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It's day two of Reading Festival, and Izzie Dyer is hanging in there, eager to find the highlight sets of the weekend.

To sign off the end of a brilliant year of festivals, we sent our reporter Izzie Dyer to Reading Festival to give us the lowdown on the biggest festival of the year.

In its eleventh year, Y Not Festival has proved itself to be on its way to bigger and better things.

The last weekend of July has to be the busiest of the music festival calendar; when seemingly all niche, boutique, small-to-medium festivals competed for both audiences and artists.

Bilbao BBK Live: a festival in the ridiculously hot climate of Spain, held on a mountain, with an ace line-up... it could only really go one way...

Bilbao BBK Live: a festival in the ridiculously hot climate of Spain, held on a mountain, with an ace line-up... it could only really go one way...

Bilbao BBK Live: a festival in the ridiculously hot climate of Spain, held on a mountain, with an ace line-up... it could only really go one way...

As veteran Field Day-ers, we're well aware that absorbing more than one day at a time of that much nonsense is too much for one writer, so we split it. Charlotte tackled Saturday.

With Field Day and Download Festival on the same weekend, we managed to drag ourselves to both – because we wanted to go to both, not because we double-booked ourselves. Obviously.

It looks like our intrepid reporter made it all the way through Y Not Festival's tenth bithday weekend. It also looks like we should have a sponsorship deal with Hooch.

Time for day two of Emily Pilbeam’s whiskey-fuelled reporting on Y Not Festival’s tenth birthday.

Y Not Festival turned ten this year and we, Snoop Dogg and Basement Jaxx were invited along to the party.

The talented Kiera Cullinane went on tour with Bad For Lazarus, starting with Glastonbury Festival. This is what she had to report.

Camden Town is known for the weird and wonderful, and for one day a year it's amplified tenfold by the curators of Camden Rocks as they fill it with established and upcoming bands.

We sent our intrepid punk rock reporter Courtney Murison to check out Slam Dunk Festival 2015 in Hertfordshire. Now she's fully recovered, she can share her experiences with us all.

This is it. The final countdown. Flufferfest - you stole our hearts and left us with hangovers, but we love you dearly. Roll on 2016.

Each morning we’re bringing you the news, views and events from the night before at Flufferfest 2015. The fact that we're even awake is a miracle so please appreciate our efforts.

Each morning we're bringing you the news, views and events from the night before at Flufferfest 2015. Go easy on us, we're feeling quite delicate, tired and emotional.

May Bank Holiday was taken over by Live At Leeds. Each venue was full of music lovers and all bands had a more than appreciative crowd regardless of their genre.

Halloween season – if you could call it a season – has been and gone, bringing with it a lovely little rock festival in Camden Town called Nightmare Festival.

Max Peake (otherwise known as Hurtdeer) let's us know what he thought of the end of last month's Simple Things Festival (Bristol, 25.10.14).

Southsea Fest takes place every September on the sunny isle of Portsmouth. We sent writer Emily Pilbeam and photographer Elspeth Wilkinson to investigate Southsea's 8th year.

We asked two of our writers two give us two different perspectives on Reading Festival 2014, and boy did we get it. Read Alex's first ever festival experience.

Whilst we’ve been in recovery mode after a messy, painful, dirty and delightful weekend at Reading Festival – we've had time to reflect over the incredible live performances we saw.

Last weekend, us lot at Raw Meat were partying in the mud at Y Not Festival.