System Of A Down. Biffy Clyro. Aerosmith. Prophets Of Rage. Five Finger Death Punch. AFI. Alter Bridge. Mastodon. Sum 41. Rob Zombie. Slayer. Opeth. Good Charlotte. The Dead Daisies. Ministry. Airbourne.
The names speak for themselves, and perhaps one of the more exciting names this year is Prophets Of Rage: an amalgamation of Rage Against The Machine, Public Enemy and Cypress Hill. Aerosmith, with over 40 years in the game, are certain to put on a show worthy of the Sunday headline slot.
There are over 100 performances, four stages; there is more to do and to see than any one person can achieve in the four days. There is always something happening, and if there is a quiet moment, then it’s usually time to eat. One of the best things about festivals is the opportunity to discover new music; if you want to get the most out of Download, you must research and plan your time there – it’ll be with the effort.
One last thing, don’t forget to pack for bad weather. Sure, June might be in summer, and as much as you might think that it’s sunny in summer, this is England. Pack wellies, waterproofs and plenty of spare socks and keep your fingers crossed you won’t need them.
Our favourite premier rock festival, Download, has now announced a load more bands!