Tom Morello / An Electrifying Download Festival 2024 Saturday Solo Set

Download Festival 2024 – Saturday. If Tom Morello hasn’t already got enough on his plate as a guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, and political activist, then he can add dominating the Opus stage to the list.

Tom Morello - Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk
Tom Morello – Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk

The renowned ex-Rage Against The Machine musician brought his solo work to Download with a sterling bunch of musicians to fill the gaps of his countless recorded collaborations.

Tom Morello - Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk
Tom Morello – Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk

Let’s Get The Party Started (originally featuring Bring Me The Horizon) smashes through the crowd along with Hold The Line and the rest of his top-tier tracks from the years gone by.

Tom Morello - Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk
Tom Morello – Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk

To appreciate Morello’s mastery of music, you really have to see it live.

He whips up a concoction of intricate guitar playing and manipulation of instruments to create his signature sound. Thoughts like, ‘I swear that sound must have been done post-production,’ ring through my head as he contorts his fingers around his instrument with ease.

Tom Morello - Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk
Tom Morello – Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk

But it was more than just a show, especially, I can imagine, for Morello.

News came shortly after the Barclay’s announcement that he had been working behind the scenes to get the bank dropped as a sponsor of Download.

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Tom Morello - Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk
Tom Morello – Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk

The taste of success must have been sweet. 

Tom Morello - Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk
Tom Morello – Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk
Tom Morello - Download Festival 2024. Photo: Ryan Hildrew/MetalTalk
Tom Morello – 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).

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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