Download Festival News

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 »

By Jamie Giberti, 1st April 2019 Download, Festival News, News

We all like playing a good game now and then don’t we? The Download Festival team certainly do. Following on from the raging success of their limited edition Download Festival themed monopoly, the team are very pleased to present their latest creation….Download Twister! Newbies to Twister may find the Download… Read More »

By Simon Crampton, 25th February 2019 Download, News

A nice little Monday evening treat has been Bestowed upon the rock and metal faithful as Download Festival have announced a further 17 acts for this years already stacked lineup. Joining the already announced acts will be Kvelertak, The Wonder Years, Hot Milk, Lost Society, Queen Zee, Dinosaur Pile-up, Nova… Read More »