Watch Official Video Highlights From Download Pilot Festival

Organizers of the UK Download Festival have shared a video featuring highlights from the recent “Download Pilot” event at Donington Park. That festival, which was limited to 10,000 people, was put on as part of the UK government’s scientific Events Research Programme and all attendees were required to get tested for COVID-19 before entering. The event featured performances from Bullet For My Valentine, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Enter Shikari, While She Sleeps, Neck Deep, Skindred, Sleep Token, and more.

Bullet For My Valentine, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Enter Shikari, Etc. Set For Download Pilot Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the upcoming “Download Pilot” festival. The event, which will serve as a reintroduction to live music in the UK, will be held at Donington Park on June 18-20. The festival will be limited to 10,000 people and all attendees will be required to get tested for COVID-19 before entering. Here’s the daily lineups:

June 18: Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Neck Deep, Sleep Token, Boston Manor, Holding Absence, Hot Milk, Malevolence, and Death Blooms.

June 19: Enter Shikari, While She Sleeps, Creeper, Stone Broken, Twin Atlantic, Yonaka, Those Damn Crows, A, Vukovi, Tigercub, Wargasm, The Hara, Bleed From Within, As Everything Unfolds, Conjurer, and Lotus Eater.

June 20: Bullet For My Valentine, Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, Skindred, The Wildhearts, Trash Boat, Massive Wagons, Elvana, Jamie Lenman, Lonely The Brave, Higher Power, Loathe, Chubby And The Gang, Employed To Serve, Cassyette, Saint Agnes, and Static Dress.

Download Festival Organizers Announce Limited Capacity “Download Pilot” Event

A smaller version of the UK Download Festival is set to take place at Donington Park on June 18-20. The event, which is being called “Download Pilot,” will be limited to 10,000 people and all attendees will be required to get tested for COVID-19 before entering. Organizers commented:

“We’re hyped to announce we’re running a pilot event as part of the second phase of the government’s Event Research Programme. Download Pilot will be a 10,000 capacity camping festival in Donington Park on 18th – 20th June, featuring a line up of DL faves to be announced. All attendees will have been tested before entry, meaning you’ll be able to rock out with your fellow Downloaders without a mask or social distancing. 🤘 Line up lands Friday. Priority access for DL2022 ticket holders available on Tuesday 1st June. General on sale Thursday 3rd June…”

Over 70 More Bands Added To 2022 UK Download Festival

Over 70 more bands have been added to next year’s UK Download Festival. The event is scheduled to take place at Donington Park on June 10-12, 2022 and the updated lineup can be found below:

Main Stage: KISS, Iron Maiden, Biffy Clyro, Deftones, Korn, The Pretty Reckless, Rise Against, Black Label Society, Theory Of A Deadman, Monster Truck, Powerwolf, Wayward Sons, Those Damned Crows, and The Raven Age.

Second Stage: Megadeth, Steel Panther, The Distillers, The Darkness, Airbourne, Daughtry, Skillet, Lacuna Coil, Bush, Of Mice & Men, Wednesday 13, Ayron Jones, Massive Wagons, The Last Internationale, and Control The Storm.

The Avalanche Stage: The Ghost Inside, Funeral For A Friend, Descendents, Boston Manor, Sleep Token, The Faim, Grandson, Trash Boat, Holding Absence, Mariana’s Trench, Wargasm, Loathe, Jamie Lenman, The Hara, Press Club, Salem, Cemetery Sun, Blackout Problems, Dead Posey, and Static Dress.

The Dogtooth Stage: Electric Wizard, Sepultura, Blues Pills, Dying Fetus, British Lion, Bleed From Within, Twin Temple, Bokassa, Venom Prison, Spiritbox, Tempt, Fire From The Gods, A.A. Williams, Higher Power, Kill The Lights, Dead Poet Society, Joyous Wolf, Modern Error, Cellar Door Moon Crow, Lotus Eater, The Scratch, Dead Label, Phoxjaw, JJ Wilde, Anchor Lane, Temples On Mars, As Everything Unfolds, and The Injester.

2021 UK Download Festival Officially Cancelled

The 2021 UK Download Festival has officially been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event is scheduled to return on June 10-12, 2022 with KISS, Iron Maiden, and Biffy Clyro set to headline.

Organizers issued the following statement:

“We can confirm that Download Festival will no longer be taking place this year. But we do have exciting news for 2022.

We never gave up hope of bringing the festival back to Donington this June and had been working so hard behind the scenes to make this happen, but we now know it’s not possible. We’re heartbroken for everyone in the Download family, from artists to supplier and of course our passionate Download fans.

We’ll be back on 10th-12th June 2022, as strong as ever, with an amazing set of headliners — KISS, Iron Maiden and Biffy Clyro.

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank the NHS for their extraordinary efforts in rolling out the vaccine, as well as thanking all of you for your patience and for keeping the spirit of Download alive until we can be together again.

You are very welcome to retain your ticket and carry it over to next year. Alternatively, you will be able to receive a refund from your ticket agent. Look out for an email from them very soon and please only contact them if you have not been contacted after 5 days as they are very busy at this time.

