Download Festival GENRE ARCHIVES

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 […]

Download announce Avenged Sevenfold to headline Friday!

Download have revealed Avenged Sevenfold will be headlining Friday night! The band has commented “We are more than honoured to be a part of this legendary show and line up. Being asked to headline Download for the second time is a career highlight. We would like to thank our UK A7X family” Download Festival’s Promoter, Andy Copping said: […]

Download announce first headliner for 2018!

*FESTIVAL ANNOUNCEMENT KLAXON* Download festival has announced the first headliner for 2018 and it’s a big one! Ozzy Osbourne is set to headline the festival on the Sunday night as a solo artist for the first time! Download promoter Andy Copping says; “We’re unbelievably excited to have Ozzy as one of the headliners next year. […]

Download 2017 interview: Fizzy Blood!

We caught up with Yorkshire rockers Fizzy Blood following their Download set to talk the festival, upcoming plans and playing South Korea… You’re at Download! Are you excited to be here? All: Very excited Jake (drums): More excited now than I was before. I think I was more nervous than excited before! Tim (guitar/keys): Yeah […]

Download 2017 interview: Fozzy!

We caught up with US hard rockers Fozzy’s guitarist Rich Ward following their set at Download to talk the festival, being a clown and a Ronnie James Dio/M. Shadows collaboration! You’re at Download! Are you excited to be here? Yes! It’s the Mecca of metal! It’s great! As a young American kid who loves hard […]

Download 2017 interview: Casey

We caught up with Liam Torrance and Max Nicolai, guitarist and drummer respectively of South Wales hardcore band Casey following their set at Download 2017 to talk the festival, South Wales and being in the circus…. You’re at Download! Are you excited to be here? Max: Very excited yeah. We’ve always wanted to play Download. […]

Download 2017 interview: Dead Label!

We caught up with vocalist/bassist Dan O’Grady of Irish metallers Dead Label following their set at Download to talk the festival, playing with Machine Head and Dan’s metal musical journey. You’re at Download! Are you excited to be here? Yes! Really am! First time playing. I was here in 2009 when they did the Monsters […]

Download 2017 interview: Drones

We caught up with Drones vocalist Lois McDougall and bassist James Kerr following their set at Download festival to talk creating their own line-up, Territories and what they would do on a Punk Goes Pop record. You’re at Download! Are you excited to be here? James: We’re really excited yes! How was your set? Lois: […]

Download 2017 interview: I The Mighty

I The Mighty headed to Download for their first festival outside the US! We caught up with guitarist and backing vocalist Ian Pedigo ahead of their set to talk shows, a new record and horror films. You’re at Download! Are you excited to be here? I am very excited! It’s I The Mighty’s first ever […]

Feature – Download Festival Awards

Another month has passed and so have so many more festivals. We had a great time at this years Download Festival; sun and so many bands! Head of Reviews Lizi gives us her run down of some of the highlights in Alt Corner’s Festival Awards for Download. Best band performance – Motionless in White totally […]

Download 2017 interview: Hacktivist!

We caught up with Hacktivist bassist Josh Gurner following their Download main stage set to talk Download, teaming up with Jot as new co-vocalist and zombie survival plans. You’re at Download! Are you excited to be here? Yeah! I’ve been looking forward to it for a long time. It was strange getting up so early! […]

Download 2017 interview: The Contortionist

US progressive metallers The Contortionist headed to Download festival following a UK run with Periphery and their own headline shows as well as the announcement of a new album and single! We caught up with guitarist Robby Baca to talk Download, tour stories and the new record: You’re at Download! Are you excited to be […]

Download 2017 interview: The Raven Age!

The Raven Age headed to Download following the Kerrang premiere of new single The Dying Embers Of Life. We caught up with Michael Burrough, frontman of the London based metallers, to chat Download, debut album Darkness Will Rise, getting arrested for stealing his own car and singing along to Blue on the tour bus. You’re […]

Download 2017 interview: Pierce The Veil!

We caught up with Pierce The Veil’s bassist Jaime Precaido and guitarist Tony Perry ahead of their set at Download 2017 to talk creating a Download line up, touring and tattoos; It’s your first time at Download! Are you excited to be here? Tony: Yeah definitely! Jaime: Absolutely! This is one of the UK’s most […]

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