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Download Festival 2020 edition will be online

Download Festival 2020

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Download Festival 2020 edition will be online

The British Download festival will be transformed into a virtual festival this year. After being canceled due to the pandemic of the new coronavirus. The 2020 edition would take place between the 12th and the 14th of June in Castle Donington. Also would have the bands Iron Maiden, KISS and System Of A Down as main attractions.


Saying that “they didn’t want to miss the biggest weekend of rock”, the festival organizers will now broadcast songs, interviews and unprecedented performances on those dates.

The Download festival organizers said in an statement:

“We’ll have three daily shows with a mix of music, special interviews, unseen performances, exclusive footage, interactive content and loads more. The shows will be broadcast across the Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Recreating the best weekend of the summer in the safety and comfort of your own home!”

“The full line up is still to be announced, but we’ll be showcasing some of the incredible acts that were due to play Download 2020.”

Of course, we want you lot to be as involved as ever! Put your tents and flags up in your garden, send us pics of previous years, air guitar to your fave bands – this weekend is about YOU, the fans, and celebrating the Download community. \m/

That said, Download Dog reminds you to stay safe, stay home and save lives. Also practice safe social distancing and make sure you’re only hosting tent parties with members of your own household. But we encourage you to rock out over video chat with your festival pals!

The virtual festival will be broadcast on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

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