Download and Sonisphere Announcements

Download and Sonisphere Make Big Announcements

I don’t know, I’m in the deepest darkest parts of Wales for Hard Rock Hell with no internet access for half a week and both Download and Sonisphere decide to make big and in the case of Sonisphere MASSIVE announcements.

Well this is my attempt to catch up and do a quick round up of those announcements so here we go.

Download Announces New Bands


So last week, the guys out Download announced the latest bands to join headliners, Avenged Sevenfold, Linkin Park and Aerosmith and these latest announcements have gone some way to put some faith back into how the line up might look come next June.

The latest bands to join the bill are as follows:

The Offspring

Status Quo

Steel Panther


In Flames

While She Sleeps


The Black Dhalia Murder


Miss May I

Bless the Fall

A bit of something for everyone in that announcement, a bit of Punk, some Classic Rock, Metal, Hardcore and some scene bands as to be expected. I can’t really argue with any of those additions, though some may not be my ideal choices, they are all the kind of bands you would expect to see at a festival such as Download. The balance seems to be right so far, despite what ever you might think about the choice in headliners, Download is doing what it does best, catering for everyone – love it or loave it, that is what Download does.

Here is what the line up looks like so far:



Sonisphere is Back!


Well no real details at the moment on this one except that Sonisphere will be back in 2014, as the banner suggests, with three days of music at Knebworth Park between the 4th and 6th July. There is supposed to be a major announcement today so look out for another blog post on this when that comes out.

I personally am very happy about this, I went to the first Sonisphere and found it to be a very good festival, the line up was fantastic, it was very well organised and had a very good atmosphere, not to mention the cleanest field based festival toilets I have ever used and they let me cook on my barbecue which is always a plus at a festival. It was also my wife Laura’s first festival so will always have some sentimental value. Anyway, I look forward to the announcement later to see which headliners they have bagged – make sure you check back later to find out!

Pixies To Headline Field Day Festival 


  Also in slightly smaller festival news, The Pixies have been announced as headliners of the Field Day Festival which will be held on the 7th and 8th of June at Victoria Park in London and the Pixies will headline the second day of the event on Sunday the 8th.

Personally, I have not heard of this festival myself, but after this announcement, I will be keeping a close eye on the line up for this, now, two day festival as it has been expanded since last year. Keep checking back to see how this festival shapes up.


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