The 2020 UK Download Festival was recently cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, but that doesn’t mean fans won’t have something to look forward to. According to BBC, the organizers will still be hosting a virtual event on June 12-14. It will include previously unseen performances, interviews, and more.
Organizers issued the following statement:
“We’ll have three daily shows with a mix of music, special interviews, unseen performances, exclusive footage, interactive content and loads more. The shows will be broadcast across the Friday, Saturday and Sunday — recreating the best weekend of the summer in the safety and comfort of your own home!
The full line up is still to be announced, but we’ll be showcasing some of the incredible acts that were due to play Download 2020.
Of course, we want you lot to be as involved as ever! Put your tents and flags up in your garden, send us pics of previous years, air guitar to your fave bands — this weekend is about YOU, the fans, and celebrating the Download community.
That said, Download Dog reminds you to stay safe, stay home and save lives. Practice safe social distancing and make sure you’re only hosting tent parties with members of your own household — but we encourage you to rock out over video chat with your festival pals!”
The virtual festival will be streamed across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.