After confirming that the 2021 iteration of Download festival will not be taking place this year,the festival have revealed some more of the names who will be playing Donington Park in 2022.
Joining the already announced headliners KISS, Iron Maiden and Biffy Clyro will be…
Deftones Korn The Pretty Reckless Rise Against Black Label Society Theory Monster Truck Power Wolf Wayward Sons Those Damn Crows The Raven Age 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 Control The Storm The Ghost Inside Funeral For A Friend Descendents Boston Manor Sleep Token The Faim grandson Trash Boat Holding Absence Marianas Trench Wargasm Loathe Jamie Lenman The Hara Press Club Salem Cemetery Sun Blackout Problems Dead Posey Static Dress 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 Crew Lotus Eater The Scratch Dead Label Phoxjaw JJ Wilde Anchor Lane Temples On Mars As Everything Unfolds Injester
Download Festival 2020 isn’t going to be taking place this year due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic but the organisers of the event have announced the line-up for a virtual weekender that’s set to take place!
The Download TV Weekend will take place on the same days as the cancelled dates (Friday 12th – Sunday 14th June 2020) and will feature some artists who were scheduled to play this year.
It’s all taking place on Download Festival’s YouTube channel, where the three days will be divided into a day and evening schedule, with the evening boasting two to three hours featuring performances from your favourite artists.
It will feature special interviews, unseen performances, exclusive footage and loads more!
Keeping with the 2020 lineup, there will be Kiss’s 2015 Download Festival available to watch on the Friday night.
Iron Maiden have the top billing band on Saturday evening where they will have a special set of archive performances as well as snippets from the Legacy Of The Beast tour.
System Of A Down will bring the weekend to a close on the Sunday with footage from three of their previous performances in 2005, 2011 and 2017.
Other acts confirmed are Alter Bridge, Babymetal, Deftones, The Darkness, Steel Panther, Mastodon, Lacuna Coil, The Pretty Reckless, Black Veil Brides and Poppy.
There’s also going going to be cookalongs which will act as the daytime activities where MasterChef’s Simon Wood, Vegan stars BOSH, tutorials, mindfulness sessions and more.
People who will be watching are encouraged to erect tents in their homes, dress as your rock idols and send in photos and videos using the hashtag #DOWNLOADTV.
Below you will find a full list of the lineup.
The full list of bands on the Download TV line-up are:
Hello everyone and welcome back! It’s time for another week of the best new tracks that have recently been released, all in good order of epicness. I’ve tried to make sure that none of these overlap with the Music Videos Roundup post which should have gone live in addition to this post as well so when you’re done be sure to head over to have a read of that!
If you’re wondering why’s it not singles and now new tracks, it’s because I changed it a few weeks ago because singles doesn’t give out the best information. I mean that it could be a great b-side but wouldn’t count as a single.
Enough of the boring information then and let’s dive into the music.
First up is Manchester trio, The Hara. They’ve got a single, ‘Circus’ which the band shared via a live stream! is this how artists will announce things in the future? Pretty good idea if you ask me.
This is the first track since their EP, ‘We Are The Movement’ was released back in March.
On the track, frontman Josh Taylor has said:
“We were inspired to write this song whilst comparing the state of the world right now, including the devastating Australian bush fires, and how everything seems to be a circus. I think this song has everything you would ever want and I’m so proud of how powerful it’s come out, including the crazy operatic ending!”
Moving to Newport for the next artist. The Nightmares release, ‘The Falling Dream’ is the first cut of material to come from the band this year.
They’ve also got a music video for the track (this isn’t on the music video post) which was made by Feisal El-Khazragi (Loathe / Ex- Holding Absence).
Heading to Texas for a shift in genre, we have Cigarettes After Sex (Best band name ever btw).
Their latest release, ‘You’re All I Want’ is the first material to come from the band since theri 2019 record, ‘Cry’.
Shifting the genre again to the Post-Hardcore as well as the Progressive Metalcore foursome Vespera with their crushing single, ‘Gossamer’.
Here’s what the band have said about the track.
This is the angriest song we’ve ever written. It deals with confronting your oppressor & standing up for yourself in a toxic situation. It can be one of the most difficult things you will ever do. Recognizing that abusive personalities almost always stem from insecurity can help put things in perspective. And perspective can help you escape.”
And lastly this week, we have the hard rock giants from Florida, Shinedown. This release in the form of ‘Atlas Falls’, was actually written eight years ago and only available with an exclusive fundraising tee for the non-profit organisation, Direct Reflief.
Now, with the Covid-19 pandemic, the band have re-released the track as part of a shirt bundle where they’ve raised over $300,000 (which includes an initial $20,000 donation from the band) for their Coid-19 relief fund.
Frontman Brent Smith had the following to say about the track and the Covid-19 charity relief.
“The response to ‘Atlas Falls’ has been overwhelming, and Barry, Zach, Eric and I cannot say thank you enough to Shinedown Nation and everyone around the world that has supported Direct Relief during the COVID-19 response. The faith, the love, and the showing of humanity has just been incredible. ‘Atlas Falls’ is a reminder that we are at our best when we need each other, and the only way through this is together.”
And that’s it for another week of a countdown of the best singles out in the world in the last week. Be sure to check back next week for another round of great singles. If you have any suggestions for me to check out, be sure to send an email or message us via the socials on Facebook or Twitter!