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Turn your wall into Donington!

Turn your wall into Donington!

Now you can step on-stage to 70,000 worshipping fans - whenever you like - thanks to this awesome giant wall-sized poster, taken from the main stage at Download 2005. Fits most walls and egos!

The Download Survey Results!

The Download Survey Results!

We thought it rocked like King Kong at an airshow, but we didn't pay to get in! What really matters is what you, the good, honest ticket buyer thought of Download - from the toilets to the Twister - find out here!

Watch Download on TV this weekend!

Watch Download on TV this weekend!

Channel 4 will be screening highlights from last weekend's Download Festival in two programmes, to be aired this Saturday and Sunday night.

Next year's Download at this year's prices

Next year's Download at this year's prices

Following the amazing success of probably the best ever Download festival this weekend, a limited number of tickets have been put on sale for next year's event.

Download rocks to a spectacular close

Download rocks to a spectacular close

Under a beautiful red sunset, the crowd was a bouncing sea of euphoria as far as the eye could see as SOAD performed an epic headline set. It was the perfect end to a perfect festival.

Download kicks off with art and football!

Download kicks off with art and football!

Download 2005 has kicked off with an almighty bang, three stages of massive rock threatening to push dial all the way past last year's 11! Stay posted to VF for regular band review updates all weekend.

Final countdown to Download!

Final countdown to Download!

The countdown to Download 2005 is now in its final stages, with fans, bands, and organisers all chewing at the bit for the rock to kick off at Donington ... and the weather's looking good!

Download: The secret band and more!

Download: The secret band and more!

We can reveal that Download fans will be in for a very special surprise in the form of a band whose identity will not be revealed until they appear on-stage - plus we have loads more news about the festival!

Henry Rollins for Download 'sermon'

Henry Rollins for Download 'sermon'

Former Black Flag punk-nutter Henry Rollins will make his Download festival debut with a spoken word show on the Napster/Virtual Festivals Third Stage.

American Head Charge confirm Download

American Head Charge confirm Download

American Headcharge have vowed to play Download in honour of their late guitarist, Bryan Ottoson, who died recently. The band has promised to perform 'the music Bryan loved'.

Loads more for Download Third Stage

Loads more for Download Third Stage

With the Download line-up nearing completion, Team Sleep, Breed 77, Panic Cell, The Glitterati, Dresden Dolls, and loads more have been added to the Napster/Virtual Festivals Third Stage.

Download Third Stage unveils headliners

Download Third Stage unveils headliners

Napalm Death, Helmet, and Therapy? will headline the Napster Third Stage at this year's Download festival, with Towers Of London, Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster and Raging Speedhorn also confirmed.

Download day tickets on sale now

Download day tickets on sale now

Day tickets for this year's Download festival went on sale at 10am this morning, with more bands including Finch, InMe, 'A', and The Mooney Suzuki just announced to the bill.

Papa Roach and Mudvayne for Download

Papa Roach and Mudvayne for Download

Papa Roach and Mudvayne are the latest additions to this year's Download Festival, playing one after the other on Sunday's main stage.

Anthrax, MC5 and more for Download!

Anthrax, MC5 and more for Download!

Reformed rock legends Anthrax and MC5 will play their only UK festival dates of 2005 at this year's Download festival - and loads more bands have just been added.

Motorhead to play at Download

Motorhead to play at Download

Motorhead and five more bands have been confirmed to play the Snickers Stage at this year's Download Festival.

Dinosaur Jr and Megadeth for Download!

Dinosaur Jr and Megadeth for Download!

Dinosaur Jr and Megadeth will make history at this year's Download festival (for almost opposite reasons) - and there are four more bands that have just been announced for the Friday bill...

EXCLUSIVE: Dinosaur Jr reform for fests

EXCLUSIVE: Dinosaur Jr reform for fests

Nineties indie legends Dinosaur Jr have apparently reunited for a series of festivals throughout the summer, with Reading/Leeds and Download the most likely UK destinations.

More acts for Download 'indie' Friday

More acts for Download 'indie' Friday

Biffy Clyro, Jimmy Eats World and JJ72 will play the main stage of Download on the newly added Friday - a day which aims to broaden the festival's scope with more mainstream rock acts.

Download Festival seeks unsigned bands!

Download Festival seeks unsigned bands!

You and your band could find yourselves playing at the Download Festival in front of an audience of thousands, alongside the likes of Black Sabbath and Slipknot thanks to a competition run in conjunction with the festival's sponsors...

HOT TICKETS: Download Festival 2005

HOT TICKETS: Download Festival 2005

Tickets for this year's Download have gone on sale from this morning, with Black Sabbath, System Of A Down, and Slipknot among those confirmed. Grab your first summer festival ticket here!

First nine acts for Download!

First nine acts for Download!

Feeder, Black Sabbath, and System Of A Down will headline this year's Download festival, with organisers confirming that the Donington event will be held over three days for the first time ever!

Line-up announcements this week!

Line-up announcements this week!

Three major UK festivals - Download, T In The Park, and V Festival - are expected to unveil their headline bands this week, as well as confirm dates when tickets are to go on sale.

Download 2005 aims for three days!

Download 2005 aims for three days!

Organisers of this year's Download are planning to turn the rock festival into a three day event, incorporating a more 'indie' theme on the Friday and an Ozzfest day on the Saturday.

Black Sabbath for Download 2005

Black Sabbath for Download 2005

Following news that Black Sabbath will be playing at the Roskilde festival in Denmark, there's talk that Ozzy Osbourne and the rest of the band's original line-up could be coming to Download too!

Festival rumours round-up

Festival rumours round-up

Yes it's only January but the rumour mill is already in full swing, with speculation rife as to who will be playing where at this summer's festival. We round up the early contenders...

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