Bring your festively knitted jumpers, tinsel-laden hats and mulled wine to join in round the dim glow of the LCD monitor and re-live with us some of our finest video moments of 2011.
We sent teams literally across land and sea, into the air and in some cases Somme-like mud to get shots of some of the finest moments back and front of stage from this year’s biggest music festivals.
Snowbombing Festival 2011 highlights
Austrian slopes and music from the likes of Fatboy Slim, Chase & Status, The Prodigy and Mark Ronson, this was a romp in the snow like no other. Virtual Festivals’ Kristy Harper got caught up in the party atmosphere and chilled out with Fatboy Slim and more off piste.
The Wombats interview at V Festival 2011
The Scouser indie-pop trio were on fine form in the Essex sun over V Festival, as they recounted tales of Rihanna, self abuse and listed every festival they’d played in 2011. Gripping stuff.
Biffy Clyro at Ibiza Rocks 2012
Ibiza Rocks celebrated six years on the island with some huge headline shows and wild after-parties. Biffy Clyro, the Scotch crown in the rock mantelpiece, had only to worry about their fair hair and the beating Ibiza sun before taking to the stage to deliver one of the hardest hitting sets of the summer season.
Reading Festival Highlights 2011
Billed under a torrential cloud of bad weather, nothing could dampen the spirits over one of the biggest festival weekends of the year. The Reading leg of the dual-site event proved to be a showcase of revelations and wild card entries on stage, with guest appearances coming from all directions. Back stage the artists weren’t scared about shocking us either.
Secret Garden Party Highlights 2011
Jump down the rabbit hole and immerse yourself in the most other-worldly festival of the year. Secret Garden Party has everything under one starlit night sky blanket, from ball pools to lakes: it really is a place to lose and find yourself with your friends.
Hop Farm highlights 2011
Virtual Festivals got to the heart of the garden of England and the heart of one of the more innocent, carefree, sponsorship-free festival dates in the calendar, Hop Farm. With a stellar line up, blistering sun and a closing set from Prince it was a weekend for catching up with the stars.
Newton Faulkner at Beach Break Live 2011
The dreaded but rarely feared pop-folk troubadour treated us to an earnest interview about his time on the festival circuit and a rendition of ‘Feels Like Home’.
Frightened Rabbit at RockNess 2011
The Scottish rock souls returned to their homeland for a commanding performance at RockNess 2011, even taking the time out to chat with Virtual Festivals’ Pips Taylor on a golf cart.
Outlook Festival 2011 Highlights
We sent VF reporter Kristy Harper on a mammoth 1,551 mile road trip to find the Croatian festival destination they call Outlook. Set in the sea, in a fort and on a boat, this was always going to be bedlam.
T4 On The Beach 2011 Highlights
Weston-super-Mare was overrun with another eye-catching event this July as the glam of the pop scene collided with the adolescent charm of the T4 crew and fan. Pips Taylor got down to chat with The Wombats, Rizzle Kicks and others.