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The UK's biggest rock and metal fest is back in June 2017 for another weekend of amazing live music.
Download Festival is the home of rock and metal and takes place on the sacred grounds of Donington Park, which has been associated with rock since the 80's. The festival attracts icons of to its main stage, plus some of the best and hottest new acts in the world. AC/DC, KISS, Metallica, Aerosmith, Guns N’ Roses, Rage Against The Machine, Slipknot, Linkin Park and many more have all headlined its main stage.
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System Of A Down
Since their formation in 1994, System Of A Down have earned themselves a worldwide following with their unique blend of thrash metal and alternative rock, and never fail to put on a mind blowing performance. The band has achieved huge commercial success with the release of five studio albums, three of which debuted at number one on the US Billboard album chart and have sold over 40 million records worldwide.
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Known for their anthemic alt-rock, Scotland's Biffy Clyro are a dynamic power trio marked by the throaty lead-vocal brogue of singer/guitarist Simon Neil. Emerging in the early 2000s, Biffy Clyro drew loyal fans with their grunge, hardcore, and prog-rock-influenced sound that found them combining hooky choruses with unusual song forms and galloping rhythmic meters.
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Some things just get better with age, like fine wines and Aerosmith, who rock harder after 30 years of music-making than just about any band in the business.
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Founder of noise rock band White Zombie, Rob went solo in 1998 and has sold over fifteen million CDs worldwide to date. Not content to merely hijack the planet with his delightfully nefarious tunes, Rob has also directed numerous feature films, including his interpretation of John Carpenter's original cult horror 'Halloween' in 2007, 2004's essential 'House of 1000 Corpses and 2005's critically acclaimed 'The Devil's Rejects'.
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The Grandaddies of Thrash are still going and are just as brutal as ever. Controversial from the word go, and as extreme as anything that had gone before, Slayer shook the metal world to its foundations in the 80s with a succession of intense, violent and hugely popular albums. Two decades later and Slayer are still one of the biggest draws on the metal circuit.
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Sleeping With Sirens
An American post-hardcore band formed in 2009 by members of For All We Know, Broadway, and We Are Defiance. The quintet have continued to evolve and mature as artists, gradually shaping their unmistakable blend of fury and melody into a sound that's wholly their own.
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'Simple Plan' are a 5-piece band from Montreal, Canada. Whilst critics have been quick to call them a 'pop punk' act, the group has shown itself unwilling to stick to this template. Hard work seems central to the band's ethos, and the well-crafted albums and exciting live shows are a testimony that this has paid off.
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Dillinger Escape Plan
Classic heavy metal meets nu-metal hardcore in a cacophony of furious, angry noise, focused with an intense need for catharsis.
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Excellent thrash metal band from the Bay Area.
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The frontman from Frankenstein Drag Queens From Planet 13 and the Murderdolls, who has been going solo as Wednesday 13 since 2004. Theatrical, cartoony and spooky all at once, he possesses a decidedly original stage presence. 'Everything a metal fan could want.... sick music, sick lyrics'- Skinnie Entertainment Magazine.
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Perturbator is the pseudonym of James Kent, an electronic / synthwave musician from Paris, France. He has a background as a guitar player in several black metal bands
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World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
WWE Live is a unique blend of sport and entertainment, combining in-ring match action with dramatic entertainment. Bursting with all the drama and energy of a rock concert, in a fun, lively and exciting environment. WWE Live is the ultimate in family entertainment!
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