In the sphere of rock and metal, Download wears the crown for the genres most infamous festival; lineup additions, omissions, and positions often dominate discussion for the months leading up to the weekend in Donnington. This all comes with a very little surprise, arguably no festival in existence has been the birthplace to more defining moments in a bands career than Download (remember Slipknot in 2009?). With some fairly recent lineup additions we thought we'd sift through and give you some pointers on who not to miss out on come June.
Bringing a slab of something different to the weekend, Puppy stand as a sturdy bridge between beefed up rock riffs and alt-rock chorus grazes. Still without a full LP to their name – the three piece have got plenty of time to lay down a marker, but don’t be surprised if the rockers come out as one of the surprise acts of the weekend, see ‘The Great Beyond’ for just a snippet of the greatness this band hold within themselves.