This weekend rock and metal fans will return in their thousands to the iconic Donington Park, for another momentous year of Download Festival. With yet another impressive line-up, including headliners Def Leppard, Slipknot and Tool, there is plenty to choose from - here are our must-see bands at this year's festival!
After a successful first day at we’re welcomed on day two by glorious sunshine, so what better way to start than to head to The Great Escape's purpose built pop-up stage directly on the beach. Here's what we got up to on the Friday of the festival!
Even with the UK music scene in such rude health just now, there’s few bands who play this well with this much passion. From their delicate moments to monstrous and heavy sections, Black Peaks are totally undeniable - this band could be on the edge of a perfect storm of timing, songs and talent.
When Deftones dropped 'Around the Fur' the expectation was the next record would embrace the bounce and dance floors of rock clubs everywhere. On 'White Pony' they defied all expectations by taking their sound in wild, beautifully textured and unexpected directions. This isn’t to say that 'All That Divides' is Black Peaks' 'White Pony', but it suggests that the band aren’t far off their own seminal record.
With 2000trees Festival almost upon us we're grabbing our tents, packing our essentials and we are ready for another fun weekend at Upcote Farm. There are so many amazing bands on the line-up, but we've taken the time to choose some of our hot picks - we'll see you down the front!