As the campsite opens for five day campers, we asked one of our senior writers and festival attendee Tom Butterworth to give us his low-down of the ones to watch.
Wrestling has been a focal non-musical point at Download Festival for the past couple of years. With the evolution of the professional UK scene and the live tapings at the festival, we give a quick round-up of Download's history with NXT.
It's now less than a month until Download Festival 2019! We scour through the bands in a two part series of our ones to watch! First up, I (deputy editor Lizi) take you through 10 of the artists I'm most looking forward to seeing
US punks Fever 333 will be returning for more demonstrations in the UK!
Accompanying Download Festival's latest line-up announcement is the news that the festival will host WWE NXT tapings!
The UK's premier rock and metal festival Download has revealed another wave of incredible artists for this year!
Following on from the announcement of the 2019 headliners, Download Festival have revealed the next wave of bands to perform at the festival! Slayer will be using the festival for their final UK show as they bring an end to their 37 year career! After 30 years, The Smashing Pumpkins will be making their Download festival […]
Download festival has announced the first in their series of line-up announcements for 2019! The announcement reveals the headliners; Def Leppard, Slipknot and Tool! Def Leppard will be performing Hysteria in it’s entirety alongside many of their greatest hits in what is their only UK appearance of 2019! Joe Elliott says; “We are delighted to be going back to […]
Black metallers Belzebubs have revealed their new single Blackened Call! The track is the first new music to be released through their new label Century Media Records and with new drummer Samael! The band say; ”We are extremely proud to sign with Century Media on their 30th anniversary year, joining the likes of Watain, Tribulation, Moonsorrow, Insomnium, and Rotting […]
Sunday is pretty much the goth day on Main Stage and in true irony, the sun is blaring down on the hottest day of the festival. First up are Sun Arcana on the Dogtooth Stage. An early start and a hungover crowd are won over by the energetic quartet. Tom’s vocals are absolutely breathtaking. The […]
The sun is well and truly out as we kick off Saturday’s festivities with an 11am set on the Avalanche Stage. The Bottom Line ramp up the energy of the small but ever-growing crowd with their infectious brand of pop-punk. There is great interaction with the crowd, getting everyone to sing along and also compete […]
Download Festival 2018 saw a weekend of sun, alcohol (or not, depending on your preferences) and great bands and activities for everyone, including a visit from everyone’s favourite skeleton; The Nightmare Before Christmas’ Jack Skellington. Kicking off the Friday without the sun is Boston Manor. The Blackpool quartet had the honour and task of opening […]
Metal/hip-hop crew Powerflo have revealed their new single The Grind ahead of next month’s UK debut at Download Festival! Check out The Grind below; Powerflo consists of Cypress Hill rapper Sen Dog, guitarist Rogelio “Roy” Lozano of Downset fame, former Fear Factory bassist Christian Olde Wolbers and Biohazard vocalist/guitarist Billy Graziadei and they create a powerful blend of hip-hop, metal, punk and rock. Catch […]
Download Festival has revealed the activities available to fans in the campsite village and this year, we have DO.OMYOGA, where for the first time, fans can get together and perfect their downward facing Download Dog. The whole idea of DO.OMYOGA is combining the worlds of relaxation and wellbeing with our favourite heavy music. There will […]
Following the release of surprise record The Spark That Moves and the delightful response to the intimate £5 shows, Cancer Bats have revealed more tiny shows to follow their appearance at this year’s Download Festival! June 8th Download Festival, Donington 9th Exeter, Cavern 10th Plymouth, The Junction 11th London, Brixton Academy (Supporting Alexisonfire – SOLD OUT) 12th […]