Almost a million people rocked at festivals and live music events around the UK over the August Bank Holiday. Virtual Festivals covered the lot, from Reading to the Rolling Stones, Canterbury to Creamfields and now we're knackered!
If you can remember where you were last weekend, you probably weren’t there. Thankfully, Virtual Festivals is here to refresh your memory now you’ve recovered, and show you what you missed at all the other events going on around the country:
[l-zone1]The Carling Weekend: Reading Festival: Review
The Southern leg of the Carling Weekend lived up to its reputation as the UK’s biggest rock festival, with a mammoth line-up that included Metallica, Blur, Linkin Park, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Beck, Staind, Blink 182, System of a Down, Doves and so many more you’ll just have to read the review…
[l-zone2]The Carling Weekend: Leeds Festival: Review – Photo Gallery
The northern leg moved into its new home of Bramham Park, freed from its annual curse of ritualistic toilet burnings. In the absence of this was three days of blisteringly powerful live music and an assured future – yay!
[l-zone3]Big Day Out at the Green (Glasgow):
Review – Photo Gallery
Many were sad when the last ever chord was strummed at Glasgow’s Gig on the Green Festival last year (by The Strokes). Then, the T in the Park promotors cheered them all up by putting on a blinding new one-dayer, and they only booked the Chili Peppers and Foo Fighters!
[l-zone4]Creamfields (Liverpool): Review
35,000 people attended the last outdoor dance festival of the season. With a fantastic crowd, fantastic weather and a unique and unbeatable line up (Massive Attack, Chemical Brothers), this year’s festival had magic dust sprinkled all over it.
[l-zone5]Canterbury Fayre: Review – Photo Gallery
And now for something completely different… Imagine a small corner of Glastonbury annexed to a field in deepest, greenest Kent. Fill it with old hippies and their kids. Chuck in a good assortment of bands from both then and now…
The Rolling Stones @ Twickenham Stadium: Review
Mick and the boys finally came home after 40 years of rock n’ roll hellraising, albeit for one night only, to put on a typically spectacular show. Their last tour ever? Watch this space.