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3 hours ago

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Ok but can we tgen have white out wednesday? And then brown out monday, maybe a red out friday? Dont forget about green sunday....

End grooming gangs as well

Black out Tuesday? Is that when shops don't open cos they've been looted?

Sorry but i aint supporting rioters and looters, shall we have a white out the next time a white guy is killed by a black guy? No because we would be branded racists ! #allcreedsmatternotjustblacks

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 🙁 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.

Yes lets support looters and criminals!!! Sorry but i support the family of the victim, not the rent a mob who are protesting by stealing everything in sight. Black Lives Matter! Every life matters too.

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

Gingers lives matter !

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?

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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

Quick! To the virtue signal!

Well said

Remember that time Lethal Bizzle played Download and someone threw a banana at him with the words 'bizzle you black c*nt' written on it?

Respect

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

The KKK took my baby away !

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...

Whilst I totally agree that racism is disgusting I cannot agree that eradicating racism is protecting culture. Whether you or I like it or not racists are a sub-set of what you refer to as "culture". They are the product of a lack of communication because people would rather call them names & attack them than address their fears & concerns like rational adults. These people (for want of a better word) have their own way of thinking & their own culture. You can't protect culture by erasing part of it, that's not protecting it, that's wiping out opinions you don't agree with! Many groups/nations have attempted to wipe out opposition to their beliefs & none of them are looked on as having had a positive outcome. Tolerance & diversity don't mean we get to dictate to everyone else & force our beliefs on them. Violence against anyone for any reason is disgusting & should be stopped but stopping people from using words we don't like & having opinions we don't agree with makes you no better than them. Ok rant over. & don't bother replying angrily, I won't be reading any replies.

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6 days ago

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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?! 😱👉 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?! 😱👉 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,

1 week 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! 📺
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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 🙈

Ben Lowden Sam Jane Smith you should tell the story of your nearly proposal 😂

#avengedsevenfold Download Festival 2014 ❤❤❤

Claire Leanne Lee Wilkinson 😂😂😂🥣

2016 met my husband! 🖤

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?? 🤔

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 😂

Cameron Shearer Robert Salmond Shan Allan Teds crib 😂

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 😅😅😅

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 😂

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 🙂 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”

Ooh we've got a great story involving a box Stephy Hall Ben Peard 🙂

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