Sunday, 06 January 2019 11:22

DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL 2019

DOWNLOAD 2019

DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES NEXT WAVE OF ACTS FOR 2019

SLAYER (final UK show) THE SMASHING PUMPKINS DREAM THEATER | LAMB OF GOD EAGLES OF DEATH METAL ALIEN WEAPONRY | ANTHRAX | BADFLOWER BLACK FUTURES | BLACKBERRY SMOKE | I PREVAIL THE INTERRUPTERS | JINJER | MAN WITH A MISSION NOTHING,NOWHERE. | OUR LAST NIGHT | RIDING THE LOW ROYAL REPUBLIC | STATE CHAMPS | UNDERSIDE WHITECHAPEL | YOURS TRULY | ZEBRAHEAD

www.downloadfestival.co.uk

Download Festival, the world’s premier rock event, has announced a further 23 acts including Slayer with their last ever UK show, The Smashing Pumpkins, Dream Theater, Lamb of God, Eagles Of Death Metal, and more. The three-day festival takes place 14-16 June 2019 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. Tickets are on sale now at  downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets.

Metal royalty Slayer will be making their final UK appearance at Download 2019 after 37 years of mayhem. Their impact on musical culture cannot be overstated and fans should prepare for yet another legendary performance which will include a barrage of classics as they make one last celebratory sweep of Donington.

The Smashing Pumpkins will make their first appearance at Download Festival next year. The altrock and grunge legends have stunned crowds worldwide on their 30th anniversary tour and are as ageless and seminal as ever. Loud, quiet, dreamy, stirring and everything in-between – The Smashing Pumpkins debut Download performance is not one to be missed.

Prog-metal titans Dream Theater have been at the top of the game for 33 years. Having inspired countless bands along their storied career, their performance will be no less grandiose as they return to Download after a 10 year absence. They will be joined by the groove-laden modern metal heavyweights Lamb of God, as well as Eagles Of Death Metal, who invite fans to revel in all their rock’ n roll glory on their second ever Download appearance.

The prodigally powerful Maori-metal trio Alien Weaponry have carved their own sound somewhere between Sepultura and Silverschair and are in good company with the heavy-metal powerhouse Anthrax who will give fans a performance to remember. Brooding rockers Badflower are hotlytipped after the success of their poignant, powerful single ‘Ghost’, and joining them are industrial noise-punks Black Futures who have been making seismic waves and will take the crowd on a trip of a lifetime.

Atlanta southern rockers Blackberry Smoke will be on hand to serve up a truck load of raucous country-infused good times. Detroit post-hardcore band I Prevail have proven that they are the real deal and will whip the crowd into a frenzy, and so too will Los Angeles natives The Interrupters. Ukrainian tech metallers Jinjer, led by their incredibly powerful frontwoman Tatiana Shmaylyuk, are also added to the line up and will bring their all-powerful live performance to Download.

Man With A Mission are jumping on board with their pulse-racing hooks, riffs and giant wolf heads in tow, and are joined by fellow genre-melder nothing,nowhere. who has taken the world by storm with his hybrid emo-rap, pushing both genres forward as the most exciting force in the ever-growing scene. Our Last Night whose rapid rise to success shows no sign of slowing down are also added to the bill, as too are Riding The Low who are making the pilgrimage from Burton-on-Trent featuring Paddy Considine on vocals.

Swedish sensations Royal Republic will also join the Download 2019 line up alongside Pop-punk frontrunners State Champs who’re fresh off the back of the release of their third album ‘Living Proof’. Rising Nepalese metal disruptors Underside will turn up the volume and are in good company with the well-oiled deathcore machine Whitechapel who will steam roll in to lay waste to the fields of Donington.

Australian up-and-comers Yours Truly will be flying in with a freight of huge choruses with them, and last but not least Floridian party starters Zebrahead are bringing the fun with no shortage of anthems and antics to get the crowd going. Download Festival is the home of rock music and takes place on the sacred grounds of Donington Park, which have been associated with rock since the eighties.

The festival attracts icons of rock to its main stage, plus some of the best and hottest new acts in the world. AC/DC, KISS, Metallica, Black Sabbath, The Prodigy, Rage Against The Machine, Slipknot, Linkin Park and many more have all headlined the main stage. For further information, please visit downloadfestival.co.uk

Monday, 29 February 2016 23:09

Download Festival 2016 Announce More Bands!

ITS GETTING BIGGER BY THE MINUTE!

So Download Festival announce some more bands to add to the plentiful line up.

You can take your pick from those added below and see the full line and the latest information from Download 206 right here

All Time Low - The Temperance Movement - The Wildhearts - Napalm Death

Pennywise - Glassjaw - Scorpion Child - Royal Republic - Buck & Evans - Scattering Ashes- Weirds - Devil You Know - The Raven Age - The Shrine

So here we are, anoter 36 bands announced for Download 2016: Sixx A.M, Amon Amarth, Monster Truck, NOFX, Janes’s Addiction, Graveyard, Bury Tomorrow, As Lions, One Ok Rock, Periphery, Alien Ant Farm, Grand Magus, Whiskey Myers, Heck, Zoax, Hill Valley High, Anti-Flag, Escape The Fate, Danko Jones, Turbowolf, Black Peaks, Shvpes, Electric Wizard, The King Is Blind, Kadavar, Municipal Waste, Cane Hill, Slaves (US), Wage War, Palisades, Reigning Days, Strange Bones, Good Tiger, Ashestoangels, The Kenneths and Muncie Girls

Looking reeaallllll good so far!!

Also in honour of the late Lemmy Kilmister, the main stage will be called The Lemmy Stage this year. Certainly a fitting tribute for Lemmy at this years Download Festival 2016 at Donnington Park! 

Monday, 07 December 2015 23:06

Download 2016 - Over 30 More Bands Announced

Download 2016 - Over 30 More Bands Announced!

What a massive announcement last night! With over 30 more act announced for Download 2016. It's set to get interesting and as always will be the talk of the next few months while we wait for more acts to come! And perhaps more headliners announced too!

 

 

They’re Coming!!! The Unchained Rock Show - Download 2015 Review Shows


And so the bands have played, the punters have gone and The Unchained Rock Show’s Steve Harrison has returned from Download 2015. He has braved the elements and battled the forces of nature to bring his unique views, in a series of review shows featuring his and your favourite tracks from the bands that played. Also a plethora of interviews with some of the bands from this fantastic festival, includingHerman Li from Dragonforce, Ali Richardson from Sylosis & Bleed From Within and Jacob & Tim from The One Hundred who all feature in his first of three special shows.

Checkout some of the Scenes from the Festival!

 Dragonforce & Babymetal / Download 2015 - Photographer Danny North 

Sylosis / Download 2015 - Photographer Gobinda Jhitter

The One Hundred / Download 2015 - Photographer Richard Johnson

And some familiar faces to the ARfm Team

Main Arena / Download 2015 - Photographer Andrew Whitton

Tune in to The Unchained Rock Show – Downlod 2015 Special Part 1 on Thursday 25th June at 9pm on ARfm.

For clips of Download Festival 2015 checkout the official Download Festival Youtube Channel Here!

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