Live Music

  • 2023,  Bloodstock Festival,  Featured,  Live Music,  News,  Press Releases

    Bloodstock Open Air 2023 – What Are You Waiting For?

    Never been to BLOODSTOCK before and just want to come for a day to check things out? Can’t do the whole weekend this summer but don’t want to miss all the fun? A limited number of day tickets are on sale now in the ticket store. Adult day tickets are £75 and if you’d like to make it a family day out, child day tickets are £25 (mini moshers under 4 can come for free), plus booking fees. Ready for the full weekend experience? VIP and campervan tickets are already sold out, but you can still get standard weekend tickets in the ticket store!  

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  • 2023,  Download Festival,  LD Communications,  Live Music,  Press Releases

    DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL SELLS OUT IN RECORD TIME

    20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION EVENT BECOMES THE HOTTEST TICKET IN HISTORY OF THE FESTIVAL Download Festival’s 20th anniversary has become a double celebration, as today the festival sells out, marking 2023 as the fastest-selling year of all time. Day, weekend and camping tickets have been snapped up by fans eager to celebrate an incredible 20 years for the legendary festival. The special anniversary edition, taking place for the first time over four days on 8-11 June 2023 at Donington Park, will feature headliners Bring Me The Horizon, Slipknot and Metallica, who will perform two headline sets with no repeat songs. The incredible line-up continues with Alter Bridge, Five Finger Death Punch, Architects,…

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  • 2023,  Backstage,  Bloodstock Festival,  Live Music,  News,  Press Releases

    ROBB FLYNN comes to see London thrashers IMPERIUM at BLOODSTOCK.

    On Saturday 13th August, London thrashers IMPERIUM played the New Blood stage at the mighty Bloodstock Open Air Festival. They had already gained a lot of fans with their impressive set and subsequent win at the London Metal to The Masses competition, and many of these fans had made the journey to see them in the sweltering packed tent at Bloodstock. What they didn’t realise however is that one rather special fan also took time out of their busy day to come see them…none other than Machine Head main man Robb Flynn. We caught up with IMPERIUM frontman Ben Porter to get the low-down on what happened: “So…. We’re up…

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  • 2022,  Download Festival,  LD Communications,  Live Music,  Review

    Download 2022 – The Beast is Back!

    Pictures by Enda Madden and review by Howard Keogh It has been a long hard road, but we have finally made it out the other side.Legions of fans have waited for this moment as the world lurched and lunged through the rollercoaster ride of the last two years. We had a hiatus where we had to survive on virtual Downloadin 2020 as a global pandemic swept through populations across the globe. We then had the falsedawn of Download 2021 until time was called on it in March. Hopes were raised once more inMay when it was announced that a reduced capacity event was to be held as a government sponsored…

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  • 2019,  Download Festival,  Featured,  Live Music,  Review

    Download Festival 2019 Review

    by Howard Keogh – Ligger in Chief and Satanic Cyclist from Hell Some places mean different things to different people. If you mention Donington UK to a historian he may refer you the historic references in the Domesday Book of 1086. A motor racing enthusiast on the other hand will most likely tell you about the famous Donington Park Race Track and perhaps mention that Since 2013, Norton Motorcycles has had its head office in Donington Hall. To any self-respecting rock fan however, there is only one true meaning, Donington is the spiritual home of Download – rock music’s greatest festival which has been running almost every year since 1980.…

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  • 2018,  Download Festival,  Featured,  Live Music,  Review

    Download 2018 Review

    by Howard Keogh – Cardio King of Rock N’ Roll   Over the last few balmy summer weeks, the countryside of the east midlands has enjoyed an expectant air of serendipity. Birds sing, as the gentle summer breeze whispers through the long grass however the stillness is destined to be short lived. Soon a legion of metal-heads is set to march upon this sacred ground where many of their predecessors have gone before, for this undulating English countryside is none other than Donnington Park where thousands of rockers assemble to pay their personal homage to the rock gods. This site has hosted rock festivals since 1980 and has become synonymous…

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  • 2017,  Download Festival,  Featured,  Live Music,  Review

    Download 2017 Review

    By Howard Keogh – our lycra-clad ligger As the time draws near for the metal legions to descend on Donington Park the spiritual home of rock, for the annual bash, there may be some trepidation in the ranks after last year’s unprecedented weather. Those in the know estimate that 70 million gallons of water fell over the course of the weekend making it challenging for those revellers who were lucky enough not to be completely washed out. Apparently that quantity of water is enough to fill 106 Olympic size swimming pools. But fear not because while you were scraping the mud from your boots Download dog has been busy. This…

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  • 2016,  Download Festival,  Live Music

    Download 2016 Review

    by Howard G. Keogh – Chief Correspondent and Resident Historian All right Punters, let’s start with a little history lesson before we delve into this year’s soiree. In 1979, promoters Paul Loasby, and Maurice Jones, planned a one-day festival aimed specifically at bands within the hard rock and heavy metal genre. Loasby was an established and successful promoter working that year on the Rainbow UK tour and the festival was set to be the final show of the tour with Rainbow as headliners. The first Monsters of Rock line-up consisted of a mix of British and international bands and was a success with an attendance of 35,000. After its fledgling…

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