Download – The Biggest, Baddest Metal Fest in the UK

If you’re at Download Festival this weekend, I hate you.

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No not really, but I am pretty jealous.

With one of the best line-ups in the last decade, featuring legends of the industrial, rock and metal scenes, even the bad weather isn’t going to ruin the weekend – although it might ruin your tent.

The first headliner of the weekend are the German industrial band Rammstein, celebrating their 25th anniversary with a world tour. They come after such acts as Korn, Alien Ant Farm, Glassjaw and Kadavar, as well as a tribute act to Lemmy Kilmister who should have been performing with Motorhead.

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Next up is the father of modern British metal – Ozzy Osbourne with Black Sabbath, finishing off a day that features Megadeath, NOFX, Skindred and Municipal Waste.

And on Friday, ageing rock band Iron Maiden perform their newest album The Book of Souls, while Napalm Death, Disturbed, Gojira and more fill up the day.

If you’re camping at Download this year, don’t expect to get an easy barbecue in – it looks like the weather’s going to be wet all weekend so hopefully you brought some extra tent pegs to avoid washing away.

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And finally, if watching all these amazing shredders gives you the itch to learn guitar, keep your eyes peeled for our blog about it soon!

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