Date: 05 Jun 2004 - 06 Jun 2004
Venue: Donington Park, UK
Following some complaints from people who went to last weekend's festival in Donington, Download has told VF that plans are already in the pipeline to iron out the creases for next year.
Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich has spoken about the illness which forced him to miss his band's headline slot at last week's Download Festival, and issued an offical message of thanks to the drummers that covered in his absence!
With drummer Lars Ulrich hospitalised a clutch of metal's finest drummers prevent Download Festival headliners Metallica cancelling at the last minute. Exclusive pictures here!
The Metallica drummer is apparently waiting for test results in a German hospital. It is understood that at present the remaining tour dates will go ahead until further notice.
With last year's debut proving to be one of the highlights of the year, Download 2004 had a lot to live up to! It wasn't without its fair share of problems, but all in all, we thought it was a great success!
Last year's Download festival was one of the success stories of the year. Rising from the ashes of the Monsters Of Rock shows of old, it put heavy music right back in the centre of the British festival scene.
Here's some of the stuff from Download 2004's first day...we'll be posting band reviews and a bigger gallery soon!
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The Download line-up just got saucier, with seven more bands for Donington (including Opeth and Breed 77) plus UK exclusives with The Suicide Girls and those jackass Wildboyz!
An amazing 21 new bands have been added to the line up for this year's Download Festival at Donington Park on June 5 and 6.
Over the coming weeks, at least three of the biggest acts on the bill at this year's Download Festivals will perform exclusive, intimate gigs as part of 'Download Unleashed'. The Hives are the first to be revealed. Get your invite here!
Slayer, Sum 41, Cradle of Filth, Taking Back Sunday, Monster Magnet, Ill Nino and more...
Joining the line up at Donington, HiM, Electric Six, Bowling For Soup, Life Of Agony and Soil are the first wave of bands to be confirmed on the Snickers Game On (Second) stage.
After last year's debut at London's Millennium Dome, the UK's biggest skate and BMX event is coming to the Download Festival in Donington, taking place on 5th & 6th June!
Korn, Slipknot, Iggy & The Stooges, and The Distillers and Machine Head have now been officially confirmed to appear at this year's Download Festivals at Donington Park and Glasgow Green! Donnington will also be treated to The Hives on the 5th June. Days
What does a festival look like when it's not a festival? One of the country's premier motor racing circuits, in this case! Check out these photos, taken yesterday, at a windswept Donington Park!
When we tell you that Motorhead will be playing at London's Royal Opera House and that Vivienne Westwood will be decorating a London Bus next week you had better believe us!
Yes, Metallica and Linkin Park are headlining. Yes, there will be a Download Festival in Scotland (as well as Donington) this year. Yes, you can buy tickets right now online (and yes, VIP ones are available!) We have the full lowdown on Download 2004