Download Named Best Major Festival

Download Festival

Download named big winner at the UK Festival Awards last night. The festival beat the likes of Glastonbury, Creamfields and T in the Park in a public vote.

Promoter Andy Copping said: “I’m immensely honoured that Download has been named Best Major Festival at the UK Festival Awards, especially considering the other British Institutions we were up against. Myself and the Download team work tirelessly every year to continue to make Download a festival we and the fans can be proud of. It’s been an incredible journey to watch it grow over the years, to become Europe’s biggest rock festival and now the Best Major Festival in the UK. We’re currently working day and night to ensure that Download 2014 will be the best yet. I can’t wait. Bring it on.”

Acts already announced for Download 2014 include headliners Aerosmith, Avenged Sevenfold and Linkin Park (performing their legendary debut album, Hybrid Theory, in full), main support Alter Bridge, Fall Out Boy and Rob Zombie, and many more including Trivium, The Offspring, Steel Panther and Status Quo.

Also joining the bill are melodic death metallers The Black Dahlia Murder,  Sheffield’s finest While She Sleeps, Arizona’s Blessthefall, Japanese electro metalcore outfit Crossfaith, Californian soul punks Letlive, Metalcore giants Miss May I and, of course, after the phenomenal demand of #whynotdyingfetus Dying Fetus.

Download Festival 2014 takes place at Donington Park from 13 – 15 June. Tickets on sale now

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