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1 hour ago, madmaninabox said:

 

Although I guarantee you Download will find a far better undercard than Reading for them....

 

I'll wait for them to play Download rather than give money to any fest that has Courteeneers subbing RATM

I actually probably agree with this. For the 3 previous years I'd say Reading have found an undercard to suit them now, but I think this year looks like they've booked weak and RATM has cost a lot but need to headline somewhere and they couldn't not get them. There isn't another day I don't think that suits them more it's just out of place. It would a bit better...not for me but generally if they put Courteeners below Liam and BMTH below RATM. I think Gerry is at the point though where the others are where he sells many too many tickets north to not be booked to sub.

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Babymetal (and Creeper) we’re fucking fantastic. For all of their critics it’s fun metal which there isn’t enough of.

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6 hours ago, BellKat said:

It's kind of sad how there's been such a lack of activity on this thread and any sort of excitement about DL 2020.

what could we expect with a lineup with KISS headlining and crap like Babymetal and Black Veil Brides returning after only 2 years?

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6 hours ago, BellKat said:

It's kind of sad how there's been such a lack of activity on this thread and any sort of excitement about DL 2020.

The lineup is announced, there us nothing more to talk about....that's how the Diwnload forum goes.

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Im excited for it. The Offspring, Deftones, Iron Maiden, Gojira, SOAD, Korn, Disturbed, Haken, Baroness (hoping those 2 dont clash with anyone), Lacuna Coil, The Wildhearts.....all stuff I wanna see plus plenty others i'll check out. 

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I'm really excited about it all bar Kiss. We've got nothing to whinge about until we get stage times and the clashes come out. There will be lots for me.

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I think I’m going for the three days now.

There isn’t much I want to see on the Friday until Frank Carter so I’m going to finish work at 2:30 and head up so I should definitely be in the arena in time for Frank, Deftones and The Offspring. 

Saturday is quality up and down and there’s so much I would like to see so that’ll be the best day by far. A hopeful run of Gojira > Mastodon > Killswitch > FFAF would be wonderful. 

Sunday has a fair bit I want to see too so I’ll stick around until half way through SOAD’s set and then head home. 

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KISS is a dud billing but The Offspring, Electric Wizard and a still-unannounced headliner (Converge?) for Friday balances that out.

I'm happy with another Maiden set, backed by a dream undercard of Mastodon/Gojira/FFAF, and will be haring about trying to catch about a dozen acts on Sunday – plus the Euros will be on!

It's a really strong bill. I'm excited. Just need stage times to not be a total clash nightmare.

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On a more somber note, got brought to my attention the other day that this year is the 20th anniversary of Hybrid Theory (great album). I know they already played it in full in 2014, but could have seen Linkin Park potentially playing this year if those sad events hadn't come to pass.

 

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Been looking at the lineup fro this and think I might be able to justify a Friday day ticket to myself to see The Offspring, Frank Carter, Pup, Menzingers et al, but I wouldn't be able to drive and am a bit stuck for ideas of getting there and back (from Warwick, so approx an hour away). Anyone have any suggestions or point me in the direction to any kinda lift share or Big Green Coach type service for Download - but just for the one day?

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39 minutes ago, BlackFoxx said:

Been looking at the lineup fro this and think I might be able to justify a Friday day ticket to myself to see The Offspring, Frank Carter, Pup, Menzingers et al, but I wouldn't be able to drive and am a bit stuck for ideas of getting there and back (from Warwick, so approx an hour away). Anyone have any suggestions or point me in the direction to any kinda lift share or Big Green Coach type service for Download - but just for the one day?

I very much doubt you’d be able to see all of those bands as I would expect Pup & The Menzingers to clash with The Offspring in some way, unfortunately. 

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21 hours ago, Andre91 said:

I very much doubt you’d be able to see all of those bands as I would expect Pup & The Menzingers to clash with The Offspring in some way, unfortunately. 

No worries, I know they'll likely be clashes but still enough punk bands on the lineup - e.g. Gender Roles and Press Club too - to make it worth it for me. Am I right in thinking Donnington is near to East Midlands Parkway train station, so I could use that for public transport to get in and out for the day?

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8 hours ago, atomised said:

Is Download one of those festivals at risk now with the forthcoming restrictions 

even Christmas is at risk. :( 

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I think it’s only a matter of time until it’s announced, considering everything else that’s kicking off at the moment.

sad times, but I can’t see how getting 100k people together in June is going to go ahead.

i hope I’m wrong.

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Don't think you'll be wrong.  I've resigned myself to no festivals this summer unfortunately.

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I think that DL is unfortunately going to be 100% out, much like Slam Dunk. Slam Dunk is within the 12 week timeframe; DL is the week of it ending, I believe. I don’t think there’s any way it goes ahead :( 

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1 hour ago, Andre91 said:

I think that DL is unfortunately going to be 100% out, much like Slam Dunk. Slam Dunk is within the 12 week timeframe; DL is the week of it ending, I believe. I don’t think there’s any way it goes ahead :( 

So shit when you spend most of the year planning and looking forward to festival season.  

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30 minutes ago, Red Day said:

So shit when you spend most of the year planning and looking forward to festival season.  

This will be the first summer in a decade I haven’t attended festivals. It’s all I’ve known since I was 17 and it feels totally uncanny. 

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54 minutes ago, Red Day said:

So shit when you spend most of the year planning and looking forward to festival season.  

Agree. DL is the highlight of my year, and I was planning on introducing my son to it for the first time this year too.

Assuming that the June fests will be impacted, I’m considering Ramblin Man as a potential backstop. More chance of an August festival I think, though clearly no guarantees. Only problem is it’s the wrong end of the country for me!

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2 hours ago, Andre91 said:

This will be the first summer in a decade I haven’t attended festivals. It’s all I’ve known since I was 17 and it feels totally uncanny. 

Be first year I won’t have a festival since early 90s. Feel bloody awful

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What would be everyone's though about Download being postponed til August and being held in a different place. They could hold it the weekend before Reading & Leeds and use either one of those sites, with the same setup. 

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30 minutes ago, Alternate1 said:

What would be everyone's though about Download being postponed til August and being held in a different place. They could hold it the weekend before Reading & Leeds and use either one of those sites, with the same setup. 

Without wishing to be negative, the chances of having the bands available will be very slim.  If it goes, then don't expect it back until next year.  Also the organisers will lose a lot of money on it, so setting up a new one without a track record for the time/location is very risky.

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When download is on will be the peak of this epidemic. That means we'll still be where we are now (virtual lock down) in Sep. There will be no gigs, festivals or sport this year. Am gutted also. Just thankful I have big green spaces and woods out of my front door so I'm not going to go too insane. Can't say the same for everyone I know and it's a real concern. One thing is for sure, when I do hit Download 21 it's going to be the biggest blow out ever!

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4 hours ago, devilman said:

When download is on will be the peak of this epidemic. That means we'll still be where we are now (virtual lock down) in Sep. There will be no gigs, festivals or sport this year. Am gutted also. Just thankful I have big green spaces and woods out of my front door so I'm not going to go too insane. Can't say the same for everyone I know and it's a real concern. One thing is for sure, when I do hit Download 21 it's going to be the biggest blow out ever!

Imagine the celebration of Download 2021, man. Just stepping out into the carpark will be an almighty triumph. 

Do we think that it is possible that they make it a really special event by having 4 days of music or anything else? 

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