Reading Festival 2011

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Date: 26 Aug 2011 - 28 Aug 2011

Headliners: My Chemical Romance, The Strokes, and Muse

Venue: Little Johns Farm, UK

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Reading and Leeds Festival organiser speaks out

Reading and Leeds Festival organiser speaks out

Reading and Leeds Festival organiser Melvin Benn has admitted that he has "mixed" feelings about some of last year's Reading and Leeds line-up.

Virtual Festivals' 2011 Video Highlights

Virtual Festivals' 2011 Video Highlights

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.

Ed Sheeran is named Best Breakthrough Act at Festival Awards

Ed Sheeran is named Best Breakthrough Act at Festival Awards

UK chart-invading newcomer Ed Sheeran has been handed the 'Best Breakthrough Artist' award at the UK Festival Awards 2011.

Cerebral Ballzy to play final Sailor Jerry Presents gig

Cerebral Ballzy to play final Sailor Jerry Presents gig

Brooklyn punks Cerebral Ballzy will headline the last of the Sailor Jerry Presents gigs for 2011.

The Vaccines make video from fans' festival photos

The Vaccines make video from fans' festival photos

The Vaccines have created a music video entirely from fan-submitted festival photos for their latest single, 'Wetsuit'.

Live Music Business Awards 2011 finalists revealed

Live Music Business Awards 2011 finalists revealed

The finalists for the Live Music Business Awards 2011 have been announced, with Foo Fighters, Slipknot and Beyonce poised to fight it out for the Best Festival Performance award, and Reading, Glastonbury, Bestival and Sonisphere also getting nods.

Virtual Festivals' 2011 Festival Census

Virtual Festivals' 2011 Festival Census

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Reading and Leeds 2012 tickets on sale now

Reading and Leeds 2012 tickets on sale now

Early bird Reading and Leeds 2012 tickets went on sale at 9am this morning (Thursday).

Viva Brother: 'Liam Gallagher has taken back everything'

Viva Brother: 'Liam Gallagher has taken back everything'

Viva Brother have revealed that Beady Eye frontman Liam Gallagher has taken back what he said about the group, saying he likes them.

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Reading and Leeds 2012 tickets on sale this week

Reading and Leeds 2012 tickets on sale this week

Early bird Reading and Leeds 2012 tickets will go on sale later this week, organisers have confirmed.

The Strokes - Reading Festival 2011 review

The Strokes - Reading Festival 2011 review

The Strokes at Reading Festival 2011 - review. We want your reviews too!

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones - Reading Festival 2011 review

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones - Reading Festival 2011 review

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones at Reading Festival 2011 - review. We want your reviews too!

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Panic At The Disco - Reading Festival 2011 review
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Elbow - Reading Festival 2011 review
Muse - Reading Festival 2011 review
Friendly Fires - Reading Festival 2011 review

Friendly Fires - Reading Festival 2011 review

Friendly Fires at Reading Festival 2011 - review. We want your reviews too!

Dutch Uncles - Reading Festival 2011 review

Dutch Uncles - Reading Festival 2011 review

Dutch Uncles - Reading Festival 2011 review. We want your reviews too!

My Chemical Romance - Reading Festival 2011 review

My Chemical Romance - Reading Festival 2011 review

My Chemical Romance at Reading Festival 2011 - review. We want your reviews too!

The Horrors - Reading Festival 2011 review

The Horrors - Reading Festival 2011 review

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Seasick Steve - Reading Festival 2011 review

Seasick Steve - Reading Festival 2011 review

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OFWGKTA - Reading Festival 2011 review

OFWGKTA - Reading Festival 2011 review

Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All at Reading Festival 2011 - review. We want your reviews too!

The Kills - Reading Festival 2011 review

The Kills - Reading Festival 2011 review

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Madness - Reading Festival 2011 review

Madness - Reading Festival 2011 review

Madness at Reading Festival 2011 - review. We want your reviews too!

Glassjaw - Reading Festival 2011 review

Glassjaw - Reading Festival 2011 review

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Bombay Bicycle Club - Reading Festival 2011 review

Bombay Bicycle Club - Reading Festival 2011 review

Bombay Bicycle Club at Reading Festival 2011 - review. We want your reviews too!

The Bronx - Reading Festival 2011 review

The Bronx - Reading Festival 2011 review

The Bronx at Reading Festival 2011 - review. We want your reviews too!

