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A Greener Festival Award Scheme

A Greener Festival Award Scheme

Now in it's fifth year, The Greener Festival Awards is the internationally recognised scheme that recognises and rewards festivals who have made significant steps in reducing their environmental impact.

Festivals 2009: a year in review

Festivals 2009: a year in review

Phew! What another impressive festival year. At the turn of the season, the big event bookings had vamped it up like Britpop Groundhog Day: Blur Vs Oasis Part II - the beef is back - just with bigger bellies and balding heads.

The Big One: The Big Chill 2009

The Big One: The Big Chill 2009

We look ahead to this week's biggest festival draw - The Big Chill...

Welcome To My Greener Festival

Welcome To My Greener Festival

We've teamed up with the good folks at www.agreenerfestival.com to look at the role of music festivals in promoting environmentally friendly practices, reducing the impact of festivals and combating climate change.

The art of blagging: festival tickets

The art of blagging: festival tickets

Believe it or not, but there are only a few degrees of separation between you and Kings Of Leon bonding over a warm cardboard cup of lager backstage at this year's biggest festival...

Freezing festivals: snow soirees

Freezing festivals: snow soirees

So, gloves up, who actually couldn't get into work thanks to the snow? This weather-related piece is dedicated to all the skivers out there who made snowmen rather than phone calls yesterday...

We predict the folk acts of 2009

We predict the folk acts of 2009

In our final festival forecast feature we look at the names in folk music ready to set the fields alight this summer.

We predict the new bands of 2009

We predict the new bands of 2009

We've still got the crystal ball out at VF Towers; so let's take a peek inside to see the new bands likely to be hitting the circuit this summer...

2008: Misfits, mud and mirth

2008: Misfits, mud and mirth

Hallmarked by Britain's signature summer weather 2008 has indeed been an emotional one.

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