Tune in and rock out as Download Festival heads online

Tuesday, 2nd June 2020, 1:16 pm
Updated Tuesday, 2nd June 2020, 1:17 pm

The UK’s premier rock event takes to the nation’s screens this month with a suitably heavyweight line-up in store.

Download TV, a virtual festival available via Download Festival’s official social channels and YouTube, runs from June 12 to 14.

While Downloaders might not be on the sacred grounds of Donington Park, the weekend will not be lost as Download Festival brings hours of music, special interviews, unseen performances, exclusive footage and so much more to screens of any size.

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The weekend will be split into day and evening, where the day will be everything that celebrates the spirit of Download Festival, and the evening brings two to three hours of tailor-made programming where Downloaders can tune in and rock out.

The legendary Kiss are among the headliners

Headlining YouTube on the Friday night will be Kiss, giving Downloaders a replay of standout moments from their mammoth 2015 set. On the Saturday, Iron Maiden promise something very special, with nostalgic performances, Legacy Of The Beast snippets, and something just for Download TV.

Finally, on the Sunday night, audiences can explore System Of A Down’s history at Download Festival with performances from 2005, 2011, and 2017, proving why they’re one of the best metal bands in history.Other performances across the weekend that will be shown exclusively via YouTube will come from Korn, Deftones, Babymetal, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Creeper, The Offspring, Blues Pills, Alter Bridge, The Pretty Reckless, Funeral For A Friend, Volbeat, The Darkness and Bowling For Soup.

Day time activities are for the fans to be as interactive as they can be, from cookalongs with MasterChef Simon Wood, vegan superstars BOSH, live artist Q&As, lockdown performances, tutorials, mindfulness session and more.

Downloaders are encouraged to put tents up in the garden, wear Download merchandise, dress as their favourite heroes and send in photos and videos.