While we cannot all be in the same Donington Park ground at this years Heavy Metal event, spirits should be raised with the news that Download have today announced they will be hosting a virtual festival across 12-14 June 2020.
Featuring hours of music, special interviews, unseen performances and exclusive footage Download TV is the place to be.
The weekend will be split into day and evening, where the day will be everything that celebrates the spirit of Download Festival, and the evening brings two to three hours of tailor made programming where Downloaders can tune in and rock out.
Friday night sees Kiss headline and you can see standout moments from their mammoth 2015 set.
Saturday evening has Iron Maiden bringing something very special to your screens, with nostalgic performances, Legacy Of The Beast snippets, and something just for Download TV.
Sunday night brings System Of A Down’s history at Download Festival, with performances from 2005, 2011, and 2017, proving why they’re one of the best metal bands in history.
Other performances across the weekend that will be shown exclusively via YouTube will come from Korn, Deftones, Babymetal, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Creeper, The Offspring, Blues Pills, Alter Bridge, The Pretty Reckless, Funeral For A Friend, Volbeat, The Darkness, Bowling For Soup, and many more, including some very special guests.
The day time activities are for the fans to be as interactive as they can be.
From cookalongs with MasterChef Simon Wood, vegan superstars BOSH, and the hilarious Nat’s What I Reckon who comes to us from Australia, LIVE artist Q&As, lockdown performances, tutorials, mindfulness sessions, and even content that the Downloaders themselves have provided.
Downloaders are encouraged to put tents up in the garden, wear Download merch, dress as your favourite hero, send in photos and videos – the weekend is about the fans and celebrating the Download community.