Download 2019 / Taken To The Edge By Godsmack

Godsmack have absolutely stormed Donington Park’s Main Stage this afternoon on the final day of Download Festival 2019.

Kahmel Farahani and Dany Jones
16th June 2019: 4.30pm

A tough act for Amon Amarth to follow, the stoner alt-Metallers put in a solid show which the increasing high winds and rainstorms threatened to disrupt.

Godsmack had the whole crowd going when Sully Erna invited them to ‘Say My Name’ before delivering a new song, ‘Unforgettable’, a drumtastic number which saw the singer take to the kit as the platforms began to move.

The anthemic ‘Bulletproof’ is dedicated to “our boys in the pit” and Godsmack leave the stage having put in an unforgettable performance.




Before Godsmack’s rousing set, the Avalanche Tent was blasting out ‘Africa’ by Toto with “I bless the rains down in Derbyshire” feeling like the perfect lyric for today, but four-piece Allusinlove lifted any impending gloom with their poppy QOTSA flavoured songs.

Badflower made a commendable effort to wake up the tired Sunday crowd with their brand of noisey alt-rock over in the Encore Stage, while Aaron Buchanan and his Cult Classics pounded out their brand of modern rock, showing just why their fanbase is swelling rapidly.

Recent single, ‘Fire In The Fields Of Mayhem’, was greeted with rapturous applause as Aaron buttered up his audience with a request: “Let me see those beautiful faces Download!”

Next up on the Main Stage is Amon Amarth and hordes of Vikings have already appeared in the Donington Park arena, ready for the forthcoming Berserker rage.

We’ll be back after the Amon Amarth set.








Sunday 16th June
Main Stage
Tool – 9.25pm
The Smashing Pumpkins – 7.10pm
Lamb Of God – 5.20pm
Amon Amarth – 3.50pm

Zippo Encore Stage
Slayer – 8.45pm
Dream Theater – 7pm
Anthrax – 5.35pm
Beartooth – 4.20pm

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

The Dogtooth Stage
Municipal Waste – 7.50pm
Whitechapel – 6.50pm
coldrain – 5.50pm
Alcest – 4.50pm
Toska – 4pm

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