Festival Review: Download 2022 (Sunday)

It wasn’t meant to happen this year, attending Download that is. For starters, the usual suspects couldn’t decide which day they would attend (we are always day ticketers) and then with rescheduled gigs, cancelled gigs (we miss you, Taylor Hawkins) and just general chaos - we were going to give it a miss. Then with … Continue reading Festival Review: Download 2022 (Sunday)

Download 2022 adds 20 bands and announces day splits

Download Festival, the world’s premier rock event, has announced 20 new bands for 2022, including A Day To Remember, Shinedown, Black Veil Brides, Mastodon, Code Orange, Ice Nine Kills, Creeper and more. They join the already stellar line up, headlined by KISS, Iron Maiden and Biffy Clyro. The three-day festival takes place on 10-12 June … Continue reading Download 2022 adds 20 bands and announces day splits

Gig Review: Download Festival Pilot 2021

All eyes were on Donington Park for the launch of Download Pilot - an experimental 10,000 capacity festival as part of the second phase of the Government’s Event Research Programme. No social distancing, no masks - and no limits on moshing. What makes the smaller pilot structurally unique from its former editions is intimacy. Gone … Continue reading Gig Review: Download Festival Pilot 2021

We’ll Be There: Download Pilot

The sold-out Download Pilot has now released its stage times for this weekend. Download Festival is set to return on Friday at Donington Park with a reduced 10,000 maximum capacity - and no social distancing. Featuring as headliners are Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Enter Shikari, and Bullet for my Valentine. The festival is part … Continue reading We’ll Be There: Download Pilot

Line up announced for ‘Download Pilot’ – 3 Day Festival

News came out the other day that Download would be hosting a camping-only, non-socially distanced mini-festival (10,000 attendeed) as part of the  Phase 2 Government Scientific Event Research. Here is an update on the bands to be featured. More details: www.downloadfestival.co.uk/download-pilot Festival Republic have today announced the line-up for the ‘Download Pilot’. The 10,000 capacity, … Continue reading Line up announced for ‘Download Pilot’ – 3 Day Festival

Download 2020 – more bands announced

Download Festival has announced more bands to join headliners IRON MAIDEN (Legacy of the Beast Tour), KISS and SYSTEM OF A DOWN next year. The world’s premier rock event takes place 12 - 14 June 2020 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. Tickets are on sale now at downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets. Headed to … Continue reading Download 2020 – more bands announced