The Hunna Captivates Download Festival 2024 Saturday with Debut Performance

Download Festival 2024 – Saturday. For their first Download festival appearance, indie rockers The Hunna took their debut in their tattoed stride as they engored their thousands of heavy audience in their set with an enrapturing ease.

The Hunna - Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk
The Hunna – Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk

Since they dropped their first record in 2016, the guys have been on an insistent incline into the upper echelons of the rock scene. Frontman Ryan Potter thrashes around the stage, smooth vocals in the air and guitar in tow.

The Hunna - Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk
The Hunna – Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk

The muddy ground is surprisingly firm as fans push closer to the stage, hands raised in the air with The Hunna’s catchy chorus’ coming out of their mouths.

The Hunna - Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk
The Hunna – Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk

From never having played Download to being straight on the Apex stage, it must be exhilarating, but the band take everything in their stride and whacks out a killer show with some snazzy additional instrumentals.

The Hunna - Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk
The Hunna – Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk

The joys of being able to add those extra layers of larger-than-life festival stage antics have clearly been put into action. During their set I managed to nip over to the Opus stage to see Metalcore champions Bleed From Within. Blazingly good, I would expect nothing less than to see them bringing their hurricane of a show to the Apex soon.

The Hunna - Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk
The Hunna – Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk
The Hunna - Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk
The Hunna – Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk
The Hunna - Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk
The Hunna – Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk

Download Festival 2024

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

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).

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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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