Virtual Festivals

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Virtual Festivals
Industry Music festivals
Founder Steve Jenner
Headquarters London, London, UK
Area served

Virtual Festivals is a UK music website that publishes news, reviews, listings, videos, photographs, interviews and competitions on music festivals. It was launched by Steve Jenner in 1999.

Virtual Festivals was written about in The Independent's "10 Best Sites of the Week" on 26 May 2001.[1] The site joined Facebook in 2007 and was described by the Birmingham Post as "the first social networking festival portal".[2] A MailOnline journalist wrote about Virtual Festivals in a piece on the "best websites" for music festivals in 2013.[3]

The site holds its own annual awards show, the Virtual Festivals Awards, which has been covered by The Independent.[4]

Material from the Virtual Festivals site has been reproduced by publications such as The Spectator.[5]

The Virtual Festivals business was put up for sale by tender in February 2014.[6]


With a team of more than 200 writers and photographers, the site covers major UK and international music festivals, including:


  1. ^ Pro, Ash (26 May 2001). "10 Best Sites of the Week". The Independent. Virtual Festivals - Today is Homelands, and the thousands "avinit" down in Winchester probably marks the true beginning of the festival season in the UK. This extensive site, combining eye-catching design with need-to- know info, promises to make up for the lack of Glastonbury with a virtual alternative, as well as providing news, reviews, pictures, links and diary dates for scores of events. 
  2. ^ "Web life". Birmingham Post. 5 July 2007. Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  3. ^ Mawer, Fred (30 May 2013). "Setting the stage for summer fun: The best websites for... music festivals". MailOnline. DMG Media. Retrieved 5 May 2014. 
  4. ^ Roberts, Genevieve (29 December 2006). "Review of the year: Winners of the year". The Independent. Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "Tsunami balls". The Spectator. 29 January 2005. Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  6. ^ Sale Notification - Sale By Tender - Virtual Limited. Government Auctions. Retrieved 10 March 2014.