festival to a close

Metallica brought down the curtain on Reading Festival last night (Sunday) with a hit heavy set of metal anthems.

Last Shadow Puppets play orchestral show at Reading

Last Shadow Puppets play orchestral show at Reading

The Last Shadow Puppets played an extraordinary orchestra-backed set at Reading Festival, although it was not without its faults.

The Killers leave Leeds Festival on a high

The Killers leave Leeds Festival on a high

Sunday brought the 'Battle of the Indie Bands' to the Main Stage at Leeds, with British and American bands vying for the top spot.

Rage Against The Machine cause rage at Leeds

Rage Against The Machine cause rage at Leeds

Rage Against The Machine received a riotous reception as they headlined the second day at Leeds Festival (Saturday).

Watch filmed interviews direct from Reading

Watch filmed interviews direct from Reading

Virtual Festivals has teamed up with the BBC to bring you filmed interviews direct from Reading Festival.

Reading and Leeds off to a flyer

Reading and Leeds off to a flyer

The Reading and Leeds Festival has drawn record crowds on the opening day (Friday) as early risers enjoy the opening day of the dual town festival.

Rage Against The Machine return to Reading

Rage Against The Machine return to Reading

Rage Against The Machine performed a stunning headline set at Reading Festival, 15 years to the day since they first appeared at the world-famous rock event.

Metallica "cares about you" at Leeds Festival

Metallica "cares about you" at Leeds Festival

Metallica closed the opening day of Leeds Festival with their pioneering brand of metal making up for the mud.

Reading and Leeds "completely" sold out

Reading and Leeds "completely" sold out

The organisers of the Reading and Leeds Festival have confirmed that all tickets to both Reading and Leeds Festival have been sold.

Bring Me The Horizon for Reading & Leeds

Bring Me The Horizon for Reading & Leeds

Sheffield deathcore band Bring Me The Horizon have been announced as the replacement for Slipknot at this weekend's Reading and Leeds Festivals.

Pigeon Detectives jump start Leeds Festival

Pigeon Detectives jump start Leeds Festival

The Pigeon Detectives crowned an impressive first night at Leeds Festival with a 'secret' show tonight (Thursday).

Pigeon Detectives for 'surprise' Leeds show

Pigeon Detectives for 'surprise' Leeds show

Pigeon Detectives have been revealed as a last minute addition to the Leeds Festival line up.

Slipknot pull Reading and Leeds shows

Slipknot pull Reading and Leeds shows

Slipknot have been forced to cancel their appearances at this weekend's Reading and Leeds Festivals after drummer Joey Jordison broke his ankle.

Police warn of fake Reading and Leeds tickets

Police warn of fake Reading and Leeds tickets

Police are warning music fans not to buy tickets for this year's Reading and Leeds festival from touts.

Comedy and Silent Disco for Reading/Leeds

Comedy and Silent Disco for Reading/Leeds

The comedy and after hours programmes have been announced for this year's Reading and Leeds festivals.

Reading & Leeds announce BBC Introducing stage

Reading & Leeds announce BBC Introducing stage

Ipso Facto and Thomas Tantrum are among the slew of names confirmed for the BBC Introducing stage at Reading and Leeds Festivals.

The Blackout join Reading and Leeds line-up

The Blackout join Reading and Leeds line-up

The Blackout are set to open the main stage on Saturday at Reading Festival and Sunday at Leeds.

Anti Flag invite fans to choose Reading/Leeds set

Anti Flag invite fans to choose Reading/Leeds set

Anti Flag have announced they'll play a second set at Reading and Leeds, in which fans can vote for the songs they want to hear.

Reading and Leeds announce new arena

Reading and Leeds announce new arena

Glasvegas and Late Of The Pier are among the first names announced for the brand new Festival Republic Stage at Reading and Leeds Festivals.

Warning over Reading Festival tickets scam

Warning over Reading Festival tickets scam

The official ticketing website for Reading Festival is warning fans over a scam which could see them lose hundreds of pounds.

More additions for Reading and Leeds

More additions for Reading and Leeds

Plain White Ts, Henry Rollins, Pete & The Pirates and Jeffrey Lewis are among the latest acts confirmed for the Reading and Leeds festivals.

OXFAM seeking volunteers for festivals

OXFAM seeking volunteers for festivals

OXFAM are recruiting for volunteers to work at UK festival up and down the country

Last Shadow Puppets confirm festival

Last Shadow Puppets confirm festival

The Last Shadow Puppets have been confirmed to play the Reading and Leeds Festivals.

Loads more for Reading and Leeds

Loads more for Reading and Leeds

CSS, Gallows, Be Your Own Pet and The Automatic are among the latest acts confirmed for the Reading and Leeds festivals.

Reading and Leeds tickets selling out fast

Reading and Leeds tickets selling out fast

All 200,000 weekend tickets for this year's Reading and Leeds Festival have sold out in record time.

First acts for Reading and Leeds Festivals

First acts for Reading and Leeds Festivals

Rage Against The Machine, The Killers and Metallica will headline this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals.

British Sea Power reveal festival dates

British Sea Power reveal festival dates

British Sea Power have let slip at least five UK festivals they'll be playing this summer.

Festival Republic announce new US fest

Festival Republic announce new US fest

Festival Republic have partnered with the people behind Lollapolooza and Austin City Limits to create a new rock festival in America.

The Carling Weekend is no longer

The Carling Weekend is no longer

Reading Festival will reclaim its iconic title of old after it emerged that organisers Festival Republic and sponsors Carling have parted ways.

My Chemical Romance target Reading

My Chemical Romance target Reading

My Chemical Romance have revealed they want to play the Reading and Leeds Festivals in 2008.

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