Pulp - Reading Festival 2011 review

Pulp - Reading Festival 2011 review

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Jane's Addiction cancel Reading and Leeds Festival shows

Jane's Addiction cancel Reading and Leeds Festival shows

US rock icons Jane's Addiction have cancelled their NME/Radio One Tent headline shows at Reading and Leeds Festivals 2011 citing lead singer Perry Farrell is suffering with a swollen throat.

Rival Schools - Reading Festival 2011 review

Rival Schools - Reading Festival 2011 review

Rival Schools at Reading Festival 2011 - review. We want your reviews too!

Reading and Leeds 2011 prepared for bad weather

Reading and Leeds 2011 prepared for bad weather

After this year's devastation at Belgium festival, Pukkelpop, extra weather precautions have been put in place for Reading and Leeds Festivals, taking place this weekend.

Pulled Apart By Horses - Reading Festival 2011 review

Pulled Apart By Horses - Reading Festival 2011 review

Pulled Apart By Horses at Reading Festival 2011 - review. We want your reviews too!

Frankie & The Heartstrings - Reading Festival 2011 review

Frankie & The Heartstrings - Reading Festival 2011 review

Frankie & The Heartstrings at Reading Festival 2011 - review. We want your reviews too!

The Computers - Reading Festival 2011 review

The Computers - Reading Festival 2011 review

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New Found Glory - Reading Festival 2011 review

New Found Glory - Reading Festival 2011 review

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Reading boss: 'Unique Muse show one of the best things I've seen'

Reading boss: 'Unique Muse show one of the best things I've seen'

Reading and Leeds Festival organiser Melvin Benn has revealed secret plans for Muse's headline set.

Patrick Wolf - Reading Festival 2011 review

Patrick Wolf - Reading Festival 2011 review

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Deftones - Reading Festival 2011 review

Deftones - Reading Festival 2011 review

Deftones at Reading Festival 2011 - review. We want your reviews too!

The Offspring - Reading Festival 2011 review

The Offspring - Reading Festival 2011 review

The Offspring at Reading Festival 2011 - review. We want your reviews too!

Tom Vek - Reading Festival 2011 review

Tom Vek - Reading Festival 2011 review

Tom Vek at Reading Festival 2011 - review. We want your reviews too!

30 Seconds To Mars - Reading Festival 2011 review

30 Seconds To Mars - Reading Festival 2011 review

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Beady Eye - Reading Festival 2011 review

Beady Eye - Reading Festival 2011 review

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Help us review Reading and Leeds 2011!

Help us review Reading and Leeds 2011!

"Everybody's a journalist and critic nowadays," tweeted rapper Jay Electronica, and for festival-goers at Reading and Leeds 2011, everybody will have the chance to swirl their quill for Virtual Festivals too.

Engineering works to disrupt Reading Festival travel

Engineering works to disrupt Reading Festival travel

Festival-goers travelling to and from Reading Festival by train could be affected by planned engineering and improvement works in the area this weekend.

Weekend Leeds Festival 2011 tickets sell out

Weekend Leeds Festival 2011 tickets sell out

Weekend tickets for Leeds Festival 2011 have now sold out.

Weather watch: what to pack this weekend

Weather watch: what to pack this weekend

It's time to look ahead to this weekend's Reading and Leeds 2011, Creamfields 2011, South West Four 2011 weather forecasts.

Updated - Weather watch: what to pack this weekend

Updated - Weather watch: what to pack this weekend

It's time to look ahead to this weekend's Reading and Leeds 2011, Creamfields 2011, South West Four 2011 weather forecasts.

Print and keep the Reading Festival 2011 stage times

Print and keep the Reading Festival 2011 stage times

Going to Reading? Missing out on hours of vital pre-festival sleep worrying about whether you'll be able to see both Cerebral Ballzy AND Sub Focus? Well, don't worry, you will.

The Libertines to reunite for 2012 festival shows?

The Libertines to reunite for 2012 festival shows?

The Mirror reports Peter Doherty and Carl Barat are once again reforming The Libertines for a full scale UK and European tour next year.

Reading and Leeds 2011 stage times announced

Reading and Leeds 2011 stage times announced

The Reading and Leeds 2011 stage times have been officially revealed.

Frank Turner for secret Reading and Leeds 2011 set?

Frank Turner for secret Reading and Leeds 2011 set?

Reading and Leeds Festival 2011 stage times have leaked on a website forum, suggesting that Frank Turner will play a secret set in the Lock Up Tent.

Reading 2011 police granted dispersal order

Reading 2011 police granted dispersal order

Police at Reading Festival 2011 have again been granted additional powers to deal with any troublemakers at the event.

