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Download Festival reveals more 2019 acts!

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 2019 first line-up announcement

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 […]

Belzebubs have teamed up with Century Media Records and release a Blackened Call to arms

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 […]

Download Festival 2018 – Sunday review

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 […]

Download Festival 2018 – Saturday review

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 – Friday review

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 […]

Powerflo are on The Grind

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 announces village activities

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 […]

Cancer Bats announce more tiny shows

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 […]

The Faim reveal video for Midland Line

Australian alt-rockers The Faim have been wowing crowds on their first tour across the UK this month with their infectious rock, hypnotic stage presence and down-to-earth, humble personalities. The quartet have revealed the video for their second single Midland Line! The track itself is a summer soundtrack in the making and has a hook that you will […]

Download Festival reveals more bands and return of WWE NXT!

Download Festival 2018 has announced 21 more bands to the lineup! In the latest announcement we have; Hell Is For Heroes, Avatar, Andrew W.K., Bad Religion, Black Foxxes, CKY, Nothing More, Lawnmower Deth, Bad Cop/Bad Cop, Being As An Ocean, Culture Abuse, Starcrawler, Ded, Ecca Vandal, Igorrr, Loathe, Kaiser Franz Josef, Helpless, Cellar Darling and […]

Download Festival announces a whopping 65 bands!

Founded in July 2013, Six Time Champion are a five piece pop-punk band from Brighton, UK who draw influence from A Day To Remember, Such Gold, Set Your Goals, The Story So Far.

Dream State reveal video and Download and The Great Escape festivals slots

South Walean quintet Dream State have signed to UNFD! To celebrate they have re-issued single White Lies. Vocalist CJ Gilpin says; “It’s about temptation, denial, hitting rock bottom and surrendering to yourself, There’s a line in the song – ‘Why won’t you give up?’ – that is really personal to me because I’m questioning myself as well as someone close […]

Download announces more acts for 2018!

*FESTIVAL ANNOUNCEMENT KLAXON* Download festival has announced the next wave of artists to join the bill for 2018! ALEXISONFIRE, Asking Alexandria, Babymetal, Black Veil Brides, Body Count FT. Ice T, Bullet For My Valentine, Dream State, In This Moment, Marilyn Manson, Mayday Parade, MESHUGGAH, Neck Deep, Parkway Drive, Rise Againt, The Hives, The Pink Slips […]

Guns N Roses announced as final headliner for Download 2018

Avenged Sevenfold and Ozzy Osborne will be joined by the legendary Guns N Roses headlining Saturday night at Download 2018! Playing for the first time since 1993 and made of the inimitable AXL ROSE, guitar legend SLASH and original bassist DUFF MCKAGAN, plus DIZZY REED, RICHARD FORTUS, FRANK FERRER and MELISSA REESE. Download Festival’s Promoter, Andy Copping said: “It’s great to […]

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