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Download news: Main Stage arena update! Metal DL Dog overseeing the site build

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Main Stage arena update! ๐Ÿค˜ Metal DL Dog overseeing the site build ๐Ÿถ

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20 hours ago

Download Festival

Downloaders, it time dust off your your cape and get ready to save the world as your #DownloadTV Friday theme is SUPERHEROES! โšก

Get involved at home next Friday and show us your superhero transformations for the chance to win 1 of 5 ยฃ50 Co-op vouchers.

Weโ€™ll also be asking you to nominate your own personal superheroes - fellow Downloaders who go above and beyond to make the world a better place. ๐Ÿ–ค bit.ly/3cvFela
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Felt like Download today. Sunshine followed by torrential rain and hail. Followed by gale force wind.

I've got a couple of Superman tatts. Sooo naked it is then. ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿ˜‚

Was planning on dressing as KISS on the Friday, will have to incorporate ๐Ÿฆธ‍โ™‚๏ธ

Adam J Skolfield Up for this lol


Matt Gash

Rean Mcfadyen we getting dressed up for our zoom call ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿป

Lori Renniks

Brandon BigMac Green

Matthew MattMan Morrison Lauren Morrison Alex Gibson

Alexander Nicol get your cape dusted aff ๐Ÿค˜

Aaron Owen Sion Taylor nai fod yn Hulk

Matthew Rawlinson

Cameron Johnstone

Maurice Herberts Nathaniel Ridal ๐ŸคŸ๐Ÿผ


we are doing tiger king!

Scott I hope Teddy has a costume ready!

Laura Sinclair theme for Friday x

Chris Greensmith

Damn it!! I don't have a hero costume!!

Hope I get my DL tv merchandise - pre ordered it in plenty of time , fingers crossed ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿผ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿผ

I'm going as corona boy ๐Ÿฆธ๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’จ

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3 days ago

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Downloaders, who do you want to see take to the stage at Download 2021? Share your thoughts on next yearโ€™s line up by completing our survey for a chance to win x2 VIP Weekend tickets! ๐Ÿค˜

Survey closes 10/06/20 5pm.

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Downloaders, who do you want to see take to the stage at Download 2021? Share your thoughts on next yearโ€™s line up by completing our survey for a chance to win x2 VIP Weekend tickets! ๐Ÿค˜

Survey closes 10/06/20 5pm. 

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Marissa Golding

Lee Lambley xxx

Angela Allen Poe Matt Dartnell

Joy Caley Lucas Addams


Ghost iron maiden Metallica

James Haughty Kerys Payne

New Years Day or My Chem

Thy Art Is Murder!!!!!!!!!

In all seriousness - if you could rebook basically the 2020 lineup. 2020 was already shaping up to be a fantastic year for my tastes

Amber Chetty

Iron maiden terroevision. ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿค˜๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ

Five Finger Death Punch


Avenged Sevenfold ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Emma McCabe

Rebook this year's lineup ๐Ÿค˜

Marie Alexandra Lloyd Naomi Turley

Suzie Prosser Sam Atkins


Friday - Alterbridge Saturday - Van Halen Sunday - Metallica

Rebook this years line up for sure!!

New bands.

Alestorm. A7X. Disturbed.

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5 days ago

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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 ๐Ÿ™ 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 ๐Ÿ˜ฌ 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 ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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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5 days ago

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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! โœŠ๐ŸพโœŠ๐ŸปโœŠ๐ŸพโœŠ๐Ÿป

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. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ

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.


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.

It’s funny how the racists and their sympathisers like to out themselves on posts like these.

Maybe try booking more black artists in future.

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42 Responses

  1. Carl Booth says:

    download does fuckall in prep for bad conditions and literally put a stage in the middle of a muddy field, good job!

  2. Adam Michael Myers says:

    Fresh sludge incoming

  3. Walle Morรกn says:

    รlex Turner

  4. Faye Mead says:

    Jakey OneBang Mead this is what it looks like with grass ๐Ÿ˜‚

  5. Dan Weston says:

    Ciarian Abbott Kevin Weston Cerys Abbott Russ Abbott lads this may be the only time we see grass in the arena

  6. Ellen Louise Wayman says:


  7. Rafal Wasilewski says:

    Borys Misiak

  8. William Raisbeck says:

    Can’t wait to get in tomorrow and who cares about the mud and are you looking at the bands or watching the grass grow… Weirdos.

