Download Festival 2019 from 14th to 16th June
With a line up that includes Slipknot, Def Leppard and Tool our Birmingham Live team are already excited about what Download 2019 will offer. As the UK’s premier rock event the bar is set high and so every year the team behind the festival add and improve the festival, with a combination of extras including both entertainment and site improvements.
For those looking to get revved up in moshing shape, Download is proud to welcome heavy metal exercise class RockFitâ„¢ to make its festival debut. The classes will see fans throwing shapes and working out to an energising soundtrack featuring AC/DC, Guns N’ Roses, Metallica as well as acts from the bill like Slipknot, Def Leppard, Slash and Rob Zombie and more. The classes are suitable and adaptable for everyone and fans are invited to take part.
DO.OMYOGAâ„¢ is back after an incredibly successful first outing, where fans can perfect their asanas, practice their downward facing Download Dog, and reconnect to themselves through the ancient Indian practice of Nada Yoga where music and sound become one. Welcoming all to taking a leap into the heavier world of wellness and fitness in a slow vinyasa based practice, set to a selection of dark, ‘vibrational’ end of the music, along with up to 250 other Metal Yoga enthusiasts, experts and curious beginners alike.
The SINDROME Arena will be back this year playing host to a programme of death-defying stunts, bohemian freaks, mechanical madness, Viking battles and a heavy dose of love, peace and air rock n roll. Fan favourite, Area 51 and their wandering Caravan of Lost Souls are back with their dark circus sideshow and human curiosities to hype the crowds. In an Official World Premiere The Thunderdome comes to Download, where Young Wall of Death stars Luke and Kerri Fox defy death right before your eyes on a 9m mesh wall in their brand spanking new adrenalin fuelled stunt show. The hugely popular ‘Demolition Download’ from Battle Heritage are making the charge back to Donington for a sixth year where medieval fighters from all over Europe will gather to take each other on in battle to be crowned champions in this full force, full contact sport. By popular audience demand, festival goers will be able to try their hand at this most ancient of sports, at the Demolition Download workshops featuring Battle Heritage Fighters in the SINDROME.
Fans are invited to make air, not war as the UK Air Guitar Championships makes its grand return to Download. Festival fans are invited exclusively to enter into this internationally recognized competition and to gain the chance of becoming the UK’s ultimate 2019 Air Guitar Hero and a shot at the world title in Finland. DR HAZE the Undead Ringmaster of The Circus of Horrors hosts the competition and at the end of each heat, performers from the Circus of Horrors will hit the SINDROME Stage.
Our Download previews will start in May with information on all the must see bands who will be there.
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Download dog image: Chris Bowley