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Planning your 2011 festival? Our complete guide is here:

With Christmas, New Year, and Valentines Day out of the way, it’s time to splurge on yourself and secure tickets to your favourite summer festivals. We’ve scoured the web and double-checked with Virtual Festivals to bring you a complete round-up of the top 2011 events. Some are already sold out. So, get out your calendar, credit card, and get cracking! Then comes the fun bit — following the Glastonbury rumours, creating your Bestival fancy dress costume, and figuring out how to get to the Secret Garden Party’s “secret” location!

(Festivals are listed in chronological order)

Download Festival 2011 – 10 to 12 June
What is it? Three days of raucous head-banging to some of the biggest, best and undiscovered metal and rock bands in the world.
Price: £180 – adult weekend ticket with camping
Headliners: System Of A Down, Linkin Park

Glade Festival – 10 to 12 June
What is it? Britain’s biggest and best non-corporate electronic dance music festival which originally started out as a stage at Glastonbury. It was cancelled in 2010 but is set to make a comeback at a secret location this summer.
Tickets to go on sale soon. Click here for Glade ticket information To find out more about Glade click here

Isle of Wight Festival
2011 – 10 to 12 June
What is it? Rock and pop old and new, mixing its 60s/70s origins with big names and a family atmosphere.
Price: £175 – adult weekend ticket with camping.
Confirmed: Foo Fighters, Kings of Leon, Kasabian,Pulp, Tom Jones, The British Pink Floyd Show

RockNess 2011 – 10 to 12 June
What is it? Originally more of a dance festival, has expanded into something more eclectic. Winner of Best Line-up at the Festival Awards 2010, expect a few curve-balls.
Price: £149 – adult weekend ticket with camping
Confirmed: Kasabian, The Chemical Brothers, Paolo Nutini

Escape Into The Park 2011 – 11 June
What is it? Wales’ biggest dance event, with DJ’s spinning trance, drum n bass, techno, house, and hardcore all weekend. Held at Singleton Park, Swansea.
Price: £41.50 – General Admission, £57.50 – VIP

Beach Break Live 2011 – 16 to 20 June

What is it? A festival for 18,000 students celebrating the end of exams and the beginning of summer in a spectacular location.
Price: £84 early birds, £99 full price weekend ticket.

Glastonbury – 22-26 June
What is it? Just the world’s most famous music festival where more than 170,000 festival-goers take up 1000 Somerset acres to witness more than 1000 acts, including performances from some of the world’s most-famous artists.
Rumoured: U2, Coldplay, Beyonce, The Rolling Stones, Kylie
Tickets are sold out but you can get the latest info here

Blissfields Festival 2011 – 30 June to 3 July
What is it? Four days of eclectic music in intimate, family-friendly surroundings, with local food and ales sold from outdoor bars at reasonable prices.
Confirmed artists: Frank Turner, Six Nation State, Gold Panda, Dub Pistols
Price: Adult weekend passes are £60 early bird or £65otherwise; youth weekend passes are £37 early bird or£42 on general sale. Under-5s go free. Camping for Thursday night is £10 early bird or £15 otherwise.

Wireless Festival – 1 July to 3 July
What is it? A stellar festival in London’s Hyde Park.
Headliners: Pulp, Black Eyed Peas, Chemical Brothers
Price: Around £50 per day

The iTunes Festival – 1 to 31 July
What is it? A free festival over 31 consecutive nights at London’s Roundhouse.
Confirmed: Linkin Park, Duran Duran, Rumer, White Lies

T In The Park 2011 – 8 to 10 July
What is it? Scotland’s biggest festival, with household name headliners and surely The Proclaimers on the Main Stage once again. Nice toilets as well. Held at Balado Airfield.
Price: £180 – adult weekend ticket with camping
Rumoured: Foo Fighters, Biffy Clyro

Larmer Tree Festival 2011 – 13 to 17 July
What is it? Celebrating it’s 21st year, this diverse jazz/blues/folk/roots festival also has comedians, DJs and activities, and all with no corporate sponsorship.
Confirmed: Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, Bellowhead, Spiers and Boden, Show of Hands
Price: £190 for a five-day ticket, £156 for a four-day ticket and £125 for a three-day ticket – with camping

Latitude 2011 – 14 to 17 July
What is it? Three days of music, art, comedy, literature, theatre, film, poetry and family fun in idyllic surroundings at Henham Park, Suffolk. Also watch out for special surprise guests.
Price: £155 – adult weekend ticket with camping
Rumoured: R.E.M., The National, The Flaming Lips, Elbow, Foals4, Suede, We Are Scientists

Lovebox Weekender 2011 – 15 to 17 July
A three day outdoor festival held in London’s Victoria Park.
Price range: £49.50 to £99

Secret Garden Party 2011 – 21 to 24 July
What is it? One of the most unique, eclectic, and eccentric festivals in the U.K. It attracts some of the best emerging artists around as well as some true bona fide legends. But, it’s away from the music that the four-day soiree held at an undisclosed location in the Cambridgeshire countryside really comes to life. Built on creative participation of all kinds, festival-goers can be doing anything from rolling down hills in tractor tyres, having a custard pie fight or performing Shakespeare around campfires. It’s one party you don’t want to miss!
Price: Adult ticket: £155.00 + Booking Fee, Teen ticket: £125, under 12’s free

High Voltage Festival 2011 – 23 to 24 July
What is it? Festival held at London’s Victoria Park
Headliners: Judas Priest, Dream Theater
Price: Day general admission: £56.50; weekend admission: £99

