Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes Dominate Download Festival 2024 Saturday

Download Festival 2024 – Saturday. If you have seen Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes live, then you can understand why the words ‘holy effing hell’ come out of my mouth when describing their performance on the Apex stage this afternoon.

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes - Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes – Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk

If you have never seen Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes live, then just believe me when I tell you there is no performance more ferociously animated than this.

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes - Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes – Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk

Carter himself is a diamond with the rough. Slicked back hair, a pink cardigan and a gold chain – which someone managed to steal from him mid-crowd dive – and a penchant for hammering himself into every word sung and every move made.

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes - Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes – Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk

A band that has moved up through the Download ranks is now deservingly at the top of this festival’s registry. Punk-rock never tasted so damn good.

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes - Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes – Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk

Carter throws himself quite literally at the crowd, embracing every aspect of his genre’s influences. Carter’s other band half – multi-instrumentalist Dean Richardson – gives it his all as the grandeur of playing this kind of festival slot is well and truly felt.

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes - Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes – Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk

It is insatiably energetic and the ultimate Download 2024 appearance. 

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes - Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes – Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes - Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes – Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk

Download Festival 2024

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

Join Hillbilly Vegas on Tour This July

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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