As a result the band had to cancel a planned show in Bristol. This was not in the press area backstage. Despite this, the sodden rock faithful still flocked to the main stage in their hordes to see an epic, pyro-laden, career-spanning set from the menacing masked metallers, Slipknot. To be absolutely clear I believe I experienced the festival in exactly the same way as any other fan, albeit that I had the chance to take photographs and interview bands. As any festival fan knows the music is only a part of any major festival, what really counts is the overall experience. Shuttle Buses Shuttle Buses will run from Derby and East Midlands Parkway stations regularly with a shuttle bus running from the airport at well. The registration process will only take a couple of minutes and you only have to do it once to be able to take advantage of our discounted advanced ticket prices.
And it did not disappoint!!! It was generally well organised and we saw some brilliant bands and the atmosphere was awesome. There were some great food stalls, although a bit pricey. They truly did everything they possibly could to make the festival safe and enjoyable. Plus comedy in the Side Splitter Tent from Nick Helm, Kunt and the Gang, Andrew O'Neill, Gary Delaney comedian , Bobby Mair, The Noise Next Door, Lulu Reubens, James McDonnell, Massive Horse, Ray Guns Look Real Enough, Freddy Quinne, Susan Murray, Bethany Black, Josh Robertson, Chris Brooker, John Ryan, Jonny Awsum, Jamie Dalgleish, Russell Hicks, Bob Slayer, Andy Watson, Barry Dodds, John Scott, Jollyboat, Wayne Deakin, and Sean Percival. Deposit scheme There was also a deposit scheme where ticket buyers can spread the cost of a festival ticket by paying a deposit of £33.
Muse are announced as the main headliner on June 13th, and they will be performing alongside Faith No More, A Day to Remember and. They'd never let anything like a spot of rain put them off. You will only be permitted to take in soft drinks in to the arena and these must be in plastic bottles no bigger than 500ml. Day One Review The sun was never going to last. They made way for Clutch, with Neil Fallon's smoke and whisky-soaked vocals feeling like the start point for the real festivities. Small children We do not recommend you bring small children under 5 with you to Download.
Their incredible performance drew on material from all five of their studio albums and they delighted the adoring masses with no less than five songs from their 1999 debut disc. It possibly works out a little better in a larger group. September Mourning, Evil Scarecrow and Butcher Babies were all excellent on Sunday on the smaller stages but the second stage line up of L7, In Flames, Lamb Of God and Enter Shikari was simply stunning and a fantastic way to wrap up a brilliant festival. To see the current line-up and who else is rumoured to appear see the. I have highlighted the aspects of the festival as I experienced them, both good and bad and I 100% stick to the view that Download is the best all round festival I have attended. Elsewhere Aussie metal core band were stunning and punk outfits Creeper, Love Zombies and New Years Day were all great.
I saw with my own eyes the tractors out in the main arena laying mats, bark and straw. Aerosmith Rocks Donington 2014 is much more than just a great gig. So, did Download turn me away from my punk roots and convert me to metal? Another year, another drenched Download, which is fast becominf Glastonbury's biggest rival for the wettest festival on the circuit. I love music, my taste is eclectic and I like to think that even at my age I have a decent handle on new music. The campsites, food, beer, people and weather all have a huge impact on the experience and have a large part to play in determining how much you enjoy yourself. Of course attending to report on the festival ease of access and press facilities are also important.
Last performance of and until the 2017 by-request show at. As annoying as the scheduling clashes always are, Friday's line-up allowed nimble-footed fans to leg it from the end of Priest's set over to the Zippo Encore to catch a good portion of Black Stone Cherry's inevitably fan-pleasing set before heading back to the main stage for Slipknot's rain-soaked crowning performance. The facilities for the press at Download were fantastic. Day tickets are priced at £75 fpr any day. I now face a doubtless lengthy process to get the cash back! Opening with 'Sarcastrophe' before tearing into fan anthems 'The Heretic Anthem', 'Psychosocial' and recent favourite 'The Devil In I', Slipknot brought flames, fear and devotion to the hallowed fields of Donington - often pausing to thanking British fans for 'making them feel like home' as Taylor prowled the stage and gangway, inciting the entire crowd to get down on their knees before leaping into the sky. Then the mighty Dragonforce grabbed the Maverick by the balls and unexpectedly, joyfully revealed their secret weapon - an unannounced cameo for Baby Metal. They're all about great music and remain mature and slick in a way that second stagers Modestep probably couldn't ever manage.
Download will be held over the weekend of Friday 12th to Sunday 14th June 2015. One word sums it up. I topped up for both myself and my son a couple of days before the festival. I think that would probably give you much more fodder for a review that the fans can really relate to. There were also brilliant performances from Swedish metal monsters a stunning set from Brighton based punk outfit and possibly the performance of the weekend from the brilliant. I bought my beer from the bars and food from the vendors exactly as you did so I am well aware of the positive and negative aspects. They're an acquired taste, but they fit Dragonforce and the moment perfectly, and it's one of those little joys that everyone will remember.
The performance of the day though had to be from. Pretty much the same food and a few shops but with much smaller queues. Chicago based punk hardcore outfit Rise Against won my prize for the pick of the Main Stage bands on the day. Despite the fact that I had to proceed to one of the box-office sites to collect my pass before getting on to the camper van field the process was incredibly slick. As you would expect the line-up at was fantastic with the main stage playing host to the likes of Slipknot, , , , Judas Priest and to name just a handful, but as any real festival fan knows the real action takes place away from the main stage. Headliners Slipknot, Muse, and Kiss, as well as Judas Priest, Faith No More, Motley Crue, Slash, Enter Shikari, Black Stone Cherry, Marilyn Manson, Five Finger Death Punch A Day To Remember, Lamb of God, Billy Idol, Clutch, Hollywood Undead, Body Count featuring Ice-T, Eagles Of Death Metal, Godsmack, Madball, Dragonforce, Every Time I Die, Rise Against, Backyard Babies, Mallory Knox, Crown The Empire, Motionless In White, Black Veil Brides, Parkway Drive, Funeral For A Friend, Corrosion of Conformity, 36 Crazyfists, and more.
More details will be here when available. Their stage show alone was worth the price of admission. Maybe next time consider doing the fest from a camping field like the rest of us? The 13th Download Festival took place at Donington Park from 12 — 15 June 2015. I did say in the article that I was in the camper van field so I was out amongst the campers. I had a great experience, everything worked flawlessly but the money never appeared on my sons wristband. This year was finally my first year at download. This is a real change from the next three days in the arena and a great chance to see some acts you may never have heard of close-up.