WOMAD 2011 – 28 to 31 July
What is it? WOMAD stands for World of Music, Arts and Dance and was set up in 1982 by Genesis’ lead singer Peter Gabriel. The event brings together many forms of the arts from different countries and cultures from over the globe. WOMAD has around 20 festivals worldwide and it allows audiences to gain an insight into other cultures through the enjoyment of music. Britain’s WOMAD is held at Charlton Park, Wiltshire.
Price: Adult weekend ticket: £135; resident weekend ticket: £85; teenage weekend ticket (ages 14 to 17): £75; children 13 and under free

Camp Bestival 2011 – 29 to 31 July
What is it? Winner of Best Family Festival at the Festival Awards, Bestival’s kid-friendly sister event takes place in the grounds of Lulworth Castle, Dorset, with a mix of music, art, comedy, fancy dress and even an animal farm.
Price: £160 – adult weekend ticket with camping

Global Gathering 2011 – 29 to 31 July
What is it? A huge dance festival with world-class DJs and electronic music artists playing to 50,000 people. Global is now into its 11th year and is held at the Avon Park Raceway, Long Marston.
Price: £99 – adult weekend ticket with camping
Headliners: Orbital, The Prodigy, Pendulum

Field Day 2011 – 30 July
What is it? A one day festival held in East London’s Victoria Park. Last year’s line-up included Andrew Weatherall, Phoenix, Caribou and Erland and the Carnival. It also hosts an off-the-wall Village Green and plenty of rural fayre.
Price: £25

The Big Chill 2011 – 4 to 7 August
What is it? Legends and new talent of every possible musical hue mix together at the picturesque location of Eastnor Castle.
Rumoured: Jessie J
Price: £155 – adult weekend ticket with camping

Underage Festival 2011 – 7 August
What is it? A festival for those who love music but aren’t old enough to drink legally. Held at Victoria Park, London.
Price: £25

Fairport’s Cropredy Convention 2011 – 11 to 13 August
What is it? Folk-rockers Fairport Convention’s annual festival in the Oxfordshire village of Cropedy. Mainly folk based and family-friendly, a Fairport vs Cropedy cricket match serves as a Sunday afternoon finale.
Price: £85 – adult weekend (three-day) ticket with camping
Confirmed: Fairport Convention

Standon Calling – 11 to 14 August
What is it? Iconic artists and breakthrough acts in an intimate setting. All-night bars and even a pool! Held at a secret location in Standon.
Note: The festival will go ahead despite its founder recently being jailed for theft and fraud over money taken to fund the event.
Price: Adult weekend ticket: £120; teenage weekend ticket £100

Summer Sundae Weekender 2011 – 12 to 14 August
What is it? Three days of everything from rock and folk to electronica and pop from huge names and emerging talent. Held at Leicester De Montfort Hall.
Price: Adult early bird weekend ticket: £105 (save £10 off full price); family super early bird weekend ticket £275 for 2 adults and 2 children (save £20 off full price)

V Festival 2011 Chelmsford – 20 to 21 August
What is it? The first ever simultaneous twin-site, multi-day festival, V has a solid reputation for delivering a diverse selection of the biggest bands in a user-friendly environment.
Where? Hylands Park
Rumoured: Arctic Monkeys, Eminem, Rihanna, Beady Eye
Price: £140 Weekend Pass (£165 with camping)

V Festival 2011 Staffordshire – 20 to 21 August
Where? Weston Park
Rumoured: Arctic Monkeys, Eminem, R.E.M., Mumford and Sons
Price: £140 Weekend Pass (£165 with camping)

Shambala Festival 2011 – 25 to 28 August
What is it? A magical, corporate-free festival hosting more than 100 artists as well as a hot-tub field, cabaret village, fancy dress carnival and much more. Held at a secret location in Northamptonshire.
Price: Adult: £119; teenage (15 to 17): £79; child (5 to 14): £29

Reading Festival 2011 and Leeds Festival 2011 – 26 to 28 August
What is it? The nation’s premier August bank holiday blowouts, with rock, indie, punk, dance and endless campsite shenanigans.
Headliners: Muse, The Strokes
Price range: £75 to £180

Creamfields 2011 – 27 to 28 August
What is it? The original dance festival and the UK Festival Awards’ Best Dance Event 2010. Top DJ’s and live performers are spread out across a live outdoor stage and ten arenas. Held in Daresbury, Cheshire.
Price: £100 – adult weekend ticket with camping
Rumoured: Swedish House Mafia, Magnetic Man, Leftfield

London Electronic Dance Festival (L.E.D.) – 27 to 28 August
What is it? A two day event that seeks to recreate a little corner of Ibiza in Hackney. Held at Victoria Park.
Line-up: David Guetta, Soulwax, Leftfield, Goldfrapp
Price: Day adult admission: £40; weekend adult admission £70; day student: £32; weekend student: £56

Evolution Festival 2011
– 28 to 29 August
What is it? Rock, pop, dance and DJ’s entertain 60,000 people over two days along Newcastle’s quayside.
Price: £35 – weekend ticket, £25 – day ticket.
Confirmed: Iggy And The Stooges, Plan B

Bestival 2011 – 8 to 11 September
What is it? Winner of Best Major Festival at the UK Festival Awards, Rob da Bank picks a quirky, varied line-up. Worth it for the fancy dress alone. Held at Robin Hill on the Isle of Wight.
Price: £160 – adult weekend ticket with camping
Confirmed: The Cure, Brian Wilson, Primal Scream, Magnetic Man, Robyn

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