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Download Festival 2015 Best Of The Top Two Stages!

We round off the bands we want to see at Download Festival 2015 with the main and Encore stages. Check out who we’re looking forwards to.

Source: Download Banner

Source: Download Banner

DOWNLOAD IS ONLY A WEEK AWAY! Alarm bells ringing, quick, get your last minute shopping down, find your terrible pop up tents and get buzzed as in a weeks time Donnington Park will open it’s doors to hundreds on thousands of rock and metal fans over the course of the weekend. Up until this point, we’ve been singling out certain bands from the lower stages to give them their moment in the spotlight. Now with such a small amount of time to go we’re looking at the top two stages, and finding the bands we’re most looking forwards to on each day. So without further ado, let’s start with Friday!


Five Finger Death Punch
Main Stage – Friday 12th June

It’s not difficult to see why people are excited for the Las Vegas metallers. They’ve gained a reputation for being in your face with a highly energetic live show. This has been more than apparent at Download’s past where they’ve had a couple of sets cut short for “safety reasons”. The band’s latest release(s), The Wrong Side Of Heaven… came out to unanimous praise, making their significant mark on the metal genre.


Encore Stage – Friday 12th June

Download has seemingly had the left field acts for years now, it’s become part of the scenery, but they do what they’re there for, add something a bit different and something interesting. This year Modestep are going to take on the Encore stage, playing their brand of rock infused electronic music. The band has gained plaudits from every show they’ve played, and after playing Camden Rocks Festival recently will be ready to take on a bigger and better challenge like Download Festival.


A Day To Remember
Main Stage – Saturday 13th June

You have the likes of Slipknot and Muse as some of the best modern rock headliners, but if you want a look at the next band who are rapidly becoming headline material, you should look no further than A Day To Remember. Their live shows are a party, and they have track upon track the draw from already. give them another couple albums, and they certainly be throwing their hat in the ring to top the bill completely.


The Lounge Kittens
Encore Stage – Saturday 13th June

Are you up for starting your Saturday the most laid back way possible? Well The Lounge Kittens will certainly give you the best start. What better way than three wonderful ladies serenading you from the Encore Stage? With their lounge covers of classic tracks like Slipknot’s ‘Duality’, Limp Bizkit’s ‘Rollin‘ and Andrew WK’s ‘Party Hard’, you’ll be partly relaxed, partly pumped for the day ahead, and partly laughing your arse off at how absurdly fantastic these tracks are.


Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators
Sunday 14th June 2015

Slash is a legend, I don’t have to tell you that, but there were still eyebrows raised when he went off to create his own solo music. What we’ve been given though is honestly some of the best goddamn rock music we’ve had in God knows how long. His last album, World On Fire, was phenomenal  and we are so excited to see the legend live, with performing with another living legend, Alter Bridge‘s own Myles Kennedy. 


Lamb of God
Encore Stage – Sunday 14th June

The return of Randy Blythe to Download festival is going to be one of the highlights of the entire festival. Seeing a raft of metal heads welcome back the vocalist after the “Free Randy Blyth” campaign is going to be magical. Couple that with what will possibly be one of the more mental sets of the day, and track after track of throat growling goodness, and you have a recipe that will blow your mind to pieces.

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