  9. Vicky Littlefair says:

    Maggie Ward looking good

  10. Rich Barton says:

    Be like a mud ring tomorrow night after slash and def leppord ah well be able to slide back to camp tomo night ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿป๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿป

  11. Justin Black says:

    Surprised it hasn’t washed away

  12. Craig Cunningham says:

    Dom Wilton d scare monger ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿค˜

  13. Gemma Newell says:

    Woop woop 11 more hours to go n i be there ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿบ

  14. Paredesman Paredes says:

    Marcos Tudela Silvente Vaya Mojรณn Mena Veronica Madrid se ha quedado buen dรญa finalmente!!๐Ÿคฃ

  15. Vicki Polaine says:

    Last time that grass will be green..

  16. Liv Millett says:

    Sam Millett Olivia Nina Grace Jonathon Meaney
    Shame we arenโ€™t there this year

  17. Brittany Robinson says:

    Richard Molnar grass wonโ€™t be green for long! Iโ€™m sure we will get to see the mess still in August ๐Ÿ™ˆ

  18. Keshena Allen Poe says:

    “accessable Festival” ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ as if my wheelchair or anyone else’s could get around in this impossible, it’s hard enough for able bodied from the pics, feel bad for fellow wheelchair users that are actually there :/ never used to be like this

  19. Sharon Quinn says:

    Canโ€™t wait!! ๐ŸคŸ๐Ÿผ๐ŸคŸ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ–ค

  20. Meigan'giselle Grattan says:

    Kyle Adams not muddy yet ๐Ÿค™๐Ÿป

  21. Colin Whelan says:

    Good luck with the weather and everybody stay safe

  22. Clare Mann says:

    Won’t be long before it’s as bad as the rest of the site #drownload19

  23. Jordan Clark says:

    Nice to see theres still some greenery๐Ÿ˜‚

  24. Richard Rubin says:

    Deceiving as they take pics during a lull in rain yet 4am-10am heavy downpours coming. Will be a mess walking in tomorrow

  25. David Lavender says:

    Stu Brown Carl Slack Richard Slack Paula Guy Craig (Rini Clarke)

  26. Petrus Linde says:

    Theres still grass Stanley Anderson ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜‚

  27. Ciaran Thompson says:

    Ian Whan Mark Mullan three years ago …… just saying ….. ๐Ÿ˜”

  28. Rhiannon Bell says:

    Omg there is green!

  29. Samantha Cain says:

    Alex Cain

  30. Ambrose Quinn says:

    See you tomorrow ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿป

  31. Sophie Hodgson says:

    Paul Hodgson, Wendy Hodgson still looks green! Will be mud fest soon haha xx

  32. Yaz White says:

    Roger CaterGemma Cater

  33. Lucie Luff says:

    Sammi Tarling Ashleigh Luff whereโ€™s the mud? Lol

  34. Carldon Mccarter says:

    thats not at presents its a mud bath never seen worse

  35. Paul Munn says:

    Is it not the Lemmy stage anymore?

  36. Melissa Martin says:

    Who wants to bet how long that green grass stays green when the arena entrance opens tomorrow ๐Ÿ˜‚

  37. Cal Jones says:

    Scott Miller

  38. Kirsty Millard says:

    Download 2012, had to trek thru about 1ft of mud in the village to get to campsite

  39. Max Chong says:

    Graham Chong-Brookman see, itโ€™s fine!!!!

  40. Verity Briwain Scott says:

    That grass is so fucked Daniel Taylor Roy Taylor, Jealous as hell, hope it’s amazing for you! โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

  41. Lisa Karine Mcdonnell says:

    The arena look lush but the walk from car parks to camp through the village is like a swamp . Apparently People have already left and gone home because theyโ€™ve been flooded out .

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