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Download Festival, 14-16 June 2019

A countdown clock graces the upper right hand corner of Download’s main page signalling the double digit days till the festival awakens. If the number doesn’t get you excited, the lineup tab certainly will! Heralded as the UKs premier rock festival, Download has a reputation for being a bombastic weekend filled with insanely talented stage […]

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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 […]

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Download Festival Day Three 10th June, 2018

Day three and we are back at Download although we have a slightly slower start to the day. Dream State.  Unfortunately due to security checks on my car taking much longer than previous days rooting through my very clean car (I’m lying its not clean) we miss the chance to get any photos and see […]

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Rammstein, Sabbath and Maiden for Download 2016!

The countdown to Donington next June is well and truly on. Rammstein, Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden have been confirmed as the three main stage headliners for next summer’s Download Festival, with tickets going on sale this Friday. The festival will take place at the hallowed grounds of Donington Park from 10-12 June next year […]

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Q&A – American Fangs

American Fangs played the Download Festival on Friday 12th, ahead of the release of their new album Dirty Legs.  Brumlive’s Dave Musson managed a quick Q&A with Gabriel from the band during their hectic schedule. Your set at Download this weekend was incredible – how did you enjoy playing it? It was dope and short lived! We […]

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Download Festival 2015: Day three – Sunday 14 June

Forget a day of rest, there’s another day of rocking at Donington to be had – our team rounds off another Download. The Dead Daisies It’s day three of this grand carnival of all things heavy, and just about every camping-related condition is beginning to set in. How better to wake up the discerning Download […]

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Download Festival 2015: Day two – Saturday 13 June

The rain may have kept on pouring throughout the second day of this year’s Download Festival, but that didn’t stop us – here’s what we made of a soggy Saturday at Donington. The Lounge Kittens The summer sun was a distant memory when I emerged from my tent on Saturday and as I walked up […]

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Download Festival 2015: Day one – Friday 12th June

Kicking off three days of rock and roll thunder (and, sadly, rain) on the hallowed grounds of Don-ington, it’s time for another Download Festival. Here’s what we made of Friday’s offering. EofE Being the opening band on the opening day of a festival must be tough, whatever stage you’re on, let alone when you’re on […]

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Download 2015: Fancy Dress, Face Paint And Fans Galore!

The Birmingham Live team has just spent the weekend in the mud at Castle Donnington for this year’s Download Festival. While our writers catch up on sleep and get down to work on their reviews, we wanted to give you something to tide you over, so we told our photographer to have a wander round […]

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Download Festival, 14th June – Sunday Mini Review in Pictures

So the last day of Download Festival already.  Our mini round-up from today features  Like A Storm, September Mourning,  Evil Scarecrow, Code Orange, The Darkness,  Three Days Grace, Madball,  Man With a Mission, Butcher Babies and Yellowcard. The whole weekend will be written up in a series of articles and photographs starting later this week , so keep an eye on […]

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Bloc Party + whenyoung + Liz Lawrence @ o2 Academy, 13th July 2019

If you are a keen reader of music magazines and blog posts you may have read recently that indie is […]

Barn on the Farm, Best Set Sunday- Kawala

Sunday is always the day of struggle at music festivals. Not only are you tired and smelly, but you have […]

Godiva Festival Saturday, 6th July 2019

As the sun struggled to peek its rays through the clouds, it looked as though the second day of Godiva […]

Barn on the Farm, Best Set Saturday- Indoor Pets

Saturday at Barn on the Farm was a nice, cool afternoon full of music. About midway through the day band […]

KISS @ The Arena Birmingham, 9 July 2019

KISS are the champions of the stadium rock show, a title that they refuse to relinquish. Yet the time has […]

Godiva Festival Sunday, 7th July 2019

We return for Day 3 of Godiva Festival and the sun is shining down so this were going to get […]