Download 2019 / What A Beautiful Day At Download

What a day it was yesterday at Download and it’s going to be another one to remember today with Slipknot headlining and Behemoth, Epica, Trivium, Skindred, Halestorm and Power Trip all playing the UK’s biggest Metal festival, along with many more superb acts.

Kahmel Farahani and Dany Jones
15th June 2019: 12.00pm

It’s not raining at Donington Park but it is totally grey and overcast but whatever the weather decides to do, nothing will dampen the Download spirit as we head into another great Heavy Metal day.


Whitesnake were our highlight yesterday and David Coverdale was also delighted with his big day out, so much that he decided to do an impersonation of Ken Dodd for the cameras.

It was Whitesnake’s only scheduled UK date of their current tour but bands often announce a UK tour the week after playing Download so maybe some dates will be with us soon. This is no more than pure speculation on our part but if it happens, you did hear it here first.

“What a beautiful day for shoving one of Tommy Aldridge’s drumsticks down your trousers and saying ‘how’s that for a white snake?'”

While we were busy covering Download, Burning Witches released a new song, ‘Wings Of Steel’, the first Burning Witches music to feature new lead singer Laura Guldemond, who joined the band last week and made her live BW debut at the Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg, Sweden last Saturday.

Laura was the vocalist of the Dutch symphonic Metal band Shadowrise and joined Burning Witches after the unexpected departure of Seraina Telli. Here’s ‘Wings Of Steel’.

We love covering big festivals here at MetalTalk and if you see our reporting team of Dany Jones and Kahmel Farahani at Download, please say “hello” and let them know how your Download is going and we may even include you in our next article.

Phil Soussan and Andrew Freeman of Last In Line, Brandon from Goodbye June and the Gin Annie boys all wanted to say “hello” yesterday so here they are with messages for you.

The Main Stage action is already underway, courtesy of Alien Weaponry who are leaving the masses in no doubt that today is going to be truly epic.



Saturday 15th June
Main Stage
Slipknot – 9.10pm
Die Antwoord – 6.40pm
Trivium – 5pm
Skindred – 3.35pm
Behemoth – 2.20pm
Power Trip – 1.10pm
Royal Republic – 12pm
Alien Weaponry – 11am

Zippo Encore Stage
Halestorm – 7.45pm
Stone Temple Pilots – 6.20pm
Three Days Grace – 5.10pm
Brothers Osborne – 4pm
Epica – 2.55pm
Animals As Leaders – 1.50pm
Elvana – 12.45pm
Bad Wolves – 11.50am
The Inspector Cluzo – 11am

The Avalanche Stage hosted by Kerrang! Radio
Simple Creatures – 8.40pm
The Wonder Years – 7.25pm
nothing,nowhere. – 6.10pm
Trash Boat – 5.05pm
Roam – 4pm
Palisades – 2.55pm
The Beaches – 1.55pm
Hot Milk – 12.55pm
Yours Truly – 11.55am
Parting Gift – 11am

The Dogtooth Stage
Carcass – 7.40pm
Batushka – 6.35pm
Intervals – 5.35pm
The Hu – 4.35pm
Riding The Low – 3.35pm
Lovebites – 2.40pm
Queen Zee – 1.45pm
Underside – 12.50pm
Cloud – 11.55am
Vambo – 11am

Sunday 16th June
Main Stage
Tool – 9.25pm
The Smashing Pumpkins – 7.10pm
Lamb Of God – 5.20pm
Amon Amarth – 3.50pm
Godsmack – 2.30pm
Underoath – 1.10pm
I Prevail – 12pm
Cane Hill – 11am

Zippo Encore Stage
Slayer – 8.45pm
Dream Theater – 7pm
Anthrax – 5.35pm
Beartooth – 4.20pm
State Champs – 3.10pm
Starset – 2.05pm
Badflower – 1pm
Dinosaur Pile-Up – 12pm
Like A Storm – 11am

The Avalanche Stage hosted by Kerrang! Radio
Enter Shikari – 8.20pm
Fever 333 – 7.10pm
Palaye Royale – 6pm
The Amity Affliction – 5pm
Our Last Night – 4pm
Black Peaks – 3pm
Heart Of A Coward – 2pm
Allusinlove – 1pm
Black Futures – 12pm
RedHook – 11am

The Dogtooth Stage
Municipal Waste – 7.50pm
Whitechapel – 6.50pm
coldrain – 5.50pm
Alcest – 4.50pm
Toska – 4pm
Crystal Lake – 3.10pm
Kim Jennett – 2.20pm
Aaron Buchanan & The Cult Classics – 1.30pm
Blurred Vision – 12.40pm
Wolf Jaw – 11.50am
Lost In Stereo – 11am

Download takes place at Donington Park, which is just off the M1 and right next to East Midlands Airport on Friday 14th to Sunday 16th June 2019.

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