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Re: Download Festival 2020

Postby houston4044 » Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:51 pm

Given how SOAD have gone down live the last few times I can see quite a few people joining you :lol:

I'm leaving the decision to stage times are announced, the likelihood of clashes at DL usually means the few bands you want to see are halved as you have to pick between one or the other.

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Re: Download Festival 2020

Postby Black Wizard » Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:38 pm

When do day tickets normally go on sale? From 2016 I seem to remember it being March or April, but that feels like a long time ago now.

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Re: Download Festival 2020

Postby some_thing_wild » Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:00 pm

Danzig has announced a EU tour starting in July with no UK date, what are the chances he could be 3 stage Friday headliner? Or shall I assume theres a UK tour to follow
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Re: Download Festival 2020

Postby houston4044 » Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:04 am

some_thing_wild wrote:Danzig has announced a EU tour starting in July with no UK date, what are the chances he could be 3 stage Friday headliner? Or shall I assume theres a UK tour to follow


I'd doubt he's at DL tbh, the 3rd stage seems geared towards a pop punk crowd and don't think he'd fit into that.

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Re: Download Festival 2020

Postby cheesemason » Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:42 am

some_thing_wild wrote:Danzig has announced a EU tour starting in July with no UK date, what are the chances he could be 3 stage Friday headliner? Or shall I assume theres a UK tour to follow


Doesn’t seem to have been officially announced yet, so hopefully UK dates will come when it is. Looks like he is touring after Download tho

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Re: Download Festival 2020

Postby Black Wizard » Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:09 pm

Download has announced some site improvements for this year: https://downloadfestival.co.uk/news-fea ... rovements/

The Village has moved to solid ground, the campsites are significantly closer to the arena and the transport hub has been moved. Download is accepting suggestions for names of the six new campsites. I fully expect Dimebag to be one of them.

The big question is: will Download (and other festivals) actually be able to go ahead? These places are not the most hygenic and will be hotspots for virus-spreading.

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Re: Download Festival 2020

Postby houston4044 » Thu Mar 05, 2020 6:30 pm

I imagine you'd get an idea around late April time, given they have to bring in the equipment and start kicking up preperations; it'll be around then whether they decide they can safely go ahead or not.

I wonder how Down with Sickness will go down :lol:

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Re: Download Festival 2020

Postby Black Wizard » Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:25 pm

Download has finally broken its silence with a brief statement in the Info section on the website.

"At this time, Download Festival is going ahead as planned.

Please be assured that the safety and health of all staff and visitors is our main priority and we are implementing recommendations and instructions appropriately.

We are closely monitoring official guidance from the World Health Organisation, Public Health England, UK Government, local public health authorities and are working with event promoters and organisers as information evolves.

If you are attending, please follow the most up to date information on the Coronavirus that is available at:

World Health Organisation
UK Government
NHS"

It's just reassurance and tells us nothing really.

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Re: Download Festival 2020

Postby houston4044 » Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:03 pm

Black Wizard wrote:It's just reassurance and tells us nothing really.


Not much they can do other than that really.

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Re: Download Festival 2020

Postby bloodofthekings » Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:05 pm

Cancelled. Confirmed a few mins ago via their social media channels

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Re: Download Festival 2020

Postby Black Wizard » Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:07 pm

It was inevitable.

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Re: Download Festival 2020

Postby metaldinosaur » Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:37 pm

Before the pandemic, I was actually thinking of going for the first time in years. Oh well.
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Re: Download Festival 2020

Postby houston4044 » Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:35 am

metaldinosaur wrote:Before the pandemic, I was actually thinking of going for the first time in years. Oh well.


So it was you that jinxed it :P

Unsurprising really, was due to be the peak of all this. Sucks for those who were going though.

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Re: Download Festival 2020

Postby metaldinosaur » Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:02 pm

There definitely doing the right thing. Still, I was looking forward to maiden.
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