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Download 2020 second announcement

There's a whole lot of acts in the new announcement to join Kiss, Iron Maiden and System of A Down at Download 2020!

Download 2020 headliners announced

*FESTIVAL KLAXON* We have literally just recovered from 2019 festival season and already we are planning 2020 after the first round of announcements from Download Festival for June 12-14.

Download Festival 2019

Download 2019 was a complete mudfest, but an absolutely incredible weekend.

Download Festival 2019 – Ones To Watch

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.

Download Festival and WWE NXT

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.

Download Festival 2019 ones to watch part 1

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

Fever 333 announce UK demonstrations

US punks Fever 333 will be returning for more demonstrations in the UK!

Download Festival adds 17 more bands AND WWE NXT live tapings!

Accompanying Download Festival's latest line-up announcement is the news that the festival will host WWE NXT tapings!

Download 2019 latest line-up announcement!

The UK's premier rock and metal festival Download has revealed another wave of incredible artists for this year!

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 […]

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