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March 26, 2020

Due to the accelerating global outbreak of COVID-19, it’s been announced today that Download Festival 2020 has been cancelled. The announcement comes following the cancellation of Download Australia and is the latest major event to be canceled due to the ongoing global crisis. Read the full the statement from the organisers below.

“We’ve been closely monitoring this unprecedented situation and it’s become clear that it just isn’t possible for the...

March 3, 2020

There’s some big changes coming to Download Festival this year. The world’s premier rock and metal festival have announced they will be implementing some major improvements to the festival site this year, with the village and campsites being relocated, new vendors being announced and much, much more.

The Village - the bustling central hub for all festival goers - will now be moved to the tarmac reservation close the main arena and will be hosting...

February 28, 2020

The finalists for the fourth annual Heavy Music Awards have been announced, comprising 11 categories of 7 nominees, entirely based on the nominations of almost 700 individuals working across the music industry. We were lucky enough to weigh in on this and it is amazing to see some Noizze-championed bands and indivudals on the bill including:

Sleep Token for "Best Album" 

Employed To Serve and Venom Prison for "Best UK Band"

Cold Years, Ithaca, ...

January 27, 2020

Following on the previous announcement in November, Download Festival have announced the third wave of bands set to descend upon Castle Donington in July.

Joining the already colossal lineup that’s topped by Kiss, Iron Maiden and System Of A Down are Alter Bridge and Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, with both bands confirmed to be playing massive slots on the main stage later this year. In relation to massive sets, Funeral For A Friend and Bowling...

November 19, 2019

The world’s premiere alternative music event Download Festival have announced their second wave of bands for next year’s event and it’s an utter mammoth of an announcement.

Joining the previously announced headliners of Kiss, Iron Maiden and System Of A Down are the Danish ‘rock n’ roll’ juggernauts Volbeat, metalcore legends Killswitch Engage and the Japanese kawaii-metal sensations Babymetal.

On the subject of returning of Download Festival, Jess...

September 23, 2019

Photo: Abbie Shipperley 

If you where to cast your mind back to this year’s Download Festival you might remember things being a little...moist. However, the legendary festival have just announced their first wave of bands for 2020 and it’s certainly enough to blast anyway any potential dark clouds.

Returning to headline the world’s most esteemed celebration of heavy music once more are Iron Maiden, with their performance set to be one of only two U...

June 7, 2019

Wellies? Check. Sunglasses? Check. Tent? It’s here somewhere. Month’s supply of alcohol for a weekend of debauchery? You better believe it. The only thing missing? Your guide to the best bands of the weekend!

Part Two of our picks for some of the best bands deserving of some attention at Download is here and you can check out Part One here..


Last year, UK riff meisters Conjurer released an album. This by itself wouldn’t necessarily warrant...

June 5, 2019

Better bust out those wellies and sunnies; Download Festival is nearly upon us. The biggest alternative music festival on the planet and the second biggest festival in the UK, the gates to the hallowed grounds/swamps of the festival are set to upon on the 12th of June, inviting in tens of thousands of rabid alternative fans from across the globe. With this year’s edition of the festival boasting artists such as Slipknot, Tool, Slayer, Enter Shika...

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