May 17, 2017 |

Download Festival Ones To Watch

Download Festival Ones To Watch

May 17, 2017 |

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We're well and truly about to enter festival season and we couldn't be more excited. With Download Festival within touching distance, we've selected some of the best bands on this years line up that we think you should be checking out over the festival weekend.

Motionless in White - Words Liz Birt

Motionless in White are no strangers to the stage at Download, last appearing in 2015. The electronic metalcore quintet have just released their latest album Graveyard Shift, their first on Roadrunner Records. The record sees the band explore and further develop their sound so it’s going to be exciting to see the new tracks live on main stage alongside old favourites including Abigail, Immaculate Misconception and Reincarnate. FFO: Marilyn Manson, Slipknot, Bleeding Through, Korn, Rob Zombie.

Creeper - Words Laura Brown

The band you can’t miss. Creeper’s rise to the top over the last couple of years is one that is unavoidably admirable. From being just a handful of peoples favourite band on a line up to having a whole army of loyal followers and one massive debut album. The band take to Download’s Main Stage (!!) this year and their set is sure to be one that draws in the crowds. Prepare yourself for a silly amount of people all singing along to Misery; it’s a moment you won’t want to miss out on.

Holding Absence - Words Bethan Jones

Holding Absence are one of the many bands playing the Dogtooth stage at Download Festival. Their genre is post hardcore with a bit of melodic hardcore thrown in there. This a band you should check out because this quintet are very energetic during their set, the vocals vary from some heavy screams in tracks such as Dream Of Me and some more melodic vocals during Everything. This band started off as a small Welsh band performing locally and now escalated to doing a full UK tour! They're are similar to 30STM and The 1975. These are definately one to watch and will pull in a great crowd!

Like A Storm - Words Liz Birt

Again no strangers to Download are Like A Storm. The hard rockers first made an appearance at the legendary festival in 2015, which was only their second EVER UK show! The band are truly unique in terms of sound, combining the heavier elements of metal with the didgeridoo, creating their own genre – digeridoometal! They have toured the world with the likes of Alter Bridge, Escape The Fate and Black Veil Brides and are sure to get you in the mood as sub-headliners on Sunday evening’s fourth stage! FFO: Creed, Volbeat.

Blood Youth - Words Laura Brown

Blood Youth are one of those bands that have been making waves in the alt music world since their formation in 2014, but over the last year have gathered a real backing & sense of promise; all of which is perfectly deserved. The hardcore band from Harrogate have managed to stand out in an every growing genre with their aggressive yet accessible style of music and are one of the hottest bands on this year’s Download line up. Head to the Avalanche stage and check them out.