Bombay Bicycle Club, more for secret Reading 2011 shows

Bombay Bicycle Club, more for secret Reading 2011 shows

Bollocks To Poverty have announced that they will host a series of secret performances at Reading Festival 2011.

Foster The People pull Pukkelpop 2011 show

Foster The People pull Pukkelpop 2011 show

Foster The People have cancelled their appearance at Pukkelpop 2011.

Last names for Reading and Leeds 2011 line up

Last names for Reading and Leeds 2011 line up

The final few names have been added to the Reading And Leeds 2011 line-up, with this year's comperes also confirmed for both sites.

IOW Festival boss: 'the festival market is saturated'

IOW Festival boss: 'the festival market is saturated'

The music festival market is saturated, a number of top UK festival bosses have argued.

Riot fires damage independent record labels stock

Riot fires damage independent record labels stock

The Sony/PIAS distribution centre in Enfield has been badly damaged in a fire during the riots in London.

Reading Festival tickets NOT sold out

Reading Festival tickets NOT sold out

Weekend tickets for Reading Festival 2011 are still on sale despite an official statement they had sold out.

More Reading and Leeds line up additions

More Reading and Leeds line up additions

More acts have been confirmed for the Reading and Leeds Festival 2011 line up as bosses reveal the BBC Introducing Stage names.

Weekend Reading Festival 2011 tickets sell out

Weekend Reading Festival 2011 tickets sell out

It took longer than usual, but weekend Reading Festival 2011 tickets finally sold out Tuesday evening, with Friday-only tickets the only passes now available.

Win Reading and Leeds 2011 tickets

Win Reading and Leeds 2011 tickets

Music video site Muzu.tv is giving festival-goers a chance to win Reading and Leeds 2011 tickets.

More for Reading and Leeds 2011 line up

More for Reading and Leeds 2011 line up

The first bands for the Reading and Leeds 2011 line up on the BBC Introducing Stage have been announced, as the winners of the annual Futuresound competition were revealed.

More for Reading & Leeds 2011 line up

More for Reading & Leeds 2011 line up

Little Roy and Youn Legionnaire are the latest additions to the Festival Republic Stage as part of the Reading & Leeds 2011 line up.

Melvin Benn: 'Eavis is wrong, festivals are booming'

Melvin Benn: 'Eavis is wrong, festivals are booming'

Festival Republic boss Melvin Benn has insisted that Michael Eavis was "wrong" to say that festivals "are on the way out", launching a robust defence of the state of the industry.

Chance to win VIP tickets with goCarShare

Chance to win VIP tickets with goCarShare

Liftsharing site goCarShare has launched a competition that could see users win VIP tickets to Sonisphere and Wakestock 2012.

Festivals sign charter to improve disabled access

Festivals sign charter to improve disabled access

A heap of festivals based at London's Victoria Park, including Lovebox, High Voltage and Field Day, have signed a charter which aims to "improve the access to and experience of live music for deaf and disabled people."

Elbow to launch own beer in October

Elbow to launch own beer in October

Mancunian indie heroes Elbow are set to launch their own brand of beer at Manchester Food and Drink Festival this October.

Introducing... the Virtual Festivals Vouchers app

Introducing... the Virtual Festivals Vouchers app

Having visited a slew of summer festivals already, we realise that they're getting more expensive. So to save you some cash, we're proud to introduce the Virtual Festivals Vouchers app!

Pete Doherty should play Reading and Leeds

Pete Doherty should play Reading and Leeds

Pete Doherty has been released from prison a month early, allowing him to top the Festival Republic stage at Reading and Leeds 2011.

More for Reading and Leeds 2011

More for Reading and Leeds 2011

Reading and Leeds 2011 have announced some new names for their Alternative Stage, with Dizraeli, Rob Rouse and Tom Wrigglesworth appearing at both sites.

More for Reading and Leeds 2011

More for Reading and Leeds 2011

Reading and Leeds 2011 have announced some new names for their Alternative Stage, with Dizraeli, Rob Rouse and Tom Wrigglesworth appearing at both sites.

Reading and Leeds 2011 announces Festival Republic Stage

Reading and Leeds 2011 announces Festival Republic Stage

Cloud Control, Ed Sheeran, Tom Vek and Digitalism are among the names confirmed for the Festival Republic Stage at Reading and Leeds 2011.

We're saying farewell to our forums...

We're saying farewell to our forums...

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

Get 100 off tickets including IOW Festival

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

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!

