With the opening chords of Delain wiping the dust off the Saturn Stage for the start of another year, Sonisphere 2010 begins with live favorites Alice Cooper, Europe and Gary Numan.
Half of Manchester, and even the sun, shone to celebrate the work of one of the city's favourite sons.
Tent bought, novelty wellies packed, slabs of cheap beer purchased from a leading supermarket, these can only mean one thing - it's festival time!
Battered, bruised and with more than a hint of tinnitus, we took the final day of The Great Escape 2010 in our stride.
In case you hadn't had enough of Europe's leading new music festival, here comes Day Two!
Filling your bag with cans of Relentless? Scaling one too many hills for your liking? Catching four different bands from goodness knows where?! You must have found your way down to Brighton and The Great Escape!
A look back at the final-day shenanigans at Swn Festival 2009.
Spurred on by some of the quality witnessed at Swn the previous day, DMG tastes some more Cardiff gig action.
DMG looks back at the first night of the Huw Stephens-curated bash in Cardiff.
Billed 'The Year of the Spectacular', the Isle of Wight had a space invasion.
A big wheel of shenanigans from the energetic festival that was Leeds 2009.
Three days of music, comedy and entertainment combine to create a family friendly music experience.
A sun-drenched Herefordshire valley welcomes an eclectic mix of artists. The results are absolutely stunning.
In a brand new and beautiful location, Kendal Calling returns to prove itself as a front runner in the northern festival stakes.
Tess Askew was on-site for The Wickerman Festival 2009 - here are her highlights.
Latitude's final day brought powerhouse performances from Nick Cave and Editors, and nostalgia trips by recently reformed legends The Vaselines.
By the time Passion Pit took to the stage, the Sunrise Tent had become a seething morass of screaming, sweat-sodden teenagers.
With Latitude's line-up this year positively overflowing with talent, there were some agonising choices to be made - Ladyhawke or Fever Ray? Bat For Lashes or the Pet Shop Boys?
New talent, old favourites and gorgeous setting for a day out in Nottinghamshire.
Guildford's family friendly festival; choc full of nostalgia and breaking talent.
Avoiding the trappings of normal festivals, such as the vomiting enducing 'VIP' zone, Hop Farm Festivals promised a unique fresh take on the format. Did the succeed?
Thousands of students descend on the festival's last-minute move to Kent for one of the biggest student parties of the summer.
Making the most out of Bristol's assortment of character-rich venues, and the O2 Academy, comes Dot to Dot festival.
Nottingham puts on a rather hit-and-miss day festival, which isn't helped by insufficient venue capacities and a lack of standout acts.
The final evening of the urban seaside extravaganza, as seen through DMG eyes.
A busy Friday for DMG down on the south coast.
DMG looks back at the first night of the three-day Brighton shindig.
We take a look at the French festival held in the idyllic surroundings of Paris, on 20th August 2008.
One of the highlights of The Edge Festival was the new First Lady of music, Santogold.
Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip play their first live show in Edinburgh and we were there.
The hangover has finally lifted, the mud’s been cleaned off your wellies and the tent's packed away for another year...time to reminisce back to the highs and lows of this year's Reading Festival Weekend.
The Edge Festival is comprised of over 50 gigs in Edinburgh throughout August. We take a look at the best of this unique festival.
Blasted off into a supermassive black hole, the audience were stunned by the Devon rockers who put on an epic show at V08.
We discover that the Secret Garden Party is a very English affair, although a universally inclusive one.
From comedy to cinema, Victorian funfair to holistic therapy sessions, the Big Chill isn't so much a festival as a department store.
Even the rain couldn't stop 4000 people having the party of the year, with a range of new music and established acts on the bill.
Imagine being invited to the best house party ever, with the likes of The Maccabees, Super Furry Animals and Late of the Pier playing for your own personal pleasure...
Tess Askew covers the alternative family-friendly Wickerman Festival, set in the beautiful Scottish countryside.
Discover the secrets of Spain's Internacional de Benicàssim, otherwise known as 'FIB'.
It may not offer the fullest line-up out there, but what it lacks in quantity it more than makes up for in quality.
With an impressive line-up and a new three-day run, can the Irish festival live up to its British rivals?
An overview of the day, the acts, and the general randomness that the Boosh crammed into twelve short little hours.
Glastonbury virgin Alex Perrins looks back on his first experience of this year's mudfest.
Rain, wind and bad planning manage not to detract from a jaw-dropping lead performance by Neil Young at the Hop Farm Festival.
Beach Break Live should be a lesson for all student music fans that good festivals don't always come in big packages.
The festival takes place from 11th-13th July in Joensuu, Finland. Kelly Murray takes a sideways look at a Finnish Festival with a difference.
Hox-to-Dot Festival, little brother to Dot-to-Dot, located in central London.
Cancellations from a number of the most anticipated bands fail to overshadow a great weekend of music in Nottingham.
Hosted in a seaside town with over 200 bands, 25 venues and over 3 days in which to take it all in, The Great Escape is certainly aptly titled.
48 hours, 130 bands and 30 different venues: the Camden Crawl is an indie paradise dream come true.