Of Mice & Men Ignite Avalanche Tent at Download Festival 2024

Download Festival 2024 – Sunday – Of Mice & Men. Though trekking over to the Avalanche tent took a bit of boot-in-mud strength, the sun was now hot on our heads, and the arena was bustling with music, food, smiles, and great times.

Of Mice & Men - Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk
Of Mice & Men – Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk

Approaching the tent a good ten minutes before their set was not enough to get fully immersed under the enormous canopy, as their show had already attracted fans in the thousands who were all cramming in to catch a glimpse of the melodic Nu Metal rockers Of Mice & Men.

Of Mice & Men - Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk
Of Mice & Men – Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk

They absolutely smashed their set with a lot, including me, wondering if they should have really been playing Opus or Apex.

Of Mice & Men - Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk
Of Mice & Men – Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk

But the joys of a smaller stage with a larger-than-life sound were felt as the band whipped up a heaving typhoon of Metal hysteria.

Of Mice & Men - Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk
Of Mice & Men – Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk

The guys caused a wild fever amongst the moshing crowds, with singer Aaron Pauley hitting every heart-in-hand lyric with the most grit-filled vocals.

I have always loved Of Mice & Men, but something in the air today made them punch out even higher.

Of Mice & Men - Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk
Of Mice & Men – Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk
Of Mice & Men - Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk
Of Mice & Men – Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk
Of Mice & Men - Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk
Of Mice & Men – Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk

Download Festival 2024

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

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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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