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Why Women Are Campaigning For More Female Headliners At Rock Festivals

Since it was revealed that a mere handful of female artists were scattered across the Reading & Leeds Festival line-up and the fast majority were male musicians, feminist music lovers have been expressing their annoyance...

10 Bands That Should Have Been Booked For Download Festival 2020

Since Download Festival rose from the ashes of Monsters of Rock in the early 2000s, it has rapidly built an international fanbase, allowing it to become the biggest rock and metal festival in Europe. Download...

Download Festival 2018 - Preview

Held on the famous Donington Race Track, just a stone's throw away from East Midlands Airport, the three-day festival has been home to rock fans for decades, hosting the Monsters of Rock festival from 1980...

Marilyn Manson And Bullet For My Valentine Join Download Festival 2018 Line-up

With the three headliners already announced, the first of the remaining line-up of acts have now been announced for Download Festival 2018, with Marilyn Manson leading the new announcements at next summer's Donington Park spectacle....

System Of A Down, Prophets Of Rage, Biffy Clyro: Who Rocked Download Festival 2017?

Another Download Festival has come and gone and this year was an absolute smash of an event with System of a Down, Biffy Clyro and Aerosmith headlining the main stage. Donington Park was definitely the...

Alter Bridge, Sum 41 And Pierce The Veil Join The Download Festival 2017 Line-up

Download Festival returns to Donington Park in June 2017 and, while it might seem like a world away yet, they have added at least another twenty names to the ever-growing line-up which is headlined by...

Download Festival 2016 Preview

This year the festival boasts a stellar line-up with Rammstein, Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden all headlining respectively. But that's not all. With Korn, Deftones, Megadeth, Disturbed, Nightwish and many other bands taking to the...

Iron Maiden Confirmed As First Headliners For Download Festival

Iron Maiden have been announced as the first headliners for next year’s Download Festival to be held at Donington Park, Leicestershire. The festival appearance is their only confirmed UK gig during their 2016 world tour,...

Marilyn Manson: 'I Will Never Play Glastonbury'

Manson, who performed at Download Festival in n, England on Saturday (13June15), insisted he would never follow in the footsteps of metal legends Metallica, who headlined Glastonbury last year (14). He tells...

Matt Bellamy Takes A Tumble During Muse's Download Debut

The band headlined the event at Donington Park in England for the first time, but the show nearly ended in disaster when the singer slipped over on the stage's catwalk. However, Bellamy...

Slipknot Set To Raise The Proverbial Roof At Download Festival 2015

Download festival sponsored by Zippo is now approaching its twelfth year and it keeps on going from strength to strength, and this year is looking to be the biggest and best to date. The festival...

Win Tickets For Download Festival 2014 With Contactmusic And Zippo!

Download Festival at Donington Park is one of the UK's most eagerly anticipated rock events so if you want to win a pair of tickets for this year, look no further!We've partnered with one of...

Download Festival In Touching Tribute: The Stephen Sutton Stage

Stephen Sutton’s story touched the hearts of many, raising not just money, but awareness for cancer. Although the £4 million he did manage was truly staggering. And in an act of remembrance for Sutton, the...

Download 2014 Lineup Taking Shape: Linkin Park To Headline, 'Hybrid Theory' Played In Full

It won’t kick off until June 13th next year, but metal rock fans heading to 2014’s Download already have an idea how their weekend will sound: Linkin Park will be headlining, and will play their...

Zippo Brings Festival Goers Closer To The Rock Stars At Download Festival 2013!

Zippo is giving fans the chance to get up close and personal with rock legends playing at Download Festival 2013. The festival is one of the highlights of the rock calendar and the iconic American...

Metallica Have Plenty Of Riffs For Next Album

Metallica have ''846 riffs'' ready for their next album. The ''Enter Sandman' group have been in the studio looking to record the follow up to 2008's 'Death Magnetic' album, and frontman James Hetfield was surprised...

Black Sabbath Make Live Return

Black Sabbath played their first show since reforming in Birmingham this Saturday (19.05.12).The reformed heavy metal group - vocalist Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi and bass player Geezer Butler - played in Birmingham, middle England,...

Black Sabbath Drummer Quits Reunion Shows

Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward will not take part in the bands reunion shows.The original line up of the group - Bill, Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler - came together last year to...

Black Sabbath Announce Homecoming Gig

Black Sabbath will play a one-off UK homecoming gig in Birmingham next month. The 'Paranoid' rockers will perform at the O2 Academy in the city - home to singer Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist...

Metallica Want To Headline Glastonbury

Metallica want to headline Glastonbury. The 'Enter Sandman' heavy metal group would love to headline the British festival - one of the biggest in Europe - but have never been invited by organisers Michael and...

Corey Taylor To Debut Solo Acoustic Set At Download Festival

Download Festival has announced a further 22 acts to its line-up; including Cancer Bats, Rise To Remain and Saxon, who will join the headliners The Prodigy, Metallica and Black Sabbath on 8-10 June 2012, which...

Metallica To Perform Black Album In Full At Download Festival 2012

Download Festival is now in its tenth year and to celebrate the milestone, the festival has announced that they are adding a further fourteen acts to the line-up. Joining the headliners Metallica; Black Sabbath and...

The Prodigy Voted Best Dance Act Of All Time

The Prodigy have been voted the best dance act of all time. The 'Firestarter' group beat Daft Punk to claim the top spot in the poll, by dance music publication Mixmag, although they only won...

Tony Iommi 'Overwhelmed' By Fans' Support

Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi has been "overwhelmed" by the support he's received following his diagnosis with cancer. The 63-year-old guitarist has been diagnosed with lymphoma and, following a statement from the band asking fans to...

Linkin Park Back In The Studio

Linkin Park have started on the follow up to 'A Thousand Suns' with Rick Rubin. The 'Shadow of the Day' group have "been in the studio writing" with the legendary producer, coming up with new...

30 Seconds To Mars Win Double Kerrang! Awards

30 Seconds to Mars and Alice Cooper received top honours at the Kerrang! Awards 2011 last night (09.06.11).Jared Leto's rockers took home two awards - Best International Band and Best Single for their track 'Hurricane'...

Linkin Park Weirder Then Gaga

Linkin Park joke they are weirder than Lady Gaga.While 'Hair' hitmaker Gaga pushes the boundaries of fashion - having worn a dress made entirely out of meat and appearing onstage wearing a prosthetic pregnant stomach...

Dio Stage Tribute At Rock Festival

Organisers of a British rock festival will pay tribute to tragic singer RONNIE JAMES DIO by re-naming a stage at the event in his honour.The heavy metal legend, 67, lost his battle with stomach cancer...

Metallica's Ulrich 'Breakdown' On Plane

METALLICA's LARS ULRICH pulled out of a major British rock festival last year (04) after suffering a mental collapse in a plane on the way to the event. Two drummers - SLAYER's DAVE LOMBARDO...

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