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KISS, IRON MAIDEN & SYSTEM OF A DOWN ANNOUNCED AS 2020 DOWNLOAD UK HEADLINERS


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Download Festival, the world’s premier rock event, has announced IRON MAIDENKISS and SYSTEM OF A DOWN as its 2020 headliners, plus Deftones, KornThe Offspring, Disturbed and more of the world’s most exciting bands in rock, pop punk, hardcore and metal yet to be announced. The three-day festival takes place 12 – 14 June 2020 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. Tickets will be on sale at 2pm on Wednesday 25th September via downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets.
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Download Festival UK Reveals First Acts For 2019


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Download Festival UK have finally revealed some of the first acts of 2019, including all 3 headliners, which are DEF LEPPARD (ONLY UK APPEARANCE OF 2019 – PERFORMING ‘HYSTERIA’ IN ITS ENTIRETY & MORE), SLIPKNOT and TOOL.

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BABYMETAL to release 12″ vinyl of “Distortion” on Nov 23 & reveal new live footage


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BABYMETAL have confirmed their release of a Distortion 12” vinyl worldwide on November 23rd, including a special version as part of Record Store Day Black Friday in the US and Canada.

Their song, “Distortion” was released with sudden surprise in this May.
In showing their new “DARK SIDE” on stage during their world tour, BABYMETAL’s performance of “Distortion” had upsurged the audience in US and Europe.

In addition to the studio recording, the new vinyl includes the recording of their live performance at Download Festival 2018 (UK) on June 9th.
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LIVE REVIEW: DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL – DONNINGTON PARK UK – 8TH-10TH JUNE 2018


Download Festival –LIVE REVIEW by Carina Lawrence / Dark Art Conspiracy

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Photo credit:
 James Bridle

Download Festival is the UK’s biggest, friendliest and most diverse rock/metal festivals and it gets bigger and better each year. This year particularly had a strong theme of environmental sustainability, with their new recycling scheme for beer glasses, using plastic reusable cups which you could keep and reuse or give back and made for a nice memento along with the introduction of Greenpeace’s Eco Campsite. Viewing platforms for wheelchair-users were available across all stages and British Sign Language interpreters on two, again highlighting the festivals diversity and how it accommodates for everyone which is great to see.

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POWERFLO Release New EP “Bring that Shit Back” & Kick Off UK/EU Tour With Download Festival 9th June


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Hip-hop/metal all-star group POWERFLO have returned with their brand new EP “Bring that Shit Back”, which is out via all digital retailers now.

Mastered by Maor Appelbaum at Maor Appelbaum Mastering in California and released on New Damage Records, the 8-track EP features a cover of Bob Marley’s 1973 classic ‘Get Up Stand Up’ and a brand new title track plus remixes of their first and most recent single, ‘Where I Stay’ and ‘The Grind’, from their debut. Full track list below:

  1. Get Up Stand Up (Bob Marley cover)
  2. Bring that Shit Back
  3. Where I Stay (DLOW Remix)
  4. Where I Stay (HALLUCINATOR Remix)
  5. Where I Stay (VIGILANTE Remix)
  6. The Grind (NIVEAU ZERO Remix)
  7. The Grind (BIG BROTHER 84 Remix)
  8. The Grind (VIRAL Remix)
The EP can be purchased at smarturl.it/BringThatShitBack

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PREVIEW: DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL UK 8-10th JUNE 2018


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UK’s biggest rock/metal festival is fast approaching so we take a look at just some (there are too many to list) of our highlights of this awesome music weekend that is not to be missed on the 8-10th June….

The first most notable highlight, of course, has to be the three headliners:

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