With the summer a distant memory and even the Autumn racked with stormy skies this week, you could be forgiven for wanting nothing more than to hunker down, ignore the world and eat your bodyweight in cheese. However, even in your internest you surely haven’t missed summer 2017’s first big band announcement – Download Festival.
The biggest, angriest monster of a metal band to emerge in recent years, Slipknot storm into Download Festival for the fifth time and the first since the release of their colossal new album .5: The Gray Chapter.
A drier Sunday sees festival goers lounging on the hillside whilst watching the writhing madness that is the mosh pits at Five Finger Death Punch, and wassailing with Swedish melodic metallers - Amon Amarth, who play aboard their on stage Viking longship, to a sea of fans’ windmilling hair and guttural yells.
GOLD-SELLING US heavyweights Five Finger Death Punch and flamboyant Finnish rockers Reckless Love will both play at this year’s Download Festival