Corey Taylor Electrifies Download Festival 2024 With Solo Brilliance

Download Festival 2024 – Sunday. Corey Taylor. As far as band-members-turned-solo acts go, Corey Taylor is one of a kind as he carves his own way up through the heavy music ranks. The Slipknot frontman recently dropped two albums to critical acclaim and has already dominated some heftier UK venues.

Corey Taylor - Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk
Corey Taylor – Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk

So, how was he received at Download? With facepalming approval. 

Standing unmasked and ready, Taylor is the epitome of a hungry musician with everything to gain, even though he already stands as one of the industry’s most respected artists.

Corey Taylor - Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk
Corey Taylor – Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk

He is both energetic and staunch, his time as a faceless performer now turned on its head as we get to see every beaming smile and guitar chug bass face he throws out. 

Corey Taylor - Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk
Corey Taylor – Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk

Taylor and his band serve the Opus stage well with a concoction of hard-riding tracks. The chocolatey-muddy cocktail that was before drenching the ground has started to dry, lending well to a good bit of moshing.

Corey Taylor - Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk
Corey Taylor – Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk

Seeing Taylor in his element as a solo artist who revelled in the incredible atmosphere Download offers was truly a treat. 

Corey Taylor - Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk
Corey Taylor – Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk

As the show raged, Fred Durst conducted the thousands from the Apex stage as Limp Bizkit brought 1999 Woodstock to Donington Park.

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Beer was thrown, and punters jumped high.

But then again, it was just one of those days.  

Corey Taylor - Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk
Corey Taylor – Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk
Corey Taylor - Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk
Corey Taylor – Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk

Download Festival 2024

MetalTalk Download 2024 coverage can be found at MetalTalk.net/tag/download-2024.

Download Festival 2024 will mark the second year of the festival selling out, with weekend, day and camping tickets now completely gone. The festival will reunite its incredible community of fans for a jam-packed five-day event (June 12-16).

This year’s MetalTalk team is:

Monty Sewell

Photography:

Ryan Hildrew

For Download 2023 coverage, visit MetalTalk.net/tag/download-2023.

For Download 2022 coverage, visit MetalTalk.net/tag/download-2022.

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