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Diary Dates.

Diesel Park West – Friday 28 April
The Musician

DPW were blood and thunder poets of rock’s mercurial terrains in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Their best songs were potent charges directed at the spiritual decay and confusion of the times. An English U2, they became a favourite critical reference point, but the seams they mined were deeper in rock’s rich strata. They studied and effortlessly recast the vibrant purity of Creedence, the sonic alchemy of the Byrds, the raw nerved melodic toughness of The Beatles and the cathartic thrust of The Stones.

Romeo Stoddart – Saturday 29 April
The Musician

Join Romeo, the lead guitarist and vocalist in pop rock band, The Magic Numbers, for an evening of classic hits and new tunes.

Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard – Friday 5 May

Cardiff band making indie dream pop with songs that explore weighty concepts of time, money, politics and vanity.

Vistas – Wednesday 17 May
O2 Academy

An indie rock 3-piece from Edinburgh who formed back in January 2016 and burst onto the Scottish music scene with hooky choruses and radio ready tunes.


PREVIEW: Download Festival announces new acts and day splits

The line-up for Download Festival’s 20th anniversary has expanded with a further 12 names added to the weekend’s programme. All stage splits for the four days have also been revealed.

The special anniversary edition, taking place for the first time over four days on 8-11 June 2023 at Donington Park, will now feature Cancer Bats, Casey, Hundred Reasons, Puscifer, State Champs and more, alongside headliners Bring Me The Horizon, Slipknot and Metallica, who will perform two headline sets with no repeat songs.

Tool and A Perfect Circle frontman Maynard James Keenan will be bringing Puscifer to Download for the very first time, Canadian hardcore punk band Cancer Bats will also be delivering the noise this year and Hundred Reasons are back with their first new music in 15 years and will be playing Download for the first time since their 2006 debut.

Further additions include the recently reunited Welsh outfit Casey, as well as New York pop punk heroes State Champs, daredevil rock’n’roll darlings Cherry Bombs, and Welsh TikTok heroes Punk Rock Factory, who are rightfully graduating to a Main Arena performance after their memorable set in The Village last year.

The line-up continues with theatrical post-hardcore band Static Dress, South coast punk rockers SNAYX, Australian alt four-piece RedHook, and Kerrang! Radio The Deal competition winnersRituals, who will open The Avalanche Stage with their blisteringly heavy Newcastle metal.

These further additions continue to add to an incredible line-up for the very special anniversary edition of Download Festival. Stage splits have been confirmed and can be found at along with the very final tickets for the festival.



Thinking of heading to Download Festival? Listen to the Official Download Festival playlist and start planning your weekend.

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