Download Festival News

By Jamie Giberti, 21st May 2019 Download, Festival News, News, Win

The partnership between the Download Festival and Zippo has been very well established for many years now. The very successful relationship continues for another year in 2019, and as they have done for the past several years, Download and Zippo have teamed up on a set of limited edition Download… Read More »

By Jamie Giberti, 14th May 2019 Download, Festival News, News

With exactly one month to go before the first day of bands at the 2019 Download Festival, the Download team have one more line up announcement for everyone. Finishing off the line up of bands for 2019 are six more acts, headed by Dutch symphonic metal maestros Epica! The world’s… Read More »

By Jamie Giberti, 2nd May 2019 Download, Festival News, Interviews, News

Halestorm’s star has never shone as brightly in the UK as it does right now. With their impending Zippo Encore Stage headlining slot at this year’s Download Festival looming ever closer on the horizon, we caught up with Halestorm bassist Josh Smith to talk about the band’s history with Download… Read More »

By Jamie Giberti, 26th April 2019 Download, Festival News, News

Every year for the past several years at Download Festival, a special event occurs. On the Thursday of the festival, the Doghouse tent is turned over to a very important part of the Download Festival community – those behind the Download Forums – for the annual “Boardie Takeover“. Having grown… Read More »

By Lisa Fox, 25th April 2019 Download, Features, Festival News, News, Special Features

Zippo lighters have long been the best friend of metal fans. Undeniably cool as well as practical, these awesome dudes also bring us the second stage at Download Festival that we all know and love – The Zippo Encore Stage. 2018 saw bands including Babymetal, Parkway Drive, Rise Against, Meshuggah,… Read More »