Aloe Blacc, more for Berlin Festival

Aloe Blacc, more for Berlin Festival

Berlin Festival 2011, held at various venues in the German capital from 9-10 September, have added ten new acts to the line-up.

Doherty may be out for Reading and Leeds

Doherty may be out for Reading and Leeds

Pete Doherty should be released from prison in time to play the Reading And Leeds Festivals, it's emerged today.

Peter Doherty to miss Reading and Leeds 2011?

Peter Doherty to miss Reading and Leeds 2011?

Peter Doherty is likely to miss scheduled festival shows at Reading and Leeds 2011 and Oxegen 2011 after being sentenced to six months in prison.

Mark Watson, more for Reading and Leeds

Mark Watson, more for Reading and Leeds

Ten new acts confirmed for Alternative Stage at Reading and Leeds Festivals 2011.

New car lift-sharing scheme announced

New car lift-sharing scheme announced

Lift-sharers heading to Reading, Leeds, Sonisphere, Wakestock and Latitude could win themselves a VIP upgrade to this year's events by signing up to a new website.

Buy Reading and Leeds 2011 tickets below face value

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.

Letlive added to Reading and Leeds 2011

Letlive added to Reading and Leeds 2011

Post-hardcore group Letlive have been added to the Reading and Leeds 2011 line up.

Liam Gallagher will "never" go to Glastonbury again

Liam Gallagher will "never" go to Glastonbury again

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

Reading and Leeds Lock-Up Stage announced

Reading and Leeds Lock-Up Stage announced

Descendents and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones will headline the Reading and Leeds Festival 2011 Lock-Up Stages this summer, organisers have announced.

Festival tickets to be sent out earlier to combat fraud

Festival tickets to be sent out earlier to combat fraud

Festival Republic and Live Nation will send out tickets for their events as soon as possible from now on, as part of a crackdown on fraudulent ticket websites, BBC News reports.

Pigeon Detectives take 'secret slot' at Live At Leeds

Pigeon Detectives take 'secret slot' at Live At Leeds

Organisers use local press to reveal secret act to play the Cockpit this Saturday evening.

Dance Stage announced for Reading & Leeds 2011

Dance Stage announced for Reading & Leeds 2011

UNKLE, Simian Mobile Disco and Sub Focus are among the latest acts confirmed for Reading and Leeds Festival 2011.

Festivals and Lyme disease: what are the risks?

Festivals and Lyme disease: what are the risks?

If you've been reading the news this week, you may have come across articles highlighting the dangers of Lyme disease, which is passed on by ticks that tend to be found in rural areas and on livestock.

Glassjaw added to Reading & Leeds line-up

Glassjaw added to Reading & Leeds line-up

Glassjaw are the latest act confirmed for Reading Festival 2011 and Leeds Festival 2011.

Flogging Molly self-confirm for Glastonbury 2011

Flogging Molly self-confirm for Glastonbury 2011

Flogging Molly are the latest act to self-confirm for Glastonbury Festival 2011 with the event to return to Worthy Farm, Pilton in Somerset from 22-26 June.

Muse to play 'Origin Of Symmetry' at Reading 2011

Muse to play 'Origin Of Symmetry' at Reading 2011

Muse are set to play 'Origin Of Symmetry' in its entirety at their Reading & Leeds headline spots in the summer.

Reading and Leeds Festival on sale now - backdoor ticket links!

Reading and Leeds Festival on sale now - backdoor ticket links!

Reading and Leeds Festival tickets on sale now - don't miss out.

Reading and Leeds Festival line-up leaked?

Reading and Leeds Festival line-up leaked?

It looks like a day of leaks after a photo of the Reading and Leeds Festival 2011 line-ups appeared on the internet showing that Muse, My Chemical Romance and The Strokes are set to headline.

Reading & Leeds tickets still on sale

Reading & Leeds tickets still on sale

Reading Festival 2011 and Leeds Festival 2011 tickets are set to go on sale at 7.15pm today (Monday) with both festivals set to return from 26-28 August.

Reading and Leeds Festival on sale now

Reading and Leeds Festival on sale now

Reading and Leeds Festival tickets on sale now - don't miss out. Here are the backdoor tickets for SEE!

Reading & Leeds Festival 2011 line-up revealed!

Reading & Leeds Festival 2011 line-up revealed!

As leaked earlier today (Monday), My Chemical Romance, The Strokes and Muse are set to headline Reading Festival 2011 and Leeds Festival 2011.

Reading Festival 2011: resident ticket details released

Reading Festival 2011: resident ticket details released

Reading Festival organisers have announced the residents' pre-sale tickets are to go on sale 36 hours in advance of the general release tickets.

