Metal Festival News And Information

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 Connor Morris, 24th April 2019 Festival News, News, Slam Dunk

Just when we think Slam Dunk can’t pack any more bands onto their stages, they go and announce three more! First to join the already massive line up and fresh off the back of supporting Deaf Havana on their UK tour last month are Mancunian pop-punk upstarts Hot Milk who… 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 Matt Higgs, 5th March 2019 Festival News, Live Galleries, News

Continuing our delve back into the previously unseen Rock Sins photo archives, the mysterious Sleep Token have made an appearance. Camden Rocks Festival 2018 was one of the first live Sleep Token performances ever, so something definitely worth reliving! Our photographer Matt Higgs provided these shots of a very special… Read More »