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Looking forward to having Bullet for My Valentine join us at Donington once again! 🀘πŸ”₯

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Yo comment section racists in denial. Saying Black Lives Matter doesn't insinuate that other lives don't. Just, FYI.

Woah, the comments on this post are so sad πŸ™ I thought my expectations of humanity were low enough but apparently not....

Yes download we need more people to tale action on this racism is not ok in any form

Wow, I wasn’t expecting to see comments like this on a Download post. Shameful.

the ignorance in some of these comment sections is unreal. All lives matter CANNOT matter until Black lives do. I see you and I stand with you as an ally, to all the people who have had to go through and still experience racism.

Lo and behold the comments show one of the biggest issues with the metal community. Black Lives Matter does not mean your white ass doesn't matter. Read a history book and educate yourselves

Andy Woodhead most of the comments on here are disgusting.

Social media all to myself tomorrow

What actually is black out Tuesday? I get it's related to the BLM stuff going on but this is the first I've heard of it and you ask us to join you without telling us how 😬 I'm guessing you're expecting most people to have seen other posts about it?

it’s funny when i first came on the alternative scene i thought it was so open and accepting but honestly it’s the complete opposite looool

People keep saying "every life matters", like when they read black lives matter they see the word "only" at the front Reminds me a lot of "not all men!1!"

So whats actually happening ?

It's quite clear that the problem walks among us. This needs to change.

So disappointed in some of the comments..real lack of empathy and ignorance

'All lives matter' is the equivalent to 'straight pride'.

If you take issue with people calling out racism, but not with the actual racism at play, then guess what? You're part of the problem.

And in one fell swoop, the metal community proved itself to be incredibly toxic. Congratulations guys

So what’s exactly happening on Tuesday? What actions will be taken to help this cause?

Fully support this message we need to group together to stop racism of all kinds the problems we have it it's still second nature to some and until we can change the stereotypes we will always have hate and rasicm

What do I need to do πŸ‘πŸ»

What is happening and how can we be involved?

To the idiots screaming all lives matter. White people aren’t being victimised because of the colour of their skin, black people are the victims and have been for many years. Yes, all lives matter, obviously, but all lives aren’t being targeted by racist idiots are they.

Wow, just wow.

Thank you for ending racism

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Well done

Very good

Thank you for standing up for what is right.

How Metal should be. supportive.

They will have a little extra disposable income from the money them and Metallica made scamming fans so makes sense.

Phil Anselmo must be crying right now lol

Well said


Josh Brammeld

Wear black for black lives?

Sarah Connolly

Yeah racists do destroy culture. Download wouldn't be welcome in most countries in the world would it, a group of white blokes listening to slayer. Could never

Yes, this! ✊🏾✊🏻✊🏾✊🏻

Maybe on Download TV fest in a couple of weeks you can have a portion of the weekend dedicated to bands from our black community? Showing how these people are our community, that we live and breathe together, we fight together, we support them and stand with them.

A misogynous festival tries to speak out against discrimination? Good joke...

Well done Download. πŸ‘πŸΎ

Weve gone from Dont Look Back In Anger to Burn Motherfucker Burn

We don't consider racism to be a political issue; it's a human issue. We don't think it's a left-ist or right-ist issue, it's a human issue... Download celebrates the values of tolerance, empathy and understanding; we wish to make it clear that racism has absolutely NO place at the festival or on our online channels. Racist comments on this post will be deleted.


What a strange planet we live on? So a scumbag cop murders a innocent man and it causes anarchy as we have all seen, yet China kill nearly 375000 people after causing a pandemic and nothing! Or very little said!

Another [BRAND] throwing their hat into the ring of social justice for the soul purpose of making a bit more money

Filth on the right don’t like to be confronted with their wickedness.

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In this month's Riff Radar, we chat to Lucas and James from Holding Absence. What went down at their first ever show? 🀘 And which band did they fanboy over backstage at Download 2017?! πŸ˜±πŸ‘‰ ow.ly/DJv750zQb8x ... See MoreSee Less

In this months Riff Radar, we chat to Lucas and James from Holding Absence. What went down at their first ever show? 🀘 And which band did they fanboy over backstage at Download 2017?! πŸ˜±πŸ‘‰ http://ow.ly/DJv750zQb8x

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...hey look...it’s Malcolm in the middle...

Sonny Rust!

#avengedsevenfold live Download Festival 2014 please ❀❀❀❀

Twang, twang, kerrang band,

2 weeks ago

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For Rocks at Home week 7, it’s Download story time! 🀘

Maybe you met your best mate in a circle pit or you popped the big question during a headline set; we want to hear your best Download stories in 30 seconds or less.

