Download Festival, the UK’s premier rock event, will air Download TV this weekend only via Download Festival’s official social channels, and YouTube across 12-14 June 2020. Tune in or miss out.
Joining headliners KISS, Iron Maiden, and System Of A Down, as well as acts such as Korn, Deftones, Babymetal, Alter Bridge, The Darkness, Volbeat, Creeper, and tonnes more, are the incredible Biffy Clyro who headlined in 2017 alongside System Of A Down. Fans can subscribe to Download TV on YouTube here now, to see them and a long list of exclusive content in the evening. This can only be watched at the time of broadcast!
The weekend will be split into day and evening, where the day will be everything that celebrates the spirit of Download Festival, and the evening brings hours of tailormade programming where Downloaders can tune in and rock out. The day will have host Sophie K guiding us through the packed out programme, whilst the evening will have Download favourite Kylie Olsson.
The day activities kick off on Friday at 12pm and will see such activities as Doom Yoga, Trivia, KISS makeup tutorial with Gemma Stafford, Cookalong with vegan superstars BOSH, and a chance to show your best hero outfits. Bands are also involved across the Friday day programme such as Dinosaur Pile-up, Black Futures, Theory, Of Mice & Men, and a world premiere from Chester Bennington’s previous band Grey Daze. From 7pm, Downloaders can head over to YouTube for over 4 hours of performances, exclusive interviews, and more, headlined by the one and only KISS.
Saturday starts at 12pm with RockFit bringing your morning fitness, plus cookalong with the hilarious Nat’s What I Reckon, cocktail making with Simon Wood, and tonnes of Download artist involvement from the likes of Killswitch Engage, Stonebroken, Employed To Serve, Holding Absence, Higher Power, Amaranthe, Bury Tomorrow and more. From 7pm head to YouTube for more of exclusive content and previous performances, headlined with over an hour of Iron Maiden.
Final day of activities on the Sunday starts at 11.30am with a Mind The Dog mindfulness session, then further trivia, a jam session with the talented Nandi Bushell, an insight into Download Festival France, Circus Of Horrors, guide to festival fashion with Amy Valentine, cookalong with Masterchef Simon Wood, mixology class with the one and only Rocktail Cocktail, and more artist fun with Wage War, Milk Teeth, Twin Temple, and Cemetery Sun. An earlier start to the evening segment on YouTube from 4.25pm headlined by System Of A Down who will close over 4 hours of footage.
The fun doesn’t stop there, as Downloaders can head to BBC Radio 1 for the afterparty on Radio 1’s Rock Show with Dan P Carter at 9pm. Listeners can hear interviews with Download acts from across the years and get nostalgic with the best Download memories by tuning in on Radio 1 and BBC Sounds.
Download Festival would like to remind everyone to stay safe, stay home and save lives – practice safe social distancing and follow government guidelines.
ARTISTS APPEARING IN DOWNLOAD TV
Bold = Day time only
SYSTEM OF A DOWN
Black Veil Brides
Bowling For Soup
Employed To Serve
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
Funeral For A Friend
Motionless In White
The Pretty Reckless
Those Damn Crows