Horns up. We’ll see you in 2022.

Team Download”.

Megadeth, Descendents, Northlane, Etc. Added To 2021 UK Download Festival

More bands have been added to the 2021 UK Download Festival. The event will take place at Donington Park on June 4-6 and the updated daily lineups can be found below.

Lineup:

June 4:

Main Stage:

KISS
A Day To Remember
Frank Carter And The Rattlesnakes
Black Veil Brides
Theory Of A Deadman
Wayward Sons

Second Stage:

Megadeth
The Distillers
Airbourne
Lacuna Coil
Myles Kennedy & Company
Ayron Jones

Avalanche Stage:

Sleep Token
Tiny Moving Parts
Hot Milk
Gender Roles
Press Club
Wargasm

The Dogtooth Stage:

Electric Wizard
Blues Pills
Bokasa
Tempt
A.A. Williams
Dead Poet Society
Cellar Door Moon Crow
The Scratch
JJ Wilde

June 5:

Main Stage:

Biffy Clyro
Deftones
Gojira
The Pretty Reckless
Monster Truck
Those Damn Crows

Second Stage:

Killswitch Engage
Mastodon
Daughtry
Bush
The Wildhearts
Poppy
Stone Broken

Avalanche Stage:

Funeral For A Friend
Creeper
The Faim
Employed To Serve
Holding Absence
Loathe
Puppy
Salem
Blackout Problems

The Dogtooth Stage:

Sepultura
Obituary
Dying Fetus
Bleed From Within
Venom Prison
Will Haven
Higher Power
Joyous Wolf
Lotus Eater
Dead Label
Uncured
Temples On Mars

June 6:

Main Stage:

System Of A Down
Korn
Volbeat
Rise Against
Alestorm
Powerwolf
Northlane
Wage War

Second Stage:

Steel Panther
The Darkness
Skillet
Baroness
Of Mice & Men
P.O.D.
Massive Wagons
The Last Internationale
Control The Storm

Avalanche Stage:

Descendents
Boston Manor
The Skints
Marianas Trench
Jamie Lenman
The Hara
Cemetery Sun
Dead Posey
Static Dress

The Dogtooth Stage:

Myles Kennedy (acoustic set)
Haken
Twin Temple
Spiritbox
Fire From The Gods
Kill The Lights
Modern Error
Phoxjaw
Anchor Lane
Renounced
The Injester

System Of A Down, KISS, Biffy Clyro, Etc. Set For 2021 Download Festival

The initial lineup has been revealed for the 2021 UK Download Festival. The event will take place at Donington Park on June 4-6 and it will feature System Of A Down, KISS, Biffy Clyro, and more.

Here’s the daily lineups:

June 4:

Main Stage:

Kiss
A Day To Remember
Frank Carter And The Rattlesnakes
Black Veil Brides
Theory Of A Deadman
Wayward Sons

Second Stage:

The Distillers
Airbourne
Lacuna Coil
Myles Kennedy & Company
Hatari

Avalanche Stage:

Sleep Token
Tiny Moving Parts
Hot Milk
Gender Roles
Press Club
Wargasm

The Dogtooth Stage:

Electric Wizard
Blues Pills
Bokasa
Tempt
A.A. Williams
Cellar Door Moon Crow
JJ Wilde

June 5:

Main Stage:

Biffy Clyro
Deftones
Gojira
The Pretty Reckless
Those Damn Crows

Second Stage:

Killswitch Engage
Mastodon
Daughtry
Bush
The Wildhearts
Poppy
Stone Broken

Avalanche Stage:

Funeral For A Friend
Creeper
The Faim
Employed To Serve
Holding Absence
Loathe
Puppy
Blackout Problems

The Dogtooth Stage:

Sepultura
Obituary
Dying Fetus
Bleed From Within
Will Haven
Higher Power
Joyous Wolf
Lotus Eater
Dead Label

June 6:

Main Stage:

System Of A Down
Korn
Volbeat
Rise Against
Alestorm
Powerwolf
Wage War

Second Stage:

Steel Panther
The Darkness
Skillet
Baroness
Of Mice & Men
P.O.D.
The Last Internationale
Control The Storm

Avalanche Stage:

Marianas Trench
Jamie Lenman
The Hara
Cemetery Sun
Dead Posey

The Dogtooth Stage:

Myles Kennedy (acoustic set)
Haken
Twin Temple
Spiritbox
Kill The Lights
Modern Error
Phoxjaw
Anchor Lane
Temples On Mars

Watch Pro-Shot Footage From Guns N’ Roses’ Set At The 2018 Download Festival

Guns N’ Roses have shared some footage from their set at the 2018 Download Festival in Derby, UK. The 30-minute video was released as part of the band’s “Not In This Lifetime Selects” series.

Watch Pro-Shot Footage Of Trivium Performing At 2019 Download Festival

Pro-shot footage of Trivium’s June 15, 2019 set at the UK Download Festival has been shared online. You can check that out below. The concert was streamed earlier today on knotfest.com. Various streams have been airing on the site every week and they also include live chats with the artists and exclusive merch.

2020 Download Festival To Become Virtual Event

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.