Make us laugh or make us cry it doesn’t matter; film yourself and share using #DownloadRocksAtHome before midnight 29/05/20 for a chance to win a merch bundle. We’ll also be sharing some of the best entries on #DownloadTV! πŸ“Ί
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Download 2013. Got totally wasted and went for a dump before slipknot. Woke up three hours later and opened the cubicle door to find about thirty people left in the arena. Oops πŸ™ˆ

Ben Lowden Sam Jane Smith you should tell the story of your nearly proposal πŸ˜‚

#avengedsevenfold Download Festival 2014 ❀❀❀

Bumped into Alasdair Bauld there in 2009. Spent the weekend together and haven't been apart since. We were supposed to return this year for our son's first trip to Download this year, but 2021 it is!

Claire Leanne Lee Wilkinson πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ₯£

2016 met my husband! πŸ–€

I’ll never forget a piece of wine advice from the Download forum: don’t wear flip flops in the mosh pit.

In space nobody can hear you.....? Steven Simm Peter Moore Ben Ten Bob Cullen Andy Clark

A guy who has fallen asleep on one of the hot days. A kind person put an old pizza box tent-like over his face to stop it burning. Over time, other people added to it, so he had a whole sculpture built over him while he slept.

Wes Bird Jamie Moran Richard White Nathan Brand this could be dangerous

My first time at download going into the que didn’t want to walk all the way to the end so we got our bags over the fence. A bloke with green hair saw and grabbed me bag then lifted me over gently. Smiled and said welcome to download were all friends here.

4 numbers 6 words. 0836 The man. The number. The LEGEND!

Jacob Brown Gregory Smart Sam Gartside Alan Crabbe Thomas Derbyshire we challenge you to a wok off

Matthew Chapman on stage with Slipknot?? πŸ€”

That's got to be download 2009 I think it was, when Ray Deakin fell asleep stood up at a 30 degree angle in the village and woke up to a circle pit of metal heads 50+ strong around him πŸ˜‚

Cameron Shearer Robert Salmond Shan Allan Teds crib πŸ˜‚

Download 2017 my wife Kirsty Kestle and i attended download for the first time. What made it more special is that it was our honeymoon 🀟🀟🀟 we are hoping to take our daughter with use next year

Dylan Rangeley πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

Meeting Steve Harris randomly in the RIP area behind the arena, and my mate nudging me saying “mate, mate look who had just walked in, it’s Alice Cooper” he was adamant that it was Coops. 🀘🀘

Download 2014 Metallica headlining, Lars had taken ill on flight over. No one sure if they were gonna play. Then they walked on stage and announced that Slipknots Joey Jordison had stepped in at the last moment saved the night and what a memorable set!!!

Kev Wardle falling over constantly πŸ˜‚

2015 download , hung out with family members and friends of slipknot all afternoon, proposed to my partner in the VIP area , ended up watching slipknot from the main stage, then got taken to the slipknot camp after the show where we hung out with slipknot , made an awesome friend Jason Satterfield in the process and will never forget it πŸ™‚ xxx

Robert Smith

My first Download as a single mother with a 16 year old lad - massive introduction to this genre - loved it and the. Saw this - a guy had fallen asleep and his phone had fallen out of his pocket, a guy walks past and wakes him up to give him his phone back - at other festivals I’ve been to - no way! We love Download x

Rebecca Sophie Charl Aeron Martin Adam getting so drunk off free home made wine and missing all but black sabbath that the level of intoxication occurred was dubbed “Sabbathd”

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24 Responses

  1. Natalie Eli Beaumont says:

    Kieran King I’m so pumped!!!!

  2. Terriann Currie says:

    Alan Michael Currie your favourite band right?

  3. James Rowe says:

    Joe Alexander

  4. Katie Hallam says:


  5. Becky Pearce says:

    Robert Smith we were there!!!

  6. Liam McFarlane says:

    Christopher Le Chevalier

  7. Shaun Mikolajewski says:

    Aron Rose

  8. Bekki Major says:

    Liv Major

  9. Tim McNutty Felton says:

    Lauren Evans

  10. Maor Weizman says:

    Noam Salomon Χ›Χ•Χ‘Χ’ΧžΧ§

  11. Mikey Black says:

    Andy Horton Joseph Morrow Drew Gilchrist

  12. Mark Hedge says:

    Darren Bennett

  13. Daniel Symons says:

    Martin Fox Bella Fulford

  14. Hannah Dixon says:

    Awwwww Emma Pearson

  15. Si Hilton says:

    Yvonne Robinson

  16. Andy Newton says:

    Gaz Sale

  17. Ken Roberts says:

    Jerome McCalmon Ryan Ferrand yeah so we going or what

  18. Joseph Hughes says:

    Robyn Hughes

  19. Marc Varlow Swales says:

    Said it yourself…… once again.

  20. Dean Chapman says:

    Matthew Fletcher

  21. Brandon Ashton says:

    Jack JacksonπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ngl the crowd looked fair sick but wtfπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  22. Martin Carr says:

    Adam Holmes Kieron Walker Lewis Taylor I’m just going to tag you until you agree to go

  23. Charlie Toon says:

    Remember seeing them there on the second stage in 2010. The line up for next year already looks pretty good so may have to go πŸ‘€

  24. Moises Castillo says:

    They are still a thing?

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