Download Festival To Be Streamed Online

May 26, 2009

It was announced today that Download Festival will be being broadcast online live over the Download weekend. The festival takes place between the 12th and 14th of June and features such big names as Faith No More, Slipknot, Def Leppard, Marilyn Manson and The Prodigy.

The footage to be streamed via the Download website though is only from the main stage, not the other three stages which are featuring some cracking bands over the weekend. This in itself is an annoyance as I’m not too fussed over the majority of main stage acts this year, but the other stages are packed with some of the newest and best talent in the industry today; The Ghost Of A Thousand, Blackhole and Pulled Apart By Horses to name a few. Read the rest of this entry »

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Download Festival: Second Announcement

February 13, 2009

Four more bands have been announced for Donington this year, one of which I mentioned in my reformation post yesterday – that band is Limp Bizkit. Despite the fact Fred and pals haven’t released new material in many years, I think I’ll have to check them out purely for the fact Chocolate Starfish… was one of those albums every 12 year old had and thought it was awesome. It’ll definitely be a laugh if nothing else.

Another band announced is one of the mainstage headliners to join Slipknot, Def Leppard! The rock n roll giants are gracing Donington once more after their successful tour with Whitesnake last year. Speaking of which, guess who are Def Leppard’s special guests at Download this year? Well done, it’s Whitesnake! David Coverdale is bringing his style of hair metal to Donington for the fourth time in their career. I’ll most likely be watching both of these bands, Leppard will be a great spectacle and Whitesnake should just be fun.

The final band to be announced is Trivium, and I’m not impressed. Trivium were good 3 years ago when Matt Heafy wasn’t in his James Hetfield phase. I saw Trivium at Download 2006 shortly after he stopped screaming and started ‘singing’ and they were dire. I doubt I’ll be watching them this year, there’ll be someone better on for sure.