Reading and Leeds to announce bands on 21 March

Reading and Leeds to announce bands on 21 March

Tickets for Reading and Leeds Festivals 2011, which take place from 26-28 August 2011, are set to go on sale at 7pm on Monday 21 March.

The Sun stokes Strokes rumours for Reading and Leeds

The Sun stokes Strokes rumours for Reading and Leeds

The Strokes have once again been tipped by The Sun to headline this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals today (22 February).

Elbow man hints at possible Glastonbury slot

Elbow man hints at possible Glastonbury slot

Elbow frontman Guy Garvey has sparked rumours that his band are set to play Glastonbury Festival 2011.

My Chemical Romance singer stokes festival rumours

My Chemical Romance singer stokes festival rumours

My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way has stoked up the festival rumour mill once more, after he announced onstage on Saturday night (12 February) that they will headline a UK festival this summer.

Reading and Leeds headliners 'staggeringly good'

Reading and Leeds headliners 'staggeringly good'

Melvin Benn, festival promoter for Reading and Leeds Festival, has stated all three headline acts are "staggeringly good" and will not be headlining any other festivals.

Funeral Party self-confirm Reading and Leeds

Funeral Party self-confirm Reading and Leeds

Californian electro-punks, Funeral Party have let slip that they will perform at this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals.

Festival Republic launches first US festival

Festival Republic launches first US festival

The organisers behind the UK's Reading and Leeds, Latitude and Big Chill Festivals have announced that they are set to host a major new festival in Orlando, FL, USA.

Merry Christmas from Virtual Festivals!

Merry Christmas from Virtual Festivals!

Virtual Festivals would like to wish all of our users a very Merry Christmas and an ecstatically happy New Year.

Check out VF's Ones To Watch in 2011!

Check out VF's Ones To Watch in 2011!

Here at VF Towers we've been scouring the country's toilet venues and spent the last few weeks perusing the depths of MySpace to bring you the 21 acts set to be big at festivals in 2011.

Buy tickets through VF, get Festival Annual cheap!

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.

Reading, Leeds Festival 2011 tickets still on sale

Reading, Leeds Festival 2011 tickets still on sale

Reading and Leeds Festival 2011 tickets are still on sale, a week after they went on sale.

Reading, Leeds Festival 2011 tickets on sale

Reading, Leeds Festival 2011 tickets on sale

Early bird weekend tickets for Reading Festival 2011 and Leeds Festival 2011 have gone on sale today (Friday 3 December).

Reading, Leeds Festival 2011 tickets on sale tomorrow

Reading, Leeds Festival 2011 tickets on sale tomorrow

Early bird tickets for Reading Festival 2011 and Leeds Festival 2011 go on sale tomorrow morning (Friday 3 December) at 9am.

The Strokes for Reading and Leeds Festival 2011?

The Strokes for Reading and Leeds Festival 2011?

The Strokes are rumoured for a headline slot at next year's Reading and Leeds festivals.

Reading, Leeds tickets to go on sale on 1 Dec

Reading, Leeds tickets to go on sale on 1 Dec

Vodaphone are set to offer customers exclusive ticket pre-sales for all Festival Republic events in 2011.

Use VF discount code to buy Festival Annual 2010

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.

Ticket scammers target 2011's big events

Ticket scammers target 2011's big events

Websites selling non-existent tickets to Britain's biggest events grossed an estimate of 12million last year and continue to exploit consumer laws.

Festival Republic chief set for African charity bike ride

Festival Republic chief set for African charity bike ride

Festival Republic chief, Melvin Benn, is set to undertake a 435km charity bike ride in Africa called Making Tracks.

Apologies for the downtime

Apologies for the downtime

We would like to apologise for the disruption to VF's service yesterday (19th October) and any alarm caused by the warning messages that may have appeared in your web browser when you tried to access the site.

Red Hot Chili Peppers 'have festival dates booked'

Red Hot Chili Peppers 'have festival dates booked'

Red Hot Chili Peppers' drummer Chad Smith has revealed that the group are set to play festivals again in 2011.

UK Festival Awards 2010 longlist voting to close

UK Festival Awards 2010 longlist voting to close

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

Reading Festival 2011 tickets on sale now

Reading Festival 2011 tickets on sale now

Reading Festival 2011 tickets have gone on sale.

Reading Festival 2011 dates confirmed

Reading Festival 2011 dates confirmed

Reading Festival 2011 dates have been announced.

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