Download Add Biffy Clyro And Grey Daze To Virtual 2020 Event, Announce Schedule Details
Under normal, non-pandemic circumstances, thousands of metal fans would typically have started dusting off their muddy wellies and begun picking up plenty of cans of baked beans ready for the pilgrimage to Donington Park this weekend for another memorable Download. And while we’re still absolutely gutted that won’t be happening in 2020, the festival have just announced the scheduling details for their Download TV alternative.
While plenty of bands on the planned 2020 line-up have already confirmed their participation for the virtual event, Biffy Clyro and Grey Daze are also joining in on the action – the former having headlined back in 2017, with their exclusive content only available to watch at the time of broadcast, and the latter hosting a world premiere.
Kicking off at midday this Friday (June 12), Download TV will be bringing fans activities like Doom Yoga, Trivia, KISS makeup tutorial with Gemma Stafford, cook-along with vegan superstars BOSH, and a chance to show your best hero outfits, while the bands involved across the day are: Dinosaur Pile-Up, Black Futures, Theory, Of Mice & Men and – as mentioned – Grey Daze. KISS will be headlining in the evening.
Saturday will feature bands such as Killswitch Engage, Stonebroken, Employed To Serve, Holding Absence, Higher Power, Amaranthe, Bury Tomorrow and headliners Iron Maiden – that’s if you’re not too tired from a 12pm fitness session with RockFit, a cook-along with Nat’s What I Reckon, and cocktail making with Simon Wood.
The final day, June 14, will begin at 11:30am via a Mind The Dog mindfulness session, with trivia, a jam session with young drumming star Nandi Bushell and more all to come. Plus, as well as bands like Wage War, Milk Teeth, Twin Temple and Cemetery Sun, a headline set from System Of A Down will kick off on YouTube from 4:25pm go on for a whopping four hours.
For a huge round-up on everything you need to know about Download